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D&B Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
267 Reviews
3.1
267 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture is positive and the company values employees work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 26 reviews)

  • Senior management too focused on reaching their numbers (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Incredibly pleasant environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at D&B are great, from the CEO down to the brand new intern. I have never had an issue finding someone help me figure out how to do something procedural, and the powers that be are particularly receptive to new ideas. I don't do the work that the company is known for, but instead background operations in which I have a particular expertise and anybody to whom I must offer relevant advice or guidance openly accepts that I am here for this reason, only raising objections when my input conflicts with their own personal expertise.

    Cons

    Relatively disorganized in many ways, though the new executive team is obviously working toward changing this. Simple tasks, like getting an IP drop installed, can take weeks or even months longer than necessary. A lot of my job pertains to initiating technological services which is something D&B outsources, thus slowing the process significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the good work, but also streamline the simple processes.There's no reason for so many paper trails, service tickets, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience for internship, people are very helpful on everything, and it was a great networking experience for me!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    I was working with the global product team, there are multiple tasks that I had to handle at the same time. Those project required me to gather data and information from different departments, and it was a valuable experience for on building networks. Also, I attended lots of information sessions, from how to speak like a business professional to how to communicate with coworkers efficiently. Overall, an amazing intern experience!

    Cons

    There are no cons I observed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Strong Learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    They take time to help you learn the job at hand in order to set you up for success.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement in entry level positions

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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Director
    Former Employee - Product Director

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Strong market position and great product line

    Cons

    Slow moving large organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline innovation, invest more in R&D

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, poor leadership.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    the people, flexibility in work hours and opportunities to work from home

    Cons

    waterfall processes, uncertainty about future, low morale, unattainable deadlines, low wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    National Sales Rep

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Work life balance is a plus.

    Cons

    Managers/leaders are horrible and don't care about their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask sales teams to tell you how many times their sales leaders have been on a call and actually met with a client.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Mixed Feelings on Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Great work experience, particularly product and solutions and learning all the skills needed to manage customer accounts. Great culture and coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    Compensation, management and hostile customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many customer's don't understand value of DUNSRight, and they really don't appreciate poor service and ham-handed salesmanship from account managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Culture in changing - great benefits to come

    Cons

    Little upward mobility depending on role

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Management
    Current Employee - Product Management

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Collegial, good life balance, nice people to work with, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Tough place to work if you want action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After decades of being run to push down costs, there are areas where millions of dollars are at risk, and a fix would be a tiny percentage of the revenues at risk. Management really needs to make these unglamorous but essential investments. As an employee, my greatest concern is not about compensation, or benefits, or a friendly atmosphere, but about concern that the company is investing adequately to ensure D&B will remain a going concern for more than the next few years. It's way too tough to get modest budget requests for things that will shore up businesses that serve key clients and make millions for the firm. That said, I think broadly Management is a good bunch - maybe with too much on your plate?
    Maybe it might make sense to have someone specific in senior management whose job is to look at the many unsexy but key businesses, and figure out how to shore them up from a decade of relentless resource cutting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    A rewarding career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good place to work in a teaming environment.

    Cons

    Advancement limited due to location.

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