D&B Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
232 Reviews
3.1
232 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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Pros
  • Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good company, good products and services, no work/life

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good products and comp plan

    Cons

    never ending shuffle in the c-suite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Biz that's trapped in the past

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Not many - work from home so you don't have to deal with incompetent supervisors

    Cons

    Clearly upper management has no understanding of modern work environments or how to innovate. Too busy fixing what's broken instead of building better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run for the gates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity and earnings potential, supportive management, typical stress in sales role.

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    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Best in class company and products, good mix of teamwork and personal autonomy, leadership is quality with mix of management styles, uncapped earnings if you commit to best practices and focus on activity, ability to help companies with consultative approach.

    Cons

    Some micromanagement, as with any sales role, metrics are biggest focus, hard to move into new positions, base salary is lower than other similar jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating an environment with more potential for movement and opportunity throughout departments. By evaluating individual performance, work ethic and strengths, talent would be uncovered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Improving but long road ahead

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Director
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, really nice and well-intentioned people, decent pay and benefits. The new CEO, Bob Carrigan, is great and you can already see a seismic shift in the approach to a lot of things. He's done away with much of the hierarchy that has plagued the company for years.

    Cons

    We are in transition between the old world and the new. Unfortunately, we need to contend with a lot of old baggage that continues to drag things down. That all said, I'm hopeful that things will continue to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting the good fight and don't give in to quarterly street pressures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job was AMAZING, then slowly declined

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    Former Employee - NCAT Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - NCAT Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, decent salary, outstanding commission, bonus and spliffs.

    Cons

    Slow and steady decline of commission and bonus structure.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    On the way to extinction

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Director in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Project Director in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Weak management with no real vision and strategy replaced by yearly layoff programs masked as efficiency program. Constant change in top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a consistent strategy and approach, develop a consultative approach versus selling software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst place ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    You get subsidized cafeteria food

    Cons

    It will be the biggest career mistake you make

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit counting your stock options and do something of value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent Project team experience. It was the best organized & managed PMO I have ever experienced.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Clearly stated goals and mission statement.

    Cons

    Projects need to keep focused on critical objectives and less influenced by short term politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should emulate the connection that Sara Mathew had with the rank and file employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Started off great, then the politics took over

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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people in the austin office

    Cons

    Nothing gets done. Layer upon layer of approvals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get stuff done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Sales in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and very respected brand name.

    Cons

    Senior management and the sales force are stuck in an endless cycle of forecasting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the impediments to the sales force being successful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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