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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sad story of a great brand that is cashed out by current senior management and shareholders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice and helpfull
    Good work life/balance
    Good relationships with big international customers
    Intrinsically an interesting secor.
    People with long tenure and deep experience

    Cons

    The ONLY thing that matters is pulling out as much cash as possible. Of course, this is the main goal of every company, but D&B has streched the notion of what is meant by 'managing for the short run'. If your idea does not have a payback time of 2 quarters, it will never make it. Resources are completely outdated and malfunctioning. The most essential business expenses are refused. Lots of lipservice, but in essence an empty box. Thin air re-invented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are in the business of data, it is rather silly to call a project to integrate ancient databases a Strategic Investment. Especially if the "investement" is roll out over 3 years, and represents not even 4% of total generated revenue over that period. I know cardboard companies that invest a higher percentage of sales in R&D, and guess what, they dont call themself an innovative company. Maybe the fact that if you type in Dun & Bradstreet in google, one of the first suggestion is 'Dun & Bradstreet scam' should be a small warning sign that someting must be dysfunctional in your organization. The fact that we hit a scandal in China recently, is merely the effect of giving people ultra short incentive schemes to get as much sales in, no matter what. You get what you pay for. Sad story.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hell

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - New Account Acquisition Specialist in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - New Account Acquisition Specialist in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    there was a small base

    Cons

    if they like you you get good leads to call, if they do not well...
    a horrible company and experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your inside sales people as people, allow variances in goals for time taken off. pay a fair commission and stop the nepotism involved in management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Place Where Careers Go to Die.

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

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    It is a recognized brand and good to know how the data is generated.
    Flexible work environment for family, etc.
    Some good people for building your network

    Cons

    Culture is EXTREMELY political. Skills and performance mean nothing if you aren't buddy buddy with senior managers.

    No clear vision or teamwork within various groups and strategy seems to be a foreign word.

    Work tends to be more fire drills and band-aids then executing on a well-thought out plan.

    Stay away if you want a rewarding career and growth. If you are looking for a place to go 5 years until you retire, then D&B is for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in job where they actually have experience. It seems like every senior manager came from Finance. Nothing against Finance, but you would think that an operations VPor a product VP would have at least some background in Operations or Product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    They talk the talk but DO NOT walk the walk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    They offer a decent benefits package. That's about it.

    Cons

    So unorganized. Had 5 bosses in less than a year. They beg you to be open and honest and then stab you in the back. You go through this insanely quarterly review process and if you meet you goals they always come up with a reason to low ball your ratings. BS. The worst place I ever worked. Don't accept a job there. You will regret it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an upper manager in HR (from Pepsi) in less than 6 weeks, that should tell you something. Pay more attention to the folks bringing the money into the doors and less about your stock options. They don't care about their employees at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Boiler Room - no respect for customers and employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    standard benefits are a plus

    Cons

    management as little respect for employees and customers - when senior management tells you to choose the numbers over intergrity there is a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to revamp and go back to basic of courtesy and respect for employees and clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it.

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    in general they don't work you too hard. mostly because decision making is so concentrated that it takes a while to get anything approved.

    Cons

    senior management does not understand the business and has no interest in growing it.

    senior management is evaluated and compensated completely differently than rank and file, yet they claim to teamwork as a core virtue...go figure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retire and get someone in there that can save the business before you completely drive it into the ground...or sell it to someone else that cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    High School environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Awesome business model, some very prestigious clientele, changing financial times and new technologies

    Cons

    Micro managing boss
    Stops you at door and asks "Why are you leaving so early"!
    Do a fantastic job, and it's a "silent acknowledgement" Mess up just once and it's almost a public rebuke, reminds you of your High School Principal pulling up on an errant kid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run a company, not your High School.

    Steve, stop selling company stocks ahead of quarterly results, sends out a bad signal, you know ?!

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

    It is the best of times, it is the worst of times...

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    D&B offers realitvely good products at a reasonable cost, has strong brand recognition and has forged strong relationships with third parties. This goes a long way in sales. Employee benefits are above industry norms. Many intelligent employees.

    Cons

    The work culture is comprabale to the TV show, "Survivor," excpet there is no prize at the end. Leadership's attitudes foster an unproductive, beaurocratic work environment that stimies innovation and accepts and expects the status quo. The company has numerous long-time team members who are arrogant, lazy and self-satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to competition; they are sneaking in under your radar. Reward innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constantly changing focus and funding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    The people at D&B are very nice to work with and deeply care about the work they do. They also car about the customers and try to do the right thing for their customers.

    Cons

    Senior management is a revolving door and often makes decisions without understanding the impact to our customers. They approve and fund projects and before the project is complete will take the remaining funds away so you can not complete the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to learn about D&B products, processes and customers. Develop and stick with a few long term key bets that will drive the future of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    National Sales Rep

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    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

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