D&B Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
228 Reviews
3.2
228 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 24 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Pay, flexibility, work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to learn, management is constantly changing and turning over

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

    D&B is a good company overall. There is advancement opportunities available.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Limited income potential. As a sales rep, I want the ability to write my own paycheck. While the income is good, it is not great. Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult. Recent comp plan change was for the worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While you are good at receiving feedback from employees, implementing it is another story. We are on the front lines, listen to us!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hot and cold

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good compensation packages

    Cons

    Annual financial flexibility is arbitrary and often yields investment decisions that are short sighted. Additionally, significant talent has been allowed to leave the business for short term expense reasons that could have been leveraged for greater shareholder and Customer benefit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Rapid career opportunities with a work environment you want to be at each day.

    Cons

    Salary growth is based on an internal rule set that is not conducive to career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping the best of the best...salaries should be in line with Market Value!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big Mistake!

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

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work for a well-recognized name. HQ is near the Short Hills Mall so it makes Christmas shopping a little easier. It's probably a good place to go if you have a cog-like job and you're 3-5 years away from retirement. I don't think there's anyone there past 5:00, so you definitely get home in time for dinner.

    Cons

    -- Soooo many layers to get ANYTHING done. You need approval after approval and meeting after meeting just to get something that should take 10 minutes done.
    -- I was warned when I was hired that they have an annual re-org. They weren't kidding. It's like clockwork.
    -- I was there for 1 year and had 4 different managers, the only one that was somewhat qualified left the company.
    -- The atmosphere in Short Hills is like a morgue. It makes the Office Space office look like Mardis Gras!
    -- ZERO energy or excitement about the products, customers, mobility, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know data is essentially boring, but you really need to pay attention to just how depressing it is in your company. You also need to really look into your management layer as most of them have no idea what they are doing and are doing jobs for which they have no previous qualifications (e.g., Finance people doing Marketing, Sales people doing Operations, etc.).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company with Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    So many talented, brilliant, nice people.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good team members, lack of vision, need management to be better planners

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Great people who care about one another

    Cons

    Dysfunctional, lack of vision, firedrill culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect, and be professional. Swearing at team members and humiliating will not help engagement scores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent, organized and well run.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B as a contractor

    Pros

    Very well defined Project Scope and an exceptionally well run PMO.

    Cons

    Organizational re-alignment and shuffling of reporting structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly define the vision and drive towards it meticulously.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    D&B is the best in their line of business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, work life balance. Talanted group

    Cons

    Roles are not always clearly defined

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a Mistake

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Salary and benefits is the only way they keep disgruntled employees from leaving.

    Cons

    Very political and filtered layers of management from bottom to top. Bottom is always to blame when things go wrong and no accountability by management for poor handling of projects. Much of the outsourcing goes way over time and budget, constantly leaving management to cost cut on internal employees so they can reap a bonus at year end. Total lack of strategic focus and mainly fending off competitors. A lot of older employees are clearly discouraged and have basically given up on trying, leading to a horrible, curmudgeonly, backwards-thinking culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the clouds and get rid of the old guard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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