D&B Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
235 Reviews
3.1
235 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    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. 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Opportunities

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

    I have been working at D&B full-time (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    DINOSAUR - Too Big Data to Fail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Center Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Center Valley, PA

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

    Pros

    Stronghold on the Risk Mgmt and Commercial Credit space, decent comprehensive major medical

    Cons

    Persnickety high-school culture,, Operational deficiencies, manual and antiquated internal process, legacy systems, disparate decentralized reporting, leadership is uninformed and inept, uses financial flexibility to justify turnover and expense cuts and the field says they can't demo the software because it runs slower than a 28K modem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more leadership from the outside, MaxCV is just the first overbudget project if you want to be ready for IoT, we have to build automated SB SaaS models, Ops is broken, Pricing is a laughable mess and stop the insanity, a decade of failure in new commercial customer acquistion alone has led to turnover of 120+ pp, and might as well migrate DNBi and SRM to force.com, they are eating your lunch with DDC neway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big Mistake!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than an 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
  8. 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 (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
  9.  

    Great Company with Great People

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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 full-time

    Pros

    So many talented, brilliant, nice people.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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 (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
  11. 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

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