Dun & Bradstreet Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Dun & Bradstreet President & CEO Robert Carrigan
Robert Carrigan
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Pros
  • There is a great 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
  • unbelievably difficult to do the most simple tasks internally; ask a D&B rep for counts of businesses in a specific geo or industry (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. D&B Turning the corner

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid company/respected brand; Over 160 yrs in business; premiere in the space; can work from home

    Cons

    Slow to change; no steady influx of talent


  2. Leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Progressive culture, reasonable pay and benefits, opportunity to grow one's career, good prospects for incremental earnings as the company executes on our strategy for growth.

    Cons

    Some legacy technology issues can make it challenging to support new opportunities.


  3. sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging but great company to work for.

    Cons

    Large organization with lots of moving parts.


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  5. Good place that is getting better

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    Current Employee - Analytics
    Current Employee - Analytics
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone I work with is engaged and happy. Great name to have on the resume. Good work experience. Pay is good

    Cons

    D&B has worked hard over the last couple years to modernize their culture, but as with probably every big company, even the newer ones, there tend to be some redundant intra-company meetings where you have to travel sometimes a couple days and don't get a ton done

    Advice to Management

    Things are great, but I assume most people would agree that even more streamlining (more inter-team efficiency and less meetings) would be great


  6. Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay with good benefits.

    Cons

    Too many products that are not user friendly and dilute the value proposition. The competition is catching them off guard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing their employees. Most client facing employees spend more time doing internal reporting than they do generating sales. That is a problem.


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    Sales & Marketing Specialist.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    The team environment is A+. Everyone wants to see you succeed.

    Cons

    D&B is first & foremost a finance company which means SLOW processes and lots of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Work with sales to streamline resources and processes.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Generally Not Bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    Interesting that comments from field sales is that its a finance company but view from inside is that we're sales only. Generally, D&B can do incredible things. However, it requires an entrepreneurial spirit to figure out how to get to the solution. People are smart, work hard and are generally helpful

    Cons

    As a public company, its all about the bottom line. Infrastructure has been started for years and while new leadership is good for cultural shift, it feels quite a bit like there is a level of ADD at the top (buy this, oops...sold it, here is strategy, oops, we're going to do a 180)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on our strategy. Continue being visible to customers and media. We're experts in our field and need you to show that outside the firm


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Director, Partner Solutions

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Center Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Center Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, good resources to accomplish your work. Work life balance is achieved through generous vacation policy.

    Cons

    Change is a constant with reorganizations at least once per year.


  10. Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great new focus on product

    Cons

    moving towards Oracle mentality. Numbers are black and white regardless of circumstances.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Unrealistic expectations

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    Well established brand with good quality products and smart people.

    Cons

    Saturated market with little room for new business growth. CEO has Unrealistic new business sales goals. Combine that with the constant changes to the compensation plan and you find yourself struggling to meet your goals. Combine all that with working 10+ hours per day just to try to keep up with all the demands placed on you.

    Advice to Management

    You can only whip salespeople for so long in an effort to drive towards your unrealistic goals. At some point it becomes counter productive and productivity will go down and you'll start to lose good sales people. This trend has already started and will continue under your management.



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