Dun & Bradstreet Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Dun & Bradstreet President & CEO 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. Senior Director Small Business

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company compensation was competitive - it had to be considering the stress you experienced working there. The were relatively flexible where you work. Their technology systems allowed you to work remotely easily.

    Cons

    At the time I was working there, senior management had no clue what to do. They continued to reorganize constantly. I worked there for 52 weeks during which my group reorganized 9 times. How can anyone succeed those conditions? Activity was the focus, irrespective of results.


  2. Sale, Sales, Sales

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tucson, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get a regular paycheck and get to speakbwith interesting business owners.

    Cons

    The drive for sells seems to intervene with helping the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Better sells techniques need to be taught to new hires to avoid stress


  3. Helpful (4)

    A company struggling to survive in the face of increasing competition and competitors that are more agile.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Marlow, England (UK)

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements .... that is all

    Cons

    Internal politics, so much unnecessary bureaucracy, constant change in middle management resulting in short term outlook - everybody wants to hit their bonuses before leaving (or being made to leave) at the end of the financial year.

    Advice to Management

    Take a more long term view. Engage with your employees more.


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  5. Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Credit Advisor in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Credit Advisor in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer insurance. Great place to pick up a chick.

    Cons

    hHgh school environment & call center meat market. they never want you to make the Commission they promised. They move you around from team to team just to be sure you can't make any money. They even want you to work on Saturday and Sunday and holidays!

    Advice to Management

    Fire all management and start over.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Interview process and work culture

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    Former Employee - Java Developer in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Chennai (India)

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hard to Find any Positives....

    Cons

    There are thousands of Cons.
    I will start the interview process.
    There will be 3 rounds of interview
    2 technical rounds and 1 manager round.
    Interview process will be very easy. But the panel will come very late they may call in week days for 2nd and 3rd round of interview. Each round you need to wait for the hole day. Finally they will call you one more day for salary discussion . After the interview they will tell you to wait for client for billing or budget.They will call every 2 or 3 days and will tell they will release offer and after some days they will call for one more final round of interview for client and will tell your not selected.

    Worst and lazy people working in this organization as managers and they don't know current technologies in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Please resign from service and do some business to survive your family. don't work in IT Companies.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great brand recognition, but needs work on culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Leader in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Leader in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock purchase plan

    Cons

    Significantly outsurced model, no intellectual capital, constant operational expense challenges and staff reduction


  8. Helpful (2)

    Time wasters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company pays excellent package and that's it

    Cons

    Don't know where to start but here you go

    1. Complete organisational chaos in Dublin office. They pretend to show that they are in full control but reality is completely opposite
    2. Many people doing the same job causing confusion and frustration
    3. Your roles and responsibilities are not clearly defined so during your performance review your manager can write whatever
    4. Sometimes you are hired for a role but then you are not allowed to do that role, you end up doing something rubbish. This is because of the politics within the group (mainly management). Just waste of your time and to some extend ruining your career
    5. You will not be included in the key meetings or discussions where you must be participating, keeping you completely blind of the facts. There are deliberately many side discussions to avoid certain people to participate

    Advice to Management

    On papers you may be completing the hills but reality is far from it. Culture needs to change drastically.


  9. Helpful (2)

    burn and churn, modern sweatshop

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    Current Employee - Credit Advisor in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Credit Advisor in Bethlehem, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    if you need a job it is better than flipping burgers... if you have a friend there in management or if they like you you can make really decent money on the right lists of prospects

    Cons

    you start at $15/hr and then go to $10/hr....it is by design that you don't earn commission every month nor do most people hit their goals...company pays peanuts and makes goals high enough so they really don't have huge payroll costs... at least for salespeople but the managers have nice vehicles so good thing someone is making money!

    Advice to Management

    while you are telling everyone about how they can be number one and how we can win as a team.. tell them how long they can expect to last there (maybe a year) and tell them how much they can earn when the "team" hits their goal- oh yeah that's right-- nothing.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Couldn't leave fast enough

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a decent commute. Cafeteria was well-priced. Good location, near Mall at Short Hills. Bathrooms were always clean.

    Cons

    Job wasn't as described at interview. I quickly discovered that managers will steal employees' ideas and present it to senior leaders as their own - happened to me a few times. HR thinks they're truly global strategists because salaries are on par with larger companies. Long-tenured mgrs isn't a positive thing here, b/c they have no new ideas and its like inbreeding. Glad I'm outta there!

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of long-tenured employees, especially in HR. Develop long-term growth plans for each department before spontaneously going on hiring sprees, only to fire months later.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Corporate corporate no room for advancement and old data

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - New Client Acquisition in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - New Client Acquisition in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The name of the company

    Cons

    Data is way outdated. They are not a technology company. D&B sold all their data to data.com and their Hoovers platform is useless. Their credit reports were good ten years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the guys on the front lines. Upper management does very little



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