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If you are in IT, don't bother with this place... you'll just be frustrated.

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Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Columbia, MD

I worked at Arbitron

Pros

Great Benefits and Training. Very nice people who want to do a good job.

Cons

IT: They need to follow the SDLC like everyone else and quit letting the business make technology decisions. The only reason projects are completed is because of heroic efforts by a few people and they are rarely rewarded. The 'business' side runs the show and the software development/technology side is at their mercy. Now, they're outsourcing development/testing to India and doing so while also trying to implement CMMI processes and become CMMI certified.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake UP! CMMI isn't solving your problems because the process isn't 'really' being followed. By the time you see an audit, all the Ts are crossed and the Is are dotted, but don't kid yourself... the process wasn't followed. You still have chaos in your software development. You just look good on paper... AFTER the project is over.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Brown nosing works in the Dallas office.

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    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Arbitron

    Pros

    Pay is good but schedule is not

    Cons

    Schedule is horrible and management needs major overhaul

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remote offices need just as much attention if not more

    Approves of CEO
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    Arbitron- Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arbitron full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee friendly
    Meritocracy
    Open interactions
    Good recognition
    Salary
    Excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Good only for responsible individuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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