D&B
2.9 of 5 216 reviews
www.dnb.com Short Hills, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

216 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

5 people found this helpful  

D&B's Core Competency -- Expense Cuts and Headcount Reduction

Product Management (Former Employee)
Short Hills, NJ

ProsD&B is a near-monopoly with a strong competitive advantage in the underlying data it uses to create its business database. While the business is currently limited to Risk Management Solutions, Supply Management Solutions and Sales & Marketing Solutions, this business can extend into many areas that are yet untapped. Pay is generally higher here than for similar jobs elsewhere. There are a lot of smart, fun folks working here too.

ConsGood times and bad, D&B is in a constant state of reorganization, cost cutting and headcount elimination. It's typical to average a new job role every 9 months and to have a new direct leader every 6 to 9 months. Roles that involve management of projects are riddled with project starts, stops, and restarts as part of the ongoing expense management. D&B is a place where your individual results are less important than how you present yourself. It takes a while to figure it out, but it's sort of a dilbert-land, where if you're checking off completed tasks you're a winner -- even if they were the wrong tasks to begin with. Messages from senior management are full of hypocritical double-speak, but many folks are unable to see it.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnergize the company with a true vision that is inspiring -- x% revenue growth, __ Customer satisfaction score and __ Employee Satisfaction score don't create an emotional reaction. Something like "D&B will be at the center of every commercial transaction globally" or "$3B in 3 years" could go a lot farther. Also, double-skip-level meetings would help the good ideas bubble up. Folks one and two levels below the top are afraid to speak up when the tasks and plans are the wrong ones to pursue in the first place.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Tough environment in a perpetual state of chaotic change

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Short Hills, NJ

    I worked at D&B


    Pros: Brand is well recognized, though in danger of eroding. … Cons: Constant uncertainty about job security; "financial flexibility" is an euphemism for cutbacks that have now doubled the workload for most people and are cutting into… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on the reviving the brand; less emphasis on the short term; take time to see what is happening at the ground level to the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    It is the best of times, it is the worst of times...

    Relationship Manager (Current Employee)
    Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at D&B


    Pros: D&B offers realitvely good products at a reasonable cost, has strong brand recognition and has forged strong relationships with… Cons: The work culture is comprabale to the TV show, "Survivor," excpet there is no prize at the end. Leadership's attitudes foster an unproductive, beaurocratic… Advice to Senior Management: Pay closer attention to competition; they are sneaking in under… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
There are newer reviews on D&B.

Worked for D&B? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at D&B reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for D&B CEO Robert Carrigan. All reviews posted anonymously by D&B employees.