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A great company crippled by politics and bureaucracy

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

Neutral Outlook
Neutral Outlook

Pros

- Interesting business domain;
- Pool of talented people in the Dublin office, both highly-skilled and enthusiastic about technology;
- Nice working environment

Cons

- Highly bureaucratic organization;
- The organization prides itself as a technology “follower,” as opposed to being an early adopter – sometimes following far too late;
- Deadlines arbitrarily set by senior management to satisfy political agendas, causing stress, unpaid overtime and poor end-product quality – short-sighted decisions to reach short-term goals;
- Too many decision-makers, with conflicting opinions, causing the doers to constantly change directions;
- Waterfall approach with planning and design upfront, preventing reactivity, often resulting in building products that do not necessarily meet customers’ needs;
- The company employs too many contractors and vendors, responsible to some extent for the general inertia;
- Endless and outdated test cycles preventing any quick delivery to market.

Advice to Management

- Stop the business talk, and get back to simplicity: D&B is not that big, and it doesn’t need a complex and onerous infrastructure;
- Put an end to big, design/planning upfront projects, with pointless meetings, reviews, checkpoints, etc. and lengthy test cycles at the end: adopt a lean, agile approach allowing fast releases, to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes.

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  1. Average working experience in the company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Onsite opportunities are available for BAs

    Cons

    Increment is a concern. Slow growth up in career

  2. A mature business unable to rejuvenate itself

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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has a solid brand name in some regions

    Cons

    Not investing long term in people due to re-engineering
    Too slow to keep up with competitors in all markets
    Too much hubris within leadership

    Advice to Management

    Investors need to think long term as they are losing tacit knowledge among key talent
    Not enough staff year on year to cope with increased workload
    Assess pricing strategy

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