Equifax

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Company going through a lot of change

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Equifax

Pros

Changing business and sector. Has some dynamic leadership, as well as leading-edge technology applied to finance sector. Strong, traditional organization culture, that is starting to change and embrace new approaches.

Cons

Inconsistency of leadership caliber and in (some) management practices can lead to slow adoption of new approaches and perpetuate a culture of survival rather than a culture of performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more visible to the global workforce, and be more open and receptive to other approaches and ways of thinking. Improve the orientation process.

Approves of CEO

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    Very volatile place for IT employees. Business side is pretty stable.

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    Current Employee - IT Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Equifax

    Pros

    It all depends on your manager, but as a company they do endorse work/life balance (teleworking, flex hours, generous vacation time). The have a huge profit margin, so the salaries are above average, and there's been many years with bonuses (not guaranteed however). Benefits are good, although medical is very expensive.

    Cons

    Too many to count. IT staff is in contant agony, constantly being laid off and under constant threat to be replaced by offshore. Huge strategic move to outsource almost everything in IT. The technology center where I work is 90% Indian contractors. They are heavy users of offshore companies like Infosys, Tata Consulting and GenPact. It's a hopeless situation for resident IT employees. There is no career path and zero training budget. I have never seen anyone actually promoted. When you change titles it's usually because your salary has gone over the high end of the salary grade and you are forced to move into the next level. No job change, just a slightly different title. IT is very silo'd, and most groups do not work well together because of power struggles and the feeling they need to protect themselves and prove their value or they'll end up laid off or replaced by offshore. All of this has created a very stressful environment. As soon as the economy improves, I believe there will be many leaving (so they say). Rick Smith is a good CEO, but the people he puts in charge of IT are not technology leaders, they are business people who just want a cheap technology unit regardless of the quality or morale of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technology people are not commodities, they are what have made Equifax tick for 100+ years. Improve morale and show some loyalty or you will end up with 100% Indian contractor staff. For a company that is so risk averse, do you really want to be in that position? Also, try promoting some IT people every once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not the improvement we hoped for when Chapman left!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Equifax

    Pros

    Fellow employees are great (for the most part)
    Very interesting industry to work in
    real desire to be an innovative company

    Cons

    Lack of senior leader understanding on how essentially fully outsourcing IT will impact long term ability to innovate and grow revenue.
    Tolerance for missed commitments is far worse now than with previous leadership
    Senior leaders allow themselves a level of extravagance that is laughable when you see the extent of the cost cutting that has gone on elsewhere. Total disconnection to the environment that the Equifax world off the exec floor are forced to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your leaders accountable - for the good and the bad. M&A Strategy and talent need an overhaul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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