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Beware for whom the 'layoff' tolls, for someday it will toll for you -- especially if you're competent and have tenure

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Former Employee - Sales  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Equifax

Pros

There are a few capable Sr. Management people - very few. There is lots of communication from above on the corporate direction and how 'important' employees are to the company. On the surface, it seems to be a friendly place.

Cons

The peer group in sales is filled with some great people who really do try to do the right thing meaning most of them are client focused. It's hard to be happy about the salary aspect of things in sales because the comp plan changes every year, and not for the better.
Layoffs are of concern and employees are afraid all the time. Lovely environment.
A number of Inept VP level management - got there by kissing up to their bosses. When even their boss can't save them they're moved around instead of moved out. Layoff fate is reserved for tenured employees who have institutional knowledge and experience.
Beware of the politics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a look at where housecleaning SHOULD be done. Get rid of dead wood clueless management and try some good honest leadership. Respect the employees, you'd be surprised what you'll get in return. It's hard to show up every day when you fell like there's a layoff target on your back. Not really what inspires people to focus on the company's goals. This recession won't last forever - you're going to lose the few competent people you have left once it turns around.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Perfect employer if you lack common sense and lack ambition and do not care about making money .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Equifax

    Pros

    Credit Industry , Financial Industry experience and free Coffee.

    Cons

    Unclear communication between departments.
    Poor management style in certain departments lacking clear vision
    Non aggressive products
    Lackluster work life - people are walking zombies and do not believe in fun.
    Poor pay structure.Worst in the area.
    Strongly encourages sycophancy/brown nosing.Kiss ass to move ahead.
    Work less, talk more to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See what's going on around you. Surveys help if they are followed up with actions to correct stuff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Equifax - Direct Marketing Solutions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Equifax

    Pros

    Equifax provides employees with a solid recognition of life-work balance. They provide reasonable compensation and very solid benefits to employees.

    Cons

    This organization remains surprisingly autocratic, despite repeated messaging regarding attempts to make management and decisionmaking processes more transparent. "Voice of the Employee" and "360 Feedback" are concepts which remain in their infancy stages within this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rick Smith is leading Equifax well regarding market positioning, strategic alignment and message. There has been some struggle with realizing benefits in a timely manner from a number of acquisitions over the last decade which needs acceleration. If there's anything for EFX really to concentrate on it's the HOW. Self recognition of how autocratic the organization remains is a good start. How employees are communicated with regarding business environment changes, their personal and business unit performance - these are great areas to improve on to leverage the best possible performance from the talent pool.

    Approves of CEO
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