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Good place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

I have been working at Experian full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Large company, many opportunities for lateral moves; some opportunities for advancement.

Cons

Has offshored many jobs, although lately has been staffing up in U.S.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Marketing Services going downhill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Experian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a good work/life balance, but now if you're good, you're overworked.

    Cons

    Employees are resistant to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local sr management is only concerned with money, not with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Average pay, political environment, no room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Experian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The front-line managers care and protected the team as much as they could.

    Cons

    January rings in a new year and a new sense of doom for employees fearing for their jobs. Front-level management cares a little too much and protects the team in an unhealthy manner.

    Fat could be trimmed to make a team run well, but usually isn't. When folks are cut, they are measured from a political perspective (tenure, friends/ties, etc.) and not what they can provide or do for the company.

    No career development. Teams are built in a very flat manner, which gives team members little room for advancement. Even if you execute your job wonderfully, there is little opportunity for you to advance since there's a strong feeling that choices for promotions/advancement are done from a political more than pragmatic perspective.

    Senior management feels dishonest and when they speak to you, it feels like they're trying to sell you a used car (and not a good one). Often times, when there are layoffs, executive speeches are contrived, insincere, and leave you feeling like they were just trying to keep rats from fleeing a sinking ship. I cannot blame them for managing the company with a cost-cutting strategy, but I always appreciate honesty so I can evaluate my career options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create career paths for employees to keep them engaged and cultivate a sense of personal growth. Have reviews more often to give feedback that is helpful and properly reflective of any raises given. If an employee is told that they are doing a great job and they receive significantly less than the cost of living as an adjustment, they should not be surprised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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