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Laying off their best people for some immediate cost savings, and doing it quietly.

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

I worked at Experian

Pros

Good benefits (although they've been cut in recent years), generally some opportunities for movement within the organization during better economic periods. Resources can be constrained (IT, project management, finance) but compared to smaller companies, the level of support is decent.

Cons

Highly political. You can have a track record of excellence and accomplishment, but be laid off or mistreated when a flashy new manager comes in and, like a gorilla, gets rid of the progeny of his predecessor. Severance packages are very weak and actual lay-off process is inhumane. The only way to get ahead at Experian is to form political alliances and hop from group to group. In other words, it's not merit-based. Incompetent people are promoted because of some factor unknown to most of the organization, their mistakes covered up and other people blamed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a look at the results of individual contributors (such as performance reviews) before allowing middle management to lay off dozens of workers. You lost some stellar performers in the last quarter. A whole business unit should not be reorganized and cut 20% because a new VP comes in and decides to mix it up after 3-4 weeks.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experian - a disappointing place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Experian

    Pros

    Experian offers reasonably good benefits. However, they recently elimiated company contributions to their 401K in North America.

    Cons

    Highly political atmosphere. Job security and potential for advancement depend solely on how well you fit into a particular clique, or how close a personal relationship you have with your manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work at recognizing the employees that actually perform on the job and place less emphasis on their emotions when making business decisions. Their approach to laying people off leave a lot to be desired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Go somewhere else to look for work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - V Suck-It-Up in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - V Suck-It-Up in Latham, NY

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, immediate supervisor, relaxed work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Senior Mgmt focused on same banking principles they came from - not an employee focused company. Decisions are slow - have worked in other large organizations where things moved much quicker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new Sr. Mgmt in MSG.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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