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Account Executive (BIS) - Great Job To Horrendous Job In Less Than 1 Year

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Account Executive in Schaumburg, IL

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

Pros

The company benefits are actually very good as far as PTO, 401K match, insurance and stock programs are concerned. The Schaumburg campus is nice, clean and relatively easy to get to.

Cons

Sales goals for BIS are completely unrealistic given that there is absolutely no investment in the products or marketing whatsoever. How a business unit that fails to hit its goals last year sets higher, even more unattainable targets this year without any additional investment in the business is mindboggling. The curent idea of brining in cheaper, less experienced sales reps is not the answer either as there is absolutely zero training aside from one day of webinars. Managment at all levels is absolutely atrocious as none of them have any experience in the credit or sales and run the organization like a bank not an information services company/credit bureau. This is literally the only company I have ever seen that promotes/hires sales managers with ZERO sales experience!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the practice of cronyism and hire managers that are competent and capable of doing their job and turning the business around. When a manager clearly fails to succeed, he/she should not be promoted or re-assigned, they should be terminated. Stop hiring and promoting people to be sales managers if they have absolutely no sales experience and then being surprised when they fail.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Find an identity, less re-orgs, compensate appropriately, instead of always demanding performance

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Experian full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Established client base, a lot of years managing client data.

    Cons

    Challenge being able to sell solutions into existing client base, no solid direction on company goals, and unrealistic view on time it takes to execute a contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop a plan that reaches all levels of the organization. Have a real vision and do a better job of recognizing people's skills and talents. Less talk, more action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pressure Cooker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Channel Sales Director in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Channel Sales Director in Allen, TX

    I have been working at Experian full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits
    Sales people work from their home offices

    Cons

    Encourage back stabbing culture to get ahead
    Highly political
    Regular purging of employees
    Poor Executive Management - most came from the banking industry and have kept their failed policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough of the employee surveys that are always manipulated to look like everyone is so happy to work for Experian. Open your eyes and see what kind of environment you have created. There are no team players. People are only looking out for #1. Create an honest culture without cronyism and watch the company flourish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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