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Experian is a decent place to work unless you want to grow your career.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

I have been working at Experian

Pros

Experian is a great place to work if you are a very strong contributor and are looking for a stable environment where you can work for many years. As you build your tenure, your time off allotment grows tremendously. I get 25 vacation days a year. This is in addition to 5 sick days and 10 paid holidays. The hours are pretty flexible and you can work from home on occasion or even frequently depending on your boss. The health benefits are outstanding and they match 100% on your 401(k) up to 4%.

Cons

Don't expect much of a raise or a promotion. Raises are typically 3% a year, even if you have a good year. Layoffs are a common occurrence as the company is constantly cutting costs. Technology and operations jobs are being shipped to South America. If you are a top performer and have been around a while, you should have little to worry about, but you will have to work even harder due to fewer people to carry the workload. The company is ultra conservative, often to the detriment of growing the business. This means fewer career growth opportunities because most areas of the company are not growing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A lot of decisions at Experian are made out of fear. People are generally not willing to take a chance. This is part of the culture from the top to the bottom of the company. I would recommend to senior management that they start encouraging risk taking to grow the business. I would also recommend to senior management to take a chance themselves and start investing in the business. There are so many opportunities for Experian to grow its business and the biggest obstacle is the cloud of fear and conservatism that limits growth. I give Don Robert a neutral opinion because he has done some things right, most notably the new company branding and an effort to start developing synergies across global business lines. On the negative side, there is an aversion to investing for growth. We just had an IPO a year and a half ago. Where did all that money go? Senior management's pockets? It certainly wasn't reinvested into the company!

No opinion of CEO

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    Experian has a lot to learn and improve

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, NH

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    They promise alot on the recruitment process, big expectation with lot of potential according to the senior management...
    Pretend to be a global leader, but no.
    Or this is not seen from inside compared to other companies.

    Cons

    All you hear are rumours. Senior management does not have any Leadership skills, Lack of downlevel communication and awareness of the developments within the company.
    There aren't clearly defined internal procedures for most things or if there are - they are not followed and cannot be used in practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cont play with the people bellow because they are your capital. without them you are nothing.
    If you don't understand this soon you will loose experienced employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Data analysis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Madrid (Spain)

    I have been working at Experian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work with a ton of data, Teams are great people really matter when you work in this company

    Cons

    salary is not very good but if you stay enough time it gets better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries should improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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