Neustar

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Good Ol Boys Club

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Executive
Current Employee - Account Executive

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

Pros

Benefits, co workers friendly , potential to make good compemsation

Cons

Favoritism , dead end job unless your a favorite

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Decent pay, no work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neustar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is decent as are the benefits

    Cons

    They expect you to have no life other than work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to squeeze more out of an over worked staff

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    Miserable work environment and horrible management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neustar (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits - The benefits package is very good.

    Cons

    Political - Too much emphasis on assigning blame. When things go wrong a witch hunt ensues and someone always takes the fall.

    Ineffective leadership - There are managers and directors that have no business being in those positions. Most display a lack of knowledge and a lack of interpersonal and overall leadership skills. Management disarm employees--while sucking the creativity and innovativeness from the environment--making final, half-baked, decisions that almost always result in the wasteful expenditure of company funds.

    Most employees in the IT division are over worked and exhausted because management has not back filled the positions left open by departing employees. The message is that there is no intention to offer relief by hiring and that everyone should fully expect to do even more than the 60 hour work weeks we were expected to perform. Employees are over worked and under appreciated.

    Management is unimaginative trying to copy other companies like Google in failed attempts at appearing to be progressive. The problem here is that this is testament to how out of touch management is with the office culture, and how ineffective and unimaginative they are. They try to assimilate ideas from other office cultures rather than trying to focus on the culture unique to the company.

    Management displays no confidence within their own employees. Many opportunities are routinely taken away from the employees. They turn a blind eye to the fact that the talent and skills exists right under their very nose yet will go out and spend millions outside instead of keeping things in house . Or they completely misappropriate assignments that many employees would be delighted to take on. For example, the AV (audio/visual) system in the auditorium is not built or setup properly and always experiencing technical glitches. There were employees (IT) that volunteered their talents to help plan, design, and maintain the system. Instead, they were shunned and the design decision was left into the hands of two managers--that knew nothing about AV--and an outside contractor. The result was a shabby, glitch filled, AV system, that's ineffective and plagued with technical glitches. This actually plays back into the politics because the two managers saw this as an opportunity to earn brownie points for themselves.

    In all honesty, management very rarely consults with their employees on many major decisions. And these employees are supposed to be "experts" in their respective fields. If that doesn't say it all I don't know what does.

    Wasteful - Without doubt this company wastes an immense amount of money on bad acquisitions, products, and internal expenditures. It is common practice to spend millions on contractors, software, hardware, and building upgrades that are unnecessary. The root of the problem exists within mid management making decisions in areas they are not qualified to and simply do not understand.

    Much of this is due to egoism of the management where the daily mantra is that they know everything, never make mistakes, while their employees know nothing and are treated no better than mindless drones.

    Lack of advancement opportunities - Almost zero advancement opportunities in all areas because the company almost always hire from outside instead of within. Those that do advance within are typically members of the 'good ole boy' club. The truly skilled and knowledgeable employees that work 60+ hours a week are hardly considered for advancement. Lateral moves are common, however. For a company its size there is too high of a turnover rate in some common positions. Probably due in part to lack of advancement opportunities.

    Flawed review process - Neustar has a review process where a certain percentage of employees must fall within a particular performance range on paper. This is solely due to financial reasons. Even if you're an employee that works 60+ hours a week, always on call, and always going above and beyond they usually fall into the "Average" bracket. For example only 5 employees in the whole company can receive the highest mark, 10 employees can receive the second highest mark, 620 employees will receive the average mark, 5 below average, and 50 failing marks.

    The rule is that if someone makes an above average grade that someone else, regardless of their work ethic, must receive a failing grade. The above average employee receives a little extra money in their annual bonus, whereas the below average employee loses money in their annual bonus. This is intentional so that the payout during bonus time is always net zero.

    They do come up with clever justifications as to why someone that was always a stellar employee all of the sudden gets a failing review one year. But the real reason is because someone was graded above average and the company needed someone else to take a reduction in payout to balance it all out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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