TARGUSinfo

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A supportive and friendly corporate culture

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

I have been working at TARGUSinfo

Pros

- A supportive and friendly corporate culture
- Generous bonus and share monetization policies
- Open-door communication policy
- New ideas and opinions are encouraged and listened to
- Very social office
- Great little perks – jeans and free bagels on Friday, free soda and juice, office right next to Tysons mall
- "Work hard, play hard" attitude

Cons

This is a sales-based company, so if you’re not in sales, you sometimes feel pushed aside. However, the sales teams are what made the company so successful, and the benefits of working for a successful company outweigh those negatives.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very unhealthy in-bred environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in McLean, VA

    I worked at TARGUSinfo

    Pros

    -nice office environment with free soft drinks
    -free donuts on fridays
    -yearly remote kick-off meeting for every employee to attend
    -unique data offering which focuses on wireless data

    Cons

    -very strange sales compensation based on monthly payments by customers; poor sales compensation
    -extreme favoritism of certain employees by management which lead to people being laid-off for no reasons; new employees are treated as "outsiders" and feel they are not part of the old regime which has been there forever and very protective of its turf
    -high turn-over due to firings or people leaving on their own; in 2-yr time frame there has been over 50 people who have left or fired
    -poor upper management who have been there since inception and do not have experience as senior managers in another company; the worst is the senior sales executives who do not have any sales management experience and are in charge of the sales group
    -niche data offering with differentiators being wireless info; larger competitors (such as West Government Services, Lexis-Nexis, Duns & Bradstreet, etc...) offer similar wireless data but include lots of other data such as financial, personal, legal, etc...
    -stress something else besides the "uniqueness" due to real-time updates and accuracy which customers do not really believe in and would not pay for with 30% premium over competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -respect every employee equally
    -bring in competent people who have experience managing at other high-quality companies and listen to their ideas
    -have true senior and experienced sales managers to lead the sales group
    -change sales compensation systems

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales driven highly profitable organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at TARGUSinfo

    Pros

    Highly profitable organization
    Good work life balance
    Good Benefits
    Minimal bureaucracy
    Once you are liked by peers and management, you can get a lot of flexibility to work on different projects that interest you

    Cons

    Unique culture that may come across as "arrogant" to certain people
    Not a place for people who like structured and process driven culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move Engineering to corporate HQ

    Recommends
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