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No idea about healthcare.

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Former Employee - Analyst  in  Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC

I worked at TransUnion full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Its a large, relatively stable company. You won't be fired, even if you are not that productive or useful. Parts of the company are real moneymakers, so even with constant poor decisions the company will stay afloat.

You can find great coworkers and the occasional good performer that gets it.

Cons

Wow. Where to start.

HealthCare - TU now dabbles in healthcare, but has very limited grasp of the market. Their decisions and focuses are confusing and almost mind numbing. If you have a good grasp of the current marketplace, correct pricing, correct expectations, and what is important, then prepare to be frustrated.

Acquisitions - if they buy you, get ready to grind to a halt with red tape, policies and procedures, and generally messing up your stuff. Client satisfaction will go down, prices will go up, and you will have to constantly explain how your stuff (used to) work.

Outsourcing - sending client calls to India, and outsourcing development...yes, these are good strategies.

Limited upward mobility. If you don't play politics and fluff the right way, you're not moving up. You won't even get interviewed or a courtesy chat if you apply. The job can sit open for months, almost a year - and you won't hear anything.

Management - lots of consulting background types. Not the dive in, get your hands dirty, understand things consultant (do those exist?). Everyone's been around some consulting company for a decade or so, and this is their chance to cash in and sit back. So you will not get active minds or hard workers at this level.

Input - not appreciated. Try to use your expertise, effect some improvement or better direction, or even try to stave off the impending disasters and client atrophy - and you will be labeled as a negative presence offering too much resistance. Take your resistance somewhere else - and make more money in a better environment! Win-win!

Overall TU is something of a throwback...their outlook is some combination of decades from the 50s to the 90s. Bonus is limited to management or above. Pay rate for senior management is huge, but anything lower will be sub-par. Everything is about process and red tape. Innovation is not on the agenda. Other companies will be faster, smarter, and better - they will just buy the cheapest one.

Truly a thrilling, fulfilling atmosphere.

If you have the consulting background and want a fluffy job with lots of flying around and not much actual work, TU may work out well for you. If you want to be on the cutting edge, or within 100 miles of it....if you like being productive...if you want to have input and form a good connection...then TU is not for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the experts you have on staff. If you are losing them at a ridiculous rate, LISTEN to them. Replacing functional staff with directors and fluff positions is not a successful strategy. Get some actual industry talent and experience to direct your product - not just one of the guys in house that went to the doctor recently. You have a huge foundation and some smart guys at the top, but the layers of fluff and glacial pace make your company immensely frustrating to actual productive, successful, awesome employees. That's why they leave in droves.

Doesn't Recommend
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No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great associates!

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TransUnion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic team environment. My coworkers and I think and work well together. There is great synergy.

    Cons

    Lack of management communication. My team and I do great work, but it doesn't always please management because they don't effectively communicate their expectation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place but more politics

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TransUnion as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    great senior employers who help juniors/just joined

    Cons

    really bad politics AND MANAGERS ARE NOT SO FRIENDLY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage and acknowledge " interns"/ jr employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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