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Helpful (2)

Need to be in the right "click" to survive.

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

I worked at TransUnion full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good people to work with. They care about the work and each other.

Cons

I had 4 different team leaders and three different titles in 4 years. Way to much change in a short period of time to measure whether or not things are even working properly. They promote managers from within with zero experience and worst of all zero people skills. Workloads are unsustainable due to huge push to migrate systems off mainframe to open systems. Unfortunately for all those employees performing those migrations once they are complete TU will need less then half of the production staff and will start cutting immediately. Should be by end of 2015 at latest. To be on the good side of the layoffs you need to be in the click of people who started around early 2000's.

Advice to Management

For upper management give those employees a good severence package and don't ship the jobs remaining overseas. You can at least hire right out of college for those jobs. For middle management your employees are your most valuable asset. You need to treat them that way. Positive reinforcement is as old as time BUT still in fact works.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It's an alright experience for an Intern

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    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TransUnion part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have some good stuff going on in healthcare. I spoke to a lot of people while I was here and the work they were doing was great.

    Cons

    The team I was working on was stale and the technology was old. Didn't have much to do

    Advice to Management

    Have faith in the interns and give them actual work


  2. Helpful (1)

    No adancement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransUnion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Conveniant to get to, as well as good 401(K). Work life balance is pretty good, at least in my area, not in all though

    Cons

    Been there for 10 years. Originally it was a "big" company, but run like a small one. Now, 3 owners later, its layered in process, procedure and politics. When the consulting pie disappeared in 2008, many came to work at TU. With that came large salaries for them, as well as halt in product development, advancement and the culture became very stuffy. Things that used to take 2 days, started take 2 weeks, probably due to management knowing absolutely nothing about data or TU's clients. I've been on both the IT side as well as the business side of things. IT has "leaders" who truly now nothing about IT, however, they talk well. The technical side of things is archaic because of a heavy reliance on vendors to sell enterprise products that do not produce and the soldiers are left to try and use these "tools." Thier third party survey's pointed out numerous areas that need serious attention, mainly advancement, COMMUNICATION, and training. No improvement whatsover in these areas, especially the communication area. Serious lack of direction, not just from the very top, but within small groups. Frustrating to say least. Lots of hiring going on right now, however revenue is flat. Big changes coming in 2016, most beleive Goldman Sachs will IPO it or sell the business. Lots of turnover happening. Serious caste system in place, "haves" and "have nots", mostly have nots.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better, and not just with VP's, but across the board. Usually when someone is good at "the game" or politics, they're not good managers, thats what you have. Serious need of good managers needed.


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