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Equifax Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
223 Reviews
3.0
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Supportive, Good Benefits with solid products and diversification (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • limited scope of career progression, unattentive senior management (in 14 reviews)

  • lack of transparency from upper management, hard work and talent does not get rewarded (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Little opportunity for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax

    Pros

    Some of the most collaborative folks I've worked with.

    Cons

    Seriously lacking in innovation and opportunities for advancement. So when a great employee maxes out in current role, they leave for more stimulation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equifax

    Pros

    freindly management and employees, new technologies

    Cons

    limited scope of career progression, unattentive senior management

  3.  

    Growth focused company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Technology in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President Technology in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Strong culture centered around growth and new product innovation. New culture has GE influence brought in from Rick Smith.

    Cons

    Older technology and legacy systems need upgrading and not a lot of focus on core infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on innovations that directly benefit clients and profits will take care of themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrated

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

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

    Pros

    I have a job at the moment.

    Cons

    After years with this company they have managed to decrease pay, increase insurance and demote salary pay to hourly pay. We now have to punch a time clock that is micro-managed to the fullest extent. We are not able to move with out being spied upon from a dictating manager whom i am not sure how remains to keep the position. They say they are flexible with schedules and have gave you the tools to allow this however over the last year the flexibility has been removed little by little. It has been extremely frustrating to begin a career with this company to love and respect it and years later feel used and abused. This has turned into a typical corp. enviornement where you are just a number and the go green means make the employees hate it enough to leave so they can down size through attrition. I have come to believe they can careless if you are happy with this company. It is a political nightmare. FYI most are looking for new employement and will leave in a heartbeat if givin the right opportunity to run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not sure how or why you choose you leaders however I have found that some are less then qualified. You may want to start doing more inhouse survey's of your manager/directors and cleaning house once you view the survey's. Your decisions to go green and overhaul the salary to hourly structure has cause horibble issues with these employees. Talk about a slap in the face! That is an ultimate demotion. Maybe you should do the same for yourself and see how that works out for you! You should take a lesson on treat others as you would like to be treated you may be able to create a more friendly enviornment. The only reason i can see that you would treat your employees so awful would be to lower your cost through "attrition". If this was your goal i believe you are exceeding your goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work..allows you to utilize a lot of their tools to be successful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Employee friendly, work hard and get noticed for promotions

    Cons

    Not a lot of jobs offered in certain areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job but not much advancement opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Data Research Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a very positive and fulfilling experience at Equfiax.

    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and aggressive compensation plan.

    Cons

    High management turnover rate.
    Indecisive senior leadership.

  9.  

    It is an ok place to work, it is getting better!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Compensation is good, time off is flexible and the beneifts are good. There are some changes that have happened but it appears to be moving in a more positive direction.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper management is an issue. Additionally there is a clear deliniation between jobs and levels here. One certainly knows where one is in the pecking order. And sometimes it is quite uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think outside the box. Promote from within. And treat people like you care. It would be easier to like this job if we were not constantly watching jobs be sent offshore. AskHr, AskLegal, when a person has a question for HR they do not want to have an answer from an anonymous person in India.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    There a little over a year

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Windward, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Windward, GA

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable Company, commute not to bad...employees are good

    Cons

    No traiing what so ever... low pay... and very demanding for the pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your folks and pay them so they don't leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor leadership decision making, and very poor with strategic thought leadership

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Equifax full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, and a very competitive salary

    Cons

    Commissions are paid 3 times a year, which is very disconcerting for sales professionals. No enterprise wide consistency with divisions working together. Product innovation is very weak, and Divisional leaders are very poor in managing success and empowering their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some changes in your divisional leadership, and do more internal satisfaction surveys with your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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