Experian Americas Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Craig Boundy
10 Ratings

Pros
  • good work life balance, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Great colleagues, excellent pay and benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees are pushed to work insane amounts of overtime to hit unrealistic deadlines set by oblivious upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Very unorganized and heavy internal politics from one BU to the next, makes it difficult to practically impossible to conduct business (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good company

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

    I worked at Experian Americas full-time

    Pros

    Up to date on technology, competitive in job market in regards to salaries, focused on training and development, benefits are easy to use and understand, international company

    Cons

    Ruthless when it comes to profit margin, tends to focus more on high performers at the expense of others, some groups very prone to extreme favoritism, upper management tends to turn a blind eye to moral issues.


  2. Senior HR Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Experian Americas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Professional development and caring nature of the team members

    Cons

    Fast paced environment sometimes led to miscommunications or misunderstanding of company direction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hone your development skills to build bench strength for the future.


  3. Its good to be a monopoly

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Experian Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Unique industry, veteran company that treats employees well

    Cons

    Due to monopolistic products, change is SLOOOOWWW and innovation is really lacking. Internal challenges grow tiresome quickly. Uncoordinated strategy & technology lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Grease the wheels and be players, get active to promote change and innovation.


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  5. Statistical Analyst II

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

    I have been working at Experian Americas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good life-work balance. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Remote - inefficiency in management. Slightly under paid

    Advice to Management

    more vertical project management


  6. Good Company

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

    I worked at Experian Americas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Company to work for.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, one bad management experience.


  7. Great Culture but need product improvements

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian Americas full-time

    Pros

    High energy, dynamic work environment with people you can spend time with inside and outside work.

    Cons

    Products are slow to launch for an online based product and high turnover rate.


  8. .

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian Americas

    Pros

    Great team work and collaboration. Good work ethics.Great people to work with. Good office environment and break rooms. Multicultural environment.

    Cons

    Technical strategies are dictated by higher management who have less technical experience and have no idea what they are doing; technical people are not being consulted. Hard deadlines leave less room for software quality. IT department has always been powerless and their job is just to follow directions.

    Advice to Management

    Consider promoting the culture of keeping software engineering skills up-to-date.


  9. neutral to hold

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Experian Americas

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people in IT areas globally

    Cons

    previous management regime has left current managers with a lot of chaos and thin budgets


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    Constant Reorganization of Teams

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Experian Americas

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

    Pros

    Recreational Room with full-size table tennis, arcade machine, basketball hoops, and pinball machines.

    Cons

    constant streaming of people leaving and hiring. it runs software development like a sweatshop. you don't go home and work overt time until something is fixed. all environment are constantly being broken because of frequent launch and not enough quality assurance testing.

    Advice to Management

    reduce the number of restructuring. show more trust in employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Director Delivery Services

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PMO Director in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - PMO Director in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Experian Americas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay, and the offices are good

    Cons

    not people focused AT ALL, HR is the horrible in this company

    Advice to Management

    I am old and this is the worst bunch of leaders ever



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