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Experian Data Quality UK Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1.  

    A great business absorbed into a mediocre one.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great location in Clapham close to restaurants and away from the bustle of the city.

    Some great people to work with and a good culture

    Cons

    The culture has been eroded by the parent company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act more like a small agile company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company for fresh graduates

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    flexibility, work-life balance, incentives, you don't really need high skills to work here

    Cons

    abusive managers, slow career progression, poor learning tendecies, low morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice People Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Really nice colleagues
    Lots of socials and free coke!
    Can be an easy sell due to experian being so well established in the market and also diversifying itself to remain relevant

    Cons

    Bad management - no development, just bullying implicit bullying tactics
    Blind following of 'the business' - no consistent strategy
    High staff turnover due to emphasis on perception rather than sales - if you don't think how the business needs you to then you're out
    Treated like children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to deliver, micro management does not correlate to good management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great growing company to be a part of

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The people are the best reason to work for this company. I've never work with such intelligent, friendly, helpful people who really care about their work and customers.

    Cons

    The pay could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dreadful place, full of suck-ups and vacuous morons

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Experian is a big FTSE 100 company

    Cons

    QAS is ghastly and can make you ill. Mid-level management are people who have no grip on reality. It is an obsessively target-focussed culture, to the exclusion of all else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate where you want to go. Re-think each team's objective. Start treating people with respect. Some managers are barely human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, poor training and terrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    There is a good culture of going out with colleagues, free coke and weekly lunch is about the only good thing about working here.

    Cons

    As the title suggests low pay compared to industry standards poor training and terrible management.
    Often managers will micro manage every aspect of your work and will be completely non technical even though they are managing technical teams, meaning you will spend more time explaining what you need to do than actually doing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some real managers or train your the ones you have how to manage. Trust and invest in your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible, thrusting, fake-corporate, sales-centred business unit (QAS) of an otherwise decent parent company (Experian)

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    There is a good culture of socialising if you are in your 20s and fresh out of university. Locality is Clapham Common which abounds with bars and cafés and so on.,

    Cons

    Everyone is treated as a salesperson.
    The sales-centredness has run riot such that all other departments essentially have to generate their own business by sucking up to Sales in order to be given work. Crazy.
    There is a lot of cliqueyness and favouritism, preference given to those who have been around longest.....
    Mid-level management have no idea how to run teams or be professional, some barely have sufficient people skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate from the ground up what is genuinely going on; be realistic about your business model; recruit more accurately based on cultural fit. Make people say what they mean instead of talking in endless jargon / verbiage about "journeys" and "traction" and other horsemuck like that......

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Seen better

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    Current Employee - Support Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    -You can get away with doing absolutely nothing and just get free money, which is O.K. is you just want to become dumber.
    -Close to nice pubs.
    -Some girls look hot.

    Cons

    -Zero progression opportunities would probably get stuck on a near basic salary for ever.
    -Management that deliberately lies to employees and new starters about career progression when they they know that there's no chance of doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You would have a better role match in an Indian sweat shop, maybe you should reconsider your life targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people but not many career prospects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    People and the social side of work is great. most people are friendly and socialize a lot. Some good and inspiring people working as colleagues.

    Cons

    Level system that is not flexible; you have to apply then have interview and only if you get it you will get payrise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place but no direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great people. Excellent company ethos. Intelligent, ambitious staff. Young demographic. Lots of fun to be there. High energy, high ability, high capability of employees. Good ability to learn, progress career. Exciting industry with lots of growth potential.

    Cons

    Experian is a poorly run organisation with frequent changes of executive management and no clear direction for the UK business. It does not invest properly in QAS as one of its divisions. It has very poor central administration especially in areas such as IT, HR.

    The Experian QAS management is relatively young and inexperienced and lacks clear direction or commitment to deliver on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a strategy, tell the employees what it is and then actually implement it rather than just doing what has always been done and hoping that works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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