Experian Data Quality UK

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Experian Data Quality UK Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great business absorbed into a mediocre one.

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

    I worked at Experian Data Quality UK full-time for more than 3 years

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career but don't stay too long...

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

    I worked at Experian Data Quality UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Great people
    2. Great social culture
    3. One free weekly lunch at a local restaurant
    4. Young/diverse workforce
    5. You don't have to be particularly smart to work here

    Cons

    1. Very low pay with absolutely no bench marking. Expect to start on £22.5k for an entry level job. Also expect it to take anywhere up to 5/6 years to reach £30k. This again, only if you push for it yourself as it is your responsibility to seek a promotion. Several people with 5+ years have left with < £30k salaries. Most who leave get high pay rises from their new employers as their salary catches up to what they are actually worth. Experian Data Quality are kind of like your mobile phone provider, they'll only offer a better deal if you threaten to leave.
    2. Non-technical people routinely get employed into technical roles. Technical Support is full of people with non-technical degrees and even specialized technical departments such as Web Development hire people with no technical experience as long as you can blag the interviews and the so called technical tests which aren't worth the paper they are written on.
    3. Very slow career progression which is why you get stuck on the low salary.
    4. High staff turnover because of 1-3 above.
    5. Sales work culture - every man for himself.
    6. Stagnant business working in a saturated market. I don't see any of the above changing anytime soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and retain your best employees and actually pay what they are worth. Be honest with employees about what their job actually entails and invest in your employees, offering clear progression.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for fresh graduates

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

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice People Bad Management

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time for less than a year

    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
  6.  

    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)

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time for more than a year

    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
  7. 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)

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time

    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, poor training and terrible management

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

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time for more than a year

    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time for more than a year

    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
  10. 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)

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time for more than a year

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people but not many career prospects

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

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time for more than 3 years

    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

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