Experian Data Quality UK

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Experian Data Quality UK Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company, committed staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Manager
    Current Employee - Line Manager

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

    Pros

    People are intelligent, friendly and committed to their jobs. Global business with good range of benefits. Good at promoting internally. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Innovation can be hampered by technical constraints. Money-saving attempts negatively impact productivity and quality of working life, eg: having to call an outsourced IT helpdesk instead of having someone on site to solve problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place To Learn, Bad Place To Earn

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

    I worked at Experian Data Quality UK full-time

    Pros

    Great place for a graduate to work out what type of job works for them
    Experian brand within marketplace
    Customer base full of household names
    Solutions applicable to all types of businesses
    Young, social-orientated workforce

    Cons

    Over-priced, under-developed legacy-based products
    Struggling to adapt and grow
    Middle Management lack true experience
    Non stop politics - favouritism & bullying tactics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great business absorbed into a mediocre one.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for fresh graduates

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    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
  7. 2 people 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)

    I have been working at Experian Data Quality UK full-time (less than an 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
  8.  

    Great growing company to be a part of

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  9. 2 people 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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, poor training and terrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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

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