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Experian Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
252 Reviews

2.9
252 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance is typically OK but reflected in poor pay and benefits (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent time off, plenty of telework opportunities (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management does not take interest in mentoring subordinates (in 19 reviews)

  • Not enough work-life balance or work from home opportunities (they frown on it, it seems) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture but too much politics

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    Current Employee - QA Tester  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - QA Tester in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    Good pay rate
    Good culture
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics
    Difficult to convert from contract to full time
    Employees are disposable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please back up your tenured and professional employees and keep them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Management

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    Great co workers, everyone trying to do their best to complete projects on time. Good pay.

    Cons

    Burn out factory. Billion dollar company runs itself like a start up. Constant high pressure and extremely fast paced environment, every IT resources constantly overbooked on numerous projects, need for bargaining / horse trading on shared resources to get projects completed on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stress factory, employee burn out inevitable. Stop treating people like their replaceable no matter what and you might not see such a high turn over rate. Too many weekly 'emergency' issue fire drills, too many resources being poached off projects for emergency issues to successfully complete ongoing projects adequately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A very fulfilling, but fast paced employer. Lots of room for growth if you want it.

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    Former Employee - Systems Security Administrator  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Security Administrator in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    Benefits are superb, they have them all. Time-off policies are great. Promotions are not bad.

    Cons

    They tend to get top heavy with leadership, and have many lay-offs to balance that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A cut back in leadership would be an improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A wrong turn

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

    Pros

    There are other divisions to work for that are likely better managed than the Costa Mesa office.

    Cons

    The most political work environment I've ever worked in. Constant change, lack of focus and no sign of teamwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire capable Sr. Managers that are real leaders. Pay attention to the customer and build products that cater to their needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A big company with an uncertain future.

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

    Pros

    Quality people and culture. Decent salaries plus competitive performance bonuses. Acceptable work / life balance. Strong benefits package. The company does a high level of community outreach and philanthropic work.

    Cons

    Recent changes and management and market conditions have affected stability. Company suffers from process paralysis. Annual bonuses were not given this year which has affected morale. I have little confidence in the leadership abilities of several mid-level VPs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not what it used to be. Ok, if do not have any other option

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    Former Employee - IT Supervisor  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - IT Supervisor in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    Fast pace, good for gaining experience. Training opportunities are there but it depends on which department or group you belong to.

    Cons

    Too much focus on bringing new revenue and almost no focus on retaining current customers. Quality of work suffers because of focus on speed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Overworked, under appreciated and whole department was planned to be moved to Chile when I was hired.

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    Former Employee - Client Services  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Client Services in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    The people were hard workers and willing to share their experiencial information for the benefit of the department. I gained some experience that was beneficial to me as a person.

    Cons

    Workload was usually excessive and overly demanding. The work was stressful, monotonus and error prone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest in the hiring process that the position you are interviewing for will be gone in less than two years!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    If you take the initiative, there are always opportunities for recognition. You can take on high profile projects and work with members outside your functional group. The team environment is friendly and nurturing, and management is open and receptive.

    Cons

    There are few opportunities for career growth within the company. Although they do hire internally, you're more likely to expand within your given role rather than move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would have been interesting to have more cross-functional team experiences to increase employee ownership of company (versus functional) goals and objectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A decent place to work but management really needs to listen to its employees

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Manager  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great office culture and great hardworking people to work with.

    Cons

    No personal growth, no perks, compensation is on the low end. Company is moving all development offshore and has no plan in place to do this. Product management in the UK is so disconnected with the development in the US. There is no accountability in any of the teams. Too many contractors and not many employees, huge risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. Allow for more training for employees. Pay market salaries.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Trying to join the big leagues

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    Current Employee - Community Relations Specialist  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Community Relations Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA

    Pros

    Competent coworkers, fair salaries, growth oriented, big ideas, and established reputation

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, political atmosphere, poor decision making at times, complex and convoluted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote the best people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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