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Experian Reviews in Nottingham, England

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
289 Reviews
2.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • in some departments there is better work/life balance in others not so much (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and vacation allotments (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management does not take interest in mentoring subordinates (in 23 reviews)

  • Not enough work-life balance or work from home opportunities (they frown on it, it seems) (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head of Sales in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Head of Sales in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Experian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    can be a really exciting place to work

    Cons

    not always flexible enough to capture a market opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be fair

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    BI internal sales

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

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

    Pros

    Their were some managers/directors that would recognise what you could bring to the business and would mentor you and support you. Good company to have on your CV. Always got a job elsewhere in the business if you lasted 3+ mths in BI. Often would always lead to your CV being picked out for other sales roles if you have worked here.

    Cons

    aggressive environment, bullying due to lots of people felt threatened by new comers due to their own mis-management of roles, lots of promises at interview stage when they want yr skill sets, (when head hunted) but that never transpired.
    Management never happy when you are hitting high, hard to achieve targets=, always want more. blocked progression to keep you in a dept that did not want to lose you. Very institutionalised environment and telesales staff treated like children. Open favouritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stand by what you say you will deliver, better management skills and career progression. Don't turn blind eye to bad apples just because they 'seemingly' hit their target on paper, when they have no team skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Experian full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, opportunity to gain experience working abroad, if that's what you want. Would be an interesting company to work for, if it was well run.

    Cons

    Very odd company culture, with very cliquey groups. I was effectively bullied out of what should have been a good job, and which I could have done well, because I didn't fit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a culture of mutual respect between all employees, from the top down. That way, you'll get the best out of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate juggernaut

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, conditions and facilities
    Good career opporunities
    Diverse and generally skilled workforce

    Cons

    Being a corporate juggernaut means it is slow to change and adapt
    Speed to market is a real issue
    Investment in one area is offset by a reduction on others - can be a lottery
    Thinks it is customer focused - it is the opposite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to be customer/client focussed then put your money where your mouth is. Put it in objectives, mission statements, forecasts and overall company ethos. Instead all it really boils down to is share price - so why retend otherwise?

    I left because of the is unertone of saying one thing and doing another.

    Business outlook will be good - because all it cares about is share price - if thats what interests you then you'll enjoy it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a company I liked much

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Area in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing Area in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Experian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big, global company with plenty of diversification, so there are opportunities to move and progress. The pay was quite good. I was based mainly in the UK but was able to travel when I needed to. They were flexible and not over-bureaucratic when I requested travel.

    Cons

    I found something oppressive about the way they handled people. I had a (not senior) management role but often felt that I was kept in the dark. It is a very political company and you are either one of the in-crowd or you are not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I thought they would react in any way other than to throw back their collective head and guffaw, I might offer some advice.

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

    Mixed - lacking Innovation and autonomy, great workforce, opportunities for travel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, talented and determined workforce
    Great travel/relocation opportunities
    Unique market position
    Exciting and Interesting Data and Technology utilisation

    Cons

    Non competitive remuneration
    Some Middle Management should be cast in The Office
    Low level of autonomy
    High level of non job loss restructuring
    Roadmap/Strategy is rarely adhered to
    Reluctance to invest in basic systems/tools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building process and systems to support day to day life, rather than buzzwords and internal fighting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decision Analytics - Landmark House Nottingham

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Experian full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, loads of similarly minded people who are happy to help you out with anything. People regularly go for beers after work and there is a free bus into town to go shopping at lunch if you wish.
    The culture is that as long as you do your work well, you can be flexible with your hours. The majority of the office left at 3pm on a friday, which was always nice!
    Pay was also above average for my role in the regions.

    Cons

    Very few cons, I loved my time at Experian!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Experian-DA review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Experian as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Respected work-life balance.
    Long-term career opportunities.
    Great company culture.

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries and bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n.a.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fast growing global business that continues to grow and has great prospects in the BRIC economies. Very stable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - HRBP in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - HRBP in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Experian full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear strategy, great CEO, has grown up alot since floated in 2006 and for anyone who wants to get diverse experience in a fast growth business, it still has plenty to offer. People are very friendly and want to help, there is a good team ethic through the business, which has grown alot over last few years. Benefits package is generally good overall, but base pay is no more than market average.

    Cons

    Snr HR leadership team is OK, but by no means world beating and the organisation has outgrown current HRD. The rewards for Snr people seem at odds with other people lower in the organisation, so it would be nice for some of the great growth and results to trickle down. For people who perform, there is great experience to gain, albeit this doesn't always follow with promotions and reward, which can/will frustrate the ambitious There is a frustrating tendency to recruit externally for Snr roles, rather than use talent internally, which is far cheaper and much lower risk of failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inside the organisation to promote to more snr roles and be prepared to take a risk, there are lots of talented people looking for that next step

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Money grabbing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    The pay is good and the people who work there are mostly nice however it is call centre based so employees lack empathy

    Cons

    Their terms and conditions are misleading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ better managers who listen to employees for the need for change

    Recommends

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