Experian Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
260 Reviews
2.9
260 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    From the envy to sweatshop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most work together for the common good but since the largest disruption in recent memory, it has not been the same place.

    Cons

    Work life balance does not exist, UK management mentality seem to be evermore prevalent and not for the better.

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

    Downsized But Not For Lack Of Trying

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant SSC  in  Benbrook, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Consultant SSC in Benbrook, TX

    I have been working at Experian full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I work in the specialized sales channel working with Experian resellers. I am fortunate the I get to work remotely and have nice benefits. However, the company values don't seem to exist. When I was a sales manager at Chilton we all worked together to grow the business and their was a team approach to selling. In this group, everyone works independently and the only team that exists is on the sheet of paper in human resources. We need a strategic approach to growing the business with less criticism from the newbies to the group.

    Cons

    We continue to have a constant turnover in leadership in our group. Our new vice president talks too much about herself, does not keep information confidential. She recently suggested that I turn in my sales hat to work on compliance issues and product management products. The only reason she was promoted is because she spoke in a negative manner to multiple people in the organization about her peers. As a result, those people have been put out to pasture or have been forced to resign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a manager in our group that is interested in growing the business and sticking with business issues. We are so tired of hearing of her accomplishments in her life. The rest of us our hear to work and not focus on issues with the vice president of specialized sales.

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

    Outsourced

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Management Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Management Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Remote work is possible, fair compensation, good people

    Cons

    Layoffs and work outsourced, not a good work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 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

    I have been working at Experian as a contractor for more than a year

    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Formerly great company has gone downhill fast

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    Former Employee - IT Staff
    Former Employee - IT Staff

    I worked at Experian full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Location is close to home. Salaries are pretty good. Many long-time employees are wonderful co-workers with great knowledge and provide great service. Occasional telecommuting allowed by some managers, but not all.

    Cons

    Terrible management at all levels! Company goals are all very short-term. They only care about cost-cutting with no concern for quality or retaining knowledgeable, valuable employees. Example: in IT, approximately 80-90 percent of very experienced and knowledgeable staff were laid off and replaced with less experienced workers with lower salaries. Many jobs were shifted to other countries or states.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking long-term. Listen to employees who know the business and their jobs when making decisions. Stop lying to employees. Improve the technology at what should be a high-tech company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    I worked at Experian full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Low Budget Employer

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative II  in  Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Allen, TX

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

    Pros

    No weekends Vacation Sick Time

    Cons

    No recognition no matter how hard you try. Lazy employees get paid the same or more as hard working employees, who never call in sick. Management recognizes employees whom they like not employees that get the job done. Less qualified people promoted to positions, while qualified applicants are told they need more experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing games. no one cares about Kentucky Derby or Dance off. Pay a decent wage based on experience. Stop holding qualified hardworking employees back because you don't like them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Call Center Agent

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

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

    Pros

    Beggining salary is good for an agent, 40 sick hours are part of the benefits starting on first pay check.

    Cons

    Constant changes and a day to day basis. Management is cutting back on employee bonuses for monthly achievements. Call Center QA always find minimum details to fail you on the calls.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Experian is good company to work for with great people. Technology can be mixed.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    Reputed Company, Great friendly commited people.

    Cons

    Technologies as old as 1.1

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A wrong turn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Experian full-time for more than a year

    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

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