Ipsos
3.0 of 5 268 reviews
www.ipsos.com Paris, France 1 to 5 Employees

Ipsos Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.0 268 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot

Didier Truchot

(84 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "emerging as one of the most comprehensive market research entities on a global scale"
    in 22 reviews
  • "great work environment if it's your first job, very nice people and free coffee"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "Management acts like they own you - there is no work-life balance other than lip service paid to the concept"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Some extremely dull work, long hours for which you are not recognised, poor pay"
    in 19 reviews
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    Horrible

    Interviewer (Former Employee)
    Fresno, CA

    ProsNone. This place is so depressing I honestly have nothing good to say about them. They are a shady company that treats employees horribly. I started with Synovate which was ok but when Ipsos took over it all deteriorated. Horible, demoralizing unappreciative. Should I go on?

    ConsEverything! Low pay, harassment, bad employee reviews so they don't have to pay bonuses, treat employees like slave labor, takes employee's whole paycheck, force sick people to come back from leave early, no incentive to work just constant putdowns

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean up your Fresno Office, and your HR department in Canada. Learn United States and California labor laws and treat your employees like people not cattle. Also stop forcing interviewers to harass respondents. Better yet sell back to Synovate!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't waste your time!

    Director (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsCan telecommute at times
    Summer Hours
    Free b-fast Friday's

    ConsIt's all about "who you know" to move ahead or avoid layoff's
    No career path, offer no tools to advance career
    Work-life balance
    Low pay - low raises (if you even get a raise, but be sure that upper mgmt will do what it takes to get their bonuses)
    Only care about bottom $$$ and not the quality of work

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should be concerned as to why clients are jumping ship! You keep letting the great talent you have/had go! Time to get rid of the redundancy and get rid of the dead weight rather than the talented folks that keep either leaving or getting laid off. Upper mgmt there is terrible!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Needs some cultural adjustments

    Office Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company also has offices in 65+ countries, so there is a lot of opportunity for travel and growth.

    ConsThe culture at Ipsos is very out dated. Think stuffy 90's corporate office with little to no flair. The company does not make their employees feel valued or cared about. This day in age, with companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, the lack of excitement in the culture is only personified in the overall work environment. Their offices are not fun, inventive, or dynamic. Everyone works 9-5, sits at their desks for lunch, and live lackluster working lives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow your employees that you value them and give your culture a face lift. It's 2013, not 1996.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Deteriorating environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood benefits as well as great team of people to work with.

    ConsTerrible work life balance, lack of career growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer career growth and better work life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you are looking to get ahead at any cost this could be the place for you

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule, able to work from home, about 12 holidays off a year, business casual work environment

    ConsThe number of hours you must work each week to keep up with the work load. Sometimes the women you work with can be passive-aggressive to get themselves ahead. Rarely is the bad behavior checked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone works hard and all should be acknowledged for their hard work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun people and environment but making a corporate turn for the worst

    Research Manager (Current Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    Prosactivities, work space, projects, lax environment, free food, growing in the industry

    Consbad HR, boring, under-paid, pigeon holed in positions, innapropriate work relationships in some departments

    Advice to Senior Managementpay your people what they're worth, everyone works hard and takes their work home with them

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best market research company around!

    Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsThey support advertisers for many of the Fortune 500 companies, and they are the best at determining the best market research campaigns for each company.

    ConsThere was not enough opportunity for career growth for employees in lower level positions despite the training that was offered, and it was difficult for employees to change career paths despite their potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management is to look more closely at employees who try to change career paths, for example from accounting to market research, because employees should not be pidgeon-holed into their current job. After learning the general business, an employee can be trained to do a different job and still be as asset to the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsPeople, Smaller office atmosphere, life-work balance

    ConsNot caring about people, main philosophy being "everyone is replaceable"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Uneven Corporate Culture

    Senior Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Smart people, collaborative atmosphere (at times, see cons)
     - Decent pay
     - Knowledge/communications from top down are good

    Cons- Unevenness in culture (some divisions have poor leadership, argumentative bordering on abusive managers while others have extremely supportive, motivating leaders
     - Benefit offerings are a hit/miss
     - Career path management is non-existent. There is no real consideration for those who want to jump to a different role in the company; your main choice is to stay in your current role or look outside the company for a new position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave HR actually send private survey to every employee and ask what they want to do next within Ipsos, then work toward setting up a path to make that happen so you don't loose too many more employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Focused only on money, money, money, money

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe people. We try really hard to keep morale up, even if it means we stand around venting about all the problems - or who is the most recent person to have escaped!

    ConsFocused too much on money. We have at least 3 meetings a week to discuss sales, but management doesn't want to ensure that there is someone available to work on the projects that are sold, or that the projects are executed properly/on time/efficiently. They literally wave their hand and call the meeting done if someone brings up an active project instead of a sales opportunity.

    Because of that, client service people are working 60-80 hours a week cleaning up the mess made by operations - who cut costs by any means (even at the expense of quality and timeliness) because they have profit goals as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk around all of the offices and really pay attention... you say things are going well and employees are happy, but everyone, ok - 95% is more realistic, is looking for another job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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