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
268 Employee Reviews
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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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    Only focus is bottom-line numbers, not Employees

    (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat coworkers, enjoyed the work, but...

    ConsNo training; figure-it-out-yourself mentality.
    They don't pay good money to keep good people.
    Expect to work at least 50hr/week (no compensation except being able to keep your job).
    Oversights and errors due to too little good employees having too much work.
    Processes/procedures to complete and useless meetings to attend.
    No balance of work (either too much or not enough).
    Promises clients too much in too little time (hence 50+hr work weeks).
    Say they are innovative but lack creativity.
    HR the Help Desk not that helpful.
    A boys-club (good luck if you're female and want to move up).
    Downhill began with"outsourcing" and buying a competitor every year... they are just lost, wrapped up in money money money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop listening to what upper management is telling you; work in the offices your employees do; not many, if any, are happy.
    Stop taking employees for granted; only thing employees are happy about is having a job, will do what they can to keep it, and you hang it over their heads everyday.
    If something doesn't work, fix it, instead of just saying 'this is how it is done' even if it is nonsensical, non-productive and time-wasting.

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

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    These guys know advertising

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of smart people who really understand brands, advertising and research methods deeply

    ConsHaving trouble keeping up with the modern always-on, digital and mobile world

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the company to being more digital and media focused as swiftly as possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rapid growth, decent people

    Qualitative Researcher (Current Employee)

    ProsDedicated, earnest people who work together...but are sometimes constrained by workload

    ConsRapid growth and lean staffing, along with management changes, have made for a more stressful environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrific

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsHelpful co-workers within the team.

    ConsIt is so bad it honestly feels like you're part of some psychology experiment that's created to test how much you can take until you break. The tools and processes are about as bad as they could possibly get. There's so much to fix that it will take years to dig out of the hole, and that's the best case scenario only if management starts loosening the budget so the teams can hire quality talent and produce better tools. Inefficiency abounds.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI do not know where to start. I'm not sure how far up the issues go but the level of disconnect from senior management is unfathomable. The need for more resources for the teams could not be overstated.

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

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    Stuck in same job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-Life Balance
    lots of holidays
    Great colleagues

    Conscompensation
    little change in career path...little growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Management, No Advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Uniondale, NY

    ProsWorking with some great people.

    ConsSenior Management who is not knowledgeable about the business.
    Senior Management who doesn't stand behind it's employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the business before you start barking out orders oh and get a spine!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to learn, but the salary and rewards system are incredibly frustrating

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA relaxed and fun culture. Everyone is nice

    ConsHow hard you work has nothing to do with your salary or bonus, which is incredibly demoralizing. No matter how well your team does, if your business unit does poorly (and market research isn't doing so well), you get milk money for a bonus and the most minimum raise they could give without violating labor laws. It is incredibly difficult to stay happy and motivated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to keep your best people, recognize their hard work

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

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    Blood from a turnip

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsAutonomy, large complex custom research programs, ability to be involved in all phases of research cycle, have direct client contact

    ConsCompany does not value its employees, divisions compete against one another, almost no investment in your career development

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There are better places that may appreciate talent.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat co-workers.
    Learning operational tasks.
    Decent place to learn the ropes for recent grads for a year.

    ConsNo appreciation of hard and intelligent work (thru compensation or merit based growth opportunities)
    Selective promotions not based on merits
    Long hours 60+/week
    Not client centric or strategic
    Issues are known but not a priority for management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage by walking around and check pulse on each location. Not by surveys or meeting with upper management at locations. If you are really concerned, ACT.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A solid company

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsIpsos is a solid company with good compensation and opportunity for career growth.

    ConsIpsos is dynamic, which can be good, but that also leads to less consistency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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