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Ipsos Reviews in London, England

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
25 Reviews
3.5
25 Reviews
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • More often than not, they have positions for part-time market research/survey interviewer (in 26 reviews)

  • OK working environment and friendly colleagues (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Excessive hours; they could care less about a work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Some extremely dull work, long hours for which you are not recognised, poor pay (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Field Controller in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Field Controller in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Options to grow within the company
    Flexible hours offered
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Crowded work space
    Lots of new management changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great people, excellent environment, poor opportunities and poor recognition of ambition.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my team. The diversity of people within Operations is excellent, as is the camaraderie. Very relaxed, with a very gentle learning curve.

    Cons

    The operations department is unusual within the graduate programme, as the majority of Graduate training is expected to be of little relevance. As such there was an immediate feeling of having our time wasted and this was a shock to me. Given the size of the company and difficult financial position it has been in, the department's technology (i.e. survey tools) require some upheaval. The training for the new software was decent but nowhere near intensive enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider training for operations. Consider siphoning off operations training and offering more personalised support and programmes.

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

    Great opportunity to earn money and experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer/Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer/Researcher in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Good pay
    great people
    flexible working hours
    great atmosphere
    good supervisors

    Cons

    the way work is allocated you can be without work for a while so that's not too great when you are relying on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team; learning opportunities; fun and friendly work environment; great people

    Cons

    heavy work load; lots of processes which can be stifling; chain of command can be draining as everything needs to be signed off and checked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good grad scheme but you'll end up on the scrap heap afterward

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The grad scheme was good, training provided, opportunity to do extra curricular activities

    Cons

    Horrible management team within my BU, heavy workload, no appreciation for hours you work and egotistical directors who will take credit for the work that you do without even a thank you. Also like to move people around a lot and change their projects on a regular basis. Very political. Badly paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start recognising talent and nurture it. People will leave otherwise. Pay is also a big issue for a lot of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    informal culture, broad range of opportunities to gain experience in different sectors. Better paid than most other research agencies. Less volatile working environment than other agencies. Easy environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not a destination any decent graduate (top 30 uni) should consider. Badly paid compared to the London employment market. Pay rises between all grades are not worth the hassle of getting promoted, you could invest the time and effort in getting a different job. Hours can be very long (50+ pw). Employee benefits if you are not married with kids are rubbish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting and dynamic and slightly eccentric , i am so pleased i joined these people. After 5 years experience in a smaller agency this has been a revelation

    Cons

    Hard work, silos and some politics - but that is inevitable in a big organisation - THE CAN DO SPIRIT AND INTENSE CURIOSITY make up for any isses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in training - it is great to be somewhere that really thinks about this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Can do worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great training programm, good holidays and benefits

    Cons

    Careere progression difficult, very unflexible with leave and hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Very positive. I had 11 exciting and positive years there working on a variety of projects

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    Former Employee - Director of Statistics in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director of Statistics in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast-moving dynamic atmosphere, people are always accessible and do not hide behind job grades and titles, encourages creativity, opportunities to take your career to follow your interests. Technical expertise, with people who are leaders in their field.

    Cons

    Very high work volume with lots of competing priorities and deadlines, meaning long hours, but that's part and parcel of being in this lively industry and part of the fun!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Clever people but long working hours and not very entrepreneurial

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are great, top brains in the industry I would think, most people are friendly. The graduate scheme looks very comprehensive. This company looks well after their brand,

    Cons

    Long hours, good with process but not very entrepreneurial, offices at Borough are very outdated. Nowhere to progress as there are too many directors and they stay a long time even though they may not be the best people for senior roles. The culture is not very open, you either fit in and do what you are told or you may as well leave. Sometimes respect is lacking towards younger or new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal better with employees' feedback from employee surveys and 360s. If people complain about a certain manager, do deal with it and do not ignore it and see people leave in large numbers within one team instead.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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