Ipsos Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
Didier Truchot
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Pros
  • It's one of the top 5 Market Research Company in the word so you could end up working with people from who you can learn a lot (in 26 reviews)

  • Great working environment, team players (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Management acts like they own you - there is no work-life balance other than lip service paid to the concept (in 25 reviews)

  • Very long hours and stress level with little to no support from management (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    A dinosaur with some good people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Some really good people to work with, good thinking and interesting clients

    Cons

    Really bad talent management and recruitment, lots of bureaucracy and processes which slow down the work, lack of future vision

    Advice to Management

    Too heavy at the top, think about the people doing the actual client work, not the director who show up at pitches and final debriefs


  2. Helpful (1)

    Best of the big agencies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Positive, looking to constantly change improve, creative and great training opportunities

    Cons

    Salaries tend to lag the market, internal global structure can be obstructive


  3. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Controller in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Field Controller in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Crowded work space Lots of new management changes


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  6. Great opportunity to earn money and experience

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

    I worked at Ipsos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    none


  7. Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Mixed Bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  10. Fantastic opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Can do worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training programm, good holidays and benefits

    Cons

    Careere progression difficult, very unflexible with leave and hours



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