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Ipsos Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
351 Reviews
3.2
351 Reviews
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
Didier Truchot
118 Ratings

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.  

    Your average telemarketing job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer

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

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, competitive pay rates, paid training

    Cons

    Very monotonous and boring shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Long time employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Pros

    Entrepreneurship is core to the business.

    Cons

    The organizational strategy is lacking in places, leading to a diluted message to the market.

  3.  

    Bureaucratic and slow, but a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    I have a great manager and team that support my development, I get challenging career opportunities, and I love the work environment.

    Cons

    Upper management and the company as a whole is very slow and bureaucratic, so it can take time for change to be enacted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    ASi

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good family company. Takes care of employees.

    Cons

    No real cons. It is small company and does what it can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  6.  

    Ipsos has some very smart people, but it is a poorly run company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is relaxed in the Culver City office, which is really nice. Also, the people who work at Ipsos are really nice.

    Cons

    Management has decided that having different silos within the company that do not talk to each other and compete for clients is a good thing. Also, IT has revenue goals. Why would an IT department have revenue goals?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of saying that different groups within Ipsos should cooperate, change the incentive structure of the company so that they actually do.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of very smart people who care immensely about client relationships; very bottom line focused.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    As a global firm research firm the company can execute research across almost any markets a client is in. A leader in key areas of specialization. Opportunity to move within organization, domestically and abroad. Strong team approach to enable mentoring, learning, optimal client delivery.

    Cons

    Overly bottom line driven which can result in under-staffing and very (too) long work hours.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people but the focus on sales has gotten out of control

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Pros

    The people are amazing -- really smart, willing to help, great team environment. Can't say enough about the people. Salary is fairly competitive for a research supplier.

    Cons

    But the leadership over the last several years has become solely focused on the bottom line. Constant activities to drive sales, less focus on people, training, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on sales, more focus on the people and how to retain them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sort-sighted, lack of vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Some talented and smart co-workers, flexible work schedules and ability to work at home.

    Cons

    Attempts to homogenize the staff leave no room for diversity - if you aren't like everybody else, they don't want you. Too much work with too little staff, no work-life balance. As an organization, more reactive than proactive and positively consumed with drive for revenue at the expense of everything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make good on your claim that "people are our best asset" and treat them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Going downhill the past few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, hard working people; lots of career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of visionary senior managers and strategic leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people - their needs, what will make their lives easier. Their skills and productivity are the key to every dollar of revenue you make as a client service organization so help make it easier for them to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    SVP

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work load, consistency of accounts to manage, involved in decision making, and independence

    Cons

    Ceiling hits at SVP, slow upward mobility, lack of added fringe benefits from VP to SVP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make SVP a slightly more special and appreciated role with some fringe benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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