Ipsos Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
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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. Good People, no strategy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong researchers and business consultants, with some unique and strong research tools. Good relationships with many top tier clients, across all aspects of consumer insights.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is confused, and hasn't provided a path into the new world of research. There is only a vague corporate strategy, in part because the different divisions of the company are quite diverse. Not willing to take a stand on the direction of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Without a clear strategy (strategy = choice about what to do and not do), employees are left wondering where all this hard work is headed. The industry is changing too rapidly, with too many new developments / ideas / demands, to just continue as business as usual.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Quality research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Innovative research with great client communication

    Cons

    Management doesn't respond well with loss of resources

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good company with solid reputation.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    The company has good research methodologies and good equity in the world of market research.

    Cons

    Technology not keeping up with current needs. Also, different divisions don't have the opportunity to work together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade your technology and encourage people across different business unites to collaborate together.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Your average telemarketing job

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    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
  6. 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.

  7. Bureaucratic and slow, but a good place to work

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  9. 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.

  10. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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

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