Ipsos Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
Didier Truchot
149 Ratings

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. Director

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment filled with passionate, intelligent researchers. Excellent opportunities for growth if you are willing to get outside of your comfort zone. Senior managers care about the progress of all employees.

    Cons

    Teams can be geographically dispersed. The quality of internal project support teams varies. Benefits are fair, but used to be better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster growth of talent by providing mentoring and training programs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility and independence through employment agency. There are opportunities to be a member of a team and work on different projects.

    Cons

    no access to the network. Contract work is tough and you have to learn the process to be successful. There are good managers that will help you understand their roles and process.

    Advice to Management

    more food so we can eat. I love how during meetings that there are food leftover and we take advantage of eating before others do.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of career advancement possibility, interesting work

    Cons

    can be tedious work, need more training

    Advice to Management

    more transparency


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Smart colleagues and clients - lots of growth opportunities

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As one of the largest research firms, we attract the best talent and clients. The result is a fast-paced work environment, that encourages everyone to learn, grow, improve and challenge the status quo.

    Cons

    As one of the largest research firms, communications could always be improved and sometimes change is slow/challenging. And with the desire to serve clients and learn, work life balance is not always achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try to communicate more and leverage the strengths of each individual to the fullest.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great experience and great place to work

    Cons

    can be tedious and difficult work

    Ipsos Response

    Aug 18, 2015 – Ipsos Management

    Thank you for your feedback! I am glad to hear that you had a great experience working at Ipsos - we strive to ensure that our entry-level Analysts are exposed to various assignment opportunities to ... More


  7. Decent salary

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are reviewed every year. You will have lots of time and opportunities to experiment on new tools or features.

    Cons

    Current back-end design isn't the best out there. You'll need a lot of hacks in your code to account for inefficiencies in the back-end, unless of course you have the time to re-design the entire thing. Which is hard given the sheer amount and nature of their data.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your tools to be more efficient, put together a team to overhaul your entire back-end. That will also mean re-designing your existing tools.


  8. DIrector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Ipsos is great if you want stability, resources and a generally talented executive team.

    Cons

    This is not the place for upward mobility, staying current on research trends, and/or instiling imagination


  9. Helpful (2)

    Lost in Translation

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. There are some dedicated employees who are extremely bright and focused. The pay is competitive however the merit increases are a joke. Literally everyone, even the managers who deliver the merit increases laugh at the fact that they aren't even considered to be a cost of living increase.

    Cons

    Each year the cheerleaders (upper management) start out with good intentions, preaching of a unified commitment to success. There's a new theme for the year along with a checklist of goals to accomplish. Then as the year passes, with each subsequent division meeting or town-hall, the vision, the theme is lost and the focus once again becomes the bottom line and the focus on the people is lost.

    Advice to Management

    Go Back to Basics. Care about employee retention. Remember the legacy Ipsos- people were excited to work there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    losing touch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global management has tools and talent Credentialed, organized systems offer confidence to clients Terrific training opportunities

    Cons

    Yes-men to clients Not getting ahead of data and trends to offer relevant, timely analysis that is fresh and meaningful Rigid management structure didn't allow playing to my talents - HR actually said while my proposal made sense to work across teams, it didn't fit the "triangle"


  11. intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    comfortable and nice people

    Cons

    too much work for intern



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