Ipsos Reviews

Updated August 3, 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. Great company to work for - especially the Cincinnati office.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Ipsos

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    if you are straight out of college it is a great place to work because there are a lot of young people that work there and makes it easy to meet others. It is also great if you can be on the P & G Team because you will have that on your resume always and they are a great client - really a true partnership with Ipsos on the copy testing side. Most of the upper mgt is very nice - a very nice company environment overall - and the advancement opportunities are pretty clear cut - it is clear what your next role is.

    Cons

    there can be a lot of competition and the pay is not great - sometimes the account managers are thrown in without knowing enough about the methodologies.

    Advice to Management

    I think every account manager should have to go through training of all other positions first and fully understand methodology.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Surprisingly great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ipsos provides in depth training, and competitive salaries

    Cons

    No real downsides of working at Ipsos


  3. Best market research company around!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Stamford, CT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They support advertisers for many of the Fortune 500 companies, and they are the best at determining the best market research campaigns for each company.

    Cons

    There was not enough opportunity for career growth for employees in lower level positions despite the training that was offered, and it was difficult for employees to change career paths despite their potential.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to look more closely at employees who try to change career paths, for example from accounting to market research, because employees should not be pidgeon-holed into their current job. After learning the general business, an employee can be trained to do a different job and still be as asset to the company.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Pretty good company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities; job recognition

    Cons

    Bad business decisions from top management


  6. Helpful (1)

    excellent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

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

    Pros

    the winner in market research. grew from nothing to number 3 globally in a couple of decades.

    Cons

    non. you work hard but you learn a lot.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Motivated for change along with our clients

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Focused on serving the needs of our clients, it is about client's business issues we are solving and not forcing a solution but rather address their problem

    Cons

    Increase collaboration across specializations, while specializations is a strength it is best leveraged with global accounts when they work closely together


  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor management

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible in telecommuting. Salary is decent.

    Cons

    Poor management. Too focused on sales instead of quality of work. Senior management is expected to sell and everyone below them is stuck with workloads that are hard to manage.

    Advice to Management

    focus more on quality work instead of quantity.


  9. Great leadership

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

    I have been working at Ipsos

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

    Pros

    Great people, quality of senior leadership in North America, HR policies improving, good benefits, you learn a lot if you start there, opportunities to use innovative techniques

    Cons

    IT below standard, slowness of operations

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT if you want to gain productivity


  10. On an Upswing

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've seen lots of positive changes since I joined two years ago...industry is difficult which has an impact on morale and retention but Ipsos is improving the culture, doing more for employees and the Friday beer carts are the envy of all my friends!

    Cons

    Clients and their demands can be intense but at least I am learning and growing.

    Advice to Management

    Please invest more in your talent. We need to do more to keep the people who have been here 3-5 years.

    Ipsos Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – HR Manager

    We are always pleased to see and hear the positive reception of our social activities - thank you for taking the time to share your experience!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Overall Good Company, always evolving

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

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

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

    Pros

    Ipsos has a great company culture. They strive for employee collaboration both in work and social aspects. They offer great benefits and having fun is an important part of their company culture. Working from home on an ad hoc basis is considered acceptable.

    Cons

    Things are frequently changing. Whether this is good or bad depends on how receptive you are to change. The changes they are making are always to be more innovative, modern and current though the steps to get there may sometimes be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    What was considered "confidential" information was sometimes very public. Limit sharing sensitive information only with those absolutely necessary until the appropriate time has come to share with a larger group or company as a whole.

    Ipsos Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your review! We agree that the industry is constantly evolving - in fact, we view change as an opportunity for growth and learning. As well, we appreciate your advice and input and time ... More



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