Ipsos Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
Didier Truchot
135 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. Neat place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT-scripting Programmer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - IT-scripting Programmer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Ipsos (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. Nice co-workers
    2. Nice supervisors
    3. Nice benefit
    4. Nice environment

    Cons

    Pay may not be that decent at first

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great!


  2. 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, 2015HR 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


  3. On an Upswing

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    • 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, 2015HR 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!


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  5. Great leadership

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    • 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


  6. Great place with opportunity for growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Executive in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Research Executive in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at Ipsos

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and office culture. A lot of flexibility and opportunities to grow and develop. Get to be involved in all aspects of research and learn on the job. Base salary is good and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Fast-paced and stressful at times. A challenge to balance work and personal time.

    Would wish for more time on projects in order to invest more on analyzing results for clients


  7. Helpful (1)

    Poor management

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    • 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.


  8. Fantastic opportunities

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    • 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


  9. good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Researcher in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they offer great opportunities for personal growth

    Cons

    the interviewers are under paid

    Advice to Management

    pay interviewers more


  10. Very positive. I had 11 exciting and positive years there working on a variety of projects

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Fast-moving dynamic atmosphere, people are always accessible and do not hide behind job grades and titles, encourages creativity, opportunities to take your career to follow your interests. Technical expertise, with people who are leaders in their field.

    Cons

    Very high work volume with lots of competing priorities and deadlines, meaning long hours, but that's part and parcel of being in this lively industry and part of the fun!


  11. Great long-term career opportunity starting at entry-level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    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

    I started here at a very entry level and have been here for over 7 years now. I am now at an intermediate manager level and have been extremely satisfied with the vast portfolio of experience I have gained, in comparison to my colleagues that I graduated school with.

    Cons

    It is very fast-paced and things change almost on a minute to minute basis. It is not uncommon to work late and longer hours; however, they have programs to help with work/life balance such as summer hours, where we get to take every other Friday afternoon off, provide laptops to work from home, etc.



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