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Ipsos Reviews

Updated December 25, 2014
Updated December 25, 2014
323 Reviews
3.1
323 Reviews
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shady

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    Former Employee - Survey Panel in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Survey Panel in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ipsos as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Proposed opportunity to be paid for taking surveys.

    Cons

    Long survey that requires somewhat personal information.
    At the end of stated surveys you are cut off, told you don't qualify.
    No compensation whatsoever for the amount of time spent.
    These surveys were nothing more than shady attempts at gaining free personal information.
    If you have a neuron in your head you will decline surveys with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing! Stealing is stealing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Large company, big clients, good projects

    Cons

    Compensation is pathetic. You will receive an annual 1% "merit" increase, which will sometimes come before your manager has even started your review. If you qualify for a promotion and it is approved by your SVP, be prepared to wait a minimum of six months for it to be approved by the CEO. The company also just raised health insurance premiums by 30% (an extra ~$2000 a year for family plan). If you account for inflation, you will effectively make less money every year you work here.
    The company also offers no parental leave benefits beyond what is required by law, so nothing for dads ( you need to use your meager vacation time to see that baby) and six weeks disability pay / six weeks unpaid for moms. Good luck paying for childcare on your Ipsos salary!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize there is a problem with the way you run this company. Stop restructuring and redoing / renaming all Ipsos services. The way people do their work is not the problem - the problem is you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many people there are smart.

    Cons

    The most unprofessional, dysfunctional place imaginable. Gossip runs wild, starting at the highest levels. What a nightmare to work there! Excessive hours; they could care less about a work/life balance. Factory for churning out reports/data. No people development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former market leader going down fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    No pressure
    Job for life if you don't rock the boat

    Cons

    Weak and uninspiring Australian Leadership team. CEO and MDs in Australia lost with no plan or ability to turn the business around. Staff just go through the motions as that is what they do. Company now led by finance compliance checklists and processes rather than by customer needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take control back from CFO and regain the spirit that formally made the company great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Unstable, unkind

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Some decent clients who appreciate your work

    Cons

    no guidance, no very interesting work - very cookie cutter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider why there is such high turnover, especially those who work under certain VP's

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tiresome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Good for your resume, leadership is improving, opportunities to learn and work outside of team, commitment to training ( though it doesn't always apply, and there isn't always follow up training)

    Cons

    Salary could be better, expected to do more over time for the same pay. In ASI if you're not copy testing it's like you don't exist to management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair with promotions and salaries. Loyalty and hard work should be valued (put your money where your mouth is.) Threatening to leave shouldn't be the way to get a promotion or salary increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Horrible place. Stay away.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The resume would feature a big research company, and you'll have an opportunity of working with world's most popular companies and brands. But, that's about it.

    Cons

    No work-life balance.
    Too much restructuring and moving people around.
    No sense of community in the organization. People in one office won't even know the names of all working around them. Very impersonal.
    Too much of time spent in checking work produced by others, and other aesthetics of client deliverables.
    I found myself too often filling-in on projects that I was not managing, because of lack of resources on other teams. This just showed poor planning and management of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sensitive to the fact that employees have a life beyond work. There may be personal commitments that people, especially those with families, may have.
    Have some system of providing feedback on your managers/supervisors for their commitment to nurturing a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely dreadful place to work.

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Absolutely no pros whatsoever, worst company I've ever worked for. So cheap they make employees pay for their own 'celebratory' events and the toilets at their offices are literally overflowing with excrement. An apt analogy for the senior management of the company I think...

    Cons

    Incompetent management, lazy senior staff who only turn up to the office when they can be bothered, junior staff are treated terribly and paid peanuts, self-obsessed egotistical CEO, disgusting filthy offices which should be condemned, lazy directors, high staff churn, boring repetitive work, no interest in developing junior staff, ridiculously low wage increases. All in all a complete disaster of a company that should be avoided at all costs!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the terrible management you have in place, pay some attention to staff needs and development and maybe you could marginally improve the hell that is working for Ipsos Mori.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, Awful management in internal finance and promotions/career progressions are based on favoritism

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are overall very nice to work with and the company will invest in your education if you want to study for an accountancy qualification. Finance teams do arrange meals and team events.

    Cons

    Do not expect to be promoted or recommended if your work is good as the upper management do not look at your quality of work or the suitability of yourself. Do not expect to make a career here as it is based more on whether you get along with the management staff and whether they like your personality and your ability to get along with them as opposed to the performance of your work. Upper management work off favoritism rather than your individual performance or quality of work. Your work can be poor or average standard but if you get along with management then you are likely to get a promotion.
    Also a lot of internal politics and micromanagement in the work place to the point where it will dampen your morale. Expect to do a lot of overtime with little appreciation from upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor company work culture, not a recommended place

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    Former Employee - DATA PROCESSING Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - DATA PROCESSING Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast and early time off on friday

    Cons

    Company politics are common, poor leader management and guidance.If they don't need you, they will just ask you to leave. No job security to mention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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