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Ipsos Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
336 Reviews
3.1
336 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.  

    Great opportunity to earn money and experience

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    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer/Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer/Researcher in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Good pay
    great people
    flexible working hours
    great atmosphere
    good supervisors

    Cons

    the way work is allocated you can be without work for a while so that's not too great when you are relying on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Researcher coder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow on the Hill, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow on the Hill, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Excellent team included the management

    Cons

    I was just involved in data collection not analysis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great team; learning opportunities; fun and friendly work environment; great people

    Cons

    heavy work load; lots of processes which can be stifling; chain of command can be draining as everything needs to be signed off and checked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern in Market Research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamburg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Chilled work environment, no hard pressure

    Cons

    Unprofessionality, low wages, lack of content of the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more high-profile personel and improve quality of service delivery

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    People respect you and your work

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Ipsos part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Consultant treat the part-timers with equal respect
    Even part-timers are assigned with real work to do and think

    Cons

    There is little communication between colleagues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Processing images and videos.

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    Former Employee - Media Processor in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Media Processor in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - corporate
    - able to transfer to different entities/countries
    - friendly people
    - a good company if you're a student

    Cons

    -poor salary, at least for the Media Processing department
    - poor raise
    - no continuity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sort-sighted, lack of vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Some talented and smart co-workers, flexible work schedules and ability to work at home.

    Cons

    Attempts to homogenize the staff leave no room for diversity - if you aren't like everybody else, they don't want you. Too much work with too little staff, no work-life balance. As an organization, more reactive than proactive and positively consumed with drive for revenue at the expense of everything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make good on your claim that "people are our best asset" and treat them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Human

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    - Really balanced work/life and very respectful
    - Projects for big clients are really challenging
    - They are really interested in the happiness of their employee

    Cons

    - They're not very open for new ideas and suggestions because of the complicated structure of the organisation
    - Average compensation and it takes really long time to advance in your career
    - Best practices and methodologies are often not shared across countries, so you don't always have the chance to learn new things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should rethink the structure of the company, it seems Ipsos is stuck in an old vision of a big company. It should be more felxible ready to share knowledge across countries, and ask for suggestions more frequently to his employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ipsos - Good for fast tracking if your are a junior

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    Former Employee - Management in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Management in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to all research types and advanced solutions, reputable with clients, strong financial procedures, excellent enterprise MIS system, in business with all major clients and sectors. A great company to fast track your research career with overseas marketability. Colleagues are professional, smart across all levels and hard working. Global support for KAMs and sector is great. The IPSOS training on-line training center is a gem.

    Cons

    Financials count very much, especially in the current difficult economic climate.. expect incredible pressure to secure fast wins ....no long term view in building practices if the AOT is not secured fast enough in the short term (conflicting development criteria??)..inflexible set up for cross business unit resource utilisation....Work life balance could be bettered monitored by HR and Performance appraisal system could be more effective. ...Unnamed senior management but critical to the country unit requires more empathy....reduce your micro management and transition to more empowerment ( this is how employees worked for many years with previous mngt)..... foreign nationals seeking leadership employment portions at Ipsos Russia are highly advised to have acquired basic Russian before applying to this organization .... .....and to wait at least till 2016 when new way policy changes have been rolled out and working. ( please read on Ipsos home page about new way rollout).....no benefits except medical which non Russians need to pay separately bc they are not on the co. Social ins. Scheme...no transparent disclosure of bonus scheme....most staff do not know their grade including many seniors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the very top mngt....Take care of your culture that was built over many years and look around at the great talent you still have on hand and give staff the pat on the back they deserve when doing a great job...., be genuine if you understand the importance of this....people pick up fake feedback fast and lies will set you back a lot ( again staff will go though great lengths to cross check to confirm reality and the truth ) .....go around and see and speak to your employees...showcase a more relaxed and fun demeanor ....if you are in for the short term to address your financials at any cost, you are doing very well, BUT know that most of your senior level employee engagement is low and that the great talent that left in 2014 maybe just the tip of the ice berg of defections with the constant deterioration of internal equity...the internal slow deterioration of the employee engagement will inevitably leak out to the market....many employees state that the organization in 2014 is not the organization they knew for many years up until end of 2013....the above disclosure is 100% truth and nothing but the truth and I dedicate this to my outstanding colleagues I leave behind, many who are exhausted mentally and some seriously over worked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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