Ipsos Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Long time employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Pros

    Entrepreneurship is core to the business.

    Cons

    The organizational strategy is lacking in places, leading to a diluted message to the market.

  2. Bureaucratic and slow, but a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Culver City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I have a great manager and team that support my development, I get challenging career opportunities, and I love the work environment.

    Cons

    Upper management and the company as a whole is very slow and bureaucratic, so it can take time for change to be enacted.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Ipsos has some very smart people, but it is a poorly run company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Culver City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is relaxed in the Culver City office, which is really nice. Also, the people who work at Ipsos are really nice.

    Cons

    Management has decided that having different silos within the company that do not talk to each other and compete for clients is a good thing. Also, IT has revenue goals. Why would an IT department have revenue goals?

    Advice to Management

    Instead of saying that different groups within Ipsos should cooperate, change the incentive structure of the company so that they actually do.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A lot of very smart people who care immensely about client relationships; very bottom line focused.

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

    I worked at Ipsos

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a global firm research firm the company can execute research across almost any markets a client is in. A leader in key areas of specialization. Opportunity to move within organization, domestically and abroad. Strong team approach to enable mentoring, learning, optimal client delivery.

    Cons

    Overly bottom line driven which can result in under-staffing and very (too) long work hours.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great people but the focus on sales has gotten out of control

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

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Less focus on sales, more focus on the people and how to retain them.

  7. Sort-sighted, lack of vision

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Going downhill the past few years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, hard working people; lots of career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of visionary senior managers and strategic leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people - their needs, what will make their lives easier. Their skills and productivity are the key to every dollar of revenue you make as a client service organization so help make it easier for them to do their jobs.

  9. Helpful (1)

    SVP

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work load, consistency of accounts to manage, involved in decision making, and independence

    Cons

    Ceiling hits at SVP, slow upward mobility, lack of added fringe benefits from VP to SVP

    Advice to Management

    Make SVP a slightly more special and appreciated role with some fringe benefits

  10. Helpful (1)

    An interesting and rewarding contract position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Current Contractor - Regional Coordinator in Manchester, NH
    Current Contractor - Regional Coordinator in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at Ipsos as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interaction was facilitated through email, phone, and Hipchat. For the most part, the people I worked with were professional. Suggestions based on my expertise were incorporated into the project.

    Cons

    A few last minute additions to the upper level administrative hierarchy were very ineffective. They had some experience in earlier projects but it did not translate to the current project. They never did get up to speed. Also, In some instances communication broke down with the lack of response.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in people with expertise early in the project.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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