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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  

    Impressive company name and legacy, but poor work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    It goes without saying that Ipsos is one of the most well-known and respected companies in the MR industry.

    Cons

    No creativity, no feeling of camaraderie, no effort to innovate or be creative, and no real opportunities to move up quickly

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Think carefully before working here

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    • Senior Management
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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

    There are many very smart, very experienced researchers here.

    Cons

    -Extremely long days - quite a few people work 50-65 hour weeks.
    -Very limited support. There are not enough junior people to get work done.
    -The pay is very low, they make you feel like you should be grateful that you have a job.
    -Bonuses are almost unheard of - it doesn't matter how hard you work.
    -This is not a family friendly company.
    -There are VERY FEW women who have senior positions - it is definitely a boys club and you have to be able to play office politics to get ahead.
    -Hard work is not recognized or rewarded.
    -Terrible management.
    -In order to get your studies done you have to work with IIS (Ipsos Interactive Services) but both sides are battling for bottom line. The company could launch studies for much less if they used outside vendors.
    -Not able to work from home.
    -No flexibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Project Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Well recognized parent company name.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership continuously turns over. Policies change rapidly with little to no understanding. Very long hours and stress level with little to no support from management. Review process is extremely long and has taken 3+ months in past years. Salaries are low and do not compensate properly for the work that is being carried out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees! Provide them with additional team support. Address the extensive turnover that is constant. Learn from current employees why so many are unhappy!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    The place where careers die.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Pros

    Exposure to various clients.

    Cons

    Poor management who hold people back from applying creative solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop overworking your people expecting 60+ hours and weekends. Your business is your talent and if they are all gone you have no business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Big and cumbersome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Treat employees well, good pay

    Cons

    Long hours as standard, dull culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at how younger, newer companies work. Ipsos is outdated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Motivated for change along with our clients

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Relaxed environment, limited promotion potential depending on department

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, medium pace of business day; generally good coworkers; interesting work in some departments; work from home available in many areas.

    Cons

    Technology lags in many areas; promotion potential depends on department but is limited in many places; upper management tends to do things their own way and does not give sufficient responsibility down the chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow lower level managers more flexibility to take care of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of red tape, stagnant role

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Job security, good people, sane hours.

    Cons

    Small raises, hard to come by promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your people do good, reward them. Otherwise you will keep loosing people at a high rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sad end to Synovate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie among the rank and file; "we're all in this together" mentality...at least until we can figure out how to move on to something better.

    Cons

    Coming from the promising and increasingly global Synovate, where at least an effort was made to develop connections across geographies and business units, Ipsos' completely siloed approach/mentality was a big letdown. Not to mention the staff cuts resulting from its acquisition of Synovate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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