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Ipsos Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
321 Reviews
3.1
321 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. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    siloed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    coworkers were great. I learned new skills within the team, but never able to share or collaborate across business units.

    Cons

    Little communication with outside teams. Work was micro-managed.

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

    Great people, demanding atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Manager in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Research Manager in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Employees are sharp and good people, salary and benefits are competitive, company parties are really fun

    Cons

    Demanding work (but this maybe due to the time), constant change in organizational structure, and no direct career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find an org model that works and stick with it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities; job recognition

    Cons

    Bad business decisions from top management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laser Print Operator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Laser Print Operator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package to choose from

    Cons

    Keep Associates abreast of changes that could affect their future.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Can telecommute at times
    Summer Hours
    Free b-fast Friday's

    Cons

    It's all about "who you know" to move ahead or avoid layoff's
    No career path, offer no tools to advance career
    Work-life balance
    Low pay - low raises (if you even get a raise, but be sure that upper mgmt will do what it takes to get their bonuses)
    Only care about bottom $$$ and not the quality of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be concerned as to why clients are jumping ship! You keep letting the great talent you have/had go! Time to get rid of the redundancy and get rid of the dead weight rather than the talented folks that keep either leaving or getting laid off. Upper mgmt there is terrible!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Interviewer in Fresno, CA

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

    Pros

    None. This place is so depressing I honestly have nothing good to say about them. They are a shady company that treats employees horribly. I started with Synovate which was ok but when Ipsos took over it all deteriorated. Horible, demoralizing unappreciative. Should I go on?

    Cons

    Everything! Low pay, harassment, bad employee reviews so they don't have to pay bonuses, treat employees like slave labor, takes employee's whole paycheck, force sick people to come back from leave early, no incentive to work just constant putdowns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your Fresno Office, and your HR department in Canada. Learn United States and California labor laws and treat your employees like people not cattle. Also stop forcing interviewers to harass respondents. Better yet sell back to Synovate!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs some cultural adjustments

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    Former Employee - Office Manager
    Former Employee - Office Manager

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

    Pros

    The company also has offices in 65+ countries, so there is a lot of opportunity for travel and growth.

    Cons

    The culture at Ipsos is very out dated. Think stuffy 90's corporate office with little to no flair. The company does not make their employees feel valued or cared about. This day in age, with companies like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, the lack of excitement in the culture is only personified in the overall work environment. Their offices are not fun, inventive, or dynamic. Everyone works 9-5, sits at their desks for lunch, and live lackluster working lives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees that you value them and give your culture a face lift. It's 2013, not 1996.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    If you are looking to get ahead at any cost this could be the place for you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, able to work from home, about 12 holidays off a year, business casual work environment

    Cons

    The number of hours you must work each week to keep up with the work load. Sometimes the women you work with can be passive-aggressive to get themselves ahead. Rarely is the bad behavior checked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone works hard and all should be acknowledged for their hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Deteriorating environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits as well as great team of people to work with.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance, lack of career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer career growth and better work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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