Kantar Group

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Kantar Group Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
10 Reviews
3.4
10 Reviews
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Eric Salama
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  1.  

    A place to discover abilities and talents.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at Kantar Group

    Pros

    The flexibility of schedules, online accessibility.

    Cons

    Differences between departments and the lack of follow through when it comes to work rules and requirements. If something is a rule or in the code of conduct, it should be followed, by everyone. No deviation from the rules on a regular basis or just because of social affiliations outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should facilitate good rapport with other staff. Whether someone is salary or hourly should not matter the type of consideration and/or treatment they receive. The moral is sometimes low because of issues of favoritism, and other than that, Kantar is a seemingly great place to work. And they seem to care about the well being of their business partners and clients, as well as the health and well being of their staff and employees too.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company in Transition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Kantar Group

    Pros

    This growing company felt like a large family, with all the positives and negatives that come with such a relationship.

    Cons

    Persons who had not been with the original company may have had a hard time settling in, and might have been victim of gossip or assumption.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe the company is improving its "boys' club" behaviors and expanding opportunities. Expect lots of good things to come from this group.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Quality growth firm w/ generally solid management & client base, competitive environment, excellent unrealized potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Kantar Group

    Pros

    Intellectually satisfying environment with superior clients and resources demanding world-class work with an emphasis on impactful relevance, market leadership and continuous growth

    Cons

    WPP's short-term financial orientation drives out risk taking, real innovation and respect for the individual, especially if someone is not client-facing or deemed to be mission critical, even if facts indicate otherwise; internal investing takes a back seat too often to risky acquisitions; the people development part of the Kantar equation needs help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To become one of the great global services businesses of the 21st Century and beat Nielsen, Ipsos, gFk, Synnovate, comScore and the others coming out of this business cycle, slow down the acquisition pace and work harder on investing internally, especially in people and new offerings.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Internationla Press Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Internationla Press Editor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Kantar Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Permanent position, quick hiring process, clear training/inductions.

    Cons

    In my case, it was a part time position only. Desks were shared overnight with another company. The person at my desk would not leave on time in the morning making me late to start my work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can't give much advice since I didn't work here very long. I thought it was a comfortable place to work and management were very friendly. There did seem to be a bit of a divide in terms of the age of people. So it wasn't a very thrilling/exciting environmen to work in. Colleagues did not appear to like to speak, so perhaps some team building or internal communication building?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Junior Research Executive - Kantar Group. Sounds promising but fails to meet expectations created in interview.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Juniot Research Executive in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Juniot Research Executive in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at Kantar Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best reason to apply for this programme - exposure to three very different insight agencies namely Added Value, TNS and Millward Brown.

    Cons

    The programme lacks a framework for growth and development for new hires - this is concerning for any young marketer starting out. Work-life balance tends to skew towards a 'work-work balance'. The programme as a whole is too long (two years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE implement a structured approach to learning.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good work culture...good rewarding system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Research/HEOR in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Market Research/HEOR in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good recognition of work....good work culture....good career growth

    Cons

    Loads of work..multiple projects....at times work life balance is poor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Management Executive in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Management Executive in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    You feel empowered, they value your opinion and good work ethic and culture in Bangalore office

    Cons

    If you choose Market Research as your career, there are plenty of ways and means that prevails in the industry to do various analysis, where in Millward Brown offers its services only in certain areas of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can have the passport program even for project management team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A very unpleasant experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Director, Millward Brown in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Account Director, Millward Brown in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at Kantar Group

    Pros

    Body knowledge created is quite impressive; very good avenues of training & development

    Cons

    - Client handling skills of senior management is pathetic
    - Employee handling skills of senior management is equally pathetic
    - Senior management needs to be transparent and fair towards one and all
    - Millward Brown has no field support of its own. There is huge amount of corruption because of this

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to expand your remit and find your feet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kantar Group

    Pros

    You have the freedom to step outside of you existing role and develop tool/ideas to enhance your team/dept

    Cons

    Financial rewards are poor and so is colleague recognition, but these are sacrificed in lieu of greater freedom to develop your skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your staff more and try to understand what motivates them, they need something to bring them together as a team

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Bonne expérience, enrichissante, mais beaucoup reste à faire. Good and rich experience but many things that need to be done

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stagiaire in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Stagiaire in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Kantar Group

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Kantar étant le numéro 2 de la recherche Marketing dans le monde, ils ont un très bon réseau, et les employés travaillant là se montrent disponibles pour la plupart.

    Kantar being the number 2 Marketing Research group thoughout the world, the network is great and the people working there remain accessible for the most.

    Cons

    Il y a beaucoup de compétition entre les opcos, donc la communication pour le développement transversal d'affaires peut être dure. La recherche en marketing est un sujet très très sec.

    There is still a competition between opcos so communication an trans-unit business development can be harsh. Marketing research is very very dry...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Une meilleure reconnaissance des employés, et essayer de promouvoir quelque chose de plus qu'un groupe sans âme et creux, ce qui est exactement ce que Salama est en train d'essayer de faire.

    Better recognition towards employees and try to promote something more than just a soul-less and hollow group, which is exactly what Salama is trying to do.

    Approves of CEO

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