Kantar Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
24 Reviews

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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Kantar

    Pros

    Great People who care about you

    Cons

    No bonuses - compensation is not comparable to any other employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
  2.  

    Work unlimited hours and no appreciation.

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    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer  in  Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Kantar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity..people are very friendly but upper management needs big improvement.

    Cons

    - very long hours
    - unprofessional
    - minimum wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share your wealth with the people who actually do all the work for them.. be more open minded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good upward mobility at Kantar

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Kantar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job afforded me the opportunity to manage engagements early in my time at the company. They also offered plenty of resources in the form of primary research.

    Cons

    The job had a lot of autonomy, but at times, it felt a little too unstructured. Since it's so decentralized, it can be difficult to navigate the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Migration to shared services = a very badly lead disaster.

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Kantar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's part of Kantar, a global market research company. There are still some good people around.

    Cons

    The top level leadership has been systematically purging staff with tenure and if replacing them with cheap overseas labor. Blaming the workforce instead of management incompetence and bad planning. Trying to paper over the cracks and make it sound a great place to work. It's not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the senior leaders take the blame for complete lack of progress and flip-flopping priorities. Don't allow people with no management skills to implement TRIM scores so that they can fire anyone in the negative quadrant, rather than actually attempting to turn around staff morale from an all time low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    My interesting time with Kantar

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager  in  Holland, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Holland, OH

    I worked at Kantar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Experience overall and you will definitely be put to work. Say goodbye to anything like a social life. Different problems on a regular basis so everyday ostensibly different

    Cons

    No work/life balance and compensation isn't equal to amount of responsibility.Not a lot of twchnology utilized, lack of training that prepares you for your role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better change management and better compensation. Provide training that prepares employee for their role

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Enriching Experience at the cost of my own time!

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Kantar

    Pros

    Exposure to global projects and client facing.

    Cons

    Under qualified senior management! Seniors have minimal education and so do some of the staff. Qualifications, experience are hardly considered - its not what you know but who you know!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go through people's resumes before you manage them!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great job but motivation fades quickly...

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

    I worked at Kantar part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working for Kantar gave me the flexibility to continue my Masters Degree whilst also having the time to further my writing career (the long train journey into their westgate office gave me hours of writing time!) in the form of a job that could be broken down into just 3 1/2 hour shifts a day if needed. The supervisors were generally friendly and the place felt fairly relaxed.

    Cons

    There's a great amount of autonomy with this job; there aren't that many surveys being done, so you're usually saying the same thing over and over for months on end. It's fairly easy to maintain a good work/life balance if you can look at your day in a different way. I can't say anything about promotions as I never went for/got one - I did apply for a Graduate scheme but wasn't even invited for an interview - so I'll leave that there. Time off was easy enough, but you don't get paid!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only comment to make would be to their policy of continually revolving their workforce; they're constantly hiring new interviewers and letting their older hands fall to the wayside - a little loyalty to your current staff would be a good idea! Also, consider giving the staff you a;ready have an interview for Graduate Schemes - they've already proven their loyalty and know the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One Team

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Kantar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A Great place to work.

    Cons

    Lesser opportunities considering further growth in building once career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance and awesome training team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to Work

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Hull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Hull, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kantar full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They offer a good salary and shares to contracted staff

    Cons

    Few sites in the UK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new equipment in the Hull Office, always get hand me down, lights are too bright and no air con

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Highly Political, Insecure, Paranoid Sr. Management

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    Former Employee - Confidential  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Confidential in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Kantar full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people over in Hyderabad off shore center are good, friendly and really work hard to bring out the best.

    Cons

    Of late the environment here has been too political with Sr. Management from London trying to drive a wedge within the local leadership team due to their own insecurity and paranoia about the good work being done in Hyderabad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give autonomy to the local center and don't try to control everything from London. Try to put in people at Sr. Leadership position who are mature, balanced and who can a look at an issue from 360Degree view and not those paranoid people who are even afraid of their own shadow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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