Kantar
3.0 of 5 21 reviews
www.kantar.com London, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Kantar Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.0 21 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Kantar CEO Sharon Potter

Sharon Potter

(4 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good upward mobility at Kantar

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Migration to shared services = a very badly lead disaster.

    Senior IT Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementLet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My interesting time with Kantar

    Operations Manager (Former Employee)
    Holland, OH

    ProsGood 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

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementBetter change management and better compensation. Provide training that prepares employee for their role

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enriching Experience at the cost of my own time!

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExposure to global projects and client facing.

    ConsUnder 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 Senior ManagementGo through people's resumes before you manage them!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat People who care about you

    ConsNo bonuses - compensation is not comparable to any other employer

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to Work

    Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Hull, England (UK)

    ProsThey offer a good salary and shares to contracted staff

    ConsFew sites in the UK

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Highly Political, Insecure, Paranoid Sr. Management

    Confidential (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

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

    ConsOf 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 Senior ManagementGive 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good for salary

    Technical Lead (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    Prosgood people around, and extra curricular activities and trainings.

    Consin this company growth is slow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just awful

    Telephone Interviewer (Former Employee)
    Hull, England (UK)

    ProsNot a lot really, chocolate milk, getting payed.

    ConsUnhelpful supervisors, had one shift off through illness in sixth months and they moaned like hell, awful training, bad facilities, just generally horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training, your asked after your training how good it is but its only when you start you realise how little you know.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience working under an inspiring leadership.

    Project Quality Manager (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsObjective driven company, employee sat is high.

    ConsNeeds to work towards a Projectized environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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