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Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
31 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 (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 (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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    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 (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
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    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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    Fine place to learn new things but difficult to work after 3-4 years

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Accountability , Ownership, Friendly staff, Fun at work

    Cons

    No career growth, Managers Monopoly, no value to hard work...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Deputy Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Deputy Project Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Deputy Project Manager in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good culture, very adaptive environment

    Cons

    scope for growth and learning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    I demonstrate technologies like SQL, VBA and MS Office.

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

    I have been working at Kantar

    Pros

    Working with Fast paced and collaborative teams and across US, UK and APAC clients is so much fun to work.

    Cons

    I would like to learn the steps towards market Research for which there is a least chance of peeping out of the windows from my current role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Client management and project management including scheduling

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Tokyo (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Challenging and Fun. The colleagues are all very intelligent and easy to work with

    Cons

    extremely busy. Many days a week, we stay at the office till the last trains or take cab returning home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice as he's been great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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