Kantar Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great perks and flexibility of working from home

    Cons

    More structure with training and policies

    Advice to Management

    Great management


  2. Helpful (1)

    disgraceful company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None, nothing matters except the management

    Cons

    Messy management, liars for managers

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends that are not qualified to hold management roles


  3. Relaxed atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth, relaxed atmosphere, great health benefits, young and energetic environment

    Cons

    Convoluted leadership hierarchy, many legacy systems


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  5. Good pay and part-time opportunity for a student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexible hours and decent pay rate made it a good choice for a part-time student. The Company provided thorough training. All in all it is a positive experience employment-wise!

    Cons

    I cannot think of a Con to provide as help to a jobhunter.

    Advice to Management

    Give HR an Assistant


  6. Organizational disaster

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were the best part about working at this company

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they're doing my group was reorg four times in the six years so I was there

    Advice to Management

    Take some stock in your employees and stop focusing only on the bottom line which is what's in it for you


  7. Helpful (1)

    Work unlimited hours and no appreciation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Good upward mobility at Kantar

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  10. My interesting time with Kantar

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Holland, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Holland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Enriching Experience at the cost of my own time!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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



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