TransUnion
2.8 of 5 143 reviews
www.transunion.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 5, 2014

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Jim Peck

(39 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They have good policies and management in place to support work/life balance"
    in 15 reviews
  • "They pay and benefits are satisfactory (not great mind you)"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-Life balance exists, but is not the strongest the Chicago area"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Too much red tape to get anything done"
    in 8 reviews
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    Friendly and Professional Workplace

    Software Developer Intern (Current Employee)
    Burlington, ON (Canada)

    ProsCompany has many social activities for engagement from quarterly business Town Hall meetings to monthly summer BBQ's. Leadership is approachable and can tap anybody to share knowledge. Employees have telecommuting opportunity. Flexible working hours.

    ConsThe hot chocolate in the Star Bucks machine is often out. On the serious side, it is difficult to plan team meetings due to how busy most individuals are with their own departments..

    Advice to Senior ManagementExcellent opportunity for internship and experience a growing company that has their employees welfare at mind. Many employees have been here many years due to benefits and workplace atmosphere.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent people with tremendous passion for work

    Consreporting interferes with the ability to do real work.

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

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    Great place to work...I love it here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsCompany committed to growth and success
    Great work/life balance
    Friendly, supportive office environment
    Good compensation and benefits
    Downtown location, near public transportation
    Free, recently-remodeled fitness facility
    Frequent fun, team-building events (holiday parties, volunteer opportunities, picnics, etc.)

    ConsTransUnion is a large organization, with diverse lines of business that operates in multiple locations. Because of this, it can be challenging for the average employee to understand the "big picture" and efforts can be siloed. This is not unique to TransUnion, but rather something that occurs at most big companies.

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

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    Progress, not perfection.

    Director (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsWe are growing, evolving, becoming something more

    ConsWe are growing, evolving, becoming something more

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to management- endure.
    We are growing. They call it "growing pains" for a reason. Growth is painful. But it is also how we learn. It is a catalyst for change. And change is what we want. To be better, stronger, more dynamic, more innovative, more collaborative, more involved. This is bound to make people uncomfortable because human nature is to resist change. So I say, endure. Keep going.

    People come to work because they need to make money. But they want that money so they have the FREEDOM to do what they want in life- pursue their dreams, go on vacation, send their kids to college, open a hobby business, pay for needed healthcare to save a life. Money gives us the freedom to do those things. Not everyone is independently wealthy, so credit in essence provides that freedom. Transunion and its peers are the William Wallace, the Braveheart, of our world. Giving people the freedom to pursue their dreams.

    Jim Peck inherited a company that had sustained 5 years of constant change. He was left with a diamond in the rough and a company of associates who had been doing more with less for far too long. We have had 3 different owners in 5 years, changes in executive leadership, dealing with a difficult economy, major changes in government regulations. He came in and said "here is what I can improve and change NOW". Then looked at a long term plan of what we can change in the future. This takes time. Effort. Some fumbles and long nights but ultimately we are heading in the right direction.

    Michael Jordan said it best "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

    We can't be afraid to try to be something better, something more, than what we are today. We have a leader who wants to take us there and isn't afraid if we fall down on the journey. Just get back up, learn from it, and keep going. For this first time, in a long time, I feel like I am part of something great. Not something that will save the world, but something that will change the world and leave it a better place.

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

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    Getting better every day

    Associate Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe new leadership team including the direction of the technology and infrastructure are making some great changes. I am starting to feel excited about the possibilities for the company and my personal job growth.

    ConsThe old legacy processes, thinking and people who just don’t want to change. Come on now, either get on board or get off the bus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to review salary levels to ensure they are competitive and consider bonus structures.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very friendly place that cares about its employees.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsPaid outside training, great benefits, fair salaries.

    ConsSometimes can be very bureaucratic, as the company is very large.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Java Developer (Current Employee)

    Prosthe work enviroment, professionlism, and the amount of experience I gained at transunion is fantastic and very unique. pepole over there were very helpful

    Consthere is no downsides at all in transunion LLC company at chicago. Work over there is so exciting and intersting

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice for the management of Transunion. the management of transunion is soo good and I really enjoyed the work over there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    TU is a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsTU is very committed to work-life-family balance and they have programs that support that (flex-time, part-time, work-at-home opportunities); every department provides many training opportunities for associates, not only in areas directly ties to their current positions, but related to their short and long term career goals; they have a great selection of health benefits with low employee premiums; they're located right across from Union Station for an easy downtown commute; they employ a casual dress code

    ConsSalaries not has high as other companies (but benefits may outweigh salary difference); employee job satisfaction varies among departments, depending on management team

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many internal realignments - they make sense, but employees are left with no sense of permanence or belonging to any given team or manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience!

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsRelaxed workplace gives me plenty of time to get things done and feel comfortable asking for more responsibilities. Open environment makes it easy to meet others in my department

    ConsLimited time working with others--mostly on the computer with "busy work." Few exciting opportunities or projects. Only intern in my department doesn't allow me to meet others

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is working on intern housing, which would be great! General overview of what interns can be responsible for could help all departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best Intern Programs

    USIS Data Strategy Intern (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros- Great learning environment.
    - Friendly coworkers
    - Forward management

    Cons- Rapidly growing so changes are constant and you have to roll with them.

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

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