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dunnhumby Reviews in Cincinnati, OH

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
123 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, good visibility in the projects, good work culture (in 35 reviews)

  • Great culture, good 'work life' balance, very little of the corporate politics and decent work (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Appears to be lack of solid vision from senior management as evident from constant reshuffle (in 12 reviews)

  • although the company does promote good work life balance hours can be long (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A very mixed bag of positive and negative experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at dunnhumby full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company can be a rewarding place to work with regard to life/work balance, benefits and resume visibility. Grade 7 managers seem to be very open and transparent; the abilities of managers declines quickly at grade 5 and below. Perks include social activities, on-site gyms, generous vacation structure, opportunities to volunteer locally and ability to work offsite.

    Cons

    There is a propensity to value youth over experience.
    Many mid to upper level managers (grades 4 to 6) are not trained as managers, and it is quite apparent.
    No redress for issues with a very unhelpful and unprofessional HR department.
    Some managers known for bullying, intimidation and lack of respect for employees are free to continue these practices.
    Too much "forced" conviviality and partying; pay more attention to work and deliverables.
    Difficult and unequal promotion processes.
    constantly reduced personal workspace (communal, open plan fosters collaboration but makes concentration difficult, privacy impossible and personal space non-existent.
    Very noticeable cliques of senior managers with tenure over 7 years (USA in particular); if you're not on the inside, you never will be.
    Dismissals can be indiscriminate, and no redress is possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stricter reviews and oversight of managers (particularly grade 4 and 5)
    more training of managers and better on boarding for new hires
    make HR responsive and more confidential
    stop the emphasis on alcohol consumption (even in jest, drinking to excess IS a common theme, and encouraged)
    too many meetings, team-building and "innovation" days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship for students interested in business and technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at dunnhumby as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people here are passionate about what they do and are willing to help with whatever problems you may face.
    The work is interesting, projects have substantial impact on dunnhumby's business operations and interns are usually given the opportunity to engage in creative thinking and shaping the direction of projects.
    Work-life balance is great, and the people are just as engaged socially as they are at work.

    Cons

    It's an entrepreneurial company with innovative roots, and sometimes it can seem like they're too big for their shoes. Growing pains of entering new markets and diving into new technologies don't seem to affect us interns now, but the employee retention issues that are associated with the changes may leave the talent profile looking quite different in the coming years. There are a lot of subject matter experts, who can leave projects in the dark if they switch teams or leave the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity of the talent pool, especially in computer science and more technical disciplines, is going to be crucial for dunnhumby's future as they expand into the use of new technologies and products.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Open and collaborative atmosphere with friendly and personable employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at dunnhumby as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The layout and feel of the work environment itself is very friendly and inviting. The fact that all employees, regardless of job title or status, work in the same space and aren't separated by elaborate offices really makes me feel like I matter and am an important asset to the company. The events outside of the workday that the company sponsors are enjoyable and allow for increased social interaction.

    Cons

    My internship position was create more quickly than those that are a part of the Internship Program. Because of this my workload was sometimes very light and I feel I could have been challenged more at times.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, but no one is minding the store.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at dunnhumby full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, management really involved in promoting and maintaining the postive culture.

    Cons

    Still operates like a start-up. Lots of redundancy, cobbled together processes and systems, silos and overlap. Still trying to find their way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a head of operations and start being more strategic in your business processes and systems implementation. Stop letting each siloed area operate as its own business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at dunnhumby full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good vacation time, on site gym, good people.

    Cons

    Management usually does not have experience managing people therefore does not have the ability to grow there team as they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more concerned about what is really going on and not what the ratings are. They seem more concerned about where they will finish in the Great Places to Work survey and not actually working on the issues at hand. It is a very superficial company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Very open collaborative environment. Everyone is very approachable, honest, and trustworthy. I never have a problem expressing my opinion.

    Cons

    Growing very fast. Many employees move teams quickly, which is good for career development, but results in teams that lack depth of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match employees to positions based more on specific skills for the job. Involve managers more in the placement process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Best place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at dunnhumby full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid-back atmosphere, intelligent and talented peers, flat hierarchy, benefits

    Cons

    In order to meet the minimum requirement for this field, I am writing a sentance to say there are no cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Top internship program: great work experience & fun company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Line Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Client Line Intern in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at dunnhumby as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong company culture: quirky, fun and extremely intelligent people
    Great work-life balance: focus on working smarter rather than working longer (company has an on-site gym with workout classes that you can sign up for during the workday!)
    Growing company: rapid growth in industry expertise, building a new headquarters in Cincinnati and expanding globally
    Innovative, start-up environment: as interns, we not only had interesting and relevant projects with a real impact on the business, but also engaged with senior management on community-service projects. dunnhumby is a company which truly cares about its employees and clients.

    Cons

    Low brand recognition: not a lot of people are familiar with dunnhumby outside of the marketing world, but this is improving as the company continues to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide an innovative, entrepreneurial environment as the company continues to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Can be great, depending...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at dunnhumby full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of talented, enthusiastic people - in certain areas
    Excellent vacation benefit
    Good pay
    Bonus and 401K match are good
    A lot of "community" feeling

    Cons

    Very youth and energy focused, can be hard to "swim" there if you're not an energetic extrovert
    Everything, and I mean everything is a committee effort.
    Often more importance placed on image, politics, and perception than actually getting things done.
    Very "wild west", process-wise. They manage to work hard enough to make up for it much of the time, but it's not a sustainable model.
    Health benefits are geared toward young people with no health issues. Can be expensive otherwise.
    Management style - and employee experience - can vary widely depending on what part of the business you're in.
    Being good at what you do is not sufficient for success there. You must also be able to negotiate the social and political maze.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic and critical about whom you're hiring, and whether they will fit in, culturally.
    Walk the walk of committing to quality.
    Don't rely on energy and enthusiasm to keep things rolling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to start your career and get broad exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at dunnhumby full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Great Exposure
    Fun Company Events
    Good Coworkers
    Great career opportunities
    Exposure to upper level management internally and externally

    Cons

    Promotion Process
    Lack of formal benefits and procedures across markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on promotion process and standardizing pay and benefits across markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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