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dunnhumby Reviews in London, England

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.4 27 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

dunnhumby Chief Executive Simon Hay

Simon Hay

(22 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • employee friendly good benefits easy working hours good work life balance(in 32 reviews)

  • Dunnhumby India has a great culture that you could be proud of(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Appears to be lack of solid vision from senior management as evident from constant reshuffle(in 9 reviews)

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

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    Project Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsLoved the buzz, energy and drive. There's a lot going on all the time.
    - Good pay
    - Good benefits especially early finish fridays

    ConsThough dh believe in good work life balance, I personally felt overloaded though that's probably more down to learning curve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood senior management with bright ideas.

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

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    Great culture, with lots of opportunities

    Client Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsEmployees are treated well, with great benefits, and the work is interesting and market leading. dunnhumby is particularly good for technically focussed people. International opportunities in growing markets for those with ability. And a real 9 to 5.30 role with next to no overtime!

    ConsIn the non-technical teams, the client focussed work quickly becomes repetitive and the UK business is constrained by Tesco's inability to change. High turnover of junior colleagues because of this

    Advice to Senior ManagementClearer promotions and more transparent salaries are needed. But even these won't prevent loss of people if the work isn't strategic and engaging!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to be!

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsForward thinking in terms of technology
    Great atmosphere and colleagues
    They value good employees

    ConsLarge number of middle managers / stakeholders make processes slow
    Technology / ways of working outdated
    There is a dunnhumby way of doing things mostly driven by senior managers having been at dunnhumby since day 1. They know a lot about dunnhumby but little about the outside world.

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

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    Open and engaging and with a genuine interest in who I am as well as what I can bring to the company

    Client Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsVery social environment with a real passion about the people they employ. This company wants employees to really enjoy their time here and they welcome people who are ambitious and value their experience.

    ConsLack of progression opportunities. To be promoted you have to wait for someone to leave to replace them or you are forced to move to another team.

    Salary scales are vastly different with a number of employees earning more than people who are at higher levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop structured career plans that do not require a space becoming available for a junior member to step up to. It is disheartening to work towards a promotion but to not get it ultimately because there is no resource available to award it to you.

    Some managers are put into their roles with insufficient experience or training and are allowed to poorly manage teams endlessly. Develop consistent benchmarking for management to eradicate this significant issue.

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

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    Overall a good company to work for. Relaxed work environment and great work-life balance. But really challenging

    Product Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWork-life balance, lots of fun events, great pub night outs, softball team which does well every year, massive parties and great social environment

    ConsNot really a challenging work environment, a funny mix of consulting with operational marketing roles, highly glorified job designations which will not really get you far outside the company, slightly political organisation with glass ceilings everywhere

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsidering operational efficiencies and realise who are the strongest workers. De-couple personal relationships while considering promotions and think like a global company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, but some of the technology, platform & project decisions are strategically ill-considered.

    Product Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe people are fantastic, with some great energy and fast-paced momentum. Work-life balance is nicer than many London employers, and management do mostly treat the staff well. Office areas are nice & modern. They do pay very well, and it isn't particularly difficult to succeed apropos the long-term staff.

    ConsThey're attempting to foster innovation and be cutting edge, but some key senior management decisions around their data platforms & products are (imho), somewhat ill-informed and poorly equipped for the new 'big data' era. They're focused on maintaining their existing customer base, with their mostly minor ad-hoc demands rather than making game-changing plays. Some long-term entrenched staff are perhaps holding things back due to their lack of wider, start-up/competitor experiences. These people have often started as graduates with dunnhumby, and haven't gone anywhere else in their 8-10+ years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that product decisions are being made to enhance a long-term strategic vision, not merely short-term customer demand. If current direction continues, then I suspect there will be strategic product deficit in the years to come, inhibiting ability to compete against smaller, more agile data analytics firms.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Deep capabilities, but unstructured organisation in silos, managers clearly under expectations

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsNice offices and atmosphere. Deep capabilities and powerful tools if used on the right way.

    ConsUnstructured organisation, in silos, poor team communication, poor career evolution for the army of analysts working there. Very disappointed by the quality of services and deliverables provided to the client. Managers clearly under expectations concerning the expertise, and their ability to manage a team in a project mode.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe innovative, creative, honest with your team and with your clients. Respect your values, be collaborative and passionate by your job.

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

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    positive learning experience

    Client Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsVery strong culture and work ethic. Very bright people to work with. Strong training and education opportunities. Interesting exposure to marketing, big data and analytics.

    Conslocation is pretty awful. You need to want to work in loyalty. The salary offered is average at best (competitor Aimia pay 20% more). Benefits package is good.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you're doing. all the important things are in order. Work hard to maintain the strong culture.

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

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    Long hours, under appreciation and distant managers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsCulture is great. Quite a few out of work activities and clubs (although a lot less that there used to be in years gone by)

    ConsWork life balance is awful. Also, management don't have a clue what goes into the day to day. Not a huge amount of accountability within the business (although this can sometimes work in your favour).

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand the intricacies of your business and value your staff

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

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    Promotions for the "in crowd". Not the ones who actually do the work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsBig company which lots going on

    ConsWork your butt off and get nothing, look like your working and the world's your oyster. management ring fencing themselves with yes men and women. They will lie without any conviction to create the future they want.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote and reward the hard works before they all go and your left with nothing. Underhanded tactics will return to haunt you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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