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Dun & Bradstreet Overview

Short Hills, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (DNB)
IT Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
We are at a transformative moment in our company history. With almost two centuries of experience and a new modern vibe, work at Dun & Bradstreet has never been more exhilarating. We are a global community of 5000+ people who build data-based solutions that ... Read more

Mission: Dun & Bradstreet grows the most valuable relationships in business by uncovering truth and meaning from data.

Company Updates

  • We received another award for being a Top Workplace! Congratulations to our incredible team in Austin, Texas for this well-deserved accolade. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuDY

    —8 days ago
    We reveal the top employers in greater Austin, how they overcome challenges, and balance work and culture.

    For the eighth straight year, the Austin American-Statesman is helping answer the question: What are the best places to work in Austin? After surveys of more than 24,000 workers at 151 area employers earlier this year, the American-Statesman narrowed the field to the 100 companies worthy of being honored as part of the 2017 Top Workplaces of Greater Austin project.

  • We've been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada! Congratulations to our Canada Team! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuDy

    —8 days ago
    Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance

    Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2017 list of Canada's Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance.

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Dun & Bradstreet – Why Work For Us?

Life here at Dun & Bradstreet might surprise you! Each day, we are taking steps to transform our culture into one that activates the very best in our people. At the heart of our work you’ll find our core values: to be data inspired, relentlessly curious and inherently generous. These values inform how we engage with our customers and how we energize one another. Step inside and you'll feel that energy in our hallways and product labs, client meetings and whiteboard sessions, hashtags and annual reports. We're also exploring what needs to change to accelerate creativity and innovation. For example:

  • We eliminated traditional performance reviews in favor of a more continuous dialog between team members and their managers.
  • We've gained efficiences after implementing 'just enough process' to get a job off the ground (the results of which have been refreshing and liberating).
  • We flattened the structure of our organization so that our leaders are accessible and more in tune with our people.
  • And, we changed our dress policy: 'Dress for Your Day' simply means wear what you want.

So if you thrive in a fluid, agile culture but want the solidity of a storied brand, come join us!

Who We Are:

For nearly two centuries, we here at Dun & Bradstreet have been helping our customers and partners build their most valuable relationships in business by uncovering truth and meaning from data. Today, our global team of 5,000 employees is still dedicated to this unique purpose.

With the largest commercial database on the planet, we work with nearly ninety percent of the Fortune 500, and companies of every size around the world, who rely on us to build smart relationships and support their growth.

Our Heritage: How We Began

In 1842, Lewis Tappan started the Mercantile Agency (that would later become Dun & Bradstreet) as a network of correspondents who served as a unique source of reliable, consistent and objective credit information, fostering business relationships and man's confidence in man.

Now, nearly two centuries later, we've chanced beyond recognition. Our credit ledgers now take the form of hundreds of millions of business records. And our agents who rode on horseback are now data scientists with predictive analytics. But amidst this change, our mission remains the same. We are inspired by human progress - the desire to grow and find new, better ways of doing business.

undefinedWe are proud to offer a broad range of benefits designed to meet the diverse needs of our team members. The program consists of the following four benefit clusters with plans that support the various aspects of your life:


Health Care

Health CareWe depend on our healthcare benefits to help stay healthy and protect against the high cost of a serious illness or injury. Our benefits program offers two Medical Plan options, Dental and Vision benefits. We also provide you with the ability to contribute before-tax dollars to a Health Care Flexible Spending Account or a Health Savings Account to help you pay for eligible medical expenses.


ProtectionProtecting you and your family in case of unexpected illness or injury is an important part of our benefits program. To make sure that you have the necessary financial resources in case of disability or death, we offer Life, Disability, Voluntary Group Accident, Long Term Care, Group Legal, and Home and Auto Insurance. We also provide Company-paid Life Insurance and Business Travel Accident Insurance at no cost to you.

Retirement and Savings

Retirement and SavingsWe provide retirement and savings benefits that offer you value and flexibility in planning for a financially secure future. The Dun & Bradstreet 401(k) Plan gives you the ability to save on a tax-deferred basis and receive matching dollars from Dun & Bradstreet. The Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) is a convenient way to purchase Dun & Bradstreet common stock at a 15% discount through payroll deductions, with no brokerage fees or commissions.

Work and Family

work-familyAs your work life and family situation changes, we offer a number of benefits to help you manage those changes. You can contribute before-tax dollars to your Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account to pay for eligible child care expenses and receive matching dollars from Dun & Bradstreet. The Employee Assistance Program is provided at no cost to help you through difficult times. A Commuter Benefit Program, Fitness Reimbursement, Educational Assistance, Matching Gifts, and paid Holidays and Vacation are also available.

Whether you are a seasoned team leader or just kicking off your career, your growth matters to us. That’s why we recently put a new team of people in place who are thinking long and hard about how to support your development. While we’re still in the early phases of our planning, our end-goal is to set you up for success in your role at Dun & Bradstreet and build a robust curriculum for leaders and individual contributors of all levels.

  • The Foundation: “Performance Agility”. The goal is to accelerate strategy execution by accelerating individual performance. It's creating the right conditions and mindset for you to leverage your strengths to deliver and develop.
  • For Team Leaders: As a Leader, you’ll play an important role in the lives of your people and are expected to perform at the top of your game. To help, we’ve developed a learning program that will enhance the value you bring to your team and the company. We offer three core programs and a variety of electives so that leaders can create their own ideal learning experience.
  • Our CEO Leadership Experience Program: This new program is designed to provide our most senior leaders an intensive and rigorous learning experience. Cohorts of individuals work together through several phased in-person experiences where they refine their personal brand, reflect on their current leadership practices, and further develop their ability to lead and influence within our company values. 

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (Austin, TX).


    I had a good conversation with the recruiter on the phone but when I came in for the interview it was painful. They looked down their nose at me the whole time; one guy was outright snotty with me over the fact that I was looking for a new job while still working at my current place. The other questions revolved around stumping me over the stuff that I said upfront that I didn't have experience with, and some were just kind of odd and threw me off because I didn't know what he was fishing for.

    It's never fun to have a bad interview, but I really came away thinking I'd hate to have these people as coworkers. I usually interview really well, too, and ended up with a couple of offers from other places, but I just got a bad vibe off them and would have been hesitant to accept if I did get an offer through some miracle. The entire thing was awkward and uncomfortable. I've never had an interview where the people showed obvious disdain for me before; it was like they decided they hated me before I even set foot in the place. It's was for the software part of their business, and I think they're trying to give the impression of having a culture like a modern tech company, but the atmosphere was like how I imagine IBM in 1983. Definitely not what I'm looking for in a software company.

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    • What's interesting about an API? (Phrased exactly like that.)   1 Answer
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Dun & Bradstreet Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places To Work in New Jersey, NJ Biz Journal, 2017
  • #1 Top Workplaces in Lehigh Valley, PA, The Morning Call, 2017
  • Best Workplaces in Ireland, Great Place To Work, 2017
  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2016, Ethisphere Institute, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2016
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