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Dun & Bradstreet Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The Work/Life balance is incredible good (in 73 reviews)

  • The D&B technology organization has new leadership (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing out of the ordinary at D&B but just be aware that transformation does entail ongoing change :) (in 46 reviews)

  • Work life balance kinda difficult (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Big Company Benefits Come with Compromise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    D&B is a large and fairly stable company where many have had long careers. The financial stability and benefits allow employees to achieve work-life balance.

    Cons

    Job satisfaction for many is at an all-time low due to recent managerial decisions. Many who loved their jobs are now unhappy, not because of the work but because of the culture shifts and a fear to speak up and become the next on the chopping block of the annual layoffs. Management tries to manufacture a better culture but the more they try to force people to bond and enjoy their jobs, the more it drifts farther away from a genuinely happy culture.


  2. "VP, HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Malibu, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Malibu, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Needs a better culture in order to keep people. Young talent won't stay unless culture is improved.

    Cons

    Senior management needs to get rid of some people. Lots of HR people leaving the business. Not a good sign.

    Advice to Management

    Employee opinion surveys work well, you might want to try and listen.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    D&B is committed to company growth. They also seem to be trying to modernize the company - being almost 200 years old, it can be viewed as stuffy - so this new branding has been positive

    Cons

    As with all large companies, there is a lot of inefficiencies and bureaucracy to get things done. As an example budgets for the year aren't really set until around March - then you have to start a year long project already 3 months behind.


  4. "Great culture and environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President in Short Hills, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Changing culture with focus on health and welfare of team members

    Cons

    Flat organization, limited opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep Innovating


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A company in transition and moving in a positive direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success in Short Hills, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Success in Short Hills, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    CEO and his executive team executing 2017 leadership style
    Skills are transferrable to other companies
    Pushing to become a modern day company to attract millennial

    Cons

    Pre-sales to Post-sales process broken
    Roles and Responsibilities not clear
    Resources spread thin, working on too many engagements
    Line managers do not invest time in growing their people or looking for them to grow in the company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring in strong people from the outside
    Make line managers understand their job is to lead and grow their people
    Make your management learn 2017 leadership styles instead of using 1960 management styles


  6. "Not the best place for interns"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Intern in Malibu, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Malibu, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lateral business structure that calls forth for more open communication and casual environment. Free breakfasts and sometimes catered lunches. Great emphasis on work culture and building relationships within the teams and company overall. Internship is paid.

    Cons

    You won't get much experience as an intern. It was obvious that they did not really know what to do with me, even though they hired me. Asked for projects and work to do, and although I received some, it was work that I finished quickly and then the rest of the hours were dreaded boredom. The team seemed close, but not as inclusive for interns such as myself and such.

    Advice to Management

    There was very little learning, training, growth or help from co-workers, supervisors and others in the department. Definitely need to build a more solid internship program to actually utilize the interns. Also take more initiative to have lunches with them, integrate them into the company, and etc.


  7. "Iconic brand, good people."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, market leader, iconic brand, many people stay for a long time. Committed to distribution partnerships with software/cloud providers.

    Cons

    Change is difficult when you're a 170 year old company, but they are genuinely trying to increase org effectiveness and evolve.

    Advice to Management

    Engage people at all levels, being genuinely curious and committed to continuous improvement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Activation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Activations/Receptionist in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative/Activations/Receptionist in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with, I learned a lot in the 4 1/2 years I was there.

    Cons

    No communication between departments, teams and managers. Sometimes it made thing very hard to do the job without correct information or accurate information to give to the members.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that there would greater results with more training when the products change and making sure that we had all the data to supply to the members.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in River Vale, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in River Vale, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Made a lot of money and had some great customer relationships

    Cons

    changing middle management - changing internal process and strategies made it difficult to stay on top of priorities

    Advice to Management

    focus on the risk products - this is the cash cow


  10. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. A fair amount of flexibility.

    Cons

    New business targets unattainable. Comp plans change every year. Mid level management is out of touch. Moral is low due to continuous lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at mid level management and ask yourself what they really bring to the table.


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