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"Easily the worst job I ever had."

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Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company still has a great reputation. The database and coverage far exceeds what the competition has to offer. Pay and benefits are OK.

Cons

Bosses are called leaders but none of them are. They manage by fear. No one seems to care about customer service. Favoritism is rampant.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the short term focus. Start taking care of customers and employees. Stop changing customers reps every year. With the way the company is run the reputation won't last long.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sad story of a great brand that is cashed out by current senior management and shareholders"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice and helpfull
    Good work life/balance
    Good relationships with big international customers
    Intrinsically an interesting secor.
    People with long tenure and deep experience

    Cons

    The ONLY thing that matters is pulling out as much cash as possible. Of course, this is the main goal of every company, but D&B has streched the notion of what is meant by 'managing for the short run'. If your idea does not have a payback time of 2 quarters, it will never make it. Resources are completely outdated and malfunctioning. The most essential business expenses are refused. Lots of lipservice, but in essence an empty box. Thin air re-invented.

    Advice to Management

    If you are in the business of data, it is rather silly to call a project to integrate ancient databases a Strategic Investment. Especially if the "investement" is roll out over 3 years, and represents not even 4% of total generated revenue over that period. I know cardboard companies that invest a higher percentage of sales in R&D, and guess what, they dont call themself an innovative company. Maybe the fact that if you type in Dun & Bradstreet in google, one of the first suggestion is 'Dun & Bradstreet scam' should be a small warning sign that someting must be dysfunctional in your organization. The fact that we hit a scandal in China recently, is merely the effect of giving people ultra short incentive schemes to get as much sales in, no matter what. You get what you pay for. Sad story.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "D&B sells itself as cutting edge, but they are 20 behind."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun job
    good pay
    enough recognition
    good atmosphere
    good work life balance

    Cons

    No strategy
    know clew on how to cath up to the 21st century
    a lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    No choice but to leverage Data in combination with software for the future. (strategy is not clear)
    However D&B is really bad at developing products (software), this is due to the wrong people in the wrong place, not lack of knowledge or experience in the company.


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