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"A great company crippled by politics and bureaucracy"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

- Interesting business domain;
- Pool of talented people in the Dublin office, both highly-skilled and enthusiastic about technology;
- Nice working environment

Cons

- Highly bureaucratic organization;
- The organization prides itself as a technology “follower,” as opposed to being an early adopter – sometimes following far too late;
- Deadlines arbitrarily set by senior management to satisfy political agendas, causing stress, unpaid overtime and poor end-product quality – short-sighted decisions to reach short-term goals;
- Too many decision-makers, with conflicting opinions, causing the doers to constantly change directions;
- Waterfall approach with planning and design upfront, preventing reactivity, often resulting in building products that do not necessarily meet customers’ needs;
- The company employs too many contractors and vendors, responsible to some extent for the general inertia;
- Endless and outdated test cycles preventing any quick delivery to market.

Advice to Management

- Stop the business talk, and get back to simplicity: D&B is not that big, and it doesn’t need a complex and onerous infrastructure;
- Put an end to big, design/planning upfront projects, with pointless meetings, reviews, checkpoints, etc. and lengthy test cycles at the end: adopt a lean, agile approach allowing fast releases, to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes.

Other Employee Reviews for Dun & Bradstreet

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent for starting your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    learning,aspect is very good,It a good to start organisation,The co-workers are intelligent so it will add to learning.Its a competitive organisation

    Cons

    The workload is often high,office politics,Working on multiple projects can be hard but is required.No cab to office.Slow interview process

    Advice to Management

    Raise Salaries in response to work


  2. "D&B (Dubai) is a great place to work!"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Excellent office atmosphere
    Good growth potential

    Cons

    There were no cons in my opinion.

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