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"Great people, but lacking focus and commitment."

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Experian full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Smart people, very hard-working with good intentions. Large company offers opportunity to move laterally. Pleasant work environment with reasonable work/life balance.

Cons

There is a lack of focus as the company is trying to master too many things in too many markets. Individual executives typically have their own agenda and rarely work together for the greater good. Lots of turnover at the mid-management level. Experian wants to be viewed as innovative but is locked into short-term thinking and earnings pressure.

Advice to Management

Pick no more than 3 big goals and commit to them. Don't short-change opportunities by saying you support them but then refusing to allocate sufficient resources to be successful.

Other Employee Reviews for Experian

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good experience! Great team spirit"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience with various projects being worked on.
    Small Company feel with great team spirit.
    Growth can be good at lower levels.

    Cons

    Company is middle heavy, not much progressing after a certain point. Not clear is what is needed for progression.
    Lack of Career development plans and lack of HR support.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Experian are a great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Interal Communications in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Interal Communications in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop
    Actively encouraged to progress, particularly if you drive yourself forward
    Opportunity for global mobility
    Great co-workers
    Good working culture
    BUPA
    Opportunity to invest in share save scheme

    Cons

    Lots of silo'd business units
    Can be difficult to find out who you need to speak with unless you have a good network of contacts
    Different divisions working separately as opposed to one seamless united front, unless the client is a strategic client

    Advice to Management

    Ensure opportunity to learn about all aspects of the business is actively encouraged
    Maybe strip out some of the many layers in some of the business units
    Give some people job titles that accurately reflect what they do

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