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"Fair place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good pay + bonus, benefits, interesting projects, global environment. Colleagues are professional and helpful. Generous travel policy.

Cons

Very political and bureaucratic. Most departments do not really promote people from within although they claim that they do. Company downsizes frequently even though it is growing and profitable. Work load can be demanding as a result of short staffed.

Advice to Management

Focus on job stability, internal career promotion and provide growth to employees. Stop wasting time on PR stuff like employee deal, client centricity and HOE.

Other Employee Reviews for Experian

  1. "Typical Corporate America in this Century"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Products continue to be industry leading despite cuts in other areas of the organization. This is the only area of strenghth across the company.

    Cons

    Experian has attempted to grow through acquisitions. Like many large companies, integrating these companies and brands is very diificult. Experian has not seemed to be able to put leadership in place to manage this effectively. Leadership has had to be too short sighted and has managed profitability entirely through cost cutting quarter to quarter. It appears to middle management and below that the leadership is focused on making their numbers(bonuses) at the expense of cutting salaries(layoffs). If you go to work here, expect to do more work for less income over time, this is a given.

    Advice to Management

    It is difficult when answering to stockholders short term demands, but you must make more long term decisions. Your turnover at all levels has left Experian weak in the marketplace.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Experian - A good place to work with a few downsides."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a friendly company that offers several areas for advancement. There are bonuses provided to employees at the end of each fiscal year, dependent upon meeting company revenue goals. Management is approachable and open to suggestions. They encourage team work and collaboration. There are opportunities to take seminar type courses related to the industry, which help to develop employee skills. The company offers good health benefits which include vision, dental and medical. In addition, the company offers tuition assistance for college that is helpful for employees interested in improving upon their skills and knowledge. For the most part, this has been a great place to work.

    Cons

    In the past 2 years, the company has gone through a series of changes related to the struggling economy. This has included a large number of layoffs, which unfortunately have created a sense of discomfort in the day to day working environment. Outsourcing has become a major focus, as the company attempts to cut overhead costs. Unfortunately FY09 appears to be the first year in a while that employees will not be receiving bonuses. Recently the company also had to discontinue their 401K matching. However again, this is an effort to continue being successful in a struggling economy. I think this will change in the next 1-2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Advice I would give to Senior Management would be to regain the employee focus. With that numerous changes the company has gone through recently, employees are beginning to feel as though they are not valued by Experian as they once were. Find additional alternatives to laying off employees while utilizing other cost saving measures. Reevaluate the big trips provided to members of the Sales Force for reaching revenue goals. There are numerous other departments in which employees work hard to reach goals, however are not recognized in such elaborate manners. Times are tough right now but don't forget that all of the company's employees are working harder than ever and should be recognized for this.


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