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"Nice company but a tough environment"

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Current Employee - Software Manager
Current Employee - Software Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

This is a good and stable company. The company has made profit and experienced growth even during the financial crisis. The company is growing and hence opportunities are growing

Cons

All teams are moving toward a global model and that means working days, nights and weird hours.

Other Employee Reviews for Experian

  1. "A sorry place for IT people who love their work"

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    Former Contractor - Developer in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Developer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Experian as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    In my case, it was pretty close to home, and it's in a nice building.

    Cons

    Completely dysfunctional culture: they took advantage of the recession to hire half a dozen people with Data Architect experience, and gave them low-level SQL maintenance work. Their software infrastructure is tangled, buggy and creaky, but there are all kinds of internal incentives to keep it that way.

    People outside of IT seemed pretty happy with their job, but their technology departments are a pure grind. At any given time, between 30% and 50% of their IT staff consists of contractors. During the two years that I worked there, the most competent people seemed to be the ones that got terminated--in fact, there was about 100% turnover per year during my time there (1999 - 2011).

    The people that seemed to thrive there are the worker bees: low- to medum- skill level, but willing to put up with just about anything. The IT managers there are generally contemptuous of their workers, and programmers were reminded often of their replacability.

    Advice to Management

    Re-build your software infrastructure from scratch, with some top-notch people--the internal systems could be faster, cleaner, and more robust. But the current commitment to duct tape programming ensures that a significant portion of the technical and business staff must be devoted to resolving "issues" that could have--and shoud have--been avoided in the first place.


  2. "Difficult economic times at company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting assignments in multichannel environment

    Cons

    Difficult sales process to sell services

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