Experian - Fair but boring place to work | Glassdoor
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"Fair but boring 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
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Experian full-time

Pros

Experian has established and matured market a.k.a cash cow. Means people don't get pushed too much about making profits -compare to the companies losing $- as well as has guaranteed work/life balance.

Outsourcing happens in massive scale but candidates selection process seems fair enough. Tho it attracted a lot of negative feedback here in Glassdoor.

Not much politics involved in review process, which is fairly rare in type of company. (Long running with cash cow but unable to expand anymore for decades.)

Cons

Management prefer acquire companies rather than invest money for internal R&D etc just like any other company these days.

However, since the cash for acquisition is coming from outsourcing and as a lot of former employees complaining about not highly regarding 'loyalty', it's probably not a good place for long term career.

Advice to Management

Please don't be so bureaucratic. I mean, 1-5 scale performance assessment is fine but the gaps between them? Well.. considering only <10% people get 5 stars, that doesn't really make any distinction for mega contributors and many people leave the company because of it.

Other Employee Reviews for Experian

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Has potential to be great, let down by constant cost slashing and Senior Managers' performance & attitudes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southport, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with a great team of people in the regional office.
    Projects I was involved with were generally interesting and challenging.
    Had a decent work/life balance
    Pension & ShareSave scheme actually quite decent.
    Free tea & coffee

    Cons

    Loyalty and ability count for nothing.
    Senior Managers' primary goal is saving money. End of.
    Bonus scheme is very mean. In the "improved" version of it, March 2013, out of the 3 examples given, under two of them the people were WORSE OFF, than the previous scheme. That's an improvement? And no-one noticed this. Or perhaps they just don't care.
    The sense in the office everyone is living on borrowed time.
    Senior Manager correspondence throughout the financial year proclaims how well the company is doing. However at the end of the year, when payrises, bonuses etc. are calculated, guess what? Turns out the company wasn't doing quite so well after all. Conclusion? Senior Managers deceive, inveigle and obfuscate.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how you can increase the share price by NOT making redundancies. How about selling products?


  2. "so-so"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good business model if you have a credit bureau

    Cons

    lack of strategic direction & management support

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