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"Good job, good salary, limited advancement"

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Former Employee - Sales in Schaumburg, IL
Former Employee - Sales in Schaumburg, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lot's of lateral exposure and opportunities

Cons

bureaucracy get's in the way

Advice to Management

flatten the organization

Other Employee Reviews for Experian

  1. Helpful (2)

    "The worst job I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Consumer Associate II in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Consumer Associate II in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are none. It is a terrible place to work

    Cons

    inept Team Managers. Pay is terrible. They will hire anyone due to the revolving door, no one stays very long.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a decent wage, you will get better quality staff. Consider advancing Manager's that actually have had some of management training.


  2. "Corporate Climate on Par with Indentured Servitude"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best
    Decent benefits
    Casual work environment
    Easy (close) commute and a nice office
    Good company to join if you want to use as a stepping stone to learn and leave within 2 to 3 years

    Cons

    Experian Marketing Solutions / Consumer Insights continues to struggle with implementing a plan for growth and sticking to it. Much like Sybil with her multiple personalities, Experian needs to understand who they are and what they want; they then need to develop a good plan for success and to stick with it - not flip-flop and change direction every year. They also need to quit over-working, under-paying and taking advantage of the decent, loyal, dedicated employees they have left. Before the end of each fiscal, positions are eliminated and department budgets are cut all to improve the bottom line - but at what cost? Over my 8+ year tenure, I took on 3 additional positions due to downsizing without any increase in pay. Promotion to the next job level never came through even though it was the work I was doing for several years. The expectation is to work more hours (50+ hours p/week is the norm and what's expected) to complete the job(s) at hand which in turn creates a reactive rather than proactive work environment. Corporate global strategy to create shared services (AP/AR/IT) in Costa Rica, Chile, Kuala Lumpur in order to reduce redundancy across all business units resulted in entire departments to be laid off and outsourced to these off-shore locations. Morale is terrible and people are looking elsewhere. Senior and Executive Management are clueless and only care about the numbers, not the people. Older, more experienced, talented people with years of service are being let go so it does seem ageism is in play.

    Advice to Management

    Get a back-bone and stop being so wishy-washy! Realize you are foresaking loyalty and talent for the bottom line. The real key to Experian's future success is a secure, happy, talented workforce that feels appreciated and well compensated. Also, it's shameful and reprehensible you want to earn your money in the US, but not support the US workforce or economy.

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