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"Being an interviewer at Ipsos Mori epitomizes the "cog in the machine" phenomenon."

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Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer
Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

-Good research firm
-Projects can be quite interesting
-Good way to build basic skills
-Lots of review and feedback on how you're doing
-Possible to move up to a decent hourly wage if you're a good interviewer
-Provides good insight into research methods

Cons

-Employment loophole gives you basically no rights. You do not get sick days or holidays. You will not be guaranteed continuing work. You must pay a fiver for your security pass.
-Absolutely no room for error (ex. you will get a talking to if you log into the system 90 seconds late)
-Feedback is constant, but not consistent. What one supervisor thinks is a big problem, another might not even mention.
-Becomes very boring
-Computer system is outdated and badly designed
-You will often be talking to people who do not want to be talking to you (But, this is a good skill to have!)
-Everything you do is controlled; not allowed to have drinks at workstations, cell phones must be turned off, breaks must be taken at specific times (to the minute), not allowed to do anything like read the paper or knit while waiting for new call to come up, etc.

Advice to Management

We understand that you want to move entirely to online research, but the phone centers are still relevant, and your employees there are competent, intelligent individuals. This was one of the most overqualified workplaces I have ever encountered. Stay rigorous with the research methodologies, but relax the other rules.

Other Employee Reviews for Ipsos

  1. "educational"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    really good managers who have an excelleent work ethic with fantastic projects and sometimes cookies are given to us on fridays

    Cons

    sometimes there are very long working hours, from 8 to 8 or so. This can lead to fatigue sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    keep on going the way you are going. the international integration is imperative for the stability of the firm today.


  2. "Perfect depending on what you do"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training, has an excellent reputation in the industry. Very relaxed corporate culture, lots of vacation time and extra holidays given. Has not had any lay offs in years, even during the economic crisis.

    Cons

    Excellent training but only employees who deal directly with clients are really valued, no one else seems to matter. Long hours which are not really appreciated unless again you're directly in contact with the clients.

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