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Equifax Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • There is little to no work life balance in this position (in 17 reviews)

  • Intern program needs a bit more structure and more opportunities to talk to Senior Management (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Equifax full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great people, opportunities to learn whatever you would like to pursue along with your job description

    Cons

    Intern program needs a bit more structure and more opportunities to talk to Senior Management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the intern program, interns can take a lot away if they take the program seriously.


  2. "Analytical Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equifax has a great franchise with access to an enormous volume of data. They have been very successful and they have good products and services, they are market leaders in some areas. Good benefits. They are always trying to innovate with new products and services.

    Cons

    There is a definite hierarchy and you are expected to be loyal or you will face negative consequences. Senior management (with the notable exception of Dann Adams) is not there to help you, you are there to help them. Never, ever ask a hard question or criticize senior management in any way.
    The bonus system drives a lot of behavior and many times it conflicts with company and personal goals. As a result, the company has a sharp focus on short-term results, not on building value nor on achieving market share.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to accept criticism and negative feedback from subordinates. Create a better bonus compensation structure more aligned with long-term corporate goals.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very outdated leadership practices"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryland Heights, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maryland Heights, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home. I can't really think of anything else. Cafeteria at some locations. I'm only adding more to this because Glass Door is requiring me to do so.

    Cons

    Leadership practices are outdated, benefits aren't very good, place is ran like its the 1980s, very behind the times, communication is bad.

    Advice to Management

    Educate yourselves on modern leadership. Quit calling yourselves "managers" and call yourselves "leaders." Managers manage and leaders lead.


  4. "Great coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equifax (More than a year)

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible. If you are meeting and exceeding goals, money can be made. Equifax is a respected name to be associated with.

    Cons

    Difficult to manage siloed corporate structure to be successful. Have to depend on multiple departments and people to do your job correctly and efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support and understand your teams through ever changing processes, structure, and systems.


  5. "Seems like Equifax values turnover in Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equifax full-time

    Pros

    Company does extremely well in financial performance
    Good work environment and flexibility

    Cons

    Equifax leadership, including the CMO, seems to only care about the Pricing and Data/Analytics areas of Marketing. Evident in any Town Hall you attend. No real interest or much funding for other disciplines of Marketing. Probably because the CMO is not a marketer by trade.

    The matrix organization of Business Units and Centers of Excellence is very difficult to navigate resulting in many bosses and stakeholders who often conflict.

    Meetings galore! A lot of time spent presenting internally including lots of pwpt decks.

    Politicking is very prominent. And viewed less favorably if you don't work at corp HQ in Atlanta

    Advice to Management

    Stop moving division leaders every three years. May be a good strategy to grow those leaders but very disruptive to business and all other employees


  6. "Professional and has it together"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Finance in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equifax full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility when needed. Remote working an option, depends on individual group. Smart people that care about doing the right thing. If you're a slacker you will not last here. Bonuses are great, usually 100%, several years they've paid out above target.

    Cons

    Was far from my house. Stuffy upper management, but I think that's how things stay on track.


  7. "Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Financially Stable company, nice pay and benefits

    Cons

    Challenges with understanding the difference between real delivery and perception management

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, at least within the business to IT relationship.

  8. "Established but high growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equifax full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people that are highly intelligent and great fun

    Cons

    Nothing I can see at this point


  9. "Decision Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equifax full-time

    Pros

    A lot of routine work

    Cons

    Good work life balance. People are nice.


  10. "Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant working atmosphere and flexibility.

    Cons

    Somewhat unclear vision and a great need for business processes integration.


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