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Ipsos London Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible and open employer with great ambition"

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    Current Employee - Operations in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows employees to take real initiative and a place where you can reach your full potential

    Cons

    Very Hard work at times


  2. "Good but can be repetitive"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some interesting projects are available, dependent on which area you specialise in.

    Cons

    Projects can be repetitive and the tasks, mundane.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Review of London office (Ipsos MORI)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really interesting work, good variety, long leash to do things that interest you, good training in market research methods and high quality research (depending on the department). Good name for the CV.

    Cons

    Pretty low paid, possibly on a par with other major agencies. Depending on the department, very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be less opaque in why you're doing things, hiding the reasons just makes people annoyed even if they can't change things. Raise the salaries, you're losing good people for little gain.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Ipsosaurus moribund"

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    Former Employee - Global Operations in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Global Operations in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still a respected name in the Market Research industry and the global reach of the company means potential opportunities for working abroad and with many colleagues from all over the world. Salary and working hours were both acceptable.

    Cons

    My position was in a global team so this review relates only to the wider Ipsos business and not directly to Ipsos Mori (UK). This French company is so encumbered by bureaucracy that it beggars belief. The senior management pay only the barest of lip service to change management programs that are sorely needed, and that they are supposed sponsors of. The general working culture is unsupportive. Global teams are hamstrung by no clear global mandate and by lack of travel budget and funding to deliver. I have witnessed many projects fail or be unnecessarily dragged out through a basic lack of support, and countless talented colleagues leave through frustration at not being given the opportunity to make a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff to deliver what you have hired them to deliver. Give them an environment to succeed.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to get some experience but no the ideal place to work after a year."

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    Current Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly and easy going people, relaxed environment most of the time, good work-life balance generally, nice offices, management trying to improve facilities

    Cons

    Ridiculously low salaries especially for entry level posts,
    Some line managers not experienced and not skilled so cannot provide good guidance,
    They try to compensate low wages by giving benefits which simply is not worth it,
    When it gets busy you have to stay late and overtime is not paid,
    Flexible working hours are subject to line manager approval (so it's not really a benefit),
    Management not keen to let you work from home unless no other option - only people working for the company for many years have this privilege,
    Takes around 18 months to progress in a new role,
    Annual increase is a joke,
    No bonus,
    Offices are far away from the tube,

    Advice to Management

    INCREASE Salaries and implement new changes. Skilled people are leaving and the quality of the services is going down!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty decent"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues
    Not really a long hours culture
    Work can be very interesting - you can be a bit like journalist, trying to find the facts

    Cons

    Sometimes time management gets lost, and people end up having to work too hard

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on making sure employees don't face work bottlenecks


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good at first, desire to leave after"

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    Current Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    interesting clients and topics, company has got good reputation and people are generally friendly and supportive

    Cons

    Salary is ridiculously low for junior staff considered the contribution they provide, skills and expertise. Will often do the majority of the work from admin to project delivery to reporting.
    Career progression not based on merit but rather on set 'milestones' i.e. promotion only after 18 months in the previous position.
    no significant nor useful benefits package (what can you do with a £600 wine delivery service when you can barely pay your bills?)

    Bright grads - stay away! go somewhere where you will be paid for your efforts

    Advice to Management

    pay your junior staff more and stop pretending to offer alternative benefits.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging environment and encouraged to succeed"

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    Current Employee - Field Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Field Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong work ethic and respectful culture. Freedom to be adventurous with ideas and two volunteer days per year and two 'thinking' days to encourage creativity

    Cons

    High pressure at times and lacking in devolved power from Paris within each country: Paris has to authorise practically everything, typical of a French company. And attempts to globalise everything is impractical as every country has different needs. One size does not fit all.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in technology and systems. Investment is good but could be better.


  9. "Market Research Interviewer"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Interviewer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Market Research Interviewer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible times of work, relatively easy work, moderate rate of pay for trainees. Not sitting behind a desk all day.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to secure interviews if you dont have great interpersonal skills. The weather is a double edged sword.


  10. "Interesting work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Varied work and some good people.

    Cons

    Very big and bureaucratic.


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