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Ipsos Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Work/life balance can be hard to manage (in 65 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours and overtime is not paid (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Good Entry Level Job and Pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Experience and exposure with top brands. This is a great launching pad for anyone looking to go into market research.

    Cons

    Long long hours and very repetitive. Try to do your best and keep trucking it is worth it in the end.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up on workload or pay more


  2. "Advancement is possible, but undercompensated"

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    Former Employee - @home Interviewer in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - @home Interviewer in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Large company with many areas of specialization in market research.

    Cons

    - Was offered a 1 year analyst training opportunity after finishing college. They wanted to pay 35K in Chicago. That would be impossible to live on.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good and you can work from home if you need.

    Cons

    No bonuses. No upward mobility. The salary increases are minimual even if you score well on your performance every year.

    Advice to Management

    Stop fighting among yourselves and start focusing on your employees

    Ipsos Response

    Apr 7, 2017

    We appreciate you sharing your feedback. After a great performance in 2016, we actually shared record bonuses with our team in North America, in the range of 25% of staff in research departments were ... More


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "OK to good daily environment. Poor compensation. Little career opportunity."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Fairly casual environment. Benefits seem good.

    Cons

    If you're not in Client Service, then good luck advancing your career or getting paid a fair salary.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees appropriately. The most effective way to increase salary should not be to go work somewhere else and then come back. The "merit" raises every year are a pittance. Encourage people to stay by paying them a fair wage.

    Ipsos Response

    Mar 29, 2017

    Thanks for the feedback! We work hard at attracting top talent to Ipsos, and maintain competitive compensation throughout the company. We’re proud of the benefits and corporate culture we provide ... More


  6. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typical corporate environment, comfortable with a gym and some good employee benefits like a 200 dollar yearly fitness expense

    Cons

    Long hours, with dated IT equipment will have you staring at your screen waiting for programs to load up to an hour of your day. There's also high turn over because Ipsos pays about 10-20% below the market.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, they do a good job executing their strategy, it leads to low retention but they have different targets

    Ipsos Response

    Mar 29, 2017

    We’re glad to hear you’re making the most out of our fitness and employee benefits. Please be patient as we implement several IT upgrades across the U.S. and Canada.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Beware... Self Serving Corporate Machine"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the account managers are nice and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management will say and do anything to save their neck at the expense of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be somewhat compassionate and human. Stop just pretending.

    Ipsos Response

    Mar 31, 2017

    We appreciate you sharing your experience. We are proud of the benefits and corporate culture at Ipsos, and actively seek feedback for improvement through tools like our Team Temperature Survey.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Former DP"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    You get lost in the vast sea of employees. Company is too large.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Large company with opportunities to grow relatively quickly, salaries are OK (in line with other market research companies), you can move internally if you want to learn about a different area within the company.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can vary greatly depending on your department (some teams are always swamped while others have a relatively comfortable workload), no real investment in technology (for such a large company many things are done manually and many processes could be automated/improved)


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Outstanding benefits, great morale"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart team members, energetic atmosphere, the company clearly cares about and is responsive to employee feedback.

    Cons

    As of now, it's a great place to work without notable drawbacks.

    Advice to Management

    Consider expanding the corporate social responsibility initiatives.

    Ipsos Response

    Jan 27, 2017

    We’re glad you’re having a great experience working with us! We fully support the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and subscribed to the UN Global Compact back in 2008. You can read more ... More


  11. Helpful (5)

    "You better love your work - and have a good manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had two unbelievable managers that give me really interesting projects. I am also incredibly interested in the work that I'm doing. Given my specific position and clients, I also get to travel a fair amount. Upon starting, you get 15 vacation days which is incredible.

    Cons

    First things first, the pay is not great. The bonus structure isn't meant to give anything to younger employees. On top of that, office politics are very real. While you will see this everywhere, Ipsos has more than their fair share.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more


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