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Updated November 18, 2017
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  1. "great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos part-time

    Pros

    friendly people, good benefit, nice place, meals, new supplies

    Cons

    your management might not be so good


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Research Analyst, New York City Area"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wrok/life balance, flexible hours, telecommuting, training program, office culture

    Cons

    Pay is slightly below industry average for entry level

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Ipsos Response

    Oct 18, 2017

    Thanks for being part of the Ipsos team!

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Needs help"

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

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

    Pros

    Huge International firm, lots of exposure and big clients

    Cons

    Long hours, no stability, Weinstein like environment

    Advice to Management

    SMX not good for women. Comes from the top.

    Ipsos Response

    Oct 30, 2017

    Such allegations are very serious and if any such issue exists in your division, you should be in direct contact with HR.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better than most companies, good culture overall

    Cons

    work/life balance can be a challenge sometimes but it's better than most companies


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Ups and Downs"

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

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

    Pros

    I worked with a great group of intelligent people. Ipsos is so large, there are lots of great things going on there, but because it is so large, you can be very stuck in only your area.

    Cons

    Management cares about growth of junior staff and moving people up, but then one you are at the higher levels, they don't care much about development.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to help continue to grow employees in middle management positions.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with a group of very smart, considerate people who have high expectations, but want you to succeed.
    Unbelievably flexible when it comes to working from home, needing to take off for appointments, etc.
    A lot of room to move up in the organization, to a point.
    Good Benefits.
    Once had a great company culture and was a company I was proud to work for.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, particularly in the past few years.
    Company does not know how to staff properly. Employment tends to be very top heavy (senior employees) and bottom heavy (entry level employees), so there is a lack of experienced people around to handle day-to-day work.
    Due to the uneven workload, and high turnover of mid-level employees, promotion is often used as a retention strategy, which leads to many people being promoted into positions before they are ready.
    Quality of work is deteriorating given the lack of heads and operational difficulties.
    Bonuses are a joke for the amount worked.
    Company does not move fast enough to keep up with the shifting market. Put a lot of focus on "cool" new things that tend to be expensive for clients, but do not really lead to actionable insights clients are looking for. Once sold to clients, employees are left to their own devices to execute unfamiliar methodologies.

    Advice to Management

    Do not dismiss negative employee feedback as non-concensus. Co-workers talk and/or complain about company issues to one another, and dismissal of this feedback does not lead to individuals feeling their experiences are one-off. Instead, it leads to a complete lack of trust in senior leadership.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Learn and get out"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Decent potential for growth if you find yourself in the right team.

    Cons

    Very cynical and demeaning. Expectations exceed compensation. Demotivating!

    Advice to Management

    When you hire people, make sure they possess people skills as much as work experience. IQ can take you only so far, EQ takes you all the way. Managers should not be allowed to demotivate analysts to a limit that working conditions become unacceptable.

  8. "Overall great place to work"

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Understanding co-workers, they encourage movement within the company

    Cons

    There can be contention between different divisions of the company


  9. Helpful (3)

    "No Work-Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong health care plan. Acceptable place to work if with Ipsos Interactive Services (IIS)

    Cons

    Client service teams are very anti-family. Most of the senior management in this office are single people, with no kids. There is an expectation for employees to work (or be available to work) 12-15 hours per day on weekdays, along with many weekends. In addition, there is a massive amount of bureaucracy in their booking system, which falls entirely on the client service teams.

    Advice to Management

    Making decisions based on monthly profitability is an incorrect approach in a business like market research.


  10. "Director"

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

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. Good Culture. Strong thought leadership. Improving training.

    Cons

    Trying to find helpful information on internal intranet. It is improving.


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