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Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible disorganized political place!"

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

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

    Pros

    Global. Great clients. Some wonderful people.

    Cons

    Emperor rules and his wife is worse. His wife/mate is the corporate CFO, and that sets the stage.
    Very political. Too French. Not tech savvy. Takes forever to take decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Let someone else give it a try.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ipsos is a good workplace for an unchallenging job where you will be able to coast 90% of the time, a consensus among several employees I have worked with.

    Cons

    Ipsos is a poorly run, mismanaged organization with seemingly no long-term future plan, which is incredibly worrisome given that survey research, Ipsos' bread and butter, is not a growth industry. Staff positions at Ipsos are a rotating door, and the HR department is practically nonexistent and perpetually incompetent, Ipsos does not create a healthy work environment - employees are unhappy, the work setting is not a positive atmosphere, and employees have little desire to socialize with eachother. The business has little-to-no investment in employee growth or development, and most opportunities for growth will come from employee departures. The company has, as a whole, diminished investment in important internal services, including offshoring certain key departments, and it's clear that the emphasis at Ipsos is not in quality service or products. Ipsos is also an incredibly bureaucratic organization where key issues can take weeks, or months, to resolve.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that improvement at Ipsos would require a major overhaul from the top level down.

    Ipsos Response

    Sep 15, 2016 – Ipsos Management

    Ipsos conducts thorough employee satisfaction surveys continuously across the globe and has a battery of KPI's to monitor and analyze staff turnover and management performance at a granular level... More

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Big research agency, no work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ipsos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big research agency in downtown Chicago.

    Cons

    No work/life balance and no concerns for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being apathetic to employees.


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Good for getting experience, get out as soon as you can though."

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, not much else.

    Cons

    Loyalty counts for nothing with this company. They pile more and more work on you while telling you they are trying to find relief. If you don't kiss up to management, they work you till you break and then fire you for performance issues while others make much greater errors but are kept around because they are friends with management.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST"

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

    I worked at Ipsos (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefit are OK and you can make friends while working because everyone is always at work and not at their homes.

    Cons

    I worked directly with Lauren DeMar and it was horrible. She does not care for your well being nor cares for you as a person. She only shows lack of respect and never gives you a "good job" even while seeing you have put in the hard work. Do not expect to be congratulated or a good pact on your back while working at this company, they will DRAIN YOU from your energy. It is like they enjoy sucking the life out of you. I have no idea how this company is still around while they work their employees as slaves and disrespect them. Not only do the disrespect you as human but also make sure to know how they view your worth. Expect to work a GAZILLION hours a day, no sleep and to kiss their butts because that is what they love, they love knowing they have the upper hand and they love dehumanizing their employees. OH and be prepared to work with old computers and horrible service.

    Advice to Management

    CARE AND RESPECT YOUR EMPLOYEES

    Ipsos Response

    Jun 2, 2016 – Ipsos Management

    We're sorry things didn't work out. As you know, the job of executive assistant requires good rapport and a smooth relationship between the executive and the assistant. When the fit isn't there, it's... More


  6. Helpful (13)

    "DON'T BECOME AN SMX COMMUNITY MANAGER!!!"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company ONLY has good benefits.

    Cons

    This is a warning...DO NOT BECOME A COMMUNITY MANAGER FOR SMX in LA or Cincinnati! Your life will be ruined. There is NO work-life balance.They care nothing for your well-being. They will try and convince you that everything is nice and awesome. THIS IS NOT TRUE!! twelve community managers have left since May of 2015 (that says a lot about the job/management). I would never offer this position/opportunity to my worst enemy. You've been warned!

    Advice to Management

    Clean out current Account Directors and hire directors that help community managers succeed and grown.

    Ipsos Response

    Mar 14, 2016 – Ipsos Management

    Thank you for your feedback on advice to management. We value all feedback that is given and will continuously find ways to constantly improve. We’d also like to take the opportunity to address... More


  7. Helpful (14)

    "Going downhill.. fast"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are great
    Company USED to be great, maybe can be great again
    Comfortable environment for those who have been there for a long time

    Cons

    Senior leadership weakness and confusion cascading down the levels
    Certain groups over-worked significantly, while other groups say they perform over-capacity but are clearly not
    Unfair working conditions, where favorites of senior executives benefit from preferential treatment
    No opportunity for advancement unless considered a "favorite" by leadership
    Quality of product has decreased
    High turn-over, due to top talent leaving company in droves

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites, over-working and under-appreciating talent staff.
    Be a human company again.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Lacking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    The office is conveniently located and is easy to get to via bus or subway. The building will be mostly vacant soon as other companies are leaving.

    Cons

    Management is totally out of touch. They run the company like it is 1974. No diversity in workforce, no diversity in thought, women do the housekeeping chores and men make the decisions and run the finances. Business leaders care little for research or data quality, less about clients and least about employees. Not a good company whether you are a client or a worker.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your company.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Jump Ship - I left, save yourself."

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues. The people you work with are amazing. Management and everything above not so much

    Cons

    Overworked, under paid - If it was only this it would still be a 3 out of 5.. Now they have added on a boys club mentality, where they only promote the vocal and somewhat mediocre employees. So many of us who left felt the same about it. It is a shame, if France only knew how they are treating the US employees.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for REAL answers to how the environment is at IPSOS.. Don't Skew all of the results. Hear the truth about moral and what needs to be fixed. Customers are feeling the stress, and soon they will leave also.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "No work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Good place for junior people to learn some skills.

    Some great, smart people doing the work – but most companies have these.

    Cons

    Senior management say the right things about caring about work life balance, but nothing is actually done to change this, as this would impact profits. Their words are empty. People leave and are not replaced, and sales targets are increased.

    The expectation is that people regularly work evenings and weekends, as this is the only way to meet deadlines. Not ideal for anybody with family or friends.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think management will listen to any advice given. Their lack of sincerity is an insult to anybody with intelligence.


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