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Updated November 12, 2017
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  1. 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.


  2. 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.

  3. "Decent company but not that good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Made friends that I still keep in touch with.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Slow advancement.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Started out there working for Synovate. Loved it especially before Ipsos took ownership of it. Great people to work with especially those in the NJ/NY area. Definitely plenty of advancement opportunities especially if you are patient. Excellent benefits as well.

    Cons

    There is a great deal of last minute type people there who could use some training in basic time management skills. If you work there, you'll get used to the over-reactive and difficult behavior rampant with Ipsos employees that for some reason the Senior Management seems to ignore. Would be good if Ipsos Senior Management would actually implement changes based on the employee satisfaction survey data that they collect instead of relying on HR to come up with useless suggestions.

    Ipsos Response

    Sep 21, 2017

    Thanks for your comments and acknowledgement of our strong benefits package and advancement opportunities. We are proud of our Ipsos culture and are continuously evolving our approach for training... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Syndicated Health"

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Good team dynamics and middle managers. All teams work hard and you learn about the back end and front end of survey market research. People stick around because the team members are so great.

    Cons

    Poor pay, stingy bonuses. Non-existent on-boarding process, little training opportunities. You will only learn if you constantly ask questions. Upper management won't spend time and effort to train.

    Advice to Management

    You need to pay your employees better to stay competitive and retain talent. Syndicated leadership poorly compensated team year after year.
    "Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to" .


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Great company and interesting work.

    Cons

    Your ability to succeed in the company depends on your managers and training.

    Advice to Management

    The majority of the managers are great. Mine gave me PTSD.


  7. "Senior Research Analyst"

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Smart peers and teams are open to opinions. Good for junior staff

    Cons

    Long working hours; Not good for mid-to-senior staff

  8. "Quantitative Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Ipsos as an intern

    Pros

    Learn about market research and got the opportunity to participate in market simulation tests

    Cons

    Lots of dull but time consuming work


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Advancement is possible, but undercompensated"

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - 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.

    Ipsos Response

    May 9, 2017

    There is no record of such an offer. We do not offer any positions at this level of salary, neither in Chicago nor anywhere in the US. Starting salaries may vary slightly depending on the city, the... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Community Associate"

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

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and really smart, helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Start-up environment can be seen as overwhelming for some


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