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Ipsos Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. 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)


  2. "research executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people relationship
    flat organizational stucture

    Cons

    lack of academical support to daily work


  3. Helpful (4)

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

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    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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good starter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, working from home, some cool people there

    Cons

    Long hours, bad pay, little growth opps

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a fair wage


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Its a great company with very flexible working hours. You are your own boss for the most part, unless you have a bad client.

    Cons

    The pay is below industry standard. You can sometimes work 24 hours straight if you have a bad client. There is little direction from management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in developing talent. Give the younger employees something to strive for and try to achieve.


  7. "Market research analyst"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company with lots of growth

    Cons

    No real ability to advance


  8. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Great training resources and mentors are made available to you. A lot of exposure to a variety of different clients and accounts.

    Cons

    Long hours that are not compensated for. Salary is below market standards and can be difficult to get promoted past middle management.


  9. "Meh."

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

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

    Pros

    Ipsos gives a great opportunity to have a client facing role to analysts at entry level which is a great skill to have early on in a career. Salary, company discounts and holiday/seasonal outings are also a plus throughout the year.

    Cons

    Training analysts is not their strong point at this company. However, I believe now they're beginning to roll out a program for incoming employees. I would like to say I understood the concept of my day to day work after 5 solid months being at the company, but formatting power point presentations and re-wording summaries from previous decks is not a job I would like to do forever. It gets tedious and boring after awhile and many colleagues are always looking for the next new thing. Extroverts should not jump in to the research industry, you're always going to be striving for something greater down the line.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. Just because an analyst is in the bottom of the totem pole, doesn't mean they're not able to teach you new things. I feel like a lot of management here wanted new perspectives from younger people but at the same time did not treat them with the respect they deserve simply because of the title/status in the company. It's old school and foolish. Also, stop favoring only one particular team over others, it's very obvious and discouraging to those out of that loop.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "SVP"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many smart people. Global scope and resources. Strong specializations in areas such as public affairs research, media research, affluent/luxury research, multi-cultural research, etc. Groups specifically devoted to hot topics such as mobile, neuroscience, behavioral economics, etc.

    Cons

    Extremely financially-oriented -- a lot of pressure to hit monthly sales targets, cut costs, etc. The low-cost approach also leads to staff turnover and many less-than-impressive employees. Lack of staff leads to very heavy workloads for some.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on long-term growth and staff development than hitting monthly sales targets.


  11. "Learned a lot"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Inverness, IL
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Inverness, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Ipsos as an intern (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, hands-on experience, ability to work across lots of different teams

    Cons

    People leave a lot! There's a lot of turnover, the technology is REALLY bad

    Advice to Management

    We can't do our jobs if you don't provide us with the technology



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