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Ipsos Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent staff, fun work environment (if you look for it), big name recognition (in 55 reviews)

  • Great mentorship, and excellent work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard to manage (in 65 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours and overtime is not paid (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Entry Level Market Analyst Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entry Level Market Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Entry Level Market Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay (especially for entry level). Enjoy my coworkers. I believe Ipsos cares about the well-being of its employees. Have flexibility to work from home if needed. Great place to begin learning about market research. 15 days of paid vacation to begin with.

    Cons

    Some of the work can be tedious. Occasionally have to stay later into the evening to reach deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out to your employees to ensure that they are happy and engaged during their time at Ipsos

    Ipsos Response

    Dec 14, 2016

    We’re really glad to hear your first year at Ipsos is going well. You’re right about continuing to reach out to our people, which is one big reason we launched the Team Temperature program late last ... More


  2. "Market research analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Meh."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "SVP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Many opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company with many opportunities to move around

    Cons

    High turnover, IT, life-work balance;

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, ability to work from home when needed, summer Friday hours, great culture, awesome benefits, good Chicago location, interesting clients

    Cons

    Large company with lots of red tape, few opportunities to move up easily, lower pay than other companies in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Identifying high potential employees and fast tracking them with promotions and good pay will allow you to keep quality employees and not lose them so quickly


  8. "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and people are good to work with

    Cons

    Too many internal competing silos

    Advice to Management

    reward collaboration with real dollars


  9. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment and a lot to learn

    Cons

    Promotion is not easy.
    No bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Look more into reward schemes of emloyees


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Research Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning environment for recent grad and guidance from management

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be overwhelming, internal processes can be improved


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible disorganized political place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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