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Ipsos Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Ups and Downs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (9)

    "Senior Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (5)

    "Learn and get out"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "No Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Ipsos has a great work environment and culture.

    Cons

    Goals are set too late in the year.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    I love this company! They treat their employees well, train them well, and value them as individuals. This office in particular is very close and very laid back.

    Cons

    The office building is beautiful (overlooking the Bay Bridge) but since the headcount is growing, the office is getting a tad cramped. Overall, that is my only complaint!

    Ipsos Response

    Aug 25, 2017

    Great to hear you’re loving being part of the Ipsos family! Thanks for the post.


  10. 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


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