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Kantar Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Many work hours go to repetitive projects, work-life balance on the low side (in 7 reviews)

  • Promotions and other benefits are given to people who are favorites to the senior management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kantar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, company friendly, winner of best place work in Hampton Roads 2 years in a row.

    Cons

    Management can be slow to fix important issues.

    Advice to Management

    Get some insight from the staff before actually performing the job before implementing new work processes and procedures.


  2. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kantar (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    18 days PTO your first year

    Cons

    Moving from cubicles to open seating

  3. "Get out now!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kantar full-time

    Pros

    Thirsty Thursdays every other Thursday.

    Cons

    Where to begin....newest Con is that at the end of 2017 they will have remodeled the entire Lisle, IL office to look like a high end coffee shop and no one will have their own desk. You'll show up each day and sit wherever you can while keeping your personal items in a locker as if you're in high school again. Management will stress this is a great change and eventually everyone will love it. Being realistic is not their forte.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees and handling the issues at hand rather than pretending like they don't exist.


  4. "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is second to none

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a slight lack of operational structure


  5. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very fast work speed as many agencies, and leader is willing to share and teach interns new things.

    Cons

    The company is relatively small.


  6. "Finance Revenue Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, family friendly environment.

    Cons

    The health insurance benefits were poor and not clear.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Across the Board"

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

    Pros

    The company provides parties throughout the year. Thirsty Thursday's are every other Thursday and they bring in beer, wine, and snacks.

    Cons

    The salaries paid are way below market averages. For a company of it's size and being part of a world wide company (WPP) there is NO employee handbook. I was told that after 2 years I would get another week of PTO, and when the 2 years arrived, I was told that no one ever gets any additional PTO. You are expected to work very long hours for very little.

    Advice to Management

    Try being honest with the employees, and follow through with promises.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, great company"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kantar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Kantar really cares about is employees, and has lots of programs to ensure their needs are met. They also have a great work/life balance - and people are nice to each other. It is not a "high stress" environment, but there is still a strong push for great results.

    Cons

    Not really a con for everybody, but this is no startup. This is a large multi-billion dollar organization, and has large-company ways of working. Do not expect the same vibe as a startup...


  9. "A wonderful place to work!!"

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    Current Employee - Intercompany Accountant in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Intercompany Accountant in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kantar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I currently work in the Lisle, IL office for Kantar and this is, without a doubt, one of the best places I have ever worked in my life. I am surrounded by kind, friendly co-workers who go the extra mile to help one another. Bosses/management don't hide in their offices or cubes - they are very approachable and value your contribution. Hardly any employee turnover, unless they are moving to another division within the company. There is a great work/life balance, the pay is terrific and the office location is great for my daily commute!

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "keep looking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kantar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    not much to say for the pros

    Cons

    they do not value their people

    Advice to Management

    really see what your employees do


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