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Updated April 9, 2017
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  • More aggressive senior management which will in time change the company culture (in 10 reviews)

  • How quickly you can get promoted varies massively by team, as does the work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Panel Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Panel Communications Advisor in Westgate, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Panel Communications Advisor in Westgate, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kantar Worldpanel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team, decent coffee, -Nice Offices

    Cons

    no parking and no shops nearby

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the team on the ground, they have the solutions


  2. "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can tell the management genuinely care about making this a great place for people to work. This is evident in the small things, such as free fruit delivered every day, to the big - such as the annual staff get together which is held every year to boost engagement and bring everyone up to speed on progress against business plans. I'm quite new to the company, but from what I can tell the culture is very egalitarian, with, for example, senior managers sitting out among the teams rather than hidden in offices. The company recently made it into the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, which speaks volumes.

    Cons

    It's quite hard to get a handle on exactly what each team does, takes a lot of initiative on your own part to get out and meet people.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being accessible to staff and providing routes for them to feedback on their workloads, issues and how to make improvements.


  3. "Great place to start your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Panel Quality Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Panel Quality Graduate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, given responsibility early on, senior management is approachable

    Cons

    Uncompetitive wage compared to other London based jobs. Tedious office politics


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  5. "A good place to start out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, great MD, working in mostly a vibrant place surrounded by young people. Plenty of training and a nice start to your career through the grad scheme. Exposure to working with big manufacturers from the get go.

    Cons

    Salaries only barely competitive with similar London based roles. Company is bottom heavy and you'll find yourself squeezed as you progress. Lack of transparency about salaries - good luck finding out what you'll earn from promotion until you actually get the confirmation. Fairly high churn of staff means you'll likely work in under-staffed teams at various points.

    Advice to Management

    More honesty and transparency around promotions an salaries. Advertise opportunities better - most opportunities for promotion are filled due to word of mouth rather than because that person was the best candidate.


  6. "Always been fair to me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PC Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PC Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy team, learning lots of techy stuff
    Free fruits😀

    Cons

    Some colleagues are intimidating

    Advice to Management

    Relax


  7. "Great company and team to work with."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people within the team
    - Flexibility
    - Work life balance
    - Great company culture
    - Fun socials and investment in development
    - Company benefits; such a pension plan, 25days holiday, daily office fruits, free breakfast Fridays.
    - Nice office layout.

    Cons

    - Low pay and no foreseeable increases
    - Lack of developmental opportunities
    - Our department can be treated like children at times, and it seems that this perception is generally upheld throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep up the great improvements that you have begun to implement, I feel that the department is going back on track and in the right direction.
    - Reconsider higher pay (Too many colleagues have left because of this factor).
    - Consider a rota based system for shifts, alternating between evening and day shifts.
    - Try to improve the overall company perception of Panel Communications, and please begin to treat Advisors like professionals. I have to admit that this has already started to improve to a small degree, although micromanagement and lack of trust in regards to Advisors professionalism is still prevalent at times.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Possibly the worst team to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Panel Communications Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Panel Communications Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good work life balance and good social events

    Cons

    Office politics, unstable head of department and management without much control or any firm backbone. A bit embarrassing when employees have no respect for management.

    Advice to Management

    Get your department together, it's a shambles and no wonder so many people leave


  9. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kantar Worldpanel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good way to cultivate analytical skills and strategic thinking

    Cons

    not renovate data collection with new technology


  10. "Client Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Client Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work with fast progression from joining as a grad. Free fruit and lots of social occassions

    Cons

    Bad location - Hanger Lane means lack of options to eat and socialise in their area. Salary lower than competitors

    Advice to Management

    Local management are very good - poor location and salary is considered something that goes with the job


  11. Helpful (6)

    "As good as it was?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. There are a lot of great people
    2. Client list is a who's who of food and drink in the UK
    3. Early exposure to clients and responsibility
    4. If you're good you can progress very quickly
    5. A very sociable company

    Cons

    1. More aggressive senior management which will in time change the company culture
    2. Pay is low versus the industry average
    3. Location is awful
    3. Dropped out of Times Top 100

    Advice to Management

    Realise now that you are only as good as the people that work there (something that has become less important recently). Embrace those from outside as they have new ideas and the KWP way is not always the right way.



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