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Updated November 14, 2017
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  • Middle management needs more support from senior management (in 14 reviews)

  • Location is Hanger Lane, so easy enough to get to from London but not very much going on (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kantar Worldpanel full-time

    Pros

    Very social, great training scheme, high level of responsibility at a junior level. Hard working people dedicated to high standards of client servicing.

    Cons

    High churn of employees meant gaps in team that were not quickly filled. Poor bonus scheme compared to contemporaries. Senior management often not transparent with company/team changes wh8ch could be frustrating.


  2. "Great opportunities, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Insight Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consumer Insight Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    plenty of autonomy
    opportunity to progress quickly
    ability to make a name for yourself

    Cons

    grad salary used to be relatively low, but the business has addressed this now

    Advice to Management

    keep promoting from within and focusing on the people

    Kantar Worldpanel Response

    Nov 1, 2017 – Employee Engagement Leader

    Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Our people are what makes Kantar Worldpanel the company it is, so we'll continue doing everything we can to support and develop them - if you have... More

  3. "I have learnt a lot at Kantar, communicate to Client's and how to manage their needs. I had the most amazing co-workers,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Free fruit, bonus Scheme, company events and subsidised gym membership

    Cons

    Salary, Sometimes have to work long hours due to understaffed


  4. "Great experience but role not for me"

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    Former Employee - Category Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Category Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall company culture eg free fruit, breakfast on Fridays, free socials ect
    Given a lot of responsibility early on
    Knowledge sharing sessions- always opportunity to learn about something new
    Tim Kidd is a good leader - really friendly
    Colorful office and friendly atmosphere, agile working so you're not on your own when not many people are in
    didn't feel like I had to work late, although I was one of the only people who left on time

    Cons

    The role was also a lot more sales orientated than I expected, which is something I had 0 interest in
    Also got the impression that career progression depended on if senior management liked you as oppose to your actual work
    low salary and also rubbish location - paying london rent but not really experiencing it. however both of these factors you are aware of when applying so can't really complain
    although the job title is category analyst, I found the work not very analytical and too easy - think it should have a title more representative of the role
    people are put into managerial roles at a young age with no previous experience - not everyone is meant to be a manager
    The role wasn't right for me and I needed a more technical role, however my move to the more technical department was discouraged despite it being the best for me, resulting in my departure

    Advice to Management

    encourage movement to other roles within the business when you know they will be better suited and thrive more in a different role
    also felt very isolated once I handed my notice in
    advertise the role clearer and be more explicit


  5. "Good place to work."

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging yet stimulating day to day tasks.
    Company looks after their employees with both their professional and personal life.
    Socials are always good fun.
    Board is actively working towards a more collaborative workplace. Not just within your department but also across divisions (Commercial and Operations.)

    Cons

    Although cliché and repetitive, pay is a massive concern throughout the business. Location of the office puts many in financial strain as we have to commute through zone 1 yet our salaries don't reflect that. Many people that have left this year list that as their top reason to why they have decided to leace.
    Middle management needs more support from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, your efforts will blossom within the coming years.
    Pay attention to those teams that seem to be unhappy time and time again. If there is a reoccurring problem it means that the root of it has not been dealt with.
    Intranet should be kept up to date each quarter, HR policy documents are dating back to 2012.


  6. "Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work life balance, youthful atmosphere and some good people.

    Cons

    Generally boring job, surprisingly hierarchical depsite a illusion of a flat structure, too linear and time based a career progression and general discontentment on wages


  7. "Good place to get a head start"

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    Current Employee - Client Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed company culture, friendly atmosphere, flexibility in working options, solid client exposure, focus on commercial and analytical development, improvement in pay in the last year, innovation of core products,

    Cons

    Lack of clarity in pay structure, joining other than as a grad can be tough with no proper induction process in place,

    Advice to Management

    Make pay and benefits structure more transparent, talk about the salary bands for each role

  8. "They could do better"

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with interesting clients
    Challenging
    Fair salary
    Possibilities of development and transfer to other Kantar family company

    Cons

    Not much support and training when you start. Everyone says it's so difficult to start and learn their software, but they haven't recognized it and there is no formal training or manual.
    They use a coming soon promotion as a motivation but then they always postpone it
    Not much feedback from manager
    Not very social atmospher


  9. "Great people"

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    Former Intern - Placement Student in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Placement Student in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kantar Worldpanel as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, great office, interesting product, lots of opportunities for development and internal movement/progression.

    Cons

    Not the most competitive pay (however many other non-monetary benefits that make up for it).


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    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kantar Worldpanel full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, family focused, flexible and a successful leadership team who try their best to put people first.

    Cons

    Salaries may be lower than other places but the culture and other benefits make up for the slightly lower salary. Many people come back once they realise that it is a good place to work. Location is not great but office itself is nice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the good stuff and keep investing in people and salaries.

    Kantar Worldpanel Response

    Nov 1, 2017 – Employee Engagement Leader

    Thank you for the review! Good to hear you've had a positive experience in your career with us so far.


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