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TNS Global Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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TNS Global Global CEO Richard Ingleton
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  • Not always work / life balance considered and different rates of pay paid (in 23 reviews)

  • quite often you need to work long hours to get all your interviews completed on time (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Simple Things"

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    Former Employee - Merchaindsier in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Merchaindsier in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at TNS Global part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work requirements are straight forward and require little supervision.

    Cons

    Working evenings and late nights.


  2. "Researchers"

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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location, part of a large Company

    Cons

    Stability, growth, process issues. Many good people left the company.

    Advice to Management

    Manage change and listen to employees. Be more thoughtful about change.


  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TNS Global full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible work schedule; could work from home when necessary. Great teams to work with. Good place to build a foundation.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs. Not as collaborative as I would have liked. Very much a top-down organization. Forms and processes are great, but often resulted in more work to get anything accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Clients want to be introduced to their teams early. Having a corporate sponsor is great, but ultimately the people doing the work and crucial to discussions. Foster more of an environment to train current employees, versus hiring haphazardly to fill a void for the moment.


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  5. "Down the tubes they go...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Global capabilities are well regarded across industries.

    Cons

    Horrendously incompetent leadership at all levels of the firm. Important strategic decisions are made by people with no knowledge of how the business works. Constantly laying off people doesn't fix the company's revenue problems.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together folks! Leadership needs to start holding senior management accountable for their ineffectiveness. TNS is really losing its luster and clients recognize it.

    Start fresh in your HR department and clean house!


  6. "Research Manager"

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNS Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to best in class researchers, high profile clients, good pay.

    Cons

    stuffy corporate vibe, not a lot of youthful energy in the SF office.


  7. "Varied work, many opportunities, lots of red tape"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Great company to grow at
    Great people

    Cons

    Jack of all trades, master of none.


  8. "Boring job, good pay"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For the work that I was doing, the pay was good. It was really easy tasks that didn't take much thought.

    Cons

    There tended to be a decent amount of drama in the workplace. The work was also extremely boring.

    Advice to Management

    Dial back the drama


  9. "Place to be if you know very little about research"

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    Former Employee - Sample Coordinator in Oregon, OH
    Former Employee - Sample Coordinator in Oregon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free Wolf shirts. Great cafeteria.

    Cons

    Most of IT are dopes.

    Advice to Management

    Hire IT people that know what they are doing.


  10. "On the rise"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Change of management, greater focus on business strength and innovation in the industry

    Cons

    Short on internal resources at this time.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on internal resources to turn company around


  11. "It's been good although there is definitely a glass ceiling."

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    Current Employee - Senior Insights Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Insights Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can dress however you want and work from home when necessary.

    Cons

    There's limited chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Good luck!


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