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Updated June 17, 2017
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  • No work life balance - expect to give your life to the business (in 25 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. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TNS Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to network with various departments, learn as much as you want, a real opportunity to develop and grow without feeling comfortable...i.e. you will be continuously learning and doing challenging activities

    Cons

    None that will make you want to leave. This is truly one of rare & great places to work.


  2. "Nice offices but that's about it!"

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNS Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice offices and great location for London office

    Cons

    Shocking culture, poor pay, poor work life balance, weak leadership, petty politics

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of old guard


  3. "TNS GLOBAL - Telephone interview"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Hull, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Hull, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible,
    Good wage,
    Free drinks during work hours,
    Consistent feedback,
    Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Shut down hull branch,
    Sometimes unrealistic targets.


  4. "Senior Research Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNS Global (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure is good, lots of opportunities to learn consulting skills, analytical skills and communication skills. Love the culture as well as the people

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Usually work till very late during peak seasons. Poor compensation package.

    Advice to Management

    Investment more on the junior staff and give a more competitive salary package given the hard work they have done.


  5. "Project executive"

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    Current Employee - Project Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TNS Global part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company with opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Management young or with lack of experience.


  6. "hi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNS Global as a contractor

    Pros

    helpful, fun, varied, nice, good

    Cons

    pay, time, management, advice, leave

    Advice to Management

    pay, staffing, attitude, advice, progression. and all other issues. i dont really know


  7. "Process-heavy number-cruncher."

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNS Global as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some credible products.
    Great resources to call on.
    Comfortable and smart London offices.
    Bright people.
    Reasonable money.

    Cons

    Cumbersome internal processes. Brutal company culture. Paranoid about security. Company could swallow your youth up without a backward glance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so smug, your people-management skills are invisible.


  8. "Commercial Director"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Commercial Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great international opportunities. Good office.

    Cons

    Management should enhance more transparency.


  9. "Boring work, fun people"

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    Former Employee - Grad Scheme in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Grad Scheme in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were lovely and great fun. TNS at London Bridge also hosts free office drinks last Friday of every month which were always a blast. Relaxed work environment, good location.

    Cons

    The work was very dull and not particularly well paid.


  10. "I don't see things getting better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TNS Global full-time

    Pros

    Amazing clients, always interesting work in the social practice, huge talent in the staff, good progression opportunities. Some great people at the top and some not so great.

    Cons

    The Kantar/WPP umbrella should be a benefit but feels like a curse for what could be a great company. Consistently and woefully understaffed for the revenue targets which means people are constantly overworked, exhausted and ill. Great progression opportunities but without corresponding pay - more work, more pressure, no reward. Pay situation is improving slowly but pay remains low compared to others in the industry. HR, finance and IT systems and processes are hugely unhelpful and waste an enormous amount of people's valuable time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people you value well, and set targets that are reasonable for the people you have.


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