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Equifax Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
55 Reviews
2.0
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Supportive, Good Benefits with solid products and diversification (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • limited scope of career progression, unattentive senior management (in 14 reviews)

  • lack of transparency from upper management, hard work and talent does not get rewarded (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Equifax is a large and complex company with many people jockeying for position.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equifax

    Pros

    The Equifax name is well known and trusted. Solid benefits.

    Cons

    This organization is very bureaucratic and not entrepreneurial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Too big and too political

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to be able to work remote they have the tools and encourage it. Use State of the Art technology.

    Cons

    Too matrixed and people don't want to speak up to affect change. No one is willing to make difficult decisions and if you are not part of the corporate office you don't stand a chance at being successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good ole' boy compnay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharette, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharette, GA (US)

    I have been working at Equifax

    Pros

    They offer good pay and benefits

    Cons

    This company is the most clickish I have ever seen. If you're not a white male, you have no chance to move up. The only women are the ones that have been there a long time. The people that have been there for 20+ years rotate through management roles and have no clue how other companies work. So no depth of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to bite the bullet and get rid of ineffective management and individual contributors that have been there forever and are no longer an asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Infrastructure Project Coordinate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to learn and interact with a team of co-workers with different skill sets.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities. Promotions are given to those who are popular and not based on merit. Forced to develop on your own. No opportunity to improve with additional certifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be respectful of others. Provide a work life balance that is fair and adequate. Promote others based on merit. Health care benefits is very limited with only a choice of two healthcare providers and very expensive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Small company operations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Equifax

    Pros

    Good location, decent benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Small company thinking, working on transitioning to Equifax family, outdated systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like a big corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Last one out turn out the lights

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equifax

    Pros

    Great history, benefits, and stability. It is certainly a place where you can stay for your entire career if you so wish. Training is available and the ability to learn new skills are there depending on the group you are in.

    Cons

    Yearly if not quarterly layoffs are the result of managing stock expectations. Lack of any career development. A winnowing down as of late of the options, incentive plan inclusion, and RSU grants due to cost containment drills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Some of your best have already left. Since the stock continues to rise, it won't get noticed until too late though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company on outside, inside It is terrible!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, tuition reimbursement and training provided.

    Cons

    While professional, the environment is very stuffy. If you are not a senior leader you are treating like you don't matter. Recognition is terrible! although they say they want to invest in the employees and train them, Equifax still hires outside of the company instead of hiring within. Raises; don't expect it. Perks for senior leaders only. Don't trust co workers either everyone is trying to look out for themselves. Not a team oriented environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    as corporate as it gets.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Latin America Digital Marketing Leader in Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - Latin America Digital Marketing Leader in Santiago (Chile)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and travel.

    Cons

    Chile's office is very corporate and it seems like you have to fight the power to get something done.
    Zero training, the only training i had was how to evacuate the place in case of earthquake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The usa people try to deal with the latam people not knowing how to do it. Colonization in 2014 is not nice.
    They disrespect the culture and the way of doing things assuming everythings wrong. Im sure the company spent more in travel and "team building dinner" expenses than what was actually invested while i was there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unstable Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand recognition for consumer market.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. No direction with little to non-existent on boarding practices for new hires. Leadership lacks integrity and ethical practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unfortunate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unemployment Insurance Consultant
    Former Employee - Unemployment Insurance Consultant

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corporate office workers reap all the benefits. Those who work there have the firsthand opportunity of taking of advantage of the in-house activities and benefits not available to those working in satellite offices. Great starting vacation (PTO) offered, flex time available.

    Cons

    Poor management, disconnect between satellite offices and corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate your assistant managers. The initial training given is not enough and should be built on after 6 months, 1 year, etc. The required continuous training is insufficient for those who are overworked with no time to set aside for this. Work with the consultants....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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