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Experian Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
297 Reviews
2.9
297 Reviews
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Brian Cassin
20 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • in some departments there is better work/life balance in others not so much (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and vacation allotments (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management does not take interest in mentoring subordinates (in 23 reviews)

  • Not enough work-life balance or work from home opportunities (they frown on it, it seems) (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fair but boring place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian full-time

    Pros

    Experian has established and matured market a.k.a cash cow. Means people don't get pushed too much about making profits -compare to the companies losing $- as well as has guaranteed work/life balance.

    Outsourcing happens in massive scale but candidates selection process seems fair enough. Tho it attracted a lot of negative feedback here in Glassdoor.

    Not much politics involved in review process, which is fairly rare in type of company. (Long running with cash cow but unable to expand anymore for decades.)

    Cons

    Management prefer acquire companies rather than invest money for internal R&D etc just like any other company these days.

    However, since the cash for acquisition is coming from outsourcing and as a lot of former employees complaining about not highly regarding 'loyalty', it's probably not a good place for long term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't be so bureaucratic. I mean, 1-5 scale performance assessment is fine but the gaps between them? Well.. considering only <10% people get 5 stars, that doesn't really make any distinction for mega contributors and many people leave the company because of it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Experian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are not significant pros to tell

    Cons

    needs Improvement in every way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    Great team and benefits. Managers are hard working and provide good feedback. Really really like the program of hiring consultants for long term employment.

    Cons

    No remote work is allowed since going back about 1 or 2 years due to un productivity from a few bad apples that were taking advantage of the existing system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    Company strives to hire the smartest people in the industry. You will get a chance to work with the best and learn something new every day.

    Cons

    Business does not have clear direction and has missed market trends repeatedly.

    Chaotic and fast past environment does not allow engineers to perform proper design and implementation. Too many issues with production systems puts the entire staff into a never-ending spiral of dealing with production issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider replacing top leadership on the business side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Public Company
    One of the largest Credit Bureaus
    Great Clients/Partnerships
    Competitive in the market place
    Focused on personal growth

    Cons

    Unstable
    Long commute from my house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Client Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    Benefits, holidays, time off, no weekends,

    Cons

    Pay, repetitive, poor mentors, starting to micromanage,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that are qualified for their positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is a okay place to work but not grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Experian full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Experian is a table and profitable company.

    Cons

    Their technology is out of date

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, not so great organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Experian

    Pros

    Experian is a nice place to work mainly because of your colleagues. Smart people!

    Cons

    Many layoffs. Acquisitions that don't make sense. Lacks work/life balance.

  10.  

    Love the people and the collaboration!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian full-time

    Pros

    - Compensation
    - Ability to speak your mind
    - ability to start your own projects and follow them through

    Cons

    - Takes FOREVER to get anything done
    - Reactive vs. proactive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too Much Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Experian as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, excellent pay and benefits. Most of the time, the work is quite interesting.

    Cons

    Too much change over the last year. During the recession there were lots of lay-offs and virtually no positions have been refilled. This has led to burnout amongst too many good people. While the work is rewarding and the people are great, the consistent demand to do more with less is going to drive people to leave now that the job market is better.

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