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Experian Reviews

Updated 9 November 2014
Updated 9 November 2014
281 Reviews
2.9
281 Reviews
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Brian Cassin
16 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 22 reviews)

  • Not enough work-life balance or work from home opportunities (they frown on it, it seems) (in 8 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Great company, low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Allen, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Allen, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    You do not get paid your worth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Data analysis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Work with a ton of data, Teams are great people really matter when you work in this company

    Cons

    salary is not very good but if you stay enough time it gets better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries should improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Secure and Safe job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I worked at Experian full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice, modern office building. Good salary for the sector and size of the company. Colleagues are nice, not too bad.

    Cons

    More work and responsibilities does not equate more pay - i.e. you get promoted to a manager, but you still are getting the same money as your direct reports. Talks about pay raise are met with "can't promise anything, maybe in a couple of years." Local management is arrogant and their people's management competence - under question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local support heads are managers, but not leaders. You need more leaders locally, management can be done remotely, but a good example to follow should be local. Also, if promoting somebody - first secure their pay-raise and only then entrust them with the new responsibilities. Resentment ensues otherwise.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting sector of working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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

    Pros

    Good salary for Bulgaria. You can earn more when you take an on call shift.

    Cons

    There is no knowledge sharing so you should learn everything by the hard way. So it's a big challange.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should start listen people what are they saying and appreciate them more.

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

    Good employer

    Former Employee - Data Management Manager
    Former Employee - Data Management Manager

    I worked at Experian full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers willing to share knowledge. This company treats employees like people. Organized charitable activities performed in local community.

    Cons

    Little room for professional growth. No work-life balance. Sometimes too focused on the here and now.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not flexible and to slow to adjust to changes in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Allen, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Allen, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    in some departments there is better work/life balance in others not so much.

    Cons

    Do not count on the bonus if taking a new position. Management is asking newcomers for input however always turn it down. Company does not invest money in the new software and uses mostly freeware or old outdated versions that not compatible with new versions that is currently on the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the new updated software, allocate budget for technical training, be more open to the suggestions that new hires bring with their experience from other companies - it will help you to keep the company on the decent level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great background and history - disappointing guidance into the future

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

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

    Pros

    Strong historically built brand that clients trust and respect.
    Very good decisioning automation platform PowerCurve - clients feedback tells it is the best platform in the market so far.
    Good expertise in analytics and business consultancy in people bearing the knowledge.
    Much attention to training communication and sales skills.

    Cons

    Transformation into a centralized company kills client-centricity, people legacy engagement. Dogmatic approach prevail. Lack of pragmatism that allows competitors win more often.
    Brand has been suffering distrust and unreliability attitude for 1-2 year steadily.
    Bureaucracy (decision making) is heavy and does not improve.
    Senior leadership is poor, strategy and company's identity and business model not clear and there are no activities seen at senior level to identify those - no clarity what the company is and where it goes.
    Payments lower than the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be great to concentrate on determining the company's business model and the strategy. Be pragmatic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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