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Updated 17 February 2015
Updated 17 February 2015
94 Reviews
3.0
94 Reviews
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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.  

    Good peop

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Manchester, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Stress free work, job security, good benefits

    Cons

    Very head-office focused, relatively low wages (including wage increases), inorganic structure means left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure offices outside Nottingham don't get left out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Summer Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Experian

    Pros

    - very nice and relaxed office
    - sociable colleagues
    - significant degree of independence
    - work-life balance

    Cons

    - quality of management
    - repetitive work

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  5.  

    Great place to learn

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

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    great working culture in Singapore
    Small dynamic team
    young environment - lots of expats!

    Cons

    compensation is on the lower end, the insurance packages are not competitive
    Teams are too lean and too stretched - not enough resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great products, wrong people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits. Communication is clear and opportunities to move to different positions are real. The products are great and getting better.

    Cons

    Terrible managers. Old fashioned company and management style. Lots and lots of employees who don't even know what they ara doing over there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Qualify the good people, fire the old-low-profile guys with no proactivity and hire better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  8.  

    QA Analyst

    • 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

    Large organization.Large organization.Large organizationLarge organization.Large organization.Large organization

    Cons

    Lots of Politics.Lots of Politics.Lots of Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be out of the politics and work on your own stuff. Be out of the politics and work on your own stuff.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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 a 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

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