Experian
2.8 of 5 201 reviews
www.experiangroup.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Experian Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
Experian – Nottingham – “Experian Landmark House”

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2.8 201 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

Experian CEO and Director Don Robert

Don Robert

(117 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to start your career

Finance Intern (Former Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA (US)

I worked at Experian as an intern for less than a year

ProsIf you take the initiative, there are always opportunities for recognition. You can take on high profile projects and work with members outside your functional group. The team environment is friendly and nurturing, and management is open and receptive.

ConsThere are few opportunities for career growth within the company. Although they do hire internally, you're more likely to expand within your given role rather than move up.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt would have been interesting to have more cross-functional team experiences to increase employee ownership of company (versus functional) goals and objectives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Collaborative work environment on exciting projects

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Experian

ProsInteresting projects coming in with more of a consulting angle. Collaborative work environment is great when you are starting out.

ConsExpect potentially long hours in kind of an unexpected manner. Project deadlines dictate whether or not you can maintain a flexible schedule.

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All the advantages and challenges to be expected from an organization of this size

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA (US)

I have been working at Experian full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work/life balance, training opportunities, decent compensation, and a great plan for time off and benefits. It's great resume material, and the vast reach of the company's capabilities provides many learning opportunities.

ConsA great deal of bureaucracy, poor decision making within the labyrinth of management tiers, and disconnected understanding for actually fixing what's broken. Employee surveys and exit interviews are conducted to satisfy protocol, but the real solutions are ignored or translated into rhetorical programs to keep people "engaged" without any measurable effect.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider taking real action from your request for the employees' input. Otherwise, if bureaucracy and self-preserving manipulation are actually the driving forces for decision making and company culture, then let your people get back to their tasks and be honest about why the changes they were asked about aren't happening.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Trying to join the big leagues

Community Relations Specialist (Current Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA (US)

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

ProsCompetent coworkers, fair salaries, growth oriented, big ideas, and established reputation

ConsBureaucratic, political atmosphere, poor decision making at times, complex and convoluted

Advice to Senior ManagementHire and promote the best people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Sales (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL (US)

I worked at Experian full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood company. Great location. Professional staff. Excellent benefits. There is room for moving up in the company, just have to kiss the right tush.

ConsRevolving door. Job security can be an issue, even for great employees. Culture is a bit loopy at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the hire/lay off cycle. It creates paranoia among employees and leads to decreased productivity. Have some faith in your employees and invest in them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Experian

ProsInternational environment and Career path/opportunities

ConsStrategy driven by stock exchange

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Experian

ProsGood company good people good location

ConsI do not have much bad to say

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Experian is a great job for recent college graduate!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Experian

ProsExcellent training program. Great benefits. Effective managers. Decent starting salary that will increase in 3 months. Bonuses. Overtime . Friendly and welcoming environment . Beautiful building with gym. Great health benefits!

ConsI love Experian. This job taught me valuable skills that I will use in future job positions. I just didn't like working at a call center so I left. However, Experian really care about their employees. It a great place to work if you love not having your weekends off and love talking to people,

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Experian

ProsDecent Benefits Decent Pay Work Life Balance

ConsWants to be a technology company not quite there yet .

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Experian

ProsThere were great people to work with

ConsCorporate greed took over and layoffs were performed

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