D&B
2.8 of 5 200 reviews
www.dnb.com Short Hills, NJ 5000+ Employees

D&B Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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2.8 200 reviews

                             

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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan

Robert Carrigan

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :)"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Senior management and the sales force are stuck in an endless cycle of forecasting"
    in 14 reviews
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Career Opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRapid career opportunities with a work environment you want to be at each day.

ConsSalary growth is based on an internal rule set that is not conducive to career growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeeping the best of the best...salaries should be in line with Market Value!

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

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Big Mistake!

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Short Hills, NJ (US)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

ProsYou get to work for a well-recognized name. HQ is near the Short Hills Mall so it makes Christmas shopping a little easier. It's probably a good place to go if you have a cog-like job and you're 3-5 years away from retirement. I don't think there's anyone there past 5:00, so you definitely get home in time for dinner.

Cons-- Soooo many layers to get ANYTHING done. You need approval after approval and meeting after meeting just to get something that should take 10 minutes done.
-- I was warned when I was hired that they have an annual re-org. They weren't kidding. It's like clockwork.
-- I was there for 1 year and had 4 different managers, the only one that was somewhat qualified left the company.
-- The atmosphere in Short Hills is like a morgue. It makes the Office Space office look like Mardis Gras!
-- ZERO energy or excitement about the products, customers, mobility, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementI know data is essentially boring, but you really need to pay attention to just how depressing it is in your company. You also need to really look into your management layer as most of them have no idea what they are doing and are doing jobs for which they have no previous qualifications (e.g., Finance people doing Marketing, Sales people doing Operations, etc.).

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

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Great Company with Great People

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at D&B full-time

ProsSo many talented, brilliant, nice people.

ConsWork life balance can be challenging at times.

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

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Great experience, where I was fully immersed in the company even as an intern.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat work life balance and company culture

ConsSometimes seemed very relaxed work environment where workers seemed content with their position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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fantastic

Management Intern (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I have been working at D&B as an intern for less than a year

Prosgood work culture and good colleagues with good knowledge

Consmore exposure n training is required

Advice to Senior Managementexpand the business

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

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A lot of Learning A lot of Interaction you get to know about many sectors and updates on them

Strategy Manager (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

ProsEstablished Brand Name and credibility in market
Good Services

ConsNot all divisions are alike
Touch competition in the market

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

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D&B is the best in their line of business

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time

ProsGreat pay, work life balance. Talanted group

ConsRoles are not always clearly defined

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent, organized and well run.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B as a contractor

ProsVery well defined Project Scope and an exceptionally well run PMO.

ConsOrganizational re-alignment and shuffling of reporting structure

Advice to Senior ManagementClearly define the vision and drive towards it meticulously.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Account Manager (Former Employee)
Center Valley, PA (US)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood people to work with

Conscompensation has changed over the years and less opp to make money

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Once great company with an unclear future

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 5 years

Prosovert and consistent corporate culture. Everyone understands the rules of the road. My department had management dedicated to the success and advancement of its members. We had frequent access to senior leaders and they knew us by name, which is more than I expected in a big public company.

ConsFrequent technology issues damage the reputation of D&B's products, and the sale to D&B Credibility Corp chained D&B to a company with some reputation issues of its own.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold senior leaders more accountable. Too many instances of senior people failing up through the organization instead of being managed out.
Ride the big data wave, but look out for Google and freely available alternatives on the web.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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