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D&B Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
254 Reviews
3.1
254 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture is positive and the company values employees work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 26 reviews)

  • Senior management too focused on reaching their numbers (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Easy normal workload and chilled out environment.

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    Former Employee - Debt Collector in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Debt Collector in Melbourne

    I worked at D&B part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, no physical load, friendly environment, good start for career in finance.

    Cons

    Formal wear, at times stressful environment, not many higher opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have permanent team leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Culture in changing - great benefits to come

    Cons

    Little upward mobility depending on role

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Product Management
    Current Employee - Product Management

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Collegial, good life balance, nice people to work with, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Tough place to work if you want action.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After decades of being run to push down costs, there are areas where millions of dollars are at risk, and a fix would be a tiny percentage of the revenues at risk. Management really needs to make these unglamorous but essential investments. As an employee, my greatest concern is not about compensation, or benefits, or a friendly atmosphere, but about concern that the company is investing adequately to ensure D&B will remain a going concern for more than the next few years. It's way too tough to get modest budget requests for things that will shore up businesses that serve key clients and make millions for the firm. That said, I think broadly Management is a good bunch - maybe with too much on your plate?
    Maybe it might make sense to have someone specific in senior management whose job is to look at the many unsexy but key businesses, and figure out how to shore them up from a decade of relentless resource cutting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A rewarding career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good place to work in a teaming environment.

    Cons

    Advancement limited due to location.

  6.  

    Excellent Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leader, Tech Ops in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Leader, Tech Ops in Short Hills, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, definitely rewarded the employees for working hard. The company cared about a work-life balance and understood the need to work remotely.

    Cons

    When I was there the technology was outdated. They outsource much of IT and a fair amount of the knowledge. It took a while to get institutional knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better balance between insourcing and outsourcing technical functions. For the sole purpose of driving better business outcomes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Sales Executive with 27 years experieince

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Brand, Great Value, great company

    Cons

    Glass ceiling, opportunities minimal at certain levels

  8.  

    Uptight company to work for

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    Former Employee - Relationship Manager
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent opportunity for growth/career advancement

    Cons

    Very political to navigate and management is constantly changing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Focus & execution challenged

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people. Worklife balance exists in most parts of the org. CEO is very personable and approachable. Company is in good financial status. Getting more modern with policies (e.g. dress code).

    Cons

    Product innovation is talked about, but lacking in execution. Don't expect funding/resources to help achieve your objectives. Seems like there are so many groups that want to do their own thing which really translates to a lack of focus across the company (the CEO is trying to correct this). Despite a new HR Leader, HR/Recruiting is embarrassing and could use a severe overhaul. My experience as a prospect/new hire was poor. I also recommended a friend for a job...her experience during the interview process was less than desirable. Office locations are spread out - probably too much for a company of this size & many employees work remote. Beware if you like to have actual human interaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good hard look at the recruiting/new hire process and find ways to improve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    D&B - Great Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Divisional Operations Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Divisional Operations Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, training, and fast-paced promotions.

    Cons

    Pay was average - could be higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries for employees who are promoted often and are willing to relocate for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continues to not pay attention to long term vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B as a contractor

    Pros

    Company added new leadership a year ago, that seemed positive

    Cons

    Despite new visions and new leadership. The company continues to make short sighted decisions (e.g. layoffs, cutting project work) before any actual progress can be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to seriously commit to a strategy (not just in words, but actions). Stop making short sighted decisions at the end of each quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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