D&B Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
237 Reviews

3.2
237 Reviews
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Pros
  • Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Improving but long road ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, really nice and well-intentioned people, decent pay and benefits. The new CEO, Bob Carrigan, is great and you can already see a seismic shift in the approach to a lot of things. He's done away with much of the hierarchy that has plagued the company for years.

    Cons

    We are in transition between the old world and the new. Unfortunately, we need to contend with a lot of old baggage that continues to drag things down. That all said, I'm hopeful that things will continue to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting the good fight and don't give in to quarterly street pressures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great people but too many managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :)
    They realise that not everything is good and seem to be trying to make them better
    Some great people are employed, in ability and also just nice people

    Cons

    Many managers. I was once reporting the same item to two PMs, a team/scrum lead, and also a program manager.
    This gives a sense of management perhaps being disorganised, and so project priority shifts and changes all of the time.
    Dealing with old/obsolete technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps to take a break from hiring managers for a short while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job was AMAZING, then slowly declined

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    Former Employee - NCAT Sales Associate  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - NCAT Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay, decent salary, outstanding commission, bonus and spliffs.

    Cons

    Slow and steady decline of commission and bonus structure.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    On the way to extinction

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Director  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Director in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Weak management with no real vision and strategy replaced by yearly layoff programs masked as efficiency program. Constant change in top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a consistent strategy and approach, develop a consultative approach versus selling software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Worst place ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    You get subsidized cafeteria food

    Cons

    It will be the biggest career mistake you make

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit counting your stock options and do something of value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent Project team experience. It was the best organized & managed PMO I have ever experienced.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Clearly stated goals and mission statement.

    Cons

    Projects need to keep focused on critical objectives and less influenced by short term politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should emulate the connection that Sara Mathew had with the rank and file employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Started off great, then the politics took over

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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people in the austin office

    Cons

    Nothing gets done. Layer upon layer of approvals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get stuff done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work with, considering the domain and technology.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small sized, but rapidly growing IT division gives a very good exposure and opportunity. New technology. Product based. A very very good domain, which gives a lot of opportunity to work with data and the presentation of it.

    Cons

    Leave policy - only LOP in probation of first 6 months. But depends on the project u land on. Some projects are still legacy systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work environment and support as you do now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good challenge if you want to take it on

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Great people, good HR department.Very good work lifebalance.Fun team night outs . management will give you extra responsibility if you ask for it.

    Cons

    Small office in Dublin which results in limited amount of job opportunities.Salary in some areas below industry standard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Pay, flexibility, work life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to learn, management is constantly changing and turning over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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