Experian
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www.experiangroup.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

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Average pay, political environment, no room for growth

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL (US)

I worked at Experian full-time for more than a year

ProsThe front-line managers care and protected the team as much as they could.

ConsJanuary rings in a new year and a new sense of doom for employees fearing for their jobs. Front-level management cares a little too much and protects the team in an unhealthy manner.

Fat could be trimmed to make a team run well, but usually isn't. When folks are cut, they are measured from a political perspective (tenure, friends/ties, etc.) and not what they can provide or do for the company.

No career development. Teams are built in a very flat manner, which gives team members little room for advancement. Even if you execute your job wonderfully, there is little opportunity for you to advance since there's a strong feeling that choices for promotions/advancement are done from a political more than pragmatic perspective.

Senior management feels dishonest and when they speak to you, it feels like they're trying to sell you a used car (and not a good one). Often times, when there are layoffs, executive speeches are contrived, insincere, and leave you feeling like they were just trying to keep rats from fleeing a sinking ship. I cannot blame them for managing the company with a cost-cutting strategy, but I always appreciate honesty so I can evaluate my career options.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate career paths for employees to keep them engaged and cultivate a sense of personal growth. Have reviews more often to give feedback that is helpful and properly reflective of any raises given. If an employee is told that they are doing a great job and they receive significantly less than the cost of living as an adjustment, they should not be surprised.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Direct Marketing is falling apart

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL (US)

I have been working at Experian full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Great group of people, good benefits. Cons: More layoffs, outsourcing majority of Direct Marketing division to Costa Rica. … Advice to Senior Management: Do you care about your people? I don't see how you can when you let the majority of the DMS group… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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In my experience

Project Consultant (Current Employee)
Schaumburg, IL (US)

I have been working at Experian full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Great Benefits Great people to work for/with Cons: Low in salary compensation Their marketing dept is not doing so… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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