Equifax Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
209 Reviews
2.9
209 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Supportive, Good Benefits with solid products and diversification (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • limited scope of career progression, unattentive senior management (in 14 reviews)

  • lack of transparency from upper management, hard work and talent does not get rewarded (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Turbulent, Revenue-Driven with Frequent Reorganizations

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Analytics
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Analytics

    I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong company performance, focused on bottom line. Great people in analytics and sales. Unparalleled data assets. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Senior management's short-sighted focus on stock price drives frequent reorganizations - 5 managers in 3 years. Big company in a heavily regulated business means new product development is a very slow process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on people and technology, less on short-term stock price movements.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equifax full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, facilities, management

    Cons

    Atlanta traffic is troubling when traveling between offices

  3.  

    Same job functions and duties from day to day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unemployment Claims  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Unemployment Claims in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Good work life balance. Job stability

    Cons

    Little room for advancement due to the fact that management doesn't want to train new employees to fill vacancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to advance their careers within the company.

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  5.  

    Good company but too US centralized

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax

    Pros

    Focused on innovation and operational excellence

    Cons

    Older employees, no training, little consideration to finance and accounting compared to the other departments

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Depressing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I don't have a very long commute and the good cafeteria is good. People are nice but that is it!

    Cons

    Poor training
    Severely low pay
    Lack of career growth
    Health benefits too expensive

    Our department lacks proper training methods. The pay is extremely low along with the bonus. There is no visible career ladder to climb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries need to match the market rate and there needs to be more attention to employees so they feel their desires to maintain long term employment can be met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unfortunate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unemployment Insurance Consultant
    Former Employee - Unemployment Insurance Consultant

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

    Pros

    Corporate office workers reap all the benefits. Those who work there have the firsthand opportunity of taking of advantage of the in-house activities and benefits not available to those working in satellite offices. Great starting vacation (PTO) offered, flex time available.

    Cons

    Poor management, disconnect between satellite offices and corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate your assistant managers. The initial training given is not enough and should be built on after 6 months, 1 year, etc. The required continuous training is insufficient for those who are overworked with no time to set aside for this. Work with the consultants....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Know What You're Getting In To

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unemployment Insurance Consultant  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Unemployment Insurance Consultant in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Equifax full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance and short hours

    Cons

    Manager forgot to approve hours several times, weather days were not allowed nor were sick days even if PTO was taken.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have benefited from a culture of intelligent execution and meritocracy, working with very intelligent people.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I get rewarded for delivering on promises and executing projects. Rather than getting blamed for taking risks, I am encouraged to take more. I am surrounded by intelligent people and am encouraged to lead them.

    Cons

    We do a horrible job of demand management and so we always have more work than we can finish. At times the matrix organization makes it difficult to get things done without significant coordination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow leadership and stop outsourcing so much middle career work to contractors and offshore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    They Hate Women yet Claim They Are About Integrity and Equality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    ok pay, brand recognition goes a long way

    Cons

    Better be in the boys club or you will soon be fearful of your job and HR just supports and protects executive leadership and intimidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign tomorrow. Your stock price is only up because you are squeezing every last drop of blood you can and not paying people property. There is no place to go but down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Little opportunity for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax

    Pros

    Some of the most collaborative folks I've worked with.

    Cons

    Seriously lacking in innovation and opportunities for advancement. So when a great employee maxes out in current role, they leave for more stimulation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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