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Experian Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
299 Reviews
2.9
299 Reviews
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Brian Cassin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • in some departments there is better work/life balance in others not so much (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and vacation allotments (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management does not take interest in mentoring subordinates (in 23 reviews)

  • Not enough work-life balance or work from home opportunities (they frown on it, it seems) (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fair but boring place to work

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

    I have been working at Experian full-time

    Pros

    Experian has established and matured market a.k.a cash cow. Means people don't get pushed too much about making profits -compare to the companies losing $- as well as has guaranteed work/life balance.

    Outsourcing happens in massive scale but candidates selection process seems fair enough. Tho it attracted a lot of negative feedback here in Glassdoor.

    Not much politics involved in review process, which is fairly rare in type of company. (Long running with cash cow but unable to expand anymore for decades.)

    Cons

    Management prefer acquire companies rather than invest money for internal R&D etc just like any other company these days.

    However, since the cash for acquisition is coming from outsourcing and as a lot of former employees complaining about not highly regarding 'loyalty', it's probably not a good place for long term career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't be so bureaucratic. I mean, 1-5 scale performance assessment is fine but the gaps between them? Well.. considering only <10% people get 5 stars, that doesn't really make any distinction for mega contributors and many people leave the company because of it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Became a horrendous place to work since the new CEO

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

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    You get paid. Yes, that's all. Although management always try stretch legal boundaries regarding labour entitlement. I also assume it's nice record to add into your resume, too.

    Cons

    Any whatsoever activities lead to innovation has stopped. Capable or sick out of gut people already left the company while ago. Remaining people works like clogs, never try archive something as they know it's not going to be compensated and requires hefty red tapes. never try retain valuable people, instead their position get replaced by unsolicited outsourced workers, seriously cripple all the things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not inclined to give any advice that won't be heard anywhere. it's waste of my time and efforts. Just the same as internal surveys every time management force people to participate. (otherwise ends up with way too low response rate)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    QA Analyst

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

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    Large organization.Large organization.Large organizationLarge organization.Large organization.Large organization

    Cons

    Lots of Politics.Lots of Politics.Lots of Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be out of the politics and work on your own stuff. Be out of the politics and work on your own stuff.

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  5.  

    Great work experience in a very diverse and strategic company.

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

    I have been working at Experian full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities and different skills to acquire.

    Cons

    Company wide cost reductions may leave you wondering if your job is the next to go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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

    I worked at Experian full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are not significant pros to tell

    Cons

    needs Improvement in every way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    Great team and benefits. Managers are hard working and provide good feedback. Really really like the program of hiring consultants for long term employment.

    Cons

    No remote work is allowed since going back about 1 or 2 years due to un productivity from a few bad apples that were taking advantage of the existing system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experian

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

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    This is my review of Experian good company to work for and good company over all and good benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Global company with great benefits

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

    I worked at Experian

    Pros

    Very structured, goal oriented with stock options

    Cons

    Slow to implement changes by managament

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    going through a lot of changes, layoffs have demoralizing but hopefully it turns around for the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA (US)

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    the Benefits are great, health insurance is affordable

    Cons

    there were several layoffs during 2014

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Go if you really don't have other options

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Experian

    Pros

    Good market share in data analytics

    Cons

    Super low salary
    Poor management
    Long working hours

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