Ipsos Reviews

Updated 8 October 2014
Updated 8 October 2014
298 Reviews
3.1
298 Reviews
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • More often than not, they have positions for part-time market research/survey interviewer (in 25 reviews)

  • Good work environment created by the lower level management (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Management acts like they own you - there is no work-life balance other than lip service paid to the concept (in 23 reviews)

  • Some extremely dull work, long hours for which you are not recognised, poor pay (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Former market leader going down fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No pressure
    Job for life if you don't rock the boat

    Cons

    Weak and uninspiring Australian Leadership team. CEO and MDs in Australia lost with no plan or ability to turn the business around. Staff just go through the motions as that is what they do. Company now led by finance compliance checklists and processes rather than by customer needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take control back from CFO and regain the spirit that formally made the company great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company and fun people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fun place to work. Good people and great attitude. But, I hear things have started going down

    Cons

    not much clarity on where the company wants to go (grow).... depends too much on individuals to drive the growth with out clear direction from the management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide clear goals -- coach, mentor and compensate employees for their efforts.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good experience to work for leader in the market research in the Czech republic.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Statistician/Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Statistician/Analyst in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at Ipsos full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leader in the market research, opportunity to be part of stable company

    Cons

    Very demanding job - deadlines, stressful etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging role as a Market Research Interviewer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research Interviewer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Market Research Interviewer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at Ipsos part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    More often than not, they have positions for part-time market research/survey interviewer. The selection process is easy to get through.Ideal for those looking for part-time jobs.

    Cons

    The work is highly repetitive and tedious. It is hard to get respondents to say yes to the interview.Some potential respondents do not appreciate being called for surveys; some of them would swear at the interviewers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very difficult to move up from the bottom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Market Research Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Ipsos part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are incredibly flexible and the colleagues are wonderful people to work beside and very open and friendly. It's a great place to recommend to friends who need work but not as a permanent solution. Ipsos is a job, not a career.

    Cons

    I have been working at Ipsos for over three years now and have noticed that moving up through pay-grades or job ranks seems to be based almost entirely on how often you spend time with your superiors in a social setting. There are a huge number of very skilled researchers who have been working consistent hours and are still at entrance level in regards to pay and job responsibility. Considering the high-volume demand of the work and the long hours demanded the pay is really very low. Low level employees are also treated with a shocking lack of respect by superiors who seem to believe that those below them are intellectually inferior and will often make patronizing comments. It can take over a year before you really start to feel that your presence is appreciated and you can turn to supervisors for help.

    As for the interviews themselves, they are often ridiculously lengthy, repetitive and needlessly invasive. In many situations where we require postcodes we have also recently been pushing for house numbers which can put people at ill-ease (understandably). There are many instances where instructions and demands from clients are impossible or take away from the quality of the work and many questions are not needed and add pointlessly to the length of a survey that the participant may only dubiously wish to take part in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to make new staff feel welcome, don't push them straight onto challenging jobs and then punish them for not meeting the high expectations upper management have told you to meet. They simply cannot start out as perfect, they need help and encouragement. Rewards (Even just a smile and saying 'good work' at the end of the day) would go a long way towards making staff feel valued and would greatly increase morale.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Can do worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training programm, good holidays and benefits

    Cons

    Careere progression difficult, very unflexible with leave and hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to start a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Intern in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Ipsos as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great young team of co-workers, international office, great supervisor. I have learn a lot, very supportive team. Great work-life balance, no bureaucracy and very approachable supervisor.

    Cons

    I can't say anything bad, was very satisfied. The training was given in form of webinars, which were optional to attend. I also had a chance to work not only in office, but in a field, which was a great experience as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Overall Good 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 Ipsos

    Pros

    smart and interesting people. everyone is always willing to help out if someone needs it. team is great to work for.

    Cons

    protocols are different when working with our divisions. ops is a little slow and can't really help if project is outside the norm.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    global strength

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    many very smart people across the globe, available for advice and knowledge sharing

    Cons

    too much internal competition, within offices and across offices fighting for revenue is detrimental to overall company success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company would benefit from double counting revenue to reward individuals who "win" new business but need to pass it over to other WSBL's to execute the projects - at the moment people will execute projects they are not specialized in, just to keep the AOT. those who pass over projects to correct WSBLs are penalized on personal AOT targets!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Few bonuses, small wages but great team.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Pros

    Very friendly enviroment. Great support from my manager

    Cons

    Low wages, no negociation salary.

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