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Ipsos Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
321 Reviews
3.1
321 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • More often than not, they have positions for part-time market research/survey interviewer (in 26 reviews)

  • OK working environment and friendly colleagues (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Excessive hours; they could care less about a work/life balance (in 25 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Work hard will be repaired

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Teams are really good and supportive

    Cons

    Any time ready to work

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  5.  

    SVP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work load, consistency of accounts to manage, involved in decision making, and independence

    Cons

    Ceiling hits at SVP, slow upward mobility, lack of added fringe benefits from VP to SVP

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make SVP a slightly more special and appreciated role with some fringe benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    An interesting and rewarding contract position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Regional Coordinator in Manchester, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Coordinator in Manchester, NH (US)

    I have been working at Ipsos as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interaction was facilitated through email, phone, and Hipchat. For the most part, the people I worked with were professional. Suggestions based on my expertise were incorporated into the project.

    Cons

    A few last minute additions to the upper level administrative hierarchy were very ineffective. They had some experience in earlier projects but it did not translate to the current project. They never did get up to speed. Also, In some instances communication broke down with the lack of response.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in people with expertise early in the project.

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    Poor management

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

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible in telecommuting. Salary is decent.

    Cons

    Poor management. Too focused on sales instead of quality of work. Senior management is expected to sell and everyone below them is stuck with workloads that are hard to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on quality work instead of quantity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Ipsos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ipsos part-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good teamwork, great location

    Cons

    Culture was not big in the company, perhaps because it is so big.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good grad scheme but you'll end up on the scrap heap afterward

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

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

    Pros

    The grad scheme was good, training provided, opportunity to do extra curricular activities

    Cons

    Horrible management team within my BU, heavy workload, no appreciation for hours you work and egotistical directors who will take credit for the work that you do without even a thank you. Also like to move people around a lot and change their projects on a regular basis. Very political. Badly paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start recognising talent and nurture it. People will leave otherwise. Pay is also a big issue for a lot of people.

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

    Software developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    good work culture and close knit teams

    Cons

    low growth , low compensation and other benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees as assets and not as some cheap labor

  11.  

    Terrible call centre work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    The only good thing about working in the Ipsos MORI call centre in Edinburgh is that there are plenty of interesting people working there. A lot of students, artists and musicians work there because the work is flexible. However, it's very monotonous work, and can feel quite soul crushing. I worked there for three years, but only about 16 hours per week on average, and moving up the pay scales up to supervisory level helped. Full time hours on minimum wage would have been just too much.
    The good thing about shift work is that when you clock off, it's over. You go straight home and forget about it. Now that I have a 'better' job in a different sector, one I'm meant to feel invested in - I miss that. I don't miss the monotony though.

    Cons

    Zero hours contracts - as you move up the pay grades it can get easier to get hours. The management treat the workforce as completely expendable.

    If you have a thin skin you will find it stressful - most people don't like being phoned up at home and asked to do surveys. And they will tell you. And you will make hundreds of calls in every four hour shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about letting your interviewers feel a bit more invested in what you do by not treating them like they're expendable? After all, your interviewers are the public voice of your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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