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Ipsos Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
336 Reviews
3.1
336 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 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

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    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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than a 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.  

    Great opportunity to earn money and experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer/Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer/Researcher in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Good pay
    great people
    flexible working hours
    great atmosphere
    good supervisors

    Cons

    the way work is allocated you can be without work for a while so that's not too great when you are relying on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great team; learning opportunities; fun and friendly work environment; great people

    Cons

    heavy work load; lots of processes which can be stifling; chain of command can be draining as everything needs to be signed off and checked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Researcher coder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow on the Hill, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrow on the Hill, England (UK)

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Excellent team included the management

    Cons

    I was just involved in data collection not analysis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    People respect you and your work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Ipsos part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Consultant treat the part-timers with equal respect
    Even part-timers are assigned with real work to do and think

    Cons

    There is little communication between colleagues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Human

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    - Really balanced work/life and very respectful
    - Projects for big clients are really challenging
    - They are really interested in the happiness of their employee

    Cons

    - They're not very open for new ideas and suggestions because of the complicated structure of the organisation
    - Average compensation and it takes really long time to advance in your career
    - Best practices and methodologies are often not shared across countries, so you don't always have the chance to learn new things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should rethink the structure of the company, it seems Ipsos is stuck in an old vision of a big company. It should be more felxible ready to share knowledge across countries, and ask for suggestions more frequently to his employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people but the focus on sales has gotten out of control

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Pros

    The people are amazing -- really smart, willing to help, great team environment. Can't say enough about the people. Salary is fairly competitive for a research supplier.

    Cons

    But the leadership over the last several years has become solely focused on the bottom line. Constant activities to drive sales, less focus on people, training, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on sales, more focus on the people and how to retain them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Media Processor in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Media Processor in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    - corporate
    - able to transfer to different entities/countries
    - friendly people
    - a good company if you're a student

    Cons

    -poor salary, at least for the Media Processing department
    - poor raise
    - no continuity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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