Ipsos Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
290 Reviews
3.1
290 Reviews
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
Didier Truchot
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • emerging as one of the most comprehensive market research entities on a global scale (in 24 reviews)

  • Flexibility with work schedules, great people on the team (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Management acts like they own you - there is no work-life balance other than lip service paid to the concept (in 22 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 for 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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    Current Employee - Director  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Director in Sydney

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time for 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 company to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Intern in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Ipsos as an intern for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Overall Good place to work

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    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.

  6.  

    global strength

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    Good company for a starting

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    Former Employee - Senior Survey Programmer  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Senior Survey Programmer in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people that are working there in production especially. You can actually see the result of your work.

    Cons

    Medium internal communication, No personal development possibilities, poor recognition of your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus more on the people you already have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I had a wonderful experience with IPSOS

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    Former Employee - Data Management/Part Time Researcher  in  Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)
    Former Employee - Data Management/Part Time Researcher in Lusaka, Lusaka (Zambia)

    I worked at Ipsos part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company gives a lot of exposure, and one gets to learn a lot in the process

    Cons

    The Pay, man; don't expect too much, buddy, or you will be frustrated. Better you go in for the job, without worrying much about the pay first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work on the pay scales. this really is a big motivator for any employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    NICE COMPANY TO WORK WITH IPSOS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work cutler,work life balance

    Cons

    improve management and HR,some time work life is not enough balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

  10.  

    Environment is ok but career prospect is very limited

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    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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

    Pros

    OK working environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Very slow career progress & low salary
    Colleagues are not very bright, I could not learn much from them
    Learning and growth opportunity are quite limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should put more focus on people: recruiting and retaining talents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Battling BUs- make sure you are in a good one!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Good reputation. Generally smart motivated people. Intellectually stimulating. Some very good data scientists. Great clients.

    Cons

    Too dependent on division heads. My division's leader was a total middle manager- a sycophant to those above him and a dictator to those below. He had no sense of market strategy and his energy was internally facing. I finally had to leave. Last I heard he got removed from the position, but is still with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your own advice and think outside the box. Get rid of the middle management mentality and battling business units. Innovate around big data and analytics. Your data scientists are your biggest assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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