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Ipsos Reviews

Updated 15 November 2014
Updated 15 November 2014
307 Reviews
3.1
307 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.  

    Fantastic opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting and dynamic and slightly eccentric , i am so pleased i joined these people. After 5 years experience in a smaller agency this has been a revelation

    Cons

    Hard work, silos and some politics - but that is inevitable in a big organisation - THE CAN DO SPIRIT AND INTENSE CURIOSITY make up for any isses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in training - it is great to be somewhere that really thinks about this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, nice, capable people. It is not the kind of company where you can't wait to get out of.

    Cons

    Chances to get promoted to a higher position are almost inexistent and I think they should invest more in the employees. Not that many benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that if the personnel would have more benefits, they would be not only happier, more loyal but more efficient too.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Researcher in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Nairobi (Kenya)

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

    Pros

    they offer great opportunities for personal growth

    Cons

    the interviewers are under paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay interviewers more

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good and Ethical Company With Large-Company Issues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, supportive atmosphere, and a positive, ethical, fair place to work. Great benefits package and management tries hard to always do the right thing. A great reputation and a lot of really bright, curious and dedicated people. Minimal political issues, no toxic personalities. Wonderful from these perspectives.

    Cons

    Has some large company maladies: lots of red tape, processes and procedures which act to insure quality, but can be frustrating if you are used to a more entrepreneurial culture. Pockets of 'rebellious' people help to counter that, so it depends on the unit and the hiring manager's bent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great firm that provides much learning opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    There are many projects that you can work on, and you can have experiences in different divisions as an intern.

    Cons

    Long working hours for interns since there are less then 20 interns when the company has over 30 teams. I had to work on Saturday for the first 6 weeks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very little opportunities for continued growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a great place to start your career and learn about the basics of Market Research. For junior level staff, it can be initially rewarding and a great stepping stone. Training has improved in the past few years and seems to be much more readily available. Benefits are about average for the industry.

    Cons

    Over the past few years the company dynamic has changed a great deal. There is very little growth opportunities for further advancement and work life balance is nearly non-existent. Many internal business units seem to be extremely top heavy in leadership, with few resources to actually get the work done. The expectation is to work late nights and weekends and do whatever it takes to get the work accomplished with no reward which can be very disheartening over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is not enough focus placed on junior level staff. When there is late night/weekend work, it is often the junior level staff that makes that happen. Consider improving morale, work-life balance and making senior management more accountable for their teams.

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

    Great potential...

    • 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

    Respectful and intellectually curious company that values and rewards bright researchers and those willing and dedicated to learn. strong and charismatic CEO.

    Cons

    Slow decision making and short termism can be an issue. How decisions are made is not always clear nor is the rationale. Communication could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Okay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ipsos as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -happy with remuneration and benefits

    Cons

    - culture is not so good

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