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Former Employee - IT Group in Schaumburg, IL (US)
Former Employee - IT Group in Schaumburg, IL (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Experian (More than 5 years)

Pros

If your ingrained in the group you can get away with doing very very little, and with no career skill advancement on your part. If your lucky, you can get a very good paycheck for doing nothing, and not even showing up to work. Heck get an IT management position and not even know what SDLC stands for. Or be a project manager and never have seen MS Project in your life.

Cons

Too many overpaid - underskilled staff sitting on their behinds. First level management protects their friends to protect their jobs. Front line management does not posses the knowledge or skill sets to understand the requests or requirements being presented, they are to rock the boat. Far too many uneducated and underskilled staff that have been protected for years and now that the real world has come knocking on their door, they are scared and complaining, Where else can you have a job for 10 plus years in IT without a degree, no certifications, no skill set improvement? Where else can you complain that you cant work from home most of the week? Where else can you come to work past nine, take a two hour lunch, (two hours because besides lunch I have to exercise or play volleyball) and leave before five pm. Most of the older employees act as if it is a high school clich.

Advice to Management

Clean up the dead wood sitting there in Schaumburg, you can remove half the IT group and would not see a difference - especially with the senior members. Stop calling people what they are not, a customer service representative is not a project manager, a solutions arch is not some coder who has managed to sit in the same chair for 15 years. A business analyst is not someone who just happens to have worked with the same workflow for 20 years but has not other knowledge or experience. You have a bunch of overpaid cry babies who need a dose of reality

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    "Comp plan was not accurately described during the interview process by hiring manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Significant R&D dollars spent on improving their consumer and commercial credit solutions

    Cons

    - Hiring managers need to be truthful when explaining the compensation package with their sales people
    - Asked to use cumbersome CRM tool from Siebel as well as update several manual spreadsheets weekly for senior management


  2. Helpful (2)

    "No Job Security, Cut Cost"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a good company with many loyal employees worked 20+, 30+ years.

    Cons

    Constant Upper Management changes, layoff happens every 6 months or so to cut cost, employee lack job security, nowhere/department is safe now. Job moved out of US (offshore) to cut cost. No space to grow, no budget for training, you were expected to work 50-60 hours a week, any regular 40 hours a week might be questioned by your upper manager. Heavy mid level managements doing nothing other than collecting status report.

    Advice to Management

    Do something to retain good people. Too many mid level managements, trim down unnecessary mangers and leaders to save cost is better than let good employees go.


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