D&B
2.8 of 5 200 reviews
www.dnb.com Short Hills, NJ 5000+ Employees

D&B Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.8 200 reviews

                             

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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan

Robert Carrigan

(2 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :)"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Senior management and the sales force are stuck in an endless cycle of forecasting"
    in 14 reviews
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Great experience, where I was fully immersed in the company even as an intern.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat work life balance and company culture

ConsSometimes seemed very relaxed work environment where workers seemed content with their position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good team members, lack of vision, need management to be better planners

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time

ProsGreat people who care about one another

ConsDysfunctional, lack of vision, firedrill culture

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people with respect, and be professional. Swearing at team members and humiliating will not help engagement scores.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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D&B is the best in their line of business

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time

ProsGreat pay, work life balance. Talanted group

ConsRoles are not always clearly defined

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent, organized and well run.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B as a contractor

ProsVery well defined Project Scope and an exceptionally well run PMO.

ConsOrganizational re-alignment and shuffling of reporting structure

Advice to Senior ManagementClearly define the vision and drive towards it meticulously.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Account Manager (Former Employee)
Center Valley, PA (US)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood people to work with

Conscompensation has changed over the years and less opp to make money

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Once great company with an unclear future

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 5 years

Prosovert and consistent corporate culture. Everyone understands the rules of the road. My department had management dedicated to the success and advancement of its members. We had frequent access to senior leaders and they knew us by name, which is more than I expected in a big public company.

ConsFrequent technology issues damage the reputation of D&B's products, and the sale to D&B Credibility Corp chained D&B to a company with some reputation issues of its own.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold senior leaders more accountable. Too many instances of senior people failing up through the organization instead of being managed out.
Ride the big data wave, but look out for Google and freely available alternatives on the web.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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What a Mistake

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at D&B

ProsSalary and benefits is the only way they keep disgruntled employees from leaving.

ConsVery political and filtered layers of management from bottom to top. Bottom is always to blame when things go wrong and no accountability by management for poor handling of projects. Much of the outsourcing goes way over time and budget, constantly leaving management to cost cut on internal employees so they can reap a bonus at year end. Total lack of strategic focus and mainly fending off competitors. A lot of older employees are clearly discouraged and have basically given up on trying, leading to a horrible, curmudgeonly, backwards-thinking culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your head out of the clouds and get rid of the old guard

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Caught in between the old and the new

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Short Hills, NJ (US)

I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat people and family culture, minus a few that come from past job bad cultures and chose to bring that here. So much potential of what it could be and mean to the future of businesses

ConsTo many senior people at the very top that have not clue how to move us forward. Too many people who think we are a software business and not a data services. All that money and not one purchase of a technology startup to get in the social B2B and analytics game.

Advice to Senior ManagementTell the new CEO to evaluate and reinvent the company like he did at his last job. Get rid of the people who don't have the stomach for re-invention and invest in those who do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Outstanding experience with a very progressive Marketing team

Leader, Customer Engagement (Former Employee)
Short Hills, NJ (US)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking with highly intelligent, committed, hard working people.

ConsLong drive to Short Hills, NJ

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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it was the best place I ever work the managers were great always had jobs waiting for us

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Naperville, IL (US)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthey were all professional and knew what they were doing

Consthere was no down side

Advice to Senior Managementyou were great to work for

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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