D&B Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
237 Reviews

3.2
237 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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Pros
  • Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management too focused on reaching their numbers (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship riding on past brand laurels

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Lacks vision and does not take into consideration the client requirements when deciding on product or product segments.
    They just pressurise employees to work hard without any recognition or any kind of training.
    Too much of partiality.
    Company is run by inexperienced professionals who has no clue about competition eating into their business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on the cons mentioned

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    suggestion

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence in Mumbai

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice opportunity after 2 to 3 years

    Cons

    very heay burdon of work no limit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give priority to time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a good place for experienced professional.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Its a good place for experienced professional.

    Cons

    Its not so good a place for Fresher

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Run the Business Work - Maintenance

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chennai

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Provides Flexibility but depends on the supervisor.

    Cons

    Not great place to learn new things since most work is maintaining systems.
    Not much work for BA's since not much development work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate well and more.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    All Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good Experience in a Big Company Environment

    Cons

    Like all Big Companies, Lots of Internal Politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Change for better times?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * good base salary
    * opportunity to earn extra money
    * good leasecar allowance
    * working with topsegment customers
    * freedom of doing your work where and whenever you want

    Cons

    * customer is clearly not focus #1, rather internal political games & people profiling
    * freedom of work comes with a price: you need to manager work/live balance otherwise you'll work 20hrs a day or more
    * In Europe very country focused instead of cross regional, although it might change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So, the news CEO has chosen to change the way D&B acts in the market. Good to have finally a vision. However a US way of doing business might not work out as it should for Europe.

    The change needs strong senior management execution. Clearly this is not the case in Europe, yet.

    Put the customer first, unconditionally.
    Otherwise the customer puts D&B on second place...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Innovating Innovation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open Schedule, Family Friendly, Good People

    Cons

    lack of direction, lots of inflated strategy from C suite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Consulted in Parsippany for 4 months

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, Good food, quieter atmosphere

    Cons

    Continued funding is a big problem for consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor Experience

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    Former Employee - QA  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - QA in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at D&B as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Money good. Many good people, always willing to help.

    Cons

    One person doing the work of three. Unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more knowledgeable in what is involved in producing a product. Managers need training in how to speak and treat employees. Management needs to realize that the quality of the product will determine its success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    unstable leadership

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very strong commitment to helping employees with life's problems.

    Cons

    Senior Managers are all new to the company and still do not understand our value propositions. Usually lays people off to cut costs when they don't make the revenue targets. Re-brands every few years instead of focusing on providing value to customers. Poor leadership in technology. Technology chases buzzwords rather than business solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify our relationships with customers. There are too many options and pricing points when trying to establish a contract. Also, if you want to have independent developers code against the D&B services platform you need to roll out a comprehensive test database so that they do not need to sign contracts with us to see the data.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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