D&B Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
229 Reviews
3.2
229 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
Robert Carrigan
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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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  5.  

    Solid, stable company with history

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good company that provides competitive salary and benefits, also generous bonuses. Company also provides lots of out of office interaction with colleagues (i.e. bowling, picnics, special events).

    Cons

    D&B offers a very complex product line, thus as a new employee it will take some time to get up to speed and comfortable in your role. Way too much micromanaging and not enough telecommuting options available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more comprehensive training of product line which allows new employees get up to speed much quicker and work independently. Also provide more telecommuting option as standard D&B company policy.

  6.  

    Good starting area to learn and grow, then move on

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to start out a career and develop your skillset. Work life balance is good, secondary benefits are also good. In sales, car allowance is excellent. Very tight knight and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Company not investing in creating differentiation of product: still sitting on high margin business and not accelerating past competition or truly innovating. Fear of change. Local office run by a clique who back themselves up towards senior international management. Not too many places to grow to. HR is very good though. Zero marketing investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest: in product, in marketing, in career progression. Weed out the politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Learning Experience, Stale Future Strategy

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Short Hills, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, very much so 9-5 with some exceptions, interesting work. Pretty good comps.

    Cons

    No young staff = no innovation in thought or processes. They are trying to improve the brand which will take time, but their products and offerings need to be refreshed, not just the logo alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the future - need better talent, need to be on the cutting edge of data analytics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company, great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, interesting work, motivating atmosphere, good benefits. New CEO is energizing and exciting. Has been a great company for years and seems to be improving. I learned a lot here and found it a very positive experience overall.

    Cons

    Like any corporate place, has its Dilbert moments but overall it's a good place to work and treats employees well. It is undergoing change and that can always create a "wait and see" vibe but all signs seem good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with great benefits & good culture

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    Current Employee - Risk Management Specialist  in  Overland Park, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Risk Management Specialist in Overland Park, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Great leadership team and continuing to improve. World class innovation and industry leading information and insight. The best in the business.

    Cons

    No local office in many locations. While there are lots of benefits to being a home worker, thee are drawbacks as well. Travel can get tiresome after months of the routine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating. Do not become complacent or accept the status quo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for. To them you are not just a "number'. You are respected and valued.

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    Former Employee - Credit Advisor  in  Greensboro, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Credit Advisor in Greensboro, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, positive environment, great benefits.

    Cons

    A little stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's really nothing that they can improve upon.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people. No loyalty to long time employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good benefits. Friendly working atmosphere. Excellent vacation and time off.

    Cons

    no room for advancement. Too many cuts over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To managers who take over a new group due to realignment, listen to the advice the group is telling you and also learn more about how that group works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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