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Average pay, political environment, no room for growth

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Schaumburg, IL (US)
Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Schaumburg, IL (US)

I worked at Experian full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The front-line managers care and protected the team as much as they could.

Cons

January rings in a new year and a new sense of doom for employees fearing for their jobs. Front-level management cares a little too much and protects the team in an unhealthy manner.

Fat could be trimmed to make a team run well, but usually isn't. When folks are cut, they are measured from a political perspective (tenure, friends/ties, etc.) and not what they can provide or do for the company.

No career development. Teams are built in a very flat manner, which gives team members little room for advancement. Even if you execute your job wonderfully, there is little opportunity for you to advance since there's a strong feeling that choices for promotions/advancement are done from a political more than pragmatic perspective.

Senior management feels dishonest and when they speak to you, it feels like they're trying to sell you a used car (and not a good one). Often times, when there are layoffs, executive speeches are contrived, insincere, and leave you feeling like they were just trying to keep rats from fleeing a sinking ship. I cannot blame them for managing the company with a cost-cutting strategy, but I always appreciate honesty so I can evaluate my career options.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create career paths for employees to keep them engaged and cultivate a sense of personal growth. Have reviews more often to give feedback that is helpful and properly reflective of any raises given. If an employee is told that they are doing a great job and they receive significantly less than the cost of living as an adjustment, they should not be surprised.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experian are a great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to develop
    Actively encouraged to progress, particularly if you drive yourself forward
    Opportunity for global mobility
    Great co-workers
    Good working culture
    BUPA
    Opportunity to invest in share save scheme

    Cons

    Lots of silo'd business units
    Can be difficult to find out who you need to speak with unless you have a good network of contacts
    Different divisions working separately as opposed to one seamless united front, unless the client is a strategic client

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure opportunity to learn about all aspects of the business is actively encouraged
    Maybe strip out some of the many layers in some of the business units
    Give some people job titles that accurately reflect what they do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    In my experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Consultant in Schaumburg, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Great people to work for/with

    Cons

    Low in salary compensation
    Their marketing dept is not doing so well, so layoffs are constantly happening

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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