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Difficult economic times at company

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Interesting assignments in multichannel environment

Cons

Difficult sales process to sell services

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst company I've worked for in my 15 year career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, very financially stable, great teammates

    Cons

    To start with, this is not a technology company - this is a marketing company where technology is treated as overhead resource. Everything is driven through (unrealistic) deadlines where software gets shoved out of the door at all costs (both human and enormous technical debt). Enormous amount of bureaucracy where it takes weeks of "following the process" to make a two line code change. Outdated technologies and tools (or more often no tools at all) - complete lack of automation with trivial tasks. VP's have no authority to make no-brainer decisions. Everything has to be approved by CTO who lacks technical understanding yet constantly gets involved in the "weeds". You'll be losing your skills (and brain cells) here very quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower mid-level management to make no brainer decisions (and hold them accountable for the results). Change the culture of "all the responsibility with none of the authority". The company can't scale where one man makes every decision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Product Management in Costa Mesa, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director Product Management in Costa Mesa, CA (US)

    I have been working at Experian full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, plenty of opportunity for anyone with brains.

    Cons

    At my age, I deal with the ugly side of business. Its not any better in any other corporate. Toughen up or get out and do something on your own / with friends.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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