Equifax
2.8 of 5 170 reviews
www.equifax.com Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Equifax Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
Equifax – West Des Moines – “Datavision now Equifax office 4300 Westown Prkwy”

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2.8 170 reviews

                             

57% Approve of the CEO

Equifax Chairman and CEO Rick Smith

Rick Smith

(116 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Stable company with good benefits"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "CEO and senior management are bullies and needs a lesson in humility"
    in 12 reviews
  • "lack of transparency from upper management, hard work and talent does not get rewarded"
    in 8 reviews
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Some interesting work, but fighting the bureaucracy is tiring sometimes.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Equifax full-time

ProsIt is a stable place to work. People who start tend to stay for a long time. There is internal mobility, in that you can switch jobs. They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance. The culture is a traditional 9-5.

ConsThere are limited opportunities for moving up due to the fact that people don't leave very often, and there is not a lot of growth. Bureaucracy is difficult to work with in a lot of cases, especially legal.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in current technology initiatives.

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Yeah, maybe

Senior Director (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat data to analyze: if you want "big data", Equifax has it. Really smart co-workers, some of whom will bend over backwards to be helpful.

ConsSales/revenue-driven company to exclusion of all else. Management continually re-organizing. Maintaining stock price is paramount. Long term plans sound good but appear to lack the "voice of data customer": management 'sees' the future but doesn't hear the voice of employees actually using/working with the data.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you'd only listen to the people working with the data, you'd know a lot more about EFX's potential. As it is, management appears to hear only what it wants to hear.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Alpharetta, GA (US)

I worked at Equifax full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent leadership team with great financial discipline

ConsMiddle management is not empowered

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce number of senior executives and create more empowerment in the ranks

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

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Good work, challenging leadership

Mid-level Manager (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEquifax is a solid company that has been around for over 100 years and provides a stable work environment.

ConsSome senior leaders have been around too long and seem to continue to be promoted based on seniority rather than merit.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry an occasional bottom up performance evaluation. I think you will be shocked at what your work place has to say about some of the managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Smart and dedicated staff, growing market, however immature products and services

Sales Director (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than a year

ProsSolid industry reputation, experienced and motivated people, and good training

ConsLack of patience by executives to build the business and execute strategy

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop your people and solutions and give them time to execute the business plan

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Technology Director (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Equifax full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIndustry Leader, Rock solid IT stability, Solid financial performance

ConsTend to lean on data sales over technology solutions to drive revenue. Technology should be viewed as the method to embed the data.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue Tenure and invest in LME through the addition of staff to promote relationships with third party software providers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great opportunity for growth & recognition

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than a year

ProsEquifax provides a great opportunity for growth within the company for high performers. They value experience as well as welcome and support innovative ideas. Equifax rewards employees for big achievements and provides recognition that lends itself to great morale. They are good at communicating the status of the company with employees are are very transparent into what's going on within the company - whether it's exciting things or obstacles we need to overcome.

ConsCorporate policies can slow down processes at time - just like any other large company. The new program called "Connections" was intended to provide employees insight into their career opportunities in the company, but has ended up being more discouraging as you see how "low" you are rather than seeing that possibilities to move up. However, this is actually not representative of how the company provides opportunities - there are a lot of possibilities.

Advice to Senior ManagementKill the "Connections" program.

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

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Overall experience was good. Corporate culture is still a bit old school. Processes and procedures evolving but behind.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I worked at Equifax full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSolid company, great executive leadership, strong financials.

ConsProcesses and procedures dated, still very manual by industry standards,

Advice to Senior ManagementLess reactivity. Strive to establish process standards what will promote a smooth and sustainable operating rhythm.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great!

Intern (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Equifax as an intern for less than a year

Prospeople seemed happy and learned a lot

ConsToo many hours but okay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just okay, nothing exceptional.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Equifax full-time

ProsGreat co-workers. The company tries to implement ways to make things better for the employees by creating ways to show appreciation.

ConsThe pay could be better and opportunities for advancement are slim if you do not associate with the right people.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that you were once an in the same shoes as your subordinates. Appreciate your employees more and take a leadership class.

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

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