TransUnion Reviews

Updated 4 October 2014
Updated 4 October 2014
158 Reviews
2.8
158 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance with the ability to work off-site as needed (in 20 reviews)

  • They pay and benefits are satisfactory (not great mind you) (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance exists, but is not the strongest the Chicago area (in 8 reviews)

  • There are very few women in upper management (boys club), despite mentoring initiatives (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't join TransUnion India

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytics and Decisioning in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Analytics and Decisioning in Mumbai

    I have been working at TransUnion full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High Salary. they pay quite well compared to the competition as well as banking industry
    Fast paced environment
    Multi-national company with good brand recognition

    Cons

    Incompetent management - True example of Peter principle
    Bad work culture - Only a few employees (who are close to the management) get all the goodies.
    Private Equity owned - Management is lying through their teeth to the corporate guys in chicago who are in the dark regarding the state-of-affairs in Mumbai office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to respect employees rather than favoring only a very few that are close to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company, but seriously behind the times.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at TransUnion as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company gym is a great perk. Most everyone I worked with was very friendly. Excellent work/life balance with the ability to work off-site as needed.

    Cons

    Many of the people i worked with weren't very talented. They were just there because they wanted a "good job". Very stagnant in terms of industry best practices and skill level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agile Bureaucracy - It is possible, with ninjas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead/Architect in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead/Architect in Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    As a member of an acquired organization, the individual organization has a great deal of individual opportunity. We have some great advantages over other area offices.
    Toolset; Progressive initiatives; Accountability; Location; Salary + Benefits > avg; ample training/ conference opportunities; consistent process evaluation; abandoned off-shore/outsourced software development; local scrum teams led by FTEs augmented with contractors; Diligent release process; dedicated operations support dress development efforts to continue w/out production fire interruptions; maturing Agile processes

    Cons

    It's not a boutique development environment where developers & engineers have free reign - some folks struggle with a PCI compliant environment. Developer accounts are not admin accounts. Working around the restrictive permissions is a challenge. Ninjas find ways to negotiate the system constraints with fluidity. If one were to strictly follow processes, delivery pace would be quite a bit slower.
    Often times, a high ranking title associated with your name or close manager buddies are the only way to get a request executed across the enterprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Agile tides are coming to corporate, the days of big up front design and strict process are eroding. CMMI has it's place, but software is malleable, allow fluid change in development processes and the existing production gates should remain effective.
    Acquired offices have differing cultures than corporate and are often the source of the ingenuity that TU needs. When these child companies interact with corporate teams, often the tools and skills are not in sync. Corporate teams tend to adopt "change is bad" fear, and will not adopt newer tools and tactics. Predictably, this creates constraints when hiring new folks and integrating modern technologies. Adopting of modern tools and skills will attract & retain talent. "Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to." -Richard Branson

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Right momentum, Varying workplaces

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I'm in a great team, in a great division of Transunion. TUHC has a great new leader, and a lot of promise for growth.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and other typical large company issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Positive transformation, listen well to the bottom rung on up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TransUnion

    Pros

    One can get to learn many aspects of how the services of this company are provided, new technologies and products and participate directly in their roll outs. Very friendly work environment. There is room for individual growth and expansion.

    Cons

    Not well organized when it comes to documentation and communication. It can become stressful at times and impact work/life balance due to not always enough man power to cover all requirements of its products and their support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More people need to be hired in products and technologies support areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransUnion part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team leader took care of her employees

    Cons

    Upper management had too many changes

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome till now

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Work Culture and work-life balance, remote working and flexible timings

    Cons

    promotions, compensation partially, growth for some people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TransUnion

    Pros

    Good place to learn, friendly environment

    Cons

    everything is unorganized, undervalue technical people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management style

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at TransUnion full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation and vacation days are great.

    Cons

    Training is archaic, employees are not heard and it seems there is a complete disconnect between managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees more and consider their feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at TransUnion as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great autonomy. When you need to take time off its easy to do, but you need to look at others calendar first, gives great constructive criticism, if you need help with something egos are not an issue. Friendly work environment and culture

    Cons

    Depending on department, inters don't get a lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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