TransUnion

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TransUnion Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
Updated 28 February 2015
198 Reviews
3.4
198 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work/life balance with the ability to work off-site as needed (in 19 reviews)

  • Allowed to work from home twice a week depending on your department (in 8 reviews)


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

  • Processes - The amount of red-tape and lack of practical training on how to navigate the "system" is awe-inspiring (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its like a full package..fun, work, life, friends and money.

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

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

    Pros

    Not much of a stressful environment
    Friendly people
    Love this work

    Cons

    Have to buy own food

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid: Not a place for someone with career aspirations or decent educational pedigree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

    I worked at TransUnion (more than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a strong brand presence and market recognition, especially in Indian market where bureaus are still evolving

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP: Clearly the most insecure, political and unprofessional people on job who have made a mockery of corporate culture. Select favorites have been made larger than the organization and are promoted at all costs, their professional competency notwithstanding. The one job the management is good at is at manipulating peoples careers and keeping appearances with the headquarters- by giving them selective feeds and convincing them a great job is being done
    CULTURE: Un-collaborative, un-meritocratic culture. The moment you question your bosses, which is easy given the level of their professional competency, expect to be ostracized on all fronts. Basic problem solving or having an independent opinion is discouraged as it undermines authority of the superiors - in this day and age, it is really a shame such a culture is being promoted
    WORK: Very ill managed, even if there is not much work you can end up spending hours on getting simple work done. This is more a systemic flaw - the management encourages creating silos and supporting the unprofessional-ism /incompetency of certain important people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    India leadership - Sad to experience your rudeness, arrogance and basic lack of respect for individuals
    US Leadership - Other than questioning performance based metrics you might want to question
    1. Concentration of power: Find out why there is excessive concentration, literally no backup creation and no new talent grooming
    2.Attrition rate: Have a system of exit feedback from attriting employees in which headquarters are involved, it is the only way of making sure you have a pulse of what really goes on for the sake of your own business. It might even give India management reason to act less high highhandedly with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    TU is going from great to not so great - hoping for some changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    People - most are hard working and great to work with
    Performance oriented growth opportunities - hard work pays off

    Cons

    Top Heavy - not enough workers to support existing goals let alone aggressive growth goals
    Centralized - goals driven by US Parent
    Reporting requirements (internal) are getting cumbersome - multiple reports, same content, 100's of slices
    work environment has progressed to very chaotic
    Work/life balance is encouraged but hard to attain with current workloads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at hiring more workers - people burning out and feeling like a # and working in a sweat shop
    people are starting to feel negative about their performance as they are always rushing, fighting fires and have started missing deadlines etc because too much workload - workloads are an issue. People want to do well but are being hindered by too much on plate
    serious departmental analysis is required I believe (ie: ratio of mgmt to workers in depts. to output needed etc)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Across the board transformation to drive growth and employee development. Information for Good is real!

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

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, growth opportunities, products and services drive entire economies and help develop middle classes around the worls

    Cons

    Internal systems back-office systems are dated and ineffective which creates tremendous frustration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue investments to upgrade internal systems and process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been with TU for over 12 years and I still love coming to work every day.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Burlington, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I have a lot of respect for the senior team and fortunately work in a great department. Salary, benefits and perks are excellent and you're encouraged to voice your opinions.

    Cons

    Like most companies; there can never be enough staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each team meeting should include how we as employees live the company values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience to work at a company with such diverse background

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

    I have been working at TransUnion

    Pros

    Promote innovation and allow you to share new ideas

    Cons

    Takes times to understand the company culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really great place to work and getting better!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great, ability to work off site.
    Coworkers are friendly and work as a team in my experience.
    Solid benefits and time off.
    Really bright team in executive management, Thought leaders bringing about tangible improvement.

    Cons

    Some outdated processes/operational redundancy.
    Communication and documentation of S.O.P's could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, there is a very positive buzz amongst the other employees that I talk to!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at TransUnion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is above market rate. Decent coworkers once they get to know you. Plenty of project work due to antiquated systems.

    Cons

    No real vacation or sick days. Received 19 PTO (paid time off) days for the year. Most management was brought in by their friends from former companies. Lousy growth opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie at the interview about flex hours and ability to work from home when you really don't mean it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Positive things ahead!

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

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

    Pros

    TransUnion has a great company culture and offers a true work-life balance. We are in a period of transition which makes it an exciting time to be with the company. You have the opportunity to be apart of projects that contribute to an evolving company.

    Cons

    During a period of transition, you have to accept that roles/tasks/projects are not always clearly defined and change will occur. You have to be open to changing priorities and be able to adapt and go with the flow! Which is not a con for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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