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Dun & Bradstreet Director Reviews

Updated Mar 22, 2019

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Private Equity take over of D&B"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    D&B has very good data and it is a prominent player. Great brand name and value proposition.

    Cons

    Private equity buyers are focused on cost cutting and not on growth. They will remove a lot of institutional knowledge and be left with 100 years old databases. They have no vision for growth or improvement

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the market landscape and how you can differentiate. Get detailed knowledge instead of forming strategies based on superficial knowledge.

    Dun & Bradstreet2019-03-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Outdated business model, declining performance"

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    Former Employee - Director in Short Hills, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    Work environment is quite nice.

    Cons

    Business has beens struggling, loosing customers, laying off people.

    Dun & Bradstreet2019-01-14

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    January 28, 2019Global Head Of Talent

    Your review, while short, was straight to the point. Thank you for your candor. We are proud of our award-winning culture, and I’m glad you see that as a ‘pro’. That said, we fully recognize that our business performance hasn’t met several of our goals of late. With the transition ...

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Running in circles"

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    Former Employee - Director in Short Hills, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are quite intelligent. Expected as the 'product' is complex (data) and sub-products are created to meet a solution

    Cons

    No relevance between market and list pricing. Slows sales down and potentially violates agreements including those where there are substantial legal and financial penalties

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant swings between "marketing driven" or "finance driven" or "sales driven"

    Dun & Bradstreet2018-10-16

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    November 14, 2018Global Head Of Talent

    I’m glad that you feel you worked among intelligent colleagues, however your feedback about potential agreement violation and inconsistent list pricing is extremely concerning, and we wish to address. Please consider sharing more on our confidential Compliance Hotline at 800-261-8552.

  4. Helpful (29)

    "Grab someone’s coattails and stay along for the ride"

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    Current Employee - Director in Short Hills, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance, including work from home. We removed the formal review process, which was nice for some, though it created a lack of clarity for others.

    Cons

    Review: This is not a short review, by any means. But it’s accurate and should give you a good picture of my employer, so please read the whole thing if you are contemplating a career here. When I joined D&B several years ago, this was a place that yearned for innovation – through new revenue generating ideas and major overhauls to the data supply chain. However, we are an impatient company, and due to lack...

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    Advice to Management

    Do some real soul searching. A top 3 management consulting company barely understands our business, let alone what changes are needed. Sell the company to a place that will remove the idiots and focus on real growth.

    Dun & Bradstreet2018-06-03

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    June 25, 2018Global Head Of Talent

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to share such a lengthy review. I am sorry that you’ve had such a poor impression of Dun & Bradstreet on a variety of different fronts. Transforming a company that has been operating for 175+ years comes with unique opportunities yet many ...

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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Sad End to a Once Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well known brand, respected risk scores and marketing data, good work life balance,

    Cons

    Trading on its past glory and survives (just) on its monopoly IP of the DUNS number. This isn't enough to ensure ensure its future. Terrible product development. General lack of direction, a feeling of drift. Management relying solely on cost cutting to increase margin.

    Advice to Management

    The company has relied on its monopoly of the DUNS number plus data aggregation to the exclusion of creating added value through product development. Given its lack of innovation, D&B will probably be taken over if anyone can work out how to make money from this relic of an earlier age.

    Dun & Bradstreet2018-06-21

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    August 31, 2018Global Head Of Talent

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your perspective, developed over your three years of service. Transforming a company that has been in business for almost two centuries comes with many challenges and opportunities. One important development in that process was that earlier ...

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  6. "D&B is cultural nirvana"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Short Hills, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People, culture, flexibility. I love working at D&B. The transformation since Bob Carrigan joined has been steady and positive. There leadership team is inspiring. There is a great focus on people.

    Cons

    Not a ton of budgetary flexibility. Things are tight and there is not a lot of fluff...for most. It is not so bad that the necessities aren't maintained, but there are times when choices need to be made.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the few who aren't additive and bring in more fresh ideas. Sales needs to be hungrier.

    Dun & Bradstreet2017-06-24

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    June 26, 2017Global Head Of Talent

    We're so glad that you feel that our culture is a strong one, with flexibility and inspiring leadership. This is something we've been working very hard on, and will continue to strengthen. As for your observations about budgets, sales, and fresh ideas - thank you for sharing. We ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Product Director"

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    Former Employee - Product Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to work independently and work from home. Good people

    Cons

    No profit sharing for associates

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of how many people you downsize...may impact quality of life for the people who remain.

    Dun & Bradstreet2017-02-06
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Large Co. with Modern, Smaller Feel"

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    Current Employee - Product Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    After a few years working at smaller startups here in town, I decided to move back to a larger, more established firm. This was not what I expected to be doing, but I had such a positive experience with the recruiter and then the team that I was excited to come on board. -The People here are great -Modern Office w/Breakout rooms, Standing Desks, Good Tech and a great cafeteria on site (in Austin) with food you'll...

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    Cons

    Even though D&B is doing everything it can to keep an old, large company feeling smaller and modern, it IS a large established company. So if you are coming from startup world like me, you'll have to adjust to that; in particular, learning the organizational structure and how it matters to you, and sometimes getting lost in finding who can help you with what.

    Advice to Management

    Keep modernizing & keep supporting what is next. Invest into emerging product lines. Continue & whenever possible increase your communication to teams

    Dun & Bradstreet2016-11-21

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    December 16, 2016Global Head Of Talent

    Thanks for sharing such a thorough review. It's helpful to hear about your perspective on everything from your experience as a candidate during the recruitment process to the pros and cons of transitioning from a start-up to a well established company.

  9. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Orefield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairness to employees, customer focussed, good products, work life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes political, but then which company is not?

    Dun & Bradstreet2016-06-21
  10. Helpful (2)

    "D&B... not what it used to be."

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, good work-life balance, and ok benefits.

    Cons

    Stuck in the 80's /90's...Forward thinking is non-existent, Sr. leaders are not progressive and provide little to no direction. Managing a P/L without Sr. Leader financial support is impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together... and act like the industry leader you once were. Stop letting internal conflict drive your stock down.

    Dun & Bradstreet2016-03-08
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