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Dun & Bradstreet Reviews

Updated 19 January 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for with excellent work life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • The D&B technology organization has new leadership (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • From what I have seen from a far it appears that D&B has been transforming itself to be more modern (in 44 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be looked at (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice place to learn new tech

    Cons

    highly difficult to work in extreme pressure


  2. "Cheap way to get cheap labor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet as an intern

    Pros

    Some work is good, people are really nice, visibility to senior leadership. You are given a lot of opportunities for the fact that they want to get work done with wages that you are being paid as intern.

    Cons

    The offer letter says "opportunity for full time offer" - but catch is - it depends! despite working super hard, you find out that there is no vacancy for full time and we will keep in touch. Last year put of 100 interns only 2-3 got offers!
    Pay is way below industry standards - $28 masters, $18 - undergrad
    Additionally, you will find most of the interns are interning there because they have father/mother/uncle working there.

    Advice to Management

    Be open that you are not considering to extend full time opportunities to interns. No need to deceive by putting false incentives in job descriptions.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "HR as not in Human Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bediende in Ostend (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Bediende in Ostend (Belgium)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None whatsoever for employees (tried very hard to find one)

    Cons

    Big difference between employees and direct management (different rules on the floor although 'walk the talk' is the catchphrase; no way to have an open discussion; hidden agenda's; 'all for the customer' is the slogan but it should be 'take as much money as you can from the customer even when we cannot deliver what we've promised and sold'.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Company- Needs A Compass To Figure Out Where They're Going"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Waltham, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Um....the couches were pretty nice?

    Cons

    Got hired for a position and then they didn't know what they wanted the person in that position to do. Terribly unorganized and "work hard, play hard" really just means be attached to your computer even after you leave the office. It's not worth it at all, anyone there could do better. Expect for HR and office management- they are the problem.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Relationship manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Center Valley, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Center Valley, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company was great until Jeff Stibel came
    In and made it a call center.

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees at all.

    Advice to Management

    Bob Carrigan should be ashamed of himself that he allowed this company to turn into what it is today. They let very good loyal people go due to Jeff Stiebel making decisions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "D&B Going Downhill Very Quickly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Most colleagues are experienced and very good at what they do
    - Team environment
    - Above average pay

    Cons

    - Most positions are high stress
    - Adversarial relationship with customers, taking unethical approaches to new business / retention is not discouraged
    - Discriminatory decisions by management
    - Ruthless focused on decreasing headcount irrelevant of accomplishments
    - Long-term development no longer a priority.
    - Greater automation in the sales process and delivery cycle means further headcount reductions in the next 3-5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees priority. Senior leadership have clearly made their focus on eliminating headcount, reducing opportunities for growth and development, and enabling a discriminatory environment.


  8. "'Job from Hell'"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are not a recent graduate then, unfortunately, there aren't very many good reasons to work for this company except for flexible work arrangements which lead to constantly increasing workload.

    Cons

    Micromanagement culture is extremely prevalent at DnB UK.

    Work always should to be done the way the Line Leader wants and it's called 'long experience of doing things right and in the right way'. There's no need of fresh ideas or new blood in the company, all your ideas will be quickly shut down and you will be instructed to do things the DnB way which is the only right way!

    Information will always be filtered and limited for the Line Leader's personal benefits. It's their green ticket for making sure they are not replaced or made redundant when the next wave or organisational restructuring is implemented.

    Line Leaders will be extremely irritated when their subordinates make decisions. Positive aggressive attitude is a must to get the job done! Just don't ask questions, do what you are told to but the right way, their way! Constant criticism and finger pointing will be on their radar to remind you on a daily basis that YOUR lack of structure, organisational skills and attention to detail is impeding on departamenal progress. You will be shunned and punished for speaking out and may be publicly humiliated too.

    Work/life balance can be good or even great depending on your Line Leader.

    Last but not least, you are expected to hit the ground running immediately just don't expect any overview or training about your line of work.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and hire the right, competent Leaders - Leaders who can solve problems, not micromanage them. Drive out fear and bullies. Encourage an open door policy which will enable your employees to work and communicate openly without fear of repercussions, and more importantly, leave no room for manipulations. Spend time in actually improving company culture not just promoting it.

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    17 Oct 2016 – Global Head Of Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We value this forum as a source of anonymous feedback because we learn and improve based on what people share. I’m sorry you have been so ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate environment provides good experience

    Cons

    Treat you like another number instead of a person

    Advice to Management

    Lower turn around rate and invest in employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun environment, a lot of food

    Cons

    changes!!!! for the worse. turning into a sweat shop.


  11. "Company feedback"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Business Development in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Considerably strong brand, global network

    Cons

    No strategy for Asia and local market

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to Asia and investment in local business



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