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Dun & Bradstreet Employee Reviews about "d b"

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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Dun & Bradstreet CEO Anthony Jabbour
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18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance helped by flexibility to work from home(in 102 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, laid-back dress, work environment(in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "Nothing out of the ordinary at D&B but just be aware that transformation does entail ongoing change :)(in 61 reviews)

  • "Senior management uncertainty and turnover inhibits the company's ability to succeed(in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (11)

    "Miserable place, and messes up paperwork"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    Don't have to commute to the city

    Cons

    When our company was acquired by D&B a few years ago, they slashed benefits, reduced a lot of nice things we had, and, most importantly, really messed up with some people's information. Being misinformed by D&B and not given proper paperwork when I was an employee has led me to a...

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    Dun & Bradstreet2018-09-22

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    November 14, 2018Global Head Of Talent

    We apologize for any hassle or inconvenience we may have caused you with your tax filings. If you feel that the issue is still not yet resolved, please let us know at PeopleFeedback@dnb.com. As for our compensation, we do extensive research to benchmark salaries and ensure we’re paying ...

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  2. "Needs to evolve"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Pay is competitive, in my area there is lots of opportunity -Certain lines of business are well known in market -DUNS number is a strong competitive advantage (for now) -Some top execs, and a fair amount of new employees, understand the need to evolve and change to be a modern company with leading products. -Work from home and casual dress code -Get to work with customers on some cool projects, involving leading...

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    Cons

    -Tons of policies and procedures for every little thing; finance and sales ops rule the roost here -Massive internal resistance to change or any outside the box thinking in middle management and product management. "That's the way we have always done it" is D&B's internal motto. -Lack of strategy for both products and data. Some people have ideas on where to take the strategy but by and large they are just trying...

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    Advice to Management

    D&B is in a tough spot. Reading the reviews on Glassdoor and looking at the company's history, it has probably been in a tough spot for 10+ years with similar problems. The company is trying to pivot to be modern, transform the products and data set, and deliver more value to customers. The problem is these changes needed to happen 10+ years ago and now D&B is playing catch up which is a dangerous treadmill to...

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    Dun & Bradstreet2018-09-01

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    November 14, 2018Global Head Of Talent

    First of all, thank you very much for sharing such a lengthy review and touching upon so many aspects of our business and culture. We take this feedback very seriously, particularly from someone such as yourself who has worked with Dun & Bradstreet for more than 5 years. There ...

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good name and reputation but with big survival problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    - Good life/work balance. Flexible work from home policy for most offices. - Very good benefits rated at the top of the industry - Some very engaged co-workers

    Cons

    - Recently departed CEO was opposed to company becoming private.Now that is going private ALOT of things will have to change. Any partners buying the company will have some trouble parting the company to a much more efficient organization. -The basic money maker for D&B is the DUNs system. This doesn't warranty the company surviving as it is right now if they don't change with the times. In the beginning of the...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring back the performance reviews and also have the employees rate their managers. There is a lot of incompetent middle managers in the company who are resistant to any changes and learning new skills. Try to push the company to the 21st century by staying current with the modern times Invest into your Technology environment and be updated with the times

    Dun & Bradstreet2018-08-27

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    November 14, 2018Global Head Of Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and perspectives on everything from culture, market position, technology, performance management approach, and leadership. We value reviews that go into such detail and will use your feedback to help us improve on a number of fronts. ...

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  4. Helpful (13)

    "Bait and Switch - Old Timers Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Professional 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    "potential good pay", nice people "at first"; grab onto a mentor and use them for ALL they are worth in learning the business ... HUGE learning curve; interesting work content once you get there ...

    Cons

    Unless you have a decade or more already under your belt with D&B, you most likely will have a very hard time. And if you accept a job based on the interview conversation and the job described, be prepared to have a VERY different job and be judged on it ... not on your skills, expertise or where you might fit best in the company. Management does not seem to support their...

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    Advice to Management

    Be more accepting and have a heart. If you must change someone's role right after they join the company, then evaluate people on what they know and skills they have, don't put a square peg in a round hole and then expect miracles to happen. Your precious bottom line would be improved if you took time to utilize what someone brings to the table - with the horrible onboarding thus high turnover - you are wasting money.

    Dun & Bradstreet2018-07-26

    Dun & Bradstreet Response

    August 31, 2018Global Head Of Talent

    We are grateful that you took the time to share this feedback with us, as we take it seriously. We always strive to hire talent that has the most relevant skills and experiences for each open role, so I was disappointed to learn that you feel your skills and role were misaligned. ...

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  5. 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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  6. Helpful (25)

    "Just read this"

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    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dun & Bradstreet full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Lots of travel Lots of freedom/autonomy Awesome coworkers Phone/laptop/corporate Amex credit card so no reimbursing! Seems like the company is trying.

    Cons

    Probably looking at a big round of layoffs soon and/or M&A. Notice we don’t have a CEO, COO or CMO. For a tech company, internal technology is a joke and management are all 30+ year veterans that have no clue how to use it i.e we have Skype, webex, zoom AND gotomeetings. WHY? And every single meeting nobody can figure out how to mute people or turn the screen share on i swear it’s a joke. It will literally take you...

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    Advice to Management

    I know you have fat pensions to pay these lifers, but truth is, they’re comfortable and they’re not even interested in our new products. They’re not exciting. They’re not hunters. You don’t want to cut them because that’s expensive and they have the customer relationships, but you also know keeping them is sinking this ship. That goes for management and sales that still wants to walk into a meeting with a 10 page PowerPoint...

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    Dun & Bradstreet2018-04-20
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Great employee-centric company culture"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Digital Marketing in Malibu, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Outstanding executive team, very collaborative environment, terrific learning atmosphere, room for career growth, casual workplace setting, unique value proposition, great people and, most importantly, a very ethical company.

    Cons

    Since D&B is an old company, several senior leaders have spent their entire career there, which somewhat makes them resistant to change and learning.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with telecommuting and promote the amazing concept of the Failure Wall to the broader organization.

    Dun & Bradstreet2018-03-27
  8. Helpful (10)

    "End of an Era"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

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

      Pros

      D&B has longterm customers who are pretty locked into the data. If you're into 20-25 hour work weeks, you can probably pull it off there.

      Cons

      Where do I start? Absolutely no strategic vision for the company and I was often mistreated as an employee. On the strategy side, D&B has pretended to be a content/software/analytics shop for a couple of decades now and have failed miserably on the last two. Worse of all, as they've stubbed their toes on being a software company, the content has begun to seriously decay. This opens the door for the competition....

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      Advice to Management

      Reinvest in the data (aka your core competency) and form alliances with all of the software vendors in the world that rely on your data. That's the business model you're good at. Get rid of the technology leaders who are good at talking/politicizing but build terrible technology.

      Dun & Bradstreet2018-05-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "Account Executive New Business"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager in Center Valley, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Dun & Bradstreet full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fun people and environment. Great Benefits

      Cons

      Since the merge with D&B Credibility Corp the average sale has gone down significantly. More telesales type job than solution based sales

      Dun & Bradstreet2018-03-04
    • "RM"

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      Current Employee - RM 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Established company with the most recognizable brands in the industry. D&B is hiring talent at the top levels of the company to effect change and increase global performance.

      Cons

      Being such an old company, change comes slowly. With chance there is a needed focus on training execution and expertise needed for quick wins and long term success.

      Advice to Management

      All levels need to be on the same compensation plan, driving for the same goals of protecting and growing our current relationships and agreements, while hunting for new logos and securing new business. Support for Solutions Advisers has to increase with increased headcount.

      Dun & Bradstreet2018-02-15
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