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D&B Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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2.9 221 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan

Robert Carrigan

(14 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management too focused on reaching their numbers (in 15 reviews)

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    Famous brand with a very poor atmosphere.

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee) Brussels (Belgium)

    ProsBrand of the company.
    Quoted company.
    History of the company.

    ConsPeople / life value absolutely not important.
    Values ​​are present only on the paper.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLocal management seeks more its visibility than business strategies.
    The company is managed locally as a farm.
    Management invests more to convince employees that they have the chance to work for D & B than to convince customers to choose D&B solutions.
    The company is not gratefuld.
    In case of dismissal management prefers to invest in court proceedings as to compensate its employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Biz that's trapped in the past

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot many - work from home so you don't have to deal with incompetent supervisors

    ConsClearly upper management has no understanding of modern work environments or how to innovate. Too busy fixing what's broken instead of building better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRun for the gates

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On the way to extinction

    Senior Project Director (Former Employee) Short Hills, NJ (US)

    ProsSmart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance

    ConsWeak management with no real vision and strategy replaced by yearly layoff programs masked as efficiency program. Constant change in top management

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a consistent strategy and approach, develop a consultative approach versus selling software

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst place ever

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get subsidized cafeteria food

    ConsIt will be the biggest career mistake you make

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit counting your stock options and do something of value

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Started off great, then the politics took over

    Rather Not Say (Former Employee) Short Hills, NJ (US)

    ProsGood people in the austin office

    ConsNothing gets done. Layer upon layer of approvals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet stuff done

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    DINOSAUR - Too Big Data to Fail

    Sales Trainer (Current Employee) Center Valley, PA (US)

    ProsStronghold on the Risk Mgmt and Commercial Credit space, decent comprehensive major medical

    ConsPersnickety high-school culture,, Operational deficiencies, manual and antiquated internal process, legacy systems, disparate decentralized reporting, leadership is uninformed and inept, uses financial flexibility to justify turnover and expense cuts and the field says they can't demo the software because it runs slower than a 28K modem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in more leadership from the outside, MaxCV is just the first overbudget project if you want to be ready for IoT, we have to build automated SB SaaS models, Ops is broken, Pricing is a laughable mess and stop the insanity, a decade of failure in new commercial customer acquistion alone has led to turnover of 120+ pp, and might as well migrate DNBi and SRM to force.com, they are eating your lunch with DDC neway.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big Mistake!

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Short Hills, NJ (US)

    ProsYou get to work for a well-recognized name. HQ is near the Short Hills Mall so it makes Christmas shopping a little easier. It's probably a good place to go if you have a cog-like job and you're 3-5 years away from retirement. I don't think there's anyone there past 5:00, so you definitely get home in time for dinner.

    Cons-- Soooo many layers to get ANYTHING done. You need approval after approval and meeting after meeting just to get something that should take 10 minutes done.
    -- I was warned when I was hired that they have an annual re-org. They weren't kidding. It's like clockwork.
    -- I was there for 1 year and had 4 different managers, the only one that was somewhat qualified left the company.
    -- The atmosphere in Short Hills is like a morgue. It makes the Office Space office look like Mardis Gras!
    -- ZERO energy or excitement about the products, customers, mobility, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI know data is essentially boring, but you really need to pay attention to just how depressing it is in your company. You also need to really look into your management layer as most of them have no idea what they are doing and are doing jobs for which they have no previous qualifications (e.g., Finance people doing Marketing, Sales people doing Operations, etc.).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    What a Mistake

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary and benefits is the only way they keep disgruntled employees from leaving.

    ConsVery political and filtered layers of management from bottom to top. Bottom is always to blame when things go wrong and no accountability by management for poor handling of projects. Much of the outsourcing goes way over time and budget, constantly leaving management to cost cut on internal employees so they can reap a bonus at year end. Total lack of strategic focus and mainly fending off competitors. A lot of older employees are clearly discouraged and have basically given up on trying, leading to a horrible, curmudgeonly, backwards-thinking culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your head out of the clouds and get rid of the old guard

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    analyst

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsJoin if you are looking for a stable 9-5 job with no promotion. Is a good place for those who cares nothing and just want to collect the pay.

    ConsNever come if you are an ambitious individual who wants to be an 'Analyst'. I promise they would disappoint you on the first day of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopeless.
    RIP.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible work Environment, Can you say High School?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Short Hills, NJ (US)

    ProsReasonable Pay. Guaranteed to get paid on time. Other than the "ok" pay, there was nothing good to say about this place. I dreaded waking up in the morning and heading to this dungeon.

    ConsNothing but gossip, meetings all day long with no outcome. People, from management down feed on gossip and don't do anything about the childish work environment. Surrounded by bullies who management are too afraid to reprimand. Management looked down on their staff as if they were peasants. They claim to be an equal opportunity employer but you can count the minority on one hand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake ownership on whats going on in your department. People are leaving the company left and right and it's because you aren't taking action. Act as a team and don't hand down your dirty work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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