D&B

  www.dnb.com
  www.dnb.com

D&B Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
244 Reviews
3.1
244 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
Robert Carrigan
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture is positive and the company values employees work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :) (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult (in 26 reviews)

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

More Highlights

34 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate corporate no room for advancement and old data

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New Client Acquisition in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - New Client Acquisition in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The name of the company

    Cons

    Data is way outdated. They are not a technology company. D&B sold all their data to data.com and their Hoovers platform is useless. Their credit reports were good ten years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the guys on the front lines. Upper management does very little

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    You are really just a number.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Small Business Development Inside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Small Business Development Inside Sales Representative

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    The pros are the usual perks that can come with working for a large corporation: slightly better than average pay, good benefits, good potential rewards for sales producers...etc.

    Cons

    Office culture resembles shark-infested waters, with the leadership pitting sales reps against each other, while dangling the potential golden carrot (sales achievement rewards) that for the overwhelming majority of reps never really materializes. The company goes through continuous rounds of layoffs, in which hundreds are let go to bring in "fresh meat".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop structure of sales that nurtures spirit of collaboration to increase sales, while simultaneously increasing departmental morale. Focus on product diversification and relevancy in today's market, to once again widen the competitive gap.

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

    do not recommend

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

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation to start that is about it. xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Cons

    everything. new CEO trying to change culture - good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Ever

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

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    Partially subsidized cafeteria lunches and constant threat of layoffs mean you can manage some jaded, old, worthless scrubs.

    Cons

    Legions of backstabbing worms. Cronyism, favoritism and sycophants galore. Look out anyone who worked on DNBi North America the past 10 years... It's a sinking ship and the rats jumped off to nest in other corners of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the 75 percent of the company that has no value beyond collecting dust

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Famous brand with a very poor atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brand of the company.
    Quoted company.
    History of the company.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Local 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    On the way to extinction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Director in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Director in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a consistent strategy and approach, develop a consultative approach versus selling software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst place ever

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

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    You get subsidized cafeteria food

    Cons

    It will be the biggest career mistake you make

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit counting your stock options and do something of value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Started off great, then the politics took over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people in the austin office

    Cons

    Nothing gets done. Layer upon layer of approvals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get stuff done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    DINOSAUR - Too Big Data to Fail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Center Valley, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Center Valley, PA (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Persnickety 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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big Mistake!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at D&B? Share Your Experiences

D&B

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.