D&B Reviews

Updated 24 August, 2014
Updated 24 August, 2014
227 Reviews
3.2
227 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great business experience. Needs better pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to get business experience. Advancement opportunities are there for those willing to achieve the benchmarks that are required.

    Cons

    Despite it being a stimulating place to learn about business the office I worked in was contaminated by nepotism. Salary was low. It paid the bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise your salary ranges and compensate adequately. Be more open to ideas from front-line managers who supervise those who labor daily to collect your precious data.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    It Put Food on the Table, But ...

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    It put food on the table and it paid off some of the student loans, but that was about it. Oh, and free parking.

    Cons

    Ridiculous achievement quotas imposed on junior staff, which led to all kinds of fudging in order to meet benchmarks. Silly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like colleagues, not like convicts, and they may surprise you with how enthusiastic they become about their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Innovating Innovation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open Schedule, Family Friendly, Good People

    Cons

    lack of direction, lots of inflated strategy from C suite

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Despite over achieving results you may find yourself miserable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Management is toxic. Micro management to the nth degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your folks work towards their goals not yours. Additionally, it's hard to do your job when you're spending most of your time doing busy work completing internal reports and redundant training programs to satisfy your boss rather than working hard for your revenue generating clients.

  6.  

    Consulted in Parsippany for 4 months

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, Good food, quieter atmosphere

    Cons

    Continued funding is a big problem for consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    All Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good Experience in a Big Company Environment

    Cons

    Like all Big Companies, Lots of Internal Politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Change for better times?

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * good base salary
    * opportunity to earn extra money
    * good leasecar allowance
    * working with topsegment customers
    * freedom of doing your work where and whenever you want

    Cons

    * customer is clearly not focus #1, rather internal political games & people profiling
    * freedom of work comes with a price: you need to manager work/live balance otherwise you'll work 20hrs a day or more
    * In Europe very country focused instead of cross regional, although it might change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So, the news CEO has chosen to change the way D&B acts in the market. Good to have finally a vision. However a US way of doing business might not work out as it should for Europe.

    The change needs strong senior management execution. Clearly this is not the case in Europe, yet.

    Put the customer first, unconditionally.
    Otherwise the customer puts D&B on second place...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good starting area to learn and grow, then move on

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to start out a career and develop your skillset. Work life balance is good, secondary benefits are also good. In sales, car allowance is excellent. Very tight knight and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Company not investing in creating differentiation of product: still sitting on high margin business and not accelerating past competition or truly innovating. Fear of change. Local office run by a clique who back themselves up towards senior international management. Not too many places to grow to. HR is very good though. Zero marketing investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest: in product, in marketing, in career progression. Weed out the politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid, stable company with history

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B

    Pros

    Good company that provides competitive salary and benefits, also generous bonuses. Company also provides lots of out of office interaction with colleagues (i.e. bowling, picnics, special events).

    Cons

    D&B offers a very complex product line, thus as a new employee it will take some time to get up to speed and comfortable in your role. Way too much micromanaging and not enough telecommuting options available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more comprehensive training of product line which allows new employees get up to speed much quicker and work independently. Also provide more telecommuting option as standard D&B company policy.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    unstable leadership

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Very strong commitment to helping employees with life's problems.

    Cons

    Senior Managers are all new to the company and still do not understand our value propositions. Usually lays people off to cut costs when they don't make the revenue targets. Re-brands every few years instead of focusing on providing value to customers. Poor leadership in technology. Technology chases buzzwords rather than business solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify our relationships with customers. There are too many options and pricing points when trying to establish a contract. Also, if you want to have independent developers code against the D&B services platform you need to roll out a comprehensive test database so that they do not need to sign contracts with us to see the data.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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