D&B
2.8 of 5 200 reviews
www.dnb.com Short Hills, NJ 5000+ Employees

D&B Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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2.8 200 reviews

                             

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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan

Robert Carrigan

(2 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Smart and collaborative people trying to do the right thing, decent work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :)"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Because D&B is a huge company, implementing ideas or change can be difficult"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Senior management and the sales force are stuck in an endless cycle of forecasting"
    in 14 reviews
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Great business experience. Needs better pay.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

ConsDespite 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 Senior ManagementRaise 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It Put Food on the Table, But ...

Credit Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at D&B

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people like colleagues, not like convicts, and they may surprise you with how enthusiastic they become about their jobs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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S&MS Specialist (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat stable company, good salary and pay compensation, great place to work if you have been within a Fortune 500 company.

ConsNo work life balance, care more about the numbers to the street than the employees. Lots of competition in this industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe practice of moving accounts around where one sales person takes quota of what has been sold by another sales person is terrible in retaining talent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a good company with some challenges

Sales and Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at D&B full-time for more than 3 years

ProsD&B tries to do its best with providing the necessary support and tries to listen to its employees for constant feedback. Sales culture has many opportunities for improvement, but overall compared to many other companies, it still stands above the rest when it comes to how they treat sales people within the Fortune 500 sector.

ConsTime off is good with 3 weeks vacation first full year. Growth options are good along with excellent training.

Advice to Senior ManagementPush down the walls of the organization to make it easier to sell. Internal administrative processes and work flow need to be greatly improved to ensure that sales people are not overwhelmed doing only post customer support and administrative type work.

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
Short Hills, NJ (US)

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

ProsExtremely friendly people, awesome culture, very kind and polite people, willing to work with you, train and guide you and ensure that you succeed while the company. Food in cafe is provided at a subsidized rate which is the best thing. I really enjoy working a lot here. So much learning to do...

ConsNew budget is provided every 3 months, so you never really know what's coming up next in your job status. but apart from this there could me more, but I am not yet exposed to it.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease promote new talent and new people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Competitive work environment

QA Analyst (Former Employee)
Parsippany, NJ (US)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

ProsIntelligent employees, quiet work environment, always work to do. Multiple consultant companies = pushes employees to do better work. This is clear because most workers take their job seriously.

ConsPersonal growth, disconnect between upper management and lower management causes less than perfect quality. Multiple consultant companies = high competition, sometimes counter productive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stop Worrying about the bottom-line

Senior Solutions Consultant (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsGood work-life balance and brand name

ConsSenior management too focused on reaching their numbers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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work wise fine, manager not so much

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

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

Prosgood work profile, endorses work life balance

Consleadership team for my department were a pain

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, good products and services, no work/life

Sales (Current Employee)

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

Prosgood products and comp plan

Consnever ending shuffle in the c-suite

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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What could have been

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I worked at D&B full-time for more than a year

ProsTalented workforce.
Great work environment
Good work life balance

ConsToo much politics in competing with external vendors for development work

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