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D&B Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
244 Reviews
3.1
244 Reviews
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D&B President & CEO Robert Carrigan
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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)

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  1.  

    Best leaders, management and team collaboration in my 25 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Consistently working towards building a better company for its customers, employees and really cares about the world

    Cons

    Direction changes so quickly that technology could not keep up - the industry wants 100% viability - which data is impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage all internal resources, youd be surprised by the talent - Women are important too

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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 (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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    D&B - Great Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Divisional Operations Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Divisional Operations Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, training, and fast-paced promotions.

    Cons

    Pay was average - could be higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries for employees who are promoted often and are willing to relocate for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not all that's cracked up to be

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New Providence, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New Providence, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    D&B has many divisions, it is possible to move from one to another. Co. has a good dreputation. Most people look favorably to your having worked there.

    Cons

    Management weaknesses. Top level executives, and even middle managers spend more time and effort pursuing their own agendas than the company agenda. There is a lot of political infighting. Your future depends on the future of your management team to a large extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to set the example. So far, what one gets from upper management is "I have my golden parachute, do you?" The company could use salary and other incentives for non-management salaried employees, who carry the burden of "performance" but do not share the profits like upper management does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at D&B

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Lots of paid time off

    Cons

    -pay isn't competitive
    -every aspect of work moves slowly and everyone seems just fine with that, except for the customers.
    -High attrition rates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a risk on doing something special for your customer base or risk toppling a company that's been around for centuries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its like working for a 200 year old company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    The company has a high tenure of employees which is the best indication that the company takes care of the employees.
    Great work life balance and good pay for the job.

    Cons

    The company has an extremely niche focus which can be a long term career liability.
    Internal mobility is limited.
    The company has a new leadership as of late last year, but limited changes have happened under the new management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a culture of meritocracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company...smart people

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    D&B has many long term employees who are very smart and good to work with. The culture is positive and the company values employees work life balance. Compensation and benefits are good.

    Cons

    D&B is very bureaucratic. If you can't tolerate a highly process and compliance driven culture it's not the company for you. As a sales rep it can be particularly challenging because the perception is that the company is not customer focused. Additionally D&B needs to accelerate the focus on developing products customers can consume today in the area of advanced analytics. New business development is a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    D&B has a new C-level leadership team in almost every position. I think they will streamline internal processes because if they don't the company will be unable to grow. It is a "transformational" time at D&B. Much like other companies either we innovate, die (or get bought :).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Happy to be at DNB

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strategically focused on big data

    Cons

    Attitude of some employees is somewhat distracting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate corporate no room for advancement and old data

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    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

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