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D&B Reviews

Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
255 Reviews
3.1
255 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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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time wasters

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at D&B full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company pays excellent package and that's it

    Cons

    Don't know where to start but here you go

    1. Complete organisational chaos in Dublin office. They pretend to show that they are in full control but reality is completely opposite
    2. Many people doing the same job causing confusion and frustration
    3. Your roles and responsibilities are not clearly defined so during your performance review your manager can write whatever
    4. Sometimes you are hired for a role but then you are not allowed to do that role, you end up doing something rubbish. This is because of the politics within the group (mainly management). Just waste of your time and to some extend ruining your career
    5. You will not be included in the key meetings or discussions where you must be participating, keeping you completely blind of the facts. There are deliberately many side discussions to avoid certain people to participate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On papers you may be completing the hills but reality is far from it. Culture needs to change drastically.

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

    Continues to not pay attention to long term vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at D&B as a contractor

    Pros

    Company added new leadership a year ago, that seemed positive

    Cons

    Despite new visions and new leadership. The company continues to make short sighted decisions (e.g. layoffs, cutting project work) before any actual progress can be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs to seriously commit to a strategy (not just in words, but actions). Stop making short sighted decisions at the end of each quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Couldn't leave fast enough

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Short Hills, NJ (US)

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    I had a decent commute. Cafeteria was well-priced. Good location, near Mall at Short Hills. Bathrooms were always clean.

    Cons

    Job wasn't as described at interview. I quickly discovered that managers will steal employees' ideas and present it to senior leaders as their own - happened to me a few times. HR thinks they're truly global strategists because salaries are on par with larger companies. Long-tenured mgrs isn't a positive thing here, b/c they have no new ideas and its like inbreeding. Glad I'm outta there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house of long-tenured employees, especially in HR. Develop long-term growth plans for each department before spontaneously going on hiring sprees, only to fire months later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not all that's cracked up to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company...smart people

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happy to be at DNB

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    You are really just a number.

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    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
  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 a 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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