D&B Reviews

Updated 16 September, 2014
Updated 16 September, 2014
228 Reviews
3.2
228 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great opportunity and earnings potential, supportive management, typical stress in sales role.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at D&B full-time

    Pros

    Best in class company and products, good mix of teamwork and personal autonomy, leadership is quality with mix of management styles, uncapped earnings if you commit to best practices and focus on activity, ability to help companies with consultative approach.

    Cons

    Some micromanagement, as with any sales role, metrics are biggest focus, hard to move into new positions, base salary is lower than other similar jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating an environment with more potential for movement and opportunity throughout departments. By evaluating individual performance, work ethic and strengths, talent would be uncovered.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at D&B full-time

    Pros

    - good learning curve and experience

    Cons

    - only hired pretty ladies and therefore office politics makes it a stiffling environment to work in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the employees for once

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Business, Quality, financial analyst and Market Research Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good process
    Can Learn new fields
    Fast Growth

    Cons

    More work pressure and less salary
    Working environment is not good
    Cant avail the leaves eligible for

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Improving but long road ahead

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Director
    Current Employee - Senior Product Director

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, really nice and well-intentioned people, decent pay and benefits. The new CEO, Bob Carrigan, is great and you can already see a seismic shift in the approach to a lot of things. He's done away with much of the hierarchy that has plagued the company for years.

    Cons

    We are in transition between the old world and the new. Unfortunately, we need to contend with a lot of old baggage that continues to drag things down. That all said, I'm hopeful that things will continue to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting the good fight and don't give in to quarterly street pressures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great people but too many managers

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    D&B had one of best work life balances which I have experienced in my career :)
    They realise that not everything is good and seem to be trying to make them better
    Some great people are employed, in ability and also just nice people

    Cons

    Many managers. I was once reporting the same item to two PMs, a team/scrum lead, and also a program manager.
    This gives a sense of management perhaps being disorganised, and so project priority shifts and changes all of the time.
    Dealing with old/obsolete technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps to take a break from hiring managers for a short while.

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

    Job was AMAZING, then slowly declined

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    Former Employee - NCAT Sales Associate  in  Tucson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - NCAT Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay, decent salary, outstanding commission, bonus and spliffs.

    Cons

    Slow and steady decline of commission and bonus structure.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    On the way to extinction

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    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 for 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
  9.  

    Worst place ever

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    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
  10.  

    Started off great, then the politics took over

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    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 for 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    An excellent Project team experience. It was the best organized & managed PMO I have ever experienced.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Short Hills, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Short Hills, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Clearly stated goals and mission statement.

    Cons

    Projects need to keep focused on critical objectives and less influenced by short term politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should emulate the connection that Sara Mathew had with the rank and file employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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