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Equifax Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
223 Reviews
3.0
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Supportive, Good Benefits with solid products and diversification (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • limited scope of career progression, unattentive senior management (in 14 reviews)

  • lack of transparency from upper management, hard work and talent does not get rewarded (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Small company operations

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    Former Employee - Finance in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Equifax

    Pros

    Good location, decent benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Small company thinking, working on transitioning to Equifax family, outdated systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like a big corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Last one out turn out the lights

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equifax

    Pros

    Great history, benefits, and stability. It is certainly a place where you can stay for your entire career if you so wish. Training is available and the ability to learn new skills are there depending on the group you are in.

    Cons

    Yearly if not quarterly layoffs are the result of managing stock expectations. Lack of any career development. A winnowing down as of late of the options, incentive plan inclusion, and RSU grants due to cost containment drills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. Some of your best have already left. Since the stock continues to rise, it won't get noticed until too late though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company on outside, inside It is terrible!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great location, tuition reimbursement and training provided.

    Cons

    While professional, the environment is very stuffy. If you are not a senior leader you are treating like you don't matter. Recognition is terrible! although they say they want to invest in the employees and train them, Equifax still hires outside of the company instead of hiring within. Raises; don't expect it. Perks for senior leaders only. Don't trust co workers either everyone is trying to look out for themselves. Not a team oriented environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax full-time

    Pros

    vacation flexibility and easy schedules

    Cons

    lots of Process and micro managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Large, diverse company that can't always retain quality employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Processor I in West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Processor I in West Des Moines, IA (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will learn how to work hard at this company with barely any benefit. It is very good experience and if you have the willingness to learn more there might just be an opportunity for you. Upper management isn't always on the ball but they still keep it rolling...slowly.

    Cons

    The workplace is very busy. Goals may seem a bit out of reach at times, but they are attainable. Leadership is not always capable of keeping employees productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't settle for mediocrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Director Product Managment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Product Management in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Product Management in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time

    Pros

    Stability, company values, work-life balance

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth into leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in formal training programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    as corporate as it gets.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Latin America Digital Marketing Leader in Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - Latin America Digital Marketing Leader in Santiago (Chile)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay and travel.

    Cons

    Chile's office is very corporate and it seems like you have to fight the power to get something done.
    Zero training, the only training i had was how to evacuate the place in case of earthquake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The usa people try to deal with the latam people not knowing how to do it. Colonization in 2014 is not nice.
    They disrespect the culture and the way of doing things assuming everythings wrong. Im sure the company spent more in travel and "team building dinner" expenses than what was actually invested while i was there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co workers, work life balance is amazing, nice company to work for. Ability to move up if you want to. I have a wonderful manager. Senior management keep employees informed. Vacation time is great!

    Cons

    The company will cheat you on your pay increase when you move up in the company. New comers will make more than you. The benefits are not the best but ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees they are the ones face to face with clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stodgy company lacks innovation due to conservative leadership

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Equifax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dependable and comfortable. Very conservative for obvious reasons as credit bureau, offering reliable financial security to employees.

    Cons

    Too risk averse in approaching marketplace in general, lacking creativity. Rigid in pricing models, slow to market, scalability of new solutions. Almost literally the antithesis of entrepreneurial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look outside the same old organizational confines for product direction, acquisition targets and management recruiting. Promoting from within is rewarding for tenured staff but limits stretching organization to grow in new ways.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It's not a bad job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Verification Specialist in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Verification Specialist in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are really, really friendly and it's such a relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    I HATE how call centers constantly call you, and I see why. It's the structure of the business to call people 4-5 times a day and leave voicemail after voicemail. But, it's business, it works, and that's the only thing I don't like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For call centers everywhere, there HAS to be a more efficient way to do this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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