Equifax Reviews

Updated 24 August, 2014
Updated 24 August, 2014
201 Reviews

2.9
201 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer flexibility in working conditions, and there is a good work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Senior management takes the credit for all the work of the folks the next level down (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Leadership needs to make a decision as to their people

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, home office, company will grow a lot!

    Cons

    slow, very political, conflicting priorities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership understand they need to focus on people but they can't give up the "bring me the numbers - ALWAYS" mentality. Employees receive mixed messages all the time.You receive a message, you see something different happening....it's confusing. Investments in people have been "on the table" forever and as an employee their good intentions can retain me for just so long. I'm yet to see their intention being translated into action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some growing pains but on the right track

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Equifax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Competitive salary especially given the relatively low cost of living in Atlanta
    Generous 401k match
    Management seems to truly care about employees

    Cons

    Credit file information can be rather dull to work with.
    Technology is viewed as an IT function / necessary expense.
    Code base is somewhat fragile but there is broad towards making it better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to bridge the "us vs them" mentality between technology vs business teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Consultant

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

    I worked at Equifax full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flex time, great PTO. Nice people to work with. One nice thing they did was move us to a sewhat nicer office.

    Cons

    Equifax aquired my company. It use to be a great place to work. Now most people I work with hope they sell us off. There is no benefits to this job. Unrealistic performance expectations, set by higher management who have no clue as to what you do. The Lean garbage they force down our throats is beyond tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and quit abusing your employees. To senior management- try some employee engagement strategies. You are killing us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor leadership decision making, and very poor with strategic thought leadership

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Equifax full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, and a very competitive salary

    Cons

    Commissions are paid 3 times a year, which is very disconcerting for sales professionals. No enterprise wide consistency with divisions working together. Product innovation is very weak, and Divisional leaders are very poor in managing success and empowering their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some changes in your divisional leadership, and do more internal satisfaction surveys with your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    SME company thinking to be a Corp

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Brand and their position in the market. Money is ok but not great. In the middle of a cultural changes that may work.

    Cons

    Way to much projects and inititatives turned to be imposible to manage. Lack of focus and extremely bad relationship between family and work.

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

    Good solid company that is financially sound, great training for future jobs, extremely political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at Equifax full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you work hard you can make decent money but pay is very slow. Not the best pay or even up to par within the industry but benefits make up for that. Smart people with lots of experience. Decent work life balance and a positive attitude on working remotely if that is important to you. Good funding for new products and positive change happening to be a more innovative company and not a Me Too in the product space. Great place to work if you want future hiring managers to choose you as they will seek Equifax employees out knowing how hard it is to be successful here so you will be a rock star when you leave Equifax and go somewhere else.

    Cons

    Operations, finance and legal led culture makes it challenging on sales and marketing. Sales people are bogged down by endless processes and not enough support. Most leadership spends their time in internal meetings and doesn't engage with customer facing employees to hear how things could improve for the end user experience. Very little personal growth available within the company no matter how successful you are. If you try to climb the ladder, be prepared for management to be vindictive and backstabbing trying hard to block any attempt from success outside their own group and HR will do nothing but back the good ole boy club in those attempts if they make themselves available at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You hire very well initially and have great experienced people on your teams. Stop the attrition to the competition and elsewhere. Restructure HR to become a trusted place for employees to share their concerns and talk about future growth. The key word is trusted.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stable, old company. Incredibly Political.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The checks never bounce. They are a stable old company.

    Your experience really depends on the group. My previous group was incredibly political and pitted team members against each other and the leadership was petty and vindictive. One minute you were a hero the next you were a villain having not changed your behavior only difference is the wind direction.

    The group where I currently work is a good group they treat you like adult both in giving you the autonomy to do your job and hold you accountable for the deliverables for which you are assigned.

    Cons

    This place is a political minefield. You are not allowed to just do your job you have to worry about navigating the political landscape and figuring out who you have to schmooze to be successful.

    They are always "trying" to be cutting edge in technology but with no vision or forethought. They rush from solution to solution and technology to technology trying to find the right solution when they really need some introspection to determine who they want to be an a company and allowing the technology compliment the vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the talent that you have. Grow the talent that you have. Give your people autonomy to manage their span of control.
    Slow down, stop with the politics and get a vision for where the organization is going and then decide on the solution to support it that vision.
    Start measuring the managers, VP & SLTs on the growth and retention of their team. If your team isnt growing or you have high turnover or very low employee survey results it should be looked at very carefully and there should be accountability at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow to market

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Equifax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment is nice, there is personal growth to a certain point, and the benefits are on par with other companies of this size. The company is growing... and will continue to do so.

    Cons

    Very political environment, so if you don't like the "good ole boy" network - look elsewhere. Also, very slow to get new products to market. Senior management takes the credit for all the work of the folks the next level down...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't focus so much on what makes YOU look good, consider making your employees look good and maybe they'll be happier. Recognize accomplishments - don't take the credit for things you didn't do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little opportunity for entry level.

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    Former Employee - Income Verification  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Income Verification in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at Equifax as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment. For the most part lower level management communicates direction and goals effectively. Also, they are readily available to their subordinates.

    Cons

    The company, at least in my area, is transitioning to hiring a largely temporary workforce. Those with seniority are becoming increasingly rare and contracts seem to be either extended or terminated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer your employees greater opportunity for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

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

    I worked at Equifax full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company allows people to be innovative with clients. Revenue driven. Mid management are top notch. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Be careful your compensation may not get paid. Health benefits are poor. If you are innovative and close a sale don't expect to get compensated until you have a revenue plan for your product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your greatest asset. Treat them with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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