Ipsos Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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3.2
57%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
Didier Truchot
559 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working environment, colleagues are very friendly(in 111 reviews)

  • "IPSOS is one of the best market research company among all other companies working in INDIA(in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work-life balance; high expectation & peer competition(in 122 reviews)

  • "You will work long hours (it is looked down upon as not trying hard enough if you're not working 60(in 120 reviews)

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  1. "The best!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Amazing people to work with. I worked out of the Toronto office, learned a lot and made some lifelong friendships. - Your work does not go unnoticed. If you work hard, and ensure visibility, you will get credit. - Opportunity to be a part of multiple initiatives outside your day to day job... social committees, client events, charity drives, and even reputable projects that the company runs.

    Cons

    - The hours are not great (10-12 work days are normal). That said, I think this is the normal at a lot of places. I do think you get a lot out of working hard. Best for a career stage when you don't have a family or major responsibilities outside of work. - Some may see the pay as lower than average (although its in line with other agencies). There are ways around it, you just need to make sure your voice is heard and you prove your worth.

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  2. "Place to be"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very Supportive place to be

    Cons

    Recognition could use more focus

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  3. "Clients Are First/Bottom Line is The Only Consideration"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tele-interviewer 

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Some good projects and respondents can be engaged and kind. You can select your hours. Kinda. Some people are nice to work with. You might make a friend. It gets your feet wet for work experience, gain skills you might not thought you'd learn. Pretty good insurance plan

    Cons

    There's a part in the contract, as well as reliability notices, stating they'll keep your wages you've earned a little prior and since after notice of termination, if they've fired you or you quit without notice. That is illegal here. I wonder what other labor rights they've been violating. I'll have to do some research on that. There's a constant change in hours as work loads fluctuate. You're sleep schedule can do a complete 180, and good luck getting it back to normal. The rejection is easy to take. The verbal/mental abuse, manipulation, condescending tones and mind games some respondents play can wreck havoc on your own mental/emotional stability, which affects your personal life. There is little to no real support or understanding. We're told we can take mental days off but they count as sick days, and you're still expected to make them up, which can lead to working a heavy work week to make up, adding more stress. There can be lack of direction from the Team Leaders. Briefings are hasty, the TLs speed talk their way through the feilding instructions. Not everything is worded clearly or simply. As an interviewer, you're not told everything about the project (client/intentions of use of data) which makes it intimidating an nerve-wracking when respondents want that kind of information. This job is not for everyone. It's a call center and a typical corporate, bottom-line/client first company. They have no intentions of doing anything more than the bare minimum for their employees, and even that is too much to ask for it seems. Yet, they try to do everything in their power to trap you in.

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  4. "Great team but low pay"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Research Coder in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team and supervisor, decent benefits, interesting work.

    Cons

    Low pay, excessive overtime, chronically understaffed, management inconsistent in applying policies.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Your Experience Will Depend on Your Team"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Weekly fun events and guest speaker sessions with food and snacks. Great learning portal and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    The company doesn't have enough staff to fulfill clients' requests and work hours are crazy during busy seasons (60hrs +) without enough pay. Softwares are outdated. Management teams don't offer enough training to new employees. Your work experience all depends on which team you work in. Reports are unchecked before sending to the clients, much double work, miscommunication. The position involves a lot of routine tasks which are not efficient enough to be completed. Seniors expect you to perform every task quickly and accurately with insufficient support at the beginning. No peer evaluation.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not enough growth opportunities!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Pros

    Good office location, friendly colleagues and lots of events to keep the employees engaged and take away the mundane office routines.

    Cons

    Management is not connected to employees and do not create growth opportunities. Very difficult to move up if you do not have connections with the right people. Low pay and favouritism culture.

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  7. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Account Manager 

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Great, passionate people Amazing knowledge base to learn from

    Cons

    Work life balance - if you want to succeed you have to work a lot of hours. There is no way around it.

  8. "Salary"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Real Estate Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was very good by ZImbabwean standards.

    Cons

    There are long working hours.

  9. "Ipsos Market Research Analyst Salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst 

    I have been working at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    - Great people - Well respected company

    Cons

    - Not the best work culture - Very hard to move up

  10. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice office and people, great benefits.

    Cons

    I cannot say anything wrong.

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