Ipsos Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 14 Jun 2020

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Ipsos Chairman and CEO Didier Truchot
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613 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good working environment, colleagues are very friendly(in 110 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. Helpful (1)

    "Work experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ipsos

    Pros

    Learning experiences are good if u get a good mentor and team. Overall people there are nice and there are social activities at times, so it makes the office livelier too.

    Cons

    However, the organization is not as flat and decisions still have to be approved by the higher ups. Possible to work long working hours; it's a given. But it depends on the workload and your team too.

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  2. "No different from a factory"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Great learning. Ipsos used to be a place where there was the human touch, however all things changed after the Total Understanding restructuring. Everything became numbers driven and good employees start leaving in flocks.

    Cons

    Long hours Pay below industry standard Lack of promotion opportunities with lame excuses given to justify Super high turnover rate

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Nice colleagues, good mentors, interesting clients"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sengkang New Town, North-East
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Colleagues are friendly, helpful and nice. 2. Interesting research work with big clients. 3. Great place to learn about research. 4. Research executives are given the chance to work directly with clients.

    Cons

    1. Salary can be more attractive. 2. Career progression not clear. 3. Long working hours at times 4. Lack of training for junior staff

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on the business unit / team you are in"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos full-time

    Pros

    Research techniques are one of the most advanced in this industry. Good stepping stone. Some teams have good working environment.

    Cons

    Depends on the team you are in - some teams do not have a good working environment (long working hours, slow progression, unhealthy team dynamics)

  5. Helpful (1)

    "NA"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ipsos

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Long working hours and weekend work

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  6. "I couldn't keep up"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Manager in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really smart, ambitious, collaborative and helpful. The research is done to a very high standard. Research Managers have a really huge responsibility, basically doing higher level work than you'd expect at other agencies.

    Cons

    I couldn't keep up with the pace and sheer amount of work -- we were expected to manage about 5 projects, but they are always really big projects, with many countries and lots of complexities. We were encouraged to innovate and use new methods, but didn't get the space to experiment with new approaches. In other words, we'd have to use new and different approaches with real clients who were expecting 'above and beyond' deliverables and results. Very stressful when you're essentially experimenting with something new, meaning that you're working very long hours 'fixing' things that inevitably go wrong, and lying awake at night worrying about the projects.

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "There are better choices"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with.

    Cons

    This is an absolutely horrible company to work for. During my time here I’ve watched people literally walk out the door with no notice and never come back. There is absolutely no accountability for senior management treating people in such horrific ways. The work culture and climate are toxic. The only thing that counts are the needs of the client. Expect to work long long hours.

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  8. Helpful (9)

    "Extremely Toxic, Top Heavy Company"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The content of the work is rewarding and will keep you there, working on interesting research. You get to work on some projects that really feel like they matter, especially some of the healthcare work.

    Cons

    Toxic doesn't even begin to describe this place. From some of the coworkers, and ESPECIALLY management. They reward employees who are bullies and make others lives hell, and ignore the multitude of voices from employees who are quality employees in lieu of toxic management / behavior. The employees are never listened to and are severely underpaid below market value, and the bonuses are laughable. Any advice employees try to give are often ignored and the company continues a streak of profit that employees who are overworked never see. You will work long hours (it is looked down upon as not trying hard enough if you're not working 60+ hour weeks), deal with bully behavior from management which is never addressed or punished (it is rewarded), and take on more responsibility for your role without seeing any time of promotion or reward unless you are favored from upper management. There is also a level of racism here where POC are overlooked for years on promotion opportunities for new young white counterparts, and paid less in some cases. People have been, and are currently leaving this place in droves, and once you leave, the response is always the same, every single time - "I am SO much happier that I left, I didn't realize how terrible it really was until I left". There is no respect for employees, and people are worked to the bone, under paid, and overall the organization is leaky and not optimal. You will wait years for either a raise, promotion, or bonus- take on 2-3 times the workload and responsibilities, and still- it will never come. This place is a top heavy pyramid ready to crash. They will continue to lose quality, effective, and skilled workers who leave for better opportunities elsewhere if they don't change their strategy and start focusing on promoting healthy company culture and remove toxic people, especially from their leadership and management roles. Do yourself a favor and don't get caught in the trap of starting here, because it can be hard to leave.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience out of college"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and working environment are awesome overall

    Cons

    Long hours and very low salary

  10. "Research"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees and available resources

    Cons

    Far travel And long hours

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