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GfK Reviews

Updated 9 December 2018
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  • "People, culture, work-life balance is great" (in 43 reviews)

  • "Good Working Environment and Work life balance" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, culture, work-life balance is great

    Cons

    Location of the office can put off London applicants


  2. "Some pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and interesting opportunities

    Cons

    Internal processes and salaries are not motivating.

  3. "Norm"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GfK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for starting career )

    Cons

    No modern ideas at all


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GfK full-time

    Pros

    Salary - higher than market rate

    Cons

    Management - felt extremely mercenary


  5. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GfK (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Opportunities for a varied workload
    Role was what you made it

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lack of long term career progression


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GfK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership is very strong guiding everybody

    Cons

    Company are changing very fast


  7. "Constant changes in strategy, no clear direction"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GfK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - flexible working hours
    - nice offices

    Cons

    - frequent overtime work
    - no technological innovation
    - constant changes in strategies - no clear direction; employees spent time on implementing new strategy that ends up being completely dismissed; no job security
    - too much administration for nothing
    - none to little possibility to learn, no trainings, educations, or seminars (except for general managers)
    - very common and apparent favoritism
    - no room for creativity, most reports and projects are repetitive with provided templates so work becomes boring very soon.

  8. "Just ok"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GfK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for but a lot has changed

    Cons

    The pay is not great and work can be repetitive


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at GfK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good MNC environment
    Friendly colleagues
    Opportunity to work with people from other countries

    Cons

    Low pay
    Slow career advancement


  10. "Digitalizing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GfK full-time

    Pros

    Ask for a GfK emplyement if you're oriented to a Digital market strategy job

    Cons

    Do people may count in this digitalizing market?