Good place to build research chops.
Pros: great place to learn and grow, fun, smart people, well known brand.
Cons: poor work-life balance
Enjoyed working there for nearly 10 years. Management is accessible. Collegial environment. Nice people, smart, hard working, talented. Great teams to rub brains with! They do good research.
Work-life balance is not great - as is the case with most research agencies. On the flip side, there are play-opportunities with sports teams and events.The social committee works hard to create fun activities to follow serious work gatherings.
I have seen young researchers really blossom here and build a good set of research "chops". Some have moved on internationally (within and outside of Ipsos) and others have moved to other agencies and clients...others have stayed and built a good career internally.
I have good memories of my years spent here...and have made some great friends and professional contacts in the process. A good shop.