An ever changing business, conceived in 2004 through extraction of operations divisions across UK Kantar market research agencies (namely Millward Brown, Research International, BMRB and BPRI). Supporting Kantar's operational strategy under one management team provided obvious economies of scale, but ultimately the role of Kantar Operations within Kantar was to facilitate the move from traditional market research data collection methodologies (i.e. via telephone, or face to face) to online research. Now that this transition has plateaued, Kantar Operations as an entity has been disbanded and absorbed back into Kantar's research companies, primarily being TNS.
Shocking company that doesn’t care about staff, career advancement or professional development. It’s a case of “jobs for the boys” where only the people who are pally with management ever advance, otherwise you’ll be stuck in the same position for years. The company is structured to favour those working in sales who get a company card and seemingly endless team lunches while the rest of us are lucky to get a 2% pay rise each year. Unless you’re desperate for a job, avoid this place like the plague.