Pros: Salary, easy work
Cons: Corporate culture, individual agendas, no upward mobility
Look, I've worked at some pretty dysfunctional companies in my time. You could do a lot worse than Experian.
They pay well, the corporate marketing culture is fairly low pressure, and the work is probably the easiest of my life.
The flip side: my position has essentially no upward mobility (I've been directly told as much), all your basic "corporate culture" clichés are as obvious as I've ever experienced (perception management toward the "right" people is a HUGE priority at all levels — if you don't offer a direct benefit to someone, they won't give you so much as a "Hi" or eye contact in passing in the hallway), and though it's easy work, that means there's zero challenge.
Granted, this is a large corporation with dozens of business units and subsegments within, so I can't condemn the entire operation, but in the creative services realm specifically, there is constant, mind-numbing complaining about how everyone else is "doing it wrong" and if only they'd do it "our way," the world would be a better place. These delusions of grandeur lead to many forms of passive-aggressive bickering and trash-talking when an antagonizer isn't around. And the obsession with self-interests undermines any kind of team concept or concern with challenging ourselves to create truly compelling work. It's audible through the incessant murmur of whisper-griping to confidants that can be heard over our low-walled cubicles.
However, if you can find a way to tolerate it all and throw it into autopilot, it's easy enough work to skate through and keep gettin' dem checks (my starting salary was a 50% increase from what I made at my previous company). I am happy and grateful to be better able to provide for my family as a result of this job, but in return I have no personal connection with most of my coworkers and feel completely unfulfilled career-wise.