Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Market Research and Insights Agency
  • Year established:
    2008
  • Website:
    http://www.tnsglobal.com
  • Contact
    • 6 , More London Place, London, SE1 2QY

About Kantar TNS UK

Kantar TNS are one of the largest research agencies in the world, providing powerful insights on unlocking the moments that help clients flourish.

TNS can trace their roots as a market-research company back to 1946, when the National Family Opinion (NFO) was established in the US.

Since then, after various mergers and acquisitions, they became the Taylor Nelson Sofres Group. In 1997, Sofres acquired Intersearch and then merged with Taylor Nelson AGB, thus creating TNS.

Today, Kantar TNS has over 15,000 staff, a presence in over 80 countries and a UK arm in London and Edinburgh under Chief Executive Officer Will Galgey. Clients include Diageo, Volkswagen, Unilever, SAB Miller, Pepsico and the European Commission.

Rewarding employees is a key plank of TNS’s ethos, with two bonus schemes. Rewards are given to those who go over and above, with line managers nominating people to the board. Rewards could be cash, a gift, flowers, champagne or whatever feels most personal to the recipient.


What is it like to work for Kantar TNS UK

Leadership
Leadership
CEO Will Galgey is a genuinely very accessible and present leader in the office. He’s improved the business’ culture, with a more open structure, town-hall meetings, welcome meetings for new staff, and lunches with newly promoted staff. He personally mentors high-potential employees.
My Manager
My Manager
Kantar provide coaching, mentoring and support for all managers, plus a range of drop-in sessions each week for bitesize learning opportunities. The Accelerator programme rotates talented employees across five areas for five months, one week at a time.
My Team
My Team
The Kantar First Day was a good example of an innovative team event. All 3,400 UK employees came together under one roof to share examples of how combined efforts had made a big impact on clients’ businesses. It also opened up eyes to career possibilities.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Staff:

    369

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    48%

  • UK sites:

    5

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