Nielsen Benefits

3.2 out of 5 (44 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Health Insurance

    "Something's better than nothing. Premiums, deductibles, copays and out-of-pocket max are all high. Rx coverage is poor. Vision and Dental are…" (10 comments)

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "Vacation and other paid time off is pretty standard for the US. No real complaints." (10 comments)

  • 401K Plan

    "They match 50% of your 401k contributions up to 6%" (9 comments)

Nielsen provides competitive, comprehensive and meaningful benefits that reward and sustain your professional and home life. As an employee, you have many responsibilities, but, as an individual, you have even more. Whether your goal is to buy a home, pay for college or save for retirement, our benefit programs provide the foundation for financial well-being to help you balance all your roles. We regularly monitor our plans and benchmark our offerings against other well-respected companies to ensure that we remain competitive

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance *
  • Dental Insurance *
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) *
  • Vision Insurance *
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) *
  • Life Insurance *
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance *
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan *
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus *
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

Professional Support

Employee Comments

  • Mar 23, 2015
    Current Employee in Columbia, Maryland

    Vision and Dental benefits a great and reasonably priced.

  • Mar 18, 2015
    Current Professional Services, Analyst in Cincinnati, Ohio

    They match 50% of your 401k contributions up to 6%, so that is nice and is something that many companies are phasing out. The health care packages are definitely above average. Vacation time and 'working from home' when feeling under the weather are very flexible.

  • Mar 25, 2015
    Current Employee in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Health insurance premium and deductible is relatively high, 401K and time-off is OK, vacation days based upon number of years served in the company

  • Mar 1, 2015
    Current GBS Emerging Leaders Associate in Tampa, Florida

    Nielsen's package is great when compared with your average company - 401k matching (3% for up to 6%), good health insurance with deductions for healthy living - but they are not among the best. Their salaries are on par but not higher than the competition, they don't have good fitness reimbursement programs, and they don't offer the free food/fancy perks that the top tech firms are known for.

  • Mar 14, 2015
    Current Employee in Columbia, Maryland

    Healthy Care Cons: At my location Nielsen is self-insured, administered by United Health Care. Premiums, co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket max are high. Premiums are tiered, based on salary. Prescription drug coverage in poor. They review all your Rx's and if you're on a name -brand our non-preferred drug, you have to try three of their approved alternatives before you can apply for them to pay your old brand. This is highly disruptive and interfere in the doctor/patient relationship. Vision is VSP and they have a limited selection of eyeglass frames at high prices. If you want to go to a non-VSP optician, you pay full price unless you can find a sale.

    Health Care Pros: All my doctors, including specialists, are on the plan. You can see a specialist without going to a PCP first. Vision and Dental premiums are reasonable.

    401(k) is through Fidelity. Workable selection of funds. Company matches 50% of your first 6% of contributions, so that's free money.

    4 weeks of paid vacation. 10 paid sick days. 3 paid personal days.

    Optional life insurance and long-term disability available - employee pays premiums.

    20% employee discount on Verizon data plays, but it can take up to SIX billing cycles to go into effect.

  • Mar 10, 2015
    Current Employee in Tampa, Florida

    Company Perks are ok for Nielsen

  • Feb 22, 2015
    Current Employee in Los Angeles, California

    I really have no complains very satisfied with the benefits health insurance is really good access to PPO is the best more options to chose from

  • Mar 7, 2015
    Current Employee in Tampa, Florida

    health coverage has high deductible. dental coverage is standard. 50% match to your 6% contribute to 401k maximum

  • Mar 10, 2015
    Current Employee in Schaumburg, Illinois

    Work from home depends on your manager's flexibility. Insurance benefits are expensive with high deductables

  • Mar 10, 2015
    Current Editor in Tampa, Florida

    The health insurance has a really high deductible and out-of-pocket maximum. I know of two full-time employees who became sick and ended up being forced to ask colleagues for donations to help pay for their medical bills.

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