Nielsen Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Nielsen Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available (in 89 reviews)

  • They do have a Work from Home program (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance really depends on which department you are in (in 110 reviews)

  • Seeing some colleagues work really long hours (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    The Best Company I have Worked for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are incredibly smart, driven, and its an energetic environment. The career growth and opportunities are endless in this Meritocracy environment. The organization places a strong emphasis on its values for its employees and for its clients. Due to it being a global company, opportunity to work from home is very common for many roles. Nielsen is a very cross functional environment and you have the opportunity to interact with a lot of different functions within the business.

    Cons

    Some positions require a significant amount of travel which can at times impact work/life balance but it is a flexible environment.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management that I have interacted with are very intelligent individuals and generally care about their employees and the culture of the organization.


  2. Great company to work for!!!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for Nielsen for 7 months, and I absolutely love what I do! The company has tons of resources and is the most organized company I’ve worked for to date. My position is a membership rep and I can see myself doing this for the next 20 years! I almost didn’t take this opportunity because of so many negative reviews however I feel the people who wrote some of those reviews could not handle a position like this.... This position gives you a ton of freedom and flexibility and to be successful you have to know how to manage yourself and your time. The company car of course is a perk as well as all the benefits the company offers. As an outside sales rep all my career I can say working for Nielsen has been the best for me by far (having an awesome, knowledgeable manager also helps!).

    Cons

    The only con I honestly felt was that the bonuses were quarterly however as of this spring they were switched to monthly (for my role - membership rep) and I absolutely love the bonus structure now!

    Advice to Management

    Have more monthly or weekly incentives or opportunities for reps to make additional awards outside of the monthly bonus structure


  3. Communications analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome company to work for!!! Ample opportunities for learning and growth, involvement in various projects, work from home benefit, perks, and more!

    Cons

    old fashioned looking offices


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  5. Fantastic and exciting company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Oldsmar, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When I started at Nielsen, I had just graduated from college. I started my career as an intern and then moved into a full time role once my internship ended. That in itself shows just how much opportunity there is at Nielsen. The culture and environment I work in is something I genuinely cherish. It is flexible yet motivating, and working with so many unique individuals creates a very rewarding experience. I look forward to where my career with Nielsen takes me.

    Cons

    Such a large company that it is sometimes hard to feel connected to every single aspect. Nielsen associates do a fantastic job, however, doing what they can to feel connected.


  6. Awesome place to work-great work life balance!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative culture with intelligent, hard working individuals who are providing excellent service to their clients. Great work-life balance for those looking for a culture that values you as an employee and as a person outside the workplace.

    Cons

    Need to provide more direction for new employees to understand all of Nielsen's businesses. More formal training about Nielsen's organizational structure.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire the best. Stay competitive with benefit costs and salary. Outperform competitors and provide exceptional service to clients.


  7. Great exposure to many parts of the business

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Nielsen as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual culture but Nielsen expects the best. You're constantly surrounded by smart and collaborative people. Work for well known clients. Ethical company. Exposure into many functions and career paths.

    Cons

    Handling data can be tedious and overwhelming. Your work environment determined by your client's company culture.


  8. Always evolving and improving

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Digital Marketing in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Director, Digital Marketing in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work remotely, and that has it's pros and cons, but Nielsen has enabled their environment to make it work exceptionally well. I'm surrounded by really intelligent people who are never happy with the status quo, always pushing to be innovative, to improve, never standing still. I'm in my second role in three years, and each role has been challenging, never boring, always learning. It's the people, culture, and the encouragement to try new approaches and "you can be you" attitude that makes it fun and meaningful to work here. And call me a nerd, but the work I do is incredibly interesting!

    Cons

    The complexity of what they do is a bit of adjustment, from day one I realized this, and still not sure I fully comprehend the vast services they offer. Vacation time could be more, seems less then other companies, but they are truly flexible, pay is very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, communicate, communicate, communicate.


  9. Client Director

    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company, Industry Leader, Highly Supportive environment, Meritocracy, Opportunity, Highly collaborative

    Cons

    Work life balance, compressed industry, investment opportunities, benefit strength, diversity, development programs


  10. Nielsen Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning from the most respected market research company in CPG. Great insight into client services. Awesome focus on development and training. Great, informal and fun style culture.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve with all the great resources readily available.

    Advice to Management

    Place more focus on benefits compared to industry average to retain talent.


  11. So far so good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Client, director, team, people I work with are great. Really care about me as a person

    Cons

    Lots of fire drills. Sometime management doesn't focus on the client as much as they should.



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