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Updated June 30, 2015
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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

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    The Best Company I have Worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Fantastic and exciting company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  3. Asssociate Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Cotia, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Cotia, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Meritocracy, Flexible hours, great management

    Cons

    Heavy workload, not suh a good infrasctructure, office located far from downtown

    Advice to Management

    Improve infrastructure and work/life balance


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  5. 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


  6. Nielsen Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. So far so good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. Senior Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Great leadership.
    Great career advancement.
    Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Can be disorganized at times


  9. as a market analyst in Nielsen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

    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

    it is a multi national company, having the highest revenue in the industry
    open and simple environment for new incumbent which is good

    Cons

    sometime need to work overtime unpaid (in China office not sure if this is true in north America)
    need to meet tight deadline with high quality reports

    Advice to Management

    i think overall, i enjoyed my tenure at Nielsen. But one thing for sure is that, your supervisor will be strict on you so you need to make sure you deliver the best you can.


  10. Consumer Insights Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, good work environment, good package depending on the country...EXCELLENT place to learn and grow

    Cons

    High workloads, slow process in almost everything, huge amount of rotation


  11. Overall loved my time so far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, Open environment, Approachable top leadership, Cross functional opportunities, Reward based on merit

    Cons

    Market Research industry comparatively low paying, perks not amazing



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