Nielsen Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    The Best Company I have Worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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. ops exec

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vadodara (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vadodara (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good company
    nice learning
    safe job
    Flexible timing
    work from homw

    Cons

    slow growth
    same work again and again

    Advice to Management

    very good management keep it up

  3. Great culture. Best place for an internship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Trainee Consultant ()
    Current Intern - Trainee Consultant ()

    I have been working at Nielsen as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are genuinely nice and willing to share with you the different functions of the company. Interns get to do real work and not just simply admin. Managers and HR are also extremely supportive and take good care of the interns. A lot of opportunities are given to the interns as well.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, proprietary software takes time to learn (which explains the need for a 6 months internship). Long working hours.

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  5. Excellent Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management from the top. Mitch is a good guy and the company has great opportunities ahead.

    Cons

    Some competition. Company will most likely need to make acquisitions to stay on top.

    Advice to Management

    keep plugging forward.

  6. Fosters growth and development opportunities for capable associates who seek them

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Global company that covers a wide array of media and consumer verticals
    Leadership hierarchy is eager to share knowledge if you get over your own fears and reach out... but have a plan!
    Company culture based on Simple, Open, and Integrated; all levels of leadership consistently and honestly emphasize and demonstrate these values
    Supports high performing and high potential associates through career offerings and upward movement
    401k contribution, reduction of healthcare costs

    Cons

    Middle- and lower-tier associates need more exposure/access to the wide variety of businesses within the company; any centralized information about all Nielsen has to offer is either not well-publicized internally or does not exist in a summarized form. While there are a wealth of opportunities and career paths constantly available, those on the cusp of being greater contributors can find it difficult to navigate without multiple points of entry.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more recognition for the middle managers that help drive success: the effective managers create and maintain the environment that engenders success and are most often the ones that provide the recognition and visibility to their associates; upper management needs to do the same for the day-to-day leaders.

    Create more opportunities for high performing and high potential associates: create lower-level leadership (i.e. non-Executive) programs that vet and select experienced, willing, and effective Directors/Managers and provide "tour of duties" in different parts of the business to leverage internal associate skills/knowledge/execution.

  7. Great company for work-life balance - depending on the group you're in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work from home opportunities and flexible schedules. Intelligent, hard-working colleagues. Nielsen is a very highly regarded company to work for across industries, particularly CPG and BevAl. Nielsen teams span industries so opportunities to expand in all areas are widely available.

    Cons

    Some, not all, teams may work long hours and have more competitive environments.

  8. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Nielsen

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for - good pay and structure - very community oriented.

    Cons

    Not a lot of formal training but everyone is willing to lend a hand.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Oldsmar, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Nielsen is a Global company, there are a broad range of opportunities for career growth. Whether you're fresh out of college, or an experienced professional, Nielsen is a company where you can cultivate your expertise, use your knowledge to the fullest extent or re-invent yourself. The corporate culture is relaxed while there is a major feeling of being a part of a team. Management is transparent and shares high-level goals and company changes; they're accessible, and want to see employees succeed. They really focus on career development and opportunities for their employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes technology can be a bit outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open and transparent to all employees.

  10. Very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Architect Leader
    Current Employee - IT Architect Leader

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is the positive aspect of Nielsen work culture. Most of the teams let employees work from home on occasion.

    Cons

    Benefits are little bit lower than industry average. 401K match it lower. Health insurance premiums are higher as salary goes higher.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the IT companies give stock options to employees. Give stock options to lead, architect and above IT folks. It will help retain the talent.

  11. Lots of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Oldsmar, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good reward for performance, so many different areas (geographically and technically) for advancement.

    Cons

    Sometimes technology can be a bit out-dated.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade to latest technology and provide the needed hardware to get the job done right.

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