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Nielsen Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
855 Reviews
3.4
855 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available (in 89 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home when necessary (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 110 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 70 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Great Company to Work For!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Operations Supervisor in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Field Operations Supervisor in Lynchburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Nielsen makes it a practice to promote from within. If you have a good attitude and work ethic you will be noticed and rewarded.

    The pay is acceptable and the company provides good benefit options.

    Cons

    Communication and transparency between levels of management can be improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve communication and transparency between levels of management. There have been continuous improvements throughout the last couple years, so keep the innovation coming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A great place to kick start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Strong professional development for recent college graduates, high encouragement to rotate positions, strong focus on developing leadership and top performers, flexibility in work hours, working in an environment where everyone loves their job

    Cons

    Extremely large company where it's sometimes difficult to fully understand what is going on outside of your own team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Best Company I have Worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere and Great Team to work with

    Cons

    No cons. This is a great company.

  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Respectful people, interesting work to do

    Cons

    older technology and many meetings

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Big Company, Big Upside

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

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    My experience with Nielsen is they do truly seem to care about the success of their employees. Training is extensive and the mentoring is very solid. They value honesty and integrity and the company believes in what they're doing.

    Cons

    Because it is such a large company, there are a lot of things to keep up with which means that it's easy to let some things slip between the cracks of your day-to-day activities if one is not on the ball. There is a sense of a slightly encumbered management structure but that's not unusual in such a large organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strive for streamlining and standardizing procedures across the board (which they're constantly working on in a positive way).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nielsen is an Academy Company providing world-class services globally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Provides the ability to interact with a bunch of different cultures and access to different types of technology.

    Cons

    Ability to be promoted through entry level positions to management in a suitable time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a way for associates looking to be promoted and grow through the company entry level positions to management in a suitable time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great atmosphere to work in

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Always room for advancement based on your merits and not on who you know or seniority. Mangement listens to the needs of the employees and does their best to accomodate everyone.

    Cons

    Some late hours and demanding working conditions not unlike any other job dealing with the eneral public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open diaolg with the field, it is easy to lose touch and have the field reps feel that no one is listening.

  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    lots of autonomy. Great company.

    Cons

    need to be very good at managing your time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Nielsen Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! We strive to provide a great deal of autonomy to our associates, so great to hear that is your experience.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Total autonomy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Given freedom to work from home set schedule. If your self motivated and organized you will do well.

    Cons

    6 week training does little to prep for daily work tasks and pressures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time on a monthly basis to monitor new employee progress and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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