Nielsen Reviews

Updated July 3, 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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456 Employee Reviews

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  1. Varies by Team

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your experience completely depends on the team you're on, the cultures of which vary considerably. Some teams are great, some are more competitive and not so great. Work/life balance also varies by team.

    It's a great learning experience for your first job out of college. The skills are valuable, but don't hang around too long.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't great.

    Software used by associates and clients is extremely buggy, which will cause angry calls from clients and hours on the phone with IT.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new solutions sold to clients work smoothly before selling them in.


  2. Pretty okay place to be

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

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

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

    Pros

    Professional colleagues, good teamwork, flexible hours, open environment where views can be shared

    Cons

    Minimal benefits, low leave days, low increments


  3. OK work, but the future is limited

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Secure Job, great clients. You'll work with some of the biggest names in CPG

    Cons

    The company is completely bloated and lacking mobility. Largely unable to keep up with changes in technology that need to be applied to our systems.


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  5. So long as you play the game, you'll do fine...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Beautiful offices
    - Flexible work schedule
    - Telecommuting allowed in some areas

    Cons

    - Management-heavy structure
    - Inconsistencies across departments
    - People are widgets (no loyalty)
    - Conflicting values (open, simple, integrated) - it's a very confidential complex business structure

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to understand the skill sets that people bring to the company. Many amazing people have been let go based solely on $$.


  6. Research interviewer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job for the pay

    Cons

    No, days off without being full time other than your 2schefuled days off

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. Operations Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

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

    Pros

    Treats good care of high performing and high potential employees

    Cons

    Too big of a company, disorganized, and moves slow.


  8. Research Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Analyst
    Former Intern - Research Analyst

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Global company, good resources, big size
    -Employees come from diverse work and educational background

    Cons

    -Work/life balance difficult
    -Compensation and benefits not as much as they should be for the amount of hours and hard work

    Advice to Management

    More efficient communication between departments and different offices are needed


  9. Great oppurtunity!

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work time and great environment.

    Cons

    lack of fun activities, only focus to jobs.


  10. Good as a "Stepping Stone" job only...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Solutions in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Ad Solutions in Oldsmar, FL

    I worked at Nielsen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate team members are great; definitely a "we're all in this together" mentality. Everyone worked as a cohesive unit.

    As a 365 day a year (24/7) operation, HRis very cognizant about recognizing those who work the unorthodox shifts -- for example, catering a turkey lunch/dinner for those working on Thanksgiving, or ordering heroes and snacks on Superbowl Sunday.

    Cons

    Management has been switched up quite a bit over the past few years. Can't seem to figure out the "right formula".

    Advice to Management

    Two words -- salary increases. The pay rate incredibly low. Were told over and over again (in quarterly Town Hall meetings, etc.) that our department brought in more revenue than almost any other division (which is saying something in a company as huge as Nielsen) and yet the salaries (including merit increases) were laughable.


  11. Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, great company and culture

    Cons

    pay is not great, a lot of employees looking for other opportunities

    Advice to Management

    pay decent money, and people will stay



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