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  1.  

    Good temporary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent hourly pay if you work enough hours and bilingual, awesome team leaders, great management.

    Cons

    Low hours and repetitive work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a way to advance the RI's. Raises or job promotions would be nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Manager, Marketing & Lead Generation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Great people to work to work with.

    Cons

    Very large company can sometimes make is difficult to keep things moving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Generally a good place to work, but currently making short sighted decisions (in US).

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of great products and continually looking to enhance the product portfolio through acquisitions. Friendly to associates that like to work from home. Work/life balance fair, depending on which area you work in.

    Good company values.

    Cons

    Now that the company is partially public, there seems to be a focus on making decision that appear very short sighted. Including, layoffs of long tenured employees and funding cuts for programs that take longer than 6 months to deliver. Not committing to and communicating merit increases for the year, but rather hedging bets by the quarter. Travel/hire freeze every fourth quarter.

    Client contract compression driving focus on cost cutting (US).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on avoiding contract compression for core business. It's expensive for clients to switch vendors. There should be some premium that is acceptable to stay with their current vendor.

    Need to retain the company intellectual capital by retaining long tenured employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Not a bad place, just don't always know your place

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, plenty of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    They seem to constantly reorganize and consolidate work groups. It can be challenging to know to who works where and with which group.

    There are so many products and services offered by the company that it can be challenging to know them all let alone find someone else who knows enough to answer a question (assuming they even respond to your email)

    The help desk is a joke...don't expect a response for at least 7 days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nielsen Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value feedback from all of our current and former associates.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to start a career in media, CPG, online, mobile and all research related industries

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees learn about all of the aspects the company (TV, Radio, CPG, mobile, online, etc.). Resources and training are available. There are good opportunities for undergraduates. This company tends to recruit from the outside; specifically college students. There are some perks such as gym discounts, personal days, and "summer friday's". Many of the positions include travel within the US. Nielsen is a well respectful company and it is a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. Employees are expected to work after hours and on the weekend; especially if a mobile device and laptop are provided. Salaries are much lower compared to the industry standard. It's very difficult to get promoted or move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Academic Institution

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

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

    Pros

    Nielsen provides fabulous training in market research and CPG data. Depending on where you are at you can also get a lot of client facing time with top CPG companies.

    Cons

    Compensation is very poor. Some departments work you to death during the busy season. My team was putting in about 90 hours over 5 days a week on average for the past two months. There were a few times when we would work 36 hours straight in order to meet deadlines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of opportunity, but can be difficult to maneuver

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    With Nielsen being a global company that measures so many things there's always something new to learn so it's hard to get bored if you can take advantage of the opportunities.

    Cons

    Flip side of being a global company is that it's sometimes TOO big, causing confusion internally and with clients. Team structures and leadership changes are common which can make it hard to advance or have a defined career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Big company, does hard to move up

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. They allow you to be flexible with your schedule as long as you are fulfilling your duties

    Cons

    It's hard to move up within the company. If there isn't a need, they won't give you a promotion or compensate appropriately.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Nielsen Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We greatly value feedback from all of our current and former associates. If you haven't already, I would encourage you to share constructive feedback ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management?

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    Former Employee - Associate Client Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Client Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Working on the Coca-Cola account was a great experiance.

    Cons

    The Nielsen Management team has a lot of work to do to build a solid team. Some management was amazing, others were controlling and had no problem treating their staff poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Being a field rep has given me experience to take with me when I move on

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    The company takes care of its employees

    Cons

    very long hours and really not great for moving up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary could be a lot more and changing the way the rating evaluate the individual bonus should change. Employees can't determine whether or not the home with push their buttons. It shouldn't count against us.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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