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  1. 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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    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
  2.  

    Solid base to start from

    Current Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great culture and ability to learn. Using this experience in defining my future within the consumer packaged goods industry

    Cons

    in client service you are out on an island with little support. Need to go above and beyond to be noticed.

  3.  

    Good as the best all the time

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Nothing alsways the same old thinking

    Cons

    Nothing really becasue why not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bottom Line

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BPO Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - BPO Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    To work with genuine people

    Cons

    Very focused on cost reduction, draw your own conclusions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was an interesting experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nielsen is a great relationship company. They know how to build and maintain relationships with their largest global clients. Great international recruiting - I think it is a good place for new college grads to learn A LOT about marketing & marketing research.

    Cons

    Very large, very bureaucratic organization. Good if you enjoy and are good at navigating that sort of thing, not good if you are more focused on external business results than internal results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to unleash more of your people's creativity and drive. I am a huge fan of Mitch Barns and I think he will improve the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Shelton, CT

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good, occasional work from home. Lots of opportunities to learn different types of software.

    Cons

    There is a tendency to micromanage, at least in this particular office.

    IT issues difficult to get addressed. Must open a 'ticket' and deal with offshore support, or wait for weeks for onshore assistance.

    Gradual and thorough outsourcing is in progress, causing low morale. We all just wait and wonder who is next to go.

    Everything is about cost. Technology upgrades are slow to happen. The terms 'Windows XP' and 'mainframe' are things I would associate with a computer museum, not a global corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For line managers, let your employees do their job - it's what we are here for. Not every employee needs their hand held or to be spoon fed. For upper management, please invest in new technologies and more onshore desktop support technicians.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work starting off in marketing research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relaxed company culture
    Social office for young people
    Lots of opportunities with the company

    Cons

    Not always a clear career path
    Such a large company there is a lot of different divisions to keep track of and communication is not the best throughout the company

  9.  

    Okay company focused on cost reductions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good experience at a mid-tier level. Minimal supervision it would probably not be a good place to start your career. You get out of it what you put into it kind of environment.

    Cons

    The company is very focused on cost. Few projects get appropriate funding and priority. Their technology lags and many products can seem very behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can be a very political environment. Reward high performers. Less focus on "good old boys network"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big Company with its share of issues

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Quality Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Market Quality Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Work from home, company car, phone, laptop, regional pay differential where cost of living is high.

    Cons

    hard to balance work/life at times, does not deny lunch breaks but it can be hard to make them fit in the schedule. Think about updating the travel policy for field operations. When important people come to town there is no expense spared, but when there is an actual meeting to get stuff done, renting a conference room is "not in the budget". Ongoing training is now done remotely and often in effective. It also feels like instead of promoting people, they would rather find/create reasons to fire the people that have been around along time to create new positions for younger/cheaper talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to grow within the company, give people the option to transition to other parts of the company to promote growth. Measure people on performance targets that they actually have control of. Let employees in on the future developments with in the company, it feels like we are going to wake up one day to find out that we have been replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits, hard to advance your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Sales Reperesentative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Membership Sales Reperesentative in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work from home, set your own schedule, descent pay, company car, health plan is good but expensive, get to see alot of your territory as you live in the vehicle while out "recruiting"

    Cons

    time off policies have had problems in the past

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider training more of the field employees in Six Sigma so they are knowledgeable of what it is and can be champions for the value of it in the field. Employees in the field hear Six Sigma Black belt and role their eyes and ignore the info.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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