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Nielsen Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
1,338 Reviews
3.3
1,338 Reviews
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Nielsen Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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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.  

    Publix

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Gr8 stock, flexible hours, usually get the time off you need if you request it on time, Friendly environment. Pay is average.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, Hard to get full-time or even decent hours on a regular bases.

  2.  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Acquisition in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Data Acquisition in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great home life balance. I can work from home 3-4 days a week. I have many varied responsibilities and am treated like an adult in being allowed to handle them without constant interference.

    Cons

    Nielsen is way behind on the technology curve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern, professional services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Wilton, CT

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

    Pros

    office life, support, growth, learning, meaningful contributions, work schedule

    Cons

    nothing! I liked the job a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a, I was just an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    The people at Nielsen are incredibly smart and the environment is very synergistic. There are a broad range of opportunities for career growth, and the company places a strong emphasis on developing their employees. Pay and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Some positions require significant travel, which does impact work/life balance. Also, for those who work in global roles, meetings can be very very early in the morning. While Nielsen embraces change, sometimes things change too fast and without enough thought for the impact/consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nielsen does a nice job developing their employees, but they could do a better job retaining top talent, especially after the time and effort they put into training people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    On campus recruitment of Nielsen

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

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Nice recruiters easy interview questions

    Cons

    nothing really negative happened there

  7.  

    Six Sigma WAhhhh

    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    You mess up once your done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much focus on six sigma, does not translate in the real world.

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    World Class Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I am very excited to show up to work every day, knowing that my actions impacts an ad exchange market of $85b where Media Companies and Advertisers/ AgenciesWork trade daily. Nielsen strongly believes in Meritocracy. Work life balance and work from home flexibility are great perks.

    Cons

    Compensation at all levels needs to be reviewed. A stronger training/ onboarding program for new employees needs to be established.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We're very excited by the appointment of Mitch Barns as our CEO. He grew up in this industry and understands each part of our company very well. It is exciting to see that his change plans are based on the employee/ industry voice. My advice is for leadership to review compensation/ benefits across all levels to ensure we are keeping up with the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Learning environment, good values, smart people

    Cons

    Heavy Workload, compensation,too centralized, sometimes too slow to react to opportunities

  10.  

    Great place to start a career in market research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Wilton, CT

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for lateral movement within the company, young energetic vibe and culture ("work hard/play hard"), very open and collaborative environment, lots of exposure to data and analytics

    Cons

    Not a "9-5" marketing position so more than 40 hours a week is expected of you, you have to be proactive about searching for opportunities outside your department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great people, great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    the company culture is high integrity, the company has good leadership development programs

    Cons

    the organization can sometimes seem complex

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep improving diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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