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  1.  

    Still a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours with opportunities to work from home
    Great people who are smart
    Co-workers care for each other
    Great place to start a research career

    Cons

    Meritocracy doesn't apply to everyone
    Management used to be more transparent with employees
    Bottom line becoming more important than team satisfaction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Average Company ~ Nothing special

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

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    State of the Art smart building

    Cons

    Low pay and no support from management.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not the worst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    The company has a good focus on culture. It is also global which allows for diversity in the type of people you work with. I believe the salary was competitive.

    Cons

    There is bad process, or in many cases lack there of. People seem to continue to complain even though there is a lot of rewards given out to many employees (not sure if it is just a 'favorites' game).

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work at as long as in the right group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    1. Challenging opportunities
    2. Flexible working hours, possible telecommute if needed.

    Cons

    1. Limited Manager interaction - primarily happens during performance appraisal.
    2. Poor Work-Life Balance
    3. Single vendor outsourcing impacted delivery quality to large extent negatively

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Out on an island

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    Former Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, car, and system daily dashboards. A fraternity of field techs. Lots of driving in New Mexico. Meet lots of interesting panelists. Learn a lot about audio and video feeds. Excellent demographics sample.

    Cons

    Monitoring equipment is outdated compared to televisions and home audio, games, DVD players. Customers constantly change their source signals. Lots of overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your monitoring technology. Simplify it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Could benefit from better management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment. Many employees work from home regularly and managers are generally fine with employees staying home or coming in late/leaving early to accommodate schedules.

    Cons

    As a global company and internationally recogized brand, I expected Nielsen to be a better organized institution. There is not a lot of communication across departments; it's hard to learn the full scope of the business; org charts barely exist. As nice as many managers are, they lack the true leadership skills to nurture employees for success and future growth. It seems to be an every man for himself type of mentality. I don't see the emphasis on mentorship as I have with past companies I have worked for. All employees could truly benefit from a rigorous management training program. Managers should learn that their role means more than having direct reports, but actually leading their teams to do their best work. This includes providing regular constructive feedback, establishing a relationship with team members, taking the time to really learn about their role and day-to-day work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in leadership training. Focus on achieving more diversity in senior leadership roles (specifically C-suite).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting work, limited opportunity for growth

    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I find the work at Nielsen fairly interesting and there is opportunity to influence decisions and make an impact on a daily basis. There is quite a bit of opportunity in certain areas to move around (although mostly laterally) and the work does not get too stale.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities for mid to senior level folks and the continued heavy push on offshore resourcing has taken control out of the hands of FTEs which has impacted the quality of deliverables.

  9.  

    Good Company, Bad Call Center

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits with casual environment.

    Cons

    Shift hours are three to midnight and always have to work either a Saturday or a Sunday without the ability to ever change things around. Management just does not get it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop better Key Performance Indicators for the work force and there won't be as much attrition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ununified Leadership. Lots of messages, inconsistency. Improvement is slow, internal employee change seems frequent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    Great People work there. not alot of job pressure, helpful co-workers, opportunities are plentiful internally. Benefits are good. time off is liberal without hassles. work is plentiful. casual work environment. Stable.

    Cons

    Compensation is 10-20% below the local average for many roles. Promotion is difficult. In some areas managers change annually. This causes dissatisfaction, re-work, job insecurity, and rapid transfers. The annual review is not based on what you do everyday. It is more of an opinion of your manager. You need to cover yourself constantly. There is alot of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is 10-20% below the local average for many roles. Promotion is difficult. In some areas managers change annually. This causes dissatisfaction, re-work, job insecurity, and rapid transfers. The annual review is not based on what you do everyday. It is more of an opinion of your manager. You need to cover yourself constantly. There is alot of turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, boring job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and an awesome culture. It is an easy going environment and participation in activities is encouraged.

    Cons

    Being a Panel Relations Specialist is extremely boring! Management keeps on you to make more and more calls, with little to no incentive. It is really hard to stay motivated to call people to reprimand them for not wearing their meters every single day!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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