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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.0 1,127 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

(105 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available(in 81 reviews)

  • Work hours are very manageable, work from home possibilities are nice(in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much(in 99 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments(in 67 reviews)

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    Great place to learn

    Data Acquisition (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsNielsen is way behind on the technology curve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern, professional services

    Professional Services, Analyst (Former Employee) Wilton, CT

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

    Consnothing! I liked the job a lot.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a, I was just an intern

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    On campus recruitment of Nielsen

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice recruiters easy interview questions

    Consnothing really negative happened there

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    Great company to work for.

    Director (Current Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementNielsen 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Six Sigma WAhhhh

    Nielsen Field Representative (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsLots of opportunity to travel.

    ConsYou mess up once your done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo much focus on six sigma, does not translate in the real world.

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    World Class Company

    Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLearning environment, good values, smart people

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

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    Great place to start a career in market research

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Wilton, CT

    ProsMany 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

    ConsNot 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great people, great place to learn

    Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    Consthe organization can sometimes seem complex

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep improving diversity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh mobility, progressive atmosphere, lots of learning

    ConsBureaucratic, frequent restructuring, nepotism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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