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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.0 1,132 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

(107 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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    Work more, earn less

    Market Coordinator (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prosnever ending work, sketchy benefits

    Consless and less pay, upper management not sure of policies and procedures and has you figure them out and says that it is a 'growth' opportunity for you

    Advice to Senior Managementremember that people work to make you look good...don't treat them badly behind closed doors....I've seen it first hand

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience, interesting subject matter.

    Test Specialist (Former Employee) Oldsmar, FL

    ProsWorking from home was nice, but a double edged sword. The technology and data made the job interesting. The technical work was rewarding.

    ConsTechnical work was moved to offshore resources. Virtually no training offered when forced into new position. Had to be very flexible in my schedule for meetings with India.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you give an employee a substantial increase in workload and responsibility, compensate then accordingly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn and gain experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInteresting work, great for learning, loved doing custom projects

    ConsSalary and benefits were less than what I was used to, but I accepted the job to be in a city I wanted to live in (didn't have much time to look elsewhere). Worked offsite, so saw little opportunity for advancement without relocating (I knew this going in).

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees what they are worth, especially if they have good experience and have a proven track record of success. Take genuine interest in development of your employees- we shouldn't have to beg for training and career pathing should be an open conversation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Field Trainer (Current Employee) Greenville, SC

    ProsCompany provided car, laptop, internet and iPhone. Bonuses can be significant.

    ConsLong erratic hours. Expected to put market performance above all else. To much of performance reviews are based on metrics beyond the control of the employee. Very little opportunity to advance unless you are willing to relocate for each promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementActual work environment does not match company values and expectations. Nothing is more important than market performance, including family and home life.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people but subpar career opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagement was nice and supportive.

    ConsLow pay and few career opportunities. Not a talent driven company but more of a cost driven company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The pay is OK for the position and the company provides you with everything you need.

    Membership Representative (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNielsen is a pioneer in the media research business.

    ConsTheir data collection methods are very outdated and not very attractive to a would be participant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some innovative, outside-the-box talent to reinvent the method by which data is collected thereby making the position of the Membership Representative doable and much more effective.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great to learn and get your foot in the door to media and CPGs, best to move on later for better pay.

    Client Manager (Current Employee) Wilton, CT

    ProsTons of exposure to big-time clients and international work. Looks fantastic on a resume. Work from home.

    ConsPay isn't great, super long hours, heavy demands from multiple people on the client-side, company doesn't really have a unified feeling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on creating a unified group. Feels like each group is a different company and there is very little cross-over. Pay better--in this are comparatively managers get paid 50% less than other companies I've looked at and been told.

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

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    good work/life balance, hard to progress

    Client Services Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgreat flexibility in working hours, work from home. health benefits are good.

    Consslow career progression, lost in the shuffle, environment can be political

    Advice to Senior Managementneed better communication of leadership opportunities for mid-level employees

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

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    Good people to work with and good supervisors.

    Field Representative (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsFriendly environment and able to work independently

    ConsLay-offs still occurring each year and the give no notice or compensation for part-time. Also, they are moving toward an all par-time workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that you are loosing loyalty and they the quality of work is diminishing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great experience at Nielsen

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's great to work for a big company with nice benefits

    ConsNo cons working for this company

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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