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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
1,283 Reviews
3.4
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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in Transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for growth within the company because of the ever changing nature of the current viewing environments for programs and services.

    Cons

    Long-term employees who are unable/unwilling to evolve with or accept the constantly changing environment often find themselves out of work in favor of younger lower salaried workers willing to step up to the challenges of the changing broadcast business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    team work, smart people, good learning

    Cons

    high stress, low salary, slow

  3.  

    Good place to learn as they use lots of technologies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    They have great work environments, you will get to work lots of technologies if you have skills.
    You can change your role easily as they have lots of new products.

    Cons

    more defects on fast developed products and troublesome continuous drills to fix the defects.
    Managements decisions changes everyday on every thing. You get the constant repulse of being confused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be more focused on technical aspects of a projects as well as employees end up with more time for a small task and vice versa.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Oldsmar, FL

    I worked at The Nielsen Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have a nice building. Have nice cafeteria with decent food serving everyday. People there are friendly and great to work with. They provided adequate training and the paid is not bad for entry phone call center position

    Cons

    They will put pressure on you to get more accepts. It is a seasonal work so sometimes they don't have hours for you. They always a big pain in the butt on little rules over the phone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open to employees idea

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good mobility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to move around the organization. Exposed to different disciplines that I have been able to leverage in my career after Nielsen.

    Cons

    A lot of lateral movement. Only a select few are groomed for leadership internally. External hires often lead a business the don't quite understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pedigrees are good, but mix in some soup-to-nuts talent and bring them up the ladder and to the table. Reinventing the wheel is costly and painful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great training program, salary + commission

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    company car, laptop, cell phone, printer, and a company credit card.

    Cons

    The constant pressure to go above quota is annoying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Provide All the Resources

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Give you all the Resources you need. Extremely thorough. The advantages of working for a big company. Provide support in many areas.

    Cons

    IT help is out sourced to India.very hard to understand what they are saying.very difficult to complete assignments rigid methodology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline and simplify systems. No outsourcing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Group of Employees (LA Office)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    If you like being independent and can manage your own time to get the work done then this is the place for you. There's lots of really cool and interesting work, plus it seemed like something bizarre/crazy was happening everyday when dealing with the insurmountably insane clients and mountains of data. Totally fun.

    Cons

    Pay could be better compared to other companies and dealing with other offices can be a pain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more... you'll retain more talent.

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

    A great company for an entry-level position that offers a fun environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They take what they do very seriously, and it shows by the amount of training every employee is given, but they still provide a fun and open environment. Generally, the people that work there are very nice and considerate. A good amount of information is provided on what direction the company is moving in and what decisions they are making. This company is currently making sweeping changes that seem very positive for its growth and its employees' quality of work. It's an easy transition to begin working at this company out of college.

    Cons

    Due to the media research they do, the hours can be terrible and many jobs are required to work nights. Overachieving employees can take on the brunt of the work, but are not benefited with greater compensation. Compensation in general isn't very good. It's clear some managers have been put in their position simply because they have moved up the chain over the years, not because they were the right choice for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, this is a great company to work for and it's really fun to come in every day. However, there seems to be a lack of communication and understanding sometimes between upper management and the people collecting information, in terms of how tedious some tasks are and the core requirements. Also, employees shouldn't be hired as managers in certain jobs because they have worked there for a considerable amount of time; employees should be promoted to managers because they are capable of managing a team. Managers need to be proactive in helping their team members take the necessary steps to further their career. They need to be clear and confident communicators that instill that confidence in their team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    ACM

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

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to grow your skill set and network

    Cons

    Workload can be challenging at times and tech support unhelpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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