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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.0 1,135 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

(109 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 100 reviews)

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

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Great Job...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot micromanaged, free reign to do your job, company car(can be either a ford fusion or escape), gas card, iPhone, management where I am is great, very very flexible, off weekends, good benefits. Very good pay if you hit bonus which is not hard. You can pretty much move anywhere in the US, and they will pay relocation costs.

    ConsWe are supposed to be self scheduling reps, but the ladies in the office will at times schedule appointments and move things around in your schedule without asking. You're by yourself all day, so it does get lonely. Emails constatntly coming in, so you feel like you're on call. Equipment is old, but new equipment is on the way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. Overall, a great job. They're constantly trying to improve the environment for their employees.

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    Very enjoyable

    Client Manager (Current Employee) Schaumburg, IL

    ProsMotivating, well-managed, easy to move roles

    ConsDifficult to manage clients and work life balance

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

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    Great Company!

    Intern (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsOpportunities for development
    People and the Culture
    Meritocracy
    Global Company
    Leadership company
    Senior management accessible

    ConsNot many international opportunities
    Not many vacation days
    Low pay for interns

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

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    A Global opportunity for anyone who wants it and actually comes to work!

    Senior Corporate Recruiter (Current Employee) Oldsmar, FL

    ProsGreat environment. Great home/worklife balance. The most diverse company in the U.S.

    ConsEvening bus routes are not available to some in need.

    Advice to Senior Management92 years a leader in the Industry. I think I'll take my advice from them!

    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

    Technical Developer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsCares about employee development
    Provides an open forum to work with all aspects of the business
    Great focus on employee retention

    ConsLong Hours
    Frustrating technology support
    Lack of communication between IT and Business

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your employee's in all aspects of their lives

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

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    lot's of opportunity

    GBS Emerging Leaders Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosgreat company culture (very flexible, open, and modern), young employees, ability to work remotely, flexible working hours, nice offices, great name to have on a resume, and many travel opportunities.

    Consdepending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments.

    it's difficult for me to find other cons....

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

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    Welcoming, smart people

    Human Resources (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat hours, nice and smart people, reasonable expectations, interesting projects, flat organizational structure, meritocracy is not just an empty phrase, talent is recognized and rewarded, generous with travel expenses.

    ConsPay could be better, onboarding was difficult, HR seems isolated from other business units, tech support was slow to handle requests

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the focus on developing talent internally, make the academy company dream a reality,

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

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    Ability to be creative in the workplace

    Field Specialist (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    Prosflexible with schedule, work from home capabilities, ability to implement new ideas, creativity is encouraged, young atmosphere, education assistance, good health benefits

    Consroutine work, pay isn't the greatest

    Advice to Senior ManagementOnly complaint is pay but it isn't horrible.

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

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    Nielsen was a dynamic and professional company

    Accountant (Former Employee) White Plains, NY

    ProsGood work environment, great people.

    ConsChanges in management and outsourcing of jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHours, Car, Laptop, Cell Phone, Overtime

    ConsHours, Late, Weekend, Market Numbers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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