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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,284 Reviews
3.4
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Total autonomy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Given freedom to work from home set schedule. If your self motivated and organized you will do well.

    Cons

    6 week training does little to prep for daily work tasks and pressures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time on a monthly basis to monitor new employee progress and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This company offers jobs that are great for students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Survey Writer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Survey Writer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    - ok salary
    - awesome flexible schedule
    -work at home

    Cons

    - can be repetetive
    - sitting on computer for 3hr +
    - no other just do ur job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As long as your bilingual and can speak read english french

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    learn a lot and lots of growth

    Cons

    unorganized
    lack of vacation time
    promotional salary increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Have been with Nielsen for over 7 years...love the company, the people, the culture, and the strategy!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    People, talent, and culture - innovative, challenging, and fun

    Cons

    Often need to go above and beyond to deliver value for clients....challenging, but rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in talent and culture - stay connected to the teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Medellín, Antioquia (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Medellín, Antioquia (Colombia)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was very happy working for Nielsen

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    research analyst

    • 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

    Pros

    work life balance is nice

    Cons

    cannot think of any right now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nielsen

    • 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

    Pros

    Good company, offer great products

    Cons

    Could be more focused on advancement opportunities

  9.  

    Fantastic company and culture

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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

    Pros

    Driven by values, integrity, and doing the right thing. Smart, collegial people. Interesting work. Serious about diversity Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Fast changing organization can be confusing. Difficult business environment for CPG clients and retailers. Not for you if you are not detail oriented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity to challenge yourself and expand your professional skills

    • 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

    Pros

    Nielsen offers a wide range of services and has a client base across 100+ countries that is the envy of their competitors. From a personal perspective, Nielsen gives folks career opportunities which are unparalleled.

    Cons

    Nielsen has a large client base which offers constant challenges to folks. This could challenge an individual's work life balance.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Have been working in the company for more than 2&1/2 yrs. Extremely professional atmosphere. Very satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Learning, cross functional responsibilities, team work, employee care, CSR approaches all these plus everything that one can think to have within an organization, is there in Nielsen. Sky is the limit over here for the right people.One would fail to find any shortcoming in this organization if he/she has a professional approach. Company to spend a lifetime, in short.

    Cons

    At lower level management there is a lot of bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Governance on lower level management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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