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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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    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 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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    Fair/Supportive/Challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oxford, England (UK)

    ProsLarge company so lots of resources. Great team work and very talented capable people who get the job done with minimum fuss. Healthy challenging of thought processes. Great learning opportunities and job rotation

    ConsWorking in silos, pressure to get the job done.

    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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    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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    So far its very professional ans good

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Mumbai (India)

    ProsVery friendly atmosphere and good infrastructure

    ConsNothing bad to state here

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet up a review for third party consultant

    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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    Positively challenging, opportunities abound for the right people

    Manager (Current Employee) Auckland (New Zealand)

    ProsAn established Multi-National well positioned to serve the growing imperative for businesses to deeply understand the media and purchasing behaviour of their consumers across global markets. Gaining momentum across a number of industry verticals outside of Consumer Packaged Goods where the company has had a strong focus in the past given ownership over a number of datasets relevant to that particular industry. Flexible work-life balance, it's not perfect but it's pretty good considering this company is a Multi-National corporation. Opportunity to work from home or other locations as and when required depending on your role and the relationship you are capable of building with your Manager and team. No "face-time" culture.

    Boundless opportunities for career growth if you 1) Demonstrate the ability to hone your skills in your role AND 2) Are capable of demonstrating that to decision makers and navigating AND importantly; 3) Have the capacity to comprehend the strategic opportunities that exist for this business beyond BAU.

    Demonstrating these three capabilities is critical to progression in this business. You will hear and see of people frustrated over a stagnated progression despite mastering great skill and competence in what they do. Nielsen recognises the strategic opportunity that lies ahead for the organisation in growing their professional services capabilities; advisory & analytics. Proactivity, leadership, forward-thinking, positivity in attitude, perseverance, big-picture thinking, negotiation skills, creativity, adaptive capability and an entrepreneurial mindset are just some of the qualities required in addition to competence that will ensure your success with this organisation. It is fast-changing and those who don't recognise that potential are left behind.

    ConsThe increased focus on a meritocratic system is good although there have been instances where structural challenges in the company - i.e. data and system migrations have placed large amounts of pressure on talented individuals who have left the organisation as a result of not being recognised for their great efforts in the face of issues outside of their control.

    Some Managers display greater incompetence than their subordinates.

    To drive scale the organisation relies on an outsourcing model in many areas of the business. There is much work to do here in terms of improving efficiency. It is one of the most challenging aspects of working for this company and it will not be going away anytime soon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an open-mind. Ensure the organisation remains competitively viable in its pursuit of competing in advisory & analytics by investing in people with valuable skills and leadership capacity in the relevant divisions. Furthermore, ensure the organisation leverages its breadth across markets and departments to drive value for clients and workers.

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

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    Statistician

    Statistician (Current Employee)

    ProsReally very interesting job! You understand how you contribute to the overall company business and how you change the world we live in ;)

    ConsVery nervous work. Your responcibilities are huge, you need to take decisions that change the whole business on your own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to do salary adjustments better. Usually salaries increase in accordance with inflation, that is absolutely inadequate when market situation changes. In such cases Nielsen salaries go far below the market average and the most valuable employees quit the company.

    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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