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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
1,286 Reviews
3.4
1,286 Reviews
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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  

    Great company, boring job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and an awesome culture. It is an easy going environment and participation in activities is encouraged.

    Cons

    Being a Panel Relations Specialist is extremely boring! Management keeps on you to make more and more calls, with little to no incentive. It is really hard to stay motivated to call people to reprimand them for not wearing their meters every single day!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Too much, too big

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Contract Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty decent, they are very supportive of the Community.

    Cons

    Very inefficient processes. You have to KNOW someone to get ahead or get anything done. Profits never trickle down to the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing and keep jobs in America for the American divisions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company name on resume and good learning opportunities but...

    • 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

    A lot really nice, fun and collaborative coworkers

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth unless you have high visibility, each year the company expects to increase revenue but with less employees and other resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lie to employees, they can tell...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very disorganized organization

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

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

    Pros

    Work on your own schedule, company car,

    Cons

    no work - life balance, no support system, no co workers to help keep you motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn the changes before intoducing to the field, to much confusion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Okay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    Coworkers were great, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Terrible management, and bad culture.

  7.  

    depends on the manager you have

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

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, interesting work, good ERGs; some opportunity to travel

    Cons

    vey behind technology wise. TCS outsourcer is very inefficient and has no integrity or ethics.

    very poor work life balance; the VPs and SVPs demand 24/7 support

     I work for a manager who promotes his favorites and ignores all others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of TCS Asap.. their business practices will get you in trouble

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for travelers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Representative
    Former Employee - Membership Representative

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

    Pros

    Company vehicle, flexible scheduling, bonus opportunities could almost double salary.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, in some instances 3-4 states, 3 nights/week in a hotel if working NPM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Change is neither good nor bad, it's simply different.

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

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

    Pros

    Company truly believes in community involvement. Career development programs are available for gifted candidates. There are many areas within the organization to apply your skills and experience.

    Cons

    The immense size of the company sometimes creates delays with integrating departments. Technical support is remote which compounds the delivery of simple requests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to your employees. They are your number one asset, not technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Research Interviewer (RI)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer/Outbound Calling
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer/Outbound Calling

    I worked at The Nielsen Company part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company was great to work at for a while. I took pride in the Nielsen name. If you enjoy call center work, but don't like sales, this could be for you. It's OUTBOUND calls with various surveys etc.
    Pay was good, especially if you're bi-lingual. The management team was great, but there's been many changes since I left in late 2010, so I can't comment on it now? It's cold calls, but it's not sales. You'll have to make your own decision.

    Cons

    The company was sold about a year before my departure. Many overseas personnel were brought in and trained. They then had massive lay-offs as the overseas people took over the jobs of long time employees. They looked for any reason to fire or lay-off people by clamping down on rules & policies. Like many companies, it was about cutting out fat to the bone and dumping the load on those who remained. I left because I thought the company had lost all sense of integrity. If you can't find work, give it a try. Everyone's experience is unique. The company goes out of it's way to give special treatment to Hispanic bi-lingual, including higher pay. If that's you, you'll probably have it mad!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do "something" about break time. I worked almost 8 hours with a 30 minute lunch, and ONE 15 minute break!
    For years we had a second break, but that was taken away during the squeeze out. The one way to have great, dedicated employees is to pay well and make them WANT to work hard!

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Many opportunities

    • 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

    Career flexibility and not "locking" somebody in to a specific job
    Compensation above market
    Schedule flexibility but with manageable workload

    Cons

    Many many hours
    Staff augmentation model needs improvement
    Some Senior management doesn't always possess strengths needed to lead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop staff at all levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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