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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated December 7, 2014
Updated December 7, 2014
1,283 Reviews
3.4
1,283 Reviews
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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
Mitch Barns
178 Ratings

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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.  

    Six Sigma WAhhhh

    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    You mess up once your done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much focus on six sigma, does not translate in the real world.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    World Class Company

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

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

    Pros

    I am very excited to show up to work every day, knowing that my actions impacts an ad exchange market of $85b where Media Companies and Advertisers/ AgenciesWork trade daily. Nielsen strongly believes in Meritocracy. Work life balance and work from home flexibility are great perks.

    Cons

    Compensation at all levels needs to be reviewed. A stronger training/ onboarding program for new employees needs to be established.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We're very excited by the appointment of Mitch Barns as our CEO. He grew up in this industry and understands each part of our company very well. It is exciting to see that his change plans are based on the employee/ industry voice. My advice is for leadership to review compensation/ benefits across all levels to ensure we are keeping up with the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time

    Pros

    Learning environment, good values, smart people

    Cons

    Heavy Workload, compensation,too centralized, sometimes too slow to react to opportunities

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  5.  

    Great place to start a career in market research

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for lateral movement within the company, young energetic vibe and culture ("work hard/play hard"), very open and collaborative environment, lots of exposure to data and analytics

    Cons

    Not a "9-5" marketing position so more than 40 hours a week is expected of you, you have to be proactive about searching for opportunities outside your department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great people, great place to learn

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

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

    Pros

    the company culture is high integrity, the company has good leadership development programs

    Cons

    the organization can sometimes seem complex

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep improving diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    High mobility, progressive atmosphere, lots of learning

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, frequent restructuring, nepotism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great and Innovative Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Nielsen is a great company to work for. I was immediately drawn to the training, networking, and professional development that the company offers. They have great benefits: 401K, medical insurance, great work-life balance etc. Great leadership and I have the flexibility to work from home. Management is helpful and readily available. All-in-all I enjoy working here.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Account Director

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    This company takes care of hard workers. You need to be willing to not only work hard but work smart. There are many avenues for you to be successful and leadership really cares about growing their employees. I work on the client service side and I can honestly say, we put our clients first in all we do. If you want to coast and just collect a check, I wouldn't consider this company.

    Cons

    Its a very large company, so you can get lost in the shuffle without personal ambition. If you don't care to improve your career, they are not going to do it for you. You need to want to take on challenges/opportunities and look to find them here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dedicated first rate engineering staff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Driver in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Test Driver in Lynchburg, VA

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You will part of a company dedicated to making all aspects of their business better not only the consumers but for their employees as well.

    Cons

    Although my tenure was short, I felt that all aspects of Nielsen that had had dealt with were aptly handled both locally and nationally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the drivers concerns. They spend a large amount of time in the vehicles and understand every aspect of their job. The equipment in the vehicles is first rate but should include shock absorbtion. RF shielding, interior safety and driver comfort should be of tantamount concern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Java Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Java Developer in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at The Nielsen Company as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment.I was working there for 1 and half year.the experience was awesome.

    Cons

    Nothing.Everything was very good except the policy for contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please change the policy for contractors that they can not work after such period of time.

    Recommends

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