Nielsen – Cincinnati, OH
As a division of the Nielsen Company, the Innovation Practice is a market leader in consulting for marketers of new products. Major manufacturers… Nielsen
- Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)
Some flexibility in some pockets of company, some sincere attempts at inclusion, diversity, innovation and modern technology. Mitch Barns is awesome. Some areas of the business are thriving and growing.
Some "leaders" are horrible at leading. Lots of politics, lots of decisions made at a high level without consulting "the little people" actually in the day to day and with heaps of knowledge. Some areas of company have horrible work life balance and laughable flexibility options. Company struggles to remain ahead of of technology changes, both in the back end for employees and with the business model for clients.
Advice to Management
Listen to your long term employees - yes, some are dinosaurs who are cranky and tired. But while a portion of those dino voices could be legitimately tossed as merely unwilling to accept change, others are tired and cranky for a reason and if listened to, might be able to help you define what would make their lives, and business, better. Also, make people get on board for the big things - too many leaders are undermining the largest & most imperative things for us, because of wanting to save their own skin, or keep a past power trip, or hang on to some glory. Finally, the employees in general are tired of not knowing what to do. Most actually want to help and do good, but keep getting conflicting direction on specific goals and objectives.... clarity is your friend.