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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX

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


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

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

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The Nielsen Company Interviews

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied through campus career services and got a first round interview on campus. Interview was 45 minute behavioral type. There was a meet a greet the night before- I suggest going as it is where I met the interviewer. During the meet and greet I asked my interviewer if there would be brain teasers as the ones that are posted on this site and she told me "not that I know of'. She had never conducted an interview before and had no idea what she was talking about considering over half the interview consisted of brain teaser questions. The beginning of the interview was the generic walk me through your resume. She then pulled out a packet with questions related to business scenarios and things as crazy as how many slices of pizza a college campus would consume in a year. They just want to hear how you reason things out- so talk through your process as much as you can.

     This interview was insanely hard to prepare for as the questions were meant to make you think on the spot. The interviewer was extremely unprepared and frazzled, flipping threw the packet and reading the questions during the first time during the interview. I have no idea why such a prestigious company chose to send such an unprepared recruit to campus and thought it would work in my benefit. It however did not. I was disappointed to find that no one I knew who interviewed got the job besides 1. Not surprised though this process was very vigorous- even more competitive than interviewing with the big 4.

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The Nielsen Company Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, The Human Rights Campaign, 2014
Honomichl Top 50 Report (Rank #1), American Marketing Association’s Marketing News magazine, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1923
Type Company - Public (NLSN)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands.

Mission: To provide clients with the most complete understanding of consumers and markets worldwide.

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