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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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    Nielsen is a strong company and doing all the correct things - except for their HR, which devalue their best assets

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    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 10 years


    Will definitely continue growing and succeed long term


    Associates are being worked harder and harder and policies to not value them as the important assets they are

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    Get rid of meritocracy and how that causes the eliminates many good associates, and fix your bonus policy which no longer incents associates

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The Nielsen Company Interviews

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Interview Difficulty




    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by an HR rep about a month after submitting my application online. Had a phone interview in the following days, which was easy and nothing out of the ordinary, although be prepared for "give an example of a time you had to explain a complex topic in simple terms". After that, there was an online assessment, which consisted of both personality questions, as well as a series of logic questions (the kind where you are given some info and have to put events in the correct order). You get 3 minutes per logic question. I was then contacted the following week for an on-site interview and exam. The exam is 1 hour, 10 questions (with sub parts) and not challenging if you've read the posts on here and prepared for the topics. Then there were three 45-minute interviews. The questions really depend on the interviewer. My first one was very heavy on the analytical questions, e.g. you have 15 minutes and a ruler, how do you measure how many blades of grass are on a football field. The other 2 were more behavioral, with a few marketing/analytical questions, e.g. there's a store with whole, 2%, 1%, skim, and chocolate milk, the owner wants to add soy milk, which milk to you take out and why (just be able to justify your response, there's no right answer). Then there's lunch with a current analyst, which is casual and just a fun time to talk about the role and the company! I don't think this happens often, but I then had another quick phone interview, and at the end I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How much milk is sold in the US every year?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate, I was happy with the offer and excited to work for the company!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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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