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Stagnant and Miserly - Do not join this company

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Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

I worked at Nielsen

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Working Remotely - once you know how to function there, they can't train someone fast enough, so you leverage your position to work remotely
Downtown location - had a great view from my desk

Cons

-Stifling, slow culture - no matter what you think you do best or worst, no matter what you know you would be good at, you will be doing exactly what you are doing, and cannot change that.
-Intellectual development is not valued - career training is limited and specific to the industry. The caliber of the average employee noticeably decreased while I was there
-Cost cutting - my apartment doorman gets a higher bonus than I do, paid half of what my friends make
-Powerless management - everyone knows that employees are treated unfairly, no one can do anything about it because politics are very important

Advice to Management

Vicki - do you remember as an analyst learning that you cannot always trust the data? NA BASES performance numbers might look good, but that is just because anyone who leaves can get a lower score, leaving the higher scores for people there. You already know what this makes - a brain drain. Since I was there, everyone who I respected in the office left, and I had no choice unfortunately but to do the same.

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  1. Fast, challenging work pace. But ability to take it in at your own pace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good work / life balance
    - Competitive benefits and compensation

    Cons

    - Too many moving parts - requires special effort to coordinate across all the various groups
    - Promotions can seem unfair

  2. Helpful (3)

    Cost cutting, looking for big payday

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work enviroment, WAH, attire, etc.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, constant layoffs and cost cutting, big paydays for Sr. Execs.

    Advice to Management

    Bonus policy is terrible.

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