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It felt exhausting to be so unproductive.

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Former Employee - Vice President
Former Employee - Vice President

I worked at Nielsen

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

Pros

The company is involved in a lot of different industries so there is some exposure into many areas of the economy. There is also a wealth of market data and trending to dig into.

Cons

It is very hard to get anything new off the ground. New initiatives are met with resistance especially if there is a need for new resources. Management is focused on cutting costs and gradually people have been purged from the company.

Advice to Management

I don't believe leadership is managing for long-term growth. Instead, they are managing for near-term margin so the PE firms can sell out (and so senior management can as well).

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  1. Very good. learned a lot

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    Current Employee - MSci Intern
    Current Employee - MSci Intern

    I have been working at Nielsen

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people to work with. nice environemnt to be around. good area. overall pleasant experience. good learning for a young individual

    Cons

    interns dont get paid for lunch. it is not guaranteed that you will get a full time job so don't be surprized

    Advice to Management

    it is a good learning experience but not sure if one would want to be there forever. they are very picky on who to choose full time

  2. Helpful (1)

    Slow downward spiral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn cross functional skill sets.
    Exposure to numerous key industry clients .
    Nice work/life balance

    Cons

    Senior leadership severely out of touch.
    Employee ranking system kills morale.
    Constant threat to weed out low performers but no effort to reward top performers.
    Rampant off shoring.
    Failure to execute the core

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentives for top performers to stay, reduce offshoring of key operational groups. Be more flexible in client servicing and improve technology both internally and externally

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