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Generally a good company, but not in touch with people who don't work in Chicago

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Pay is reasonably good, and benefits are ok, unless you live in an area where United Healthcare isn't a big insurer. Generally a well respected company, which is nice. "Meritocracy' is good in theory...

Cons

The execution of meritocracy is so dependent on your manager that it isn't really a meritocracy. It all comes down to how "connected" you are with others (above you, that is). There is a constant push to "do more," but some times, you just can't do as much as management wants you to. They are slow to fill vacancies to save some money while the current employees pick up the slack of empty positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work with off-site employees more. Find an alternative healthcare program for people in areas not well served by United Healthcare.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Great company to build a resume or grow a career

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    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone knows of Nielsen, so working for The Nielsen Company is great to include on a resume.

    Also, in such a large and diverse company there are a lot of opportunities to grow a career here, especially if you are able and willing to move for opportunities.

    Cons

    The benefits here are pretty bad. Medical insurance is bare bones and the vacation time is as lean as they can legally get away with... on the upside, a lot of positions allow the opportunity to work from home, especially after you have been here a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract and retain the top talant you must compensate them with similar packages to other top employers. I know many people who have left Nielsen because the pay/benefits were better and they are highly employable.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Amazing people, great work place, but not the best pay

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    Former Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone there was extremely friendly and courteous. We had access to tons of market research data from various other departments and endless learning tools, both online and classroom types. Most managers were great and easy to work with, plus the "Nielsen" name carries tremendous weight in the market research world and is an exceptional resume builder.

    Cons

    Time to time, the hours you've to put in were rough, and were not justified by the salary. Also, Nielsen paid next to nothing to help with further education (eg. mba). Finally, a lot of entry level & junior associates were asked to share desks (though large), but we literally got no privacy.

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