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Field Reps your time is running out

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Current Employee - Field Representative
Current Employee - Field Representative

I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Autonomy, pay for performance, and working in the field with good people.

Cons

The job is ending. The new meter tested in Dallas is a sign that less technical people will be needed in the future. Start looking for other jobs now. The VP who switched from Ops to MR side lets you know where the company is headed. This meter is a plug in the wall and report device. Not very technical and a minimally technical MR could install it. It was a great job while it lasted.

Advice to Management

Just sell us already.

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    Interesting people but...

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

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    young environment, interesting people, large company with a lot of opportunities across many product lines

    Cons

    not very transparent with major organizational changes, decisions, or even smaller things like what performance ratings are based on. below market value salaries, high turnover, forced corporate culture of overworking

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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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