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You won't get rich

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Former Employee - Field Representative
Former Employee - Field Representative

I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)

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

Pros

People you work with are cool. Not confined to an office. Company car. Supervisor isn't breathing down your neck or looking over your shoulder

Cons

TERRIBLE pay for the amount of responsibility you have. Hardly any opportunities for advancement. Upper management is totally clueless about what it's like to be out in the field. Sub-standard equipment. Metering equipment is antiquated. They know of the problems that occur in the field, but they don't want to spend the money to make it better. Too worried about the bottom line and not enough about employee satisfaction. Work/Life balance is severely lacking. Work 8+ hours, go home and do 2 more hours of paperwork... schedule your calls for the next day, or week...get all the equipment ready for your upcoming installs/calls. Major burn-out.

Advice to Management

Pay your employees better. Eventually, the economy will get better and people won't have to stick it out in a crappy paying job. Invest in your employees. They're the "face of the company", and your faces aren't looking too happy.

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  1. Nielsen bought the startup I was working at

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clear structure for work roles, behavior and advancement

    Cons

    Not a startup environment anymore

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    Global opportunities for strong performers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many different business & countries to work in, if you build the right network with management & HR. Senior management is generally very good, as are some individual leaders.

    Cons

    Quality of individual business leaders & managers can be hit or miss. Some parts of the company can be overly political.

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