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A Decent Place to Work

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Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Covington, KY
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Covington, KY

I have been working at Nielsen

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Pay is good - Casual dress (jeans) year round / summer casual from Memorial to Labor Day (shorts) - Chance to work on large projects

Cons

- Almost all development is now outsourced, so your job is mainly managing offshore resources - All management cares about is metrics - as long as you deliver on-time, they're happy... doesn't matter if the product doesn't meet business needs

Advice to Management

- Worry about things besides JUST the bottom line - Sure, outsourcing saves money upfront, but most of what is delivered is poor quality. Hiring more FTE's would result in better applications.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Looking for a Job at Nielsen - I'd pass

    • Work/Life Balance
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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

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

    Pros

    Can learn from the GE style of management. Simple, open, integrated.

    Cons

    The ruthlessness of management. Terminations of longstanding and competent employees are a daily fact of life. Others who are part of the "inner circle" advance in spite of shortcomings that would get most others a pink slip.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little humanity.


  2. My Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Nielsen

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is not a contractor job

    Cons

    They under pay their staff


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