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Former Employee - Field Technician in Benicia, CA
Former Employee - Field Technician in Benicia, CA

I worked at Nielsen

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pay is at the high end of the industry. Field Technicians are afforded unmarked company vehicles that doc at home ! Yay ! Training is in sunny Tampa. A classy outfit, I must say.

Cons

Scheduling can be erratic but it's the nature of the business. Though there are a lot of gaps between appointments, those gaps can cause a person to work well past normal working hours.

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  1. Helpful (7)

    A good entry-level job for a college grad, but very common to burn-out within a year

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Nielsen

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -you get to work with a diverse list of clients in media and CPG, which can be impressive on resume
    -flexibility in working from home/time off if planned for ahead of time
    -young people who are friendly
    -clear path in career progession

    Cons

    -expect to work long hours as an analyst/snr analyst/assoc. manager
    -stressful and ridiculous expectations in terms of workload, at times
    -low pay given the amount of hours spent doing work
    -little to no bonus (if you are junior, expect at most 5% of your salary)
    -poor work/life balance
    -poor benefits package
    -bad office locations
    -big learning curve so you are only independent and functional after 6-8 months
    -you can get burnt out quickly due to workload
    -turnover rate is high and happens often, which leaves the people left behind in a poor position to carry the workload. new hires also aren't useful/functional so it's a constant catching up process with people coming, staying 1-2 years, then leaving

    Advice to Management

    -better compensation will alleviate frustration jr analysts have toward upper management's demanding expectations
    -develop a training program (the one in place is not very good; there's also a lot to learn, so it is overwhelming)
    -work harder to provide employees with a better work/life balance
    -reward employees more transparently and OFTEN

  2. Helpful (5)

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nielsen

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

    Pros

    it's a job - pay is a little above average. Most Field Employees have a company vehicle with a gas card and insurance.

    Cons

    not very stable, they have annual layoffs not related to how you perfromed your job but how you stack up against other employees. teamwork is not encouraged. I spent a good chunk of time providing data that was used to miromange myself.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management could care less what me or anyone else has to say about them. The constant layoffs have left people shocked and disillusioned. I wouldn't advise anyone to work in Field operations. The immediate supervisors and front line managers are doing their best but they are in a difficult spot given the directives from Sr. Management.

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