The Nielsen Company

  www.nielsen.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

1177 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

5 people found this helpful  

Get the skills and move to another company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

Pros

On the surface, potential to move around and into different disciplines is exciting and seems attainable. Their potential to provide consumer and shopper insights through, and from, a variety of media and platforms is valuable for clients and employees. Good opportunity to learn market research/analytic skills - a good platform from which to jump to another company.

Cons

Although they are a public company again, ever since the PE people took over they have created an atmosphere of mistrust and deception. I don't think they want people to have a long-term career there. They have substantially reduced their pay ranges and potential salary increases for the vast majority of employees. 2% is most common if you can get that, and people have to wait more than a year for that so it's not really 2%. But, Mitchell Habib gets a 17% raise on his base salary of $675k. Whether or not he deserves it is immaterial - senior management has misrepresented "we're all having to take cost-cutting measures". Departments are still very territorial and it is very hard to move across disciplines. Very "cliquish". People seem to really dislike working there now. Company usually does not back its employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have faith and trust in the right employees and reward them accordingly.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for The Nielsen Company

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nielsen Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Great experience, knowledge and respect within CPG industry. Promotes training, client solutions, and advanced analytics. Global leader in market research. Good health, bonus and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Not friendly to over 40 aged employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for leadership within the industry as opposed to outside.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of resources, but can be very bureaucratic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Extensive resources available, operates in many countries, many career opportunities if you have a good manager. Also, this is a very exciting category to work in.

    Cons

    Confusing organizational structure, poor communication between divisions, management is very top heavy. Also, depending on your manager, your career development may be limited despite the company's extensive resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting managers that do not know how to develop their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for The Nielsen Company.

Worked for The Nielsen Company? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.