The Nielsen Company

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Great place to start your career, could be a great place for you to stay.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Easy-going atmosphere 30% of the time. The other 70% does require hard work. If you don't want to work, you should find a way to retire early. It's a part of life. The job is interesting though the clients can be challenging. It is intellectually stimulating in that it causes you to think.

Cons

There are times when work/life balance are pretty bad. Major projects have timelines are oftentimes end-loaded. There is a lot of work to do, but not all the time. There is some discontent among younger analysts that upper management is cold and heartless; I have yet to witness this myself.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show you care for your workforce more often. Consider increasing salaries -- though this is not a proper way to motivate hard work, it is a way to retain top talent.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Demotivating and disempowering workplace

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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 The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global company with opportunity for young people who are willing to move around and don't mind being paid little.
    Work-life balance is a possibility since working remotely (from home) is encouraged.

    Cons

    Going from a manufacturing environment (GE) to a market research company, all those principles do not transfer so well. We're not making jet engines at Nielsen.
    Pay is below market, especially in markets like New York and California.
    Nepotism is rampant and morale is generally very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not all about process. You have to put time and resources toward real innovation. Find a way to promote and develop people that are beyond early career but haven't been at the company or 25 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Beware of Membership Representative positions. They sound good but....

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    Former Employee - Membership Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Membership Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Having the opportunity to work independently is the best part of the position. However, the targets are unrealistic and knocking on doors without an appointment can cause issues these days.

    Cons

    I would avoid this position simply because the targets are not realistic and layoffs have occurred several times over the years. Also bonuses are not paid out even when earned when certain stipulations are not met. The job description is made to sound easy but it is not!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Associate directors do not have any concept of what it takes to get homes on board. Targets are set by those who have experience recruiting but not at the numbers that they demand currently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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