The Nielsen Company
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www.nielsen.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Not for Everyone

Recruiter (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

ProsGood starter job mainly for the benefits, which, if full-time include car, laptop, Blackberry, insurance, gas.
Good introduction to corporate heirarchy
Work from home

ConsHigh burn-out rate and turnover
Review system obsolete
No training for job safety where reps are expected to cold call in dangerous neighborhoods
Door to Door in many cases assigned in poorly determined areas/under construction or demolished
Quota system unrealistic depending on territory

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time in the field
Revamp review system
Review quota system to include allowances for variables in population

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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3 people found this helpful  

Fragmented, jack of all trades, master of none.

Client Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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


Pros: Salaries are ok, but nothing extraordinary. Not much stress, but not much motivation either. Nielsen… Cons: Nielsen offers too many products & services, and client-facing personnel are expected to learn how to sell and/or use each one of them. This… Advice to Senior Management: Stop trying to apply General Electric organizational models on a business that lies within an entirely different industry. Promote internal people who already… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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six sigma to death

Director (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: has presence in data, technology, media. depending on groups and… Cons: dinosaurs at VP and some SVP levels who have been with the company for 110, 15, 20 years but have no evolved their skills or… Advice to Senior Management: Too many out of touch SVP, VPs who dont understand that its a media, technology and data interplay and have stuck to what they know… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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