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Not for Everyone

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

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

Pros

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

Cons

High 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    associate client manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager  in  West New York, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in West New York, NJ

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    there is the ability to move around

    Cons

    lack of managment, to focus on excel the choosen few and forget the rest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers should be people person, there is a difference between an expert and a manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industry Leader in Innovation and Market Research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Lots of learning opportunities
    - Flexible with hours and working form home
    - no dress code

    Cons

    - politics
    - low compensation compared to other firms
    - In some divisions senior management has little to no experience with analyst work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on valuing your employees than trying to drive 'flexability'

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