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Great Opportunities to grow with the company

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Current Employee - Associate Client Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Associate Client Director in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

career growth opportunities, regular reviews, smart co-workers, good bonus opportunities, the company is always expanding in to new areas of market research - if you're bored (but good) you should be able to find a new challenge internally

Cons

long hours are expected of employees, as with any job your manager can make a big difference - sometimes employees who are not yet ready to manage have direct reports

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs to think forward, don't just think of numbers

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Comfortable working space
    Flexibility of work hours

    Cons

    Just part of a number game, can get rid of you or wait for you to quit without any regrets
    Low salary
    Not growing in terms of product development or customer support
    Poor management
    Eating up on old products, and lucky to still have a list of contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to start thinking ahead before you are buying all these small companies. What's the point of getting a group of talented people, but then you don't want to grow the business, just let it die out. You are losing customers day by day. Stop thinking that you are the only one out there...stay competitive. More importantly, listen to your employees for feedback. Don't make promises if you can't keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, lack of opportunities, no benefits, and not a good place for entry-level career-minded individuals!

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor  in  Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Oldsmar, FL

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours are plentiful and available if you want to pick up extra hours. Relaxed work atmosphere typical of a tech company, fellow employees are mostly intelligent, nice people . Good place for a low-paying in between job when the market is down, or if you are a student/recently graduated and don't expect to start a career at Nielsen. You could also be horrible at your job and never be fired for lack of performance.

    Cons

    In the Ad Solutions department, benefits are not offered to employees and no annual/semi-annual pay raises are given. With no investment in employees and little chance to advance, most employees last only about 6 months and move on to greener pastures, or become so dissatisfied that their performance erodes until they are liability. CEOs, VPs, high-level managers are so out of touch that they have no clue that employees aren't even offered performance pay raises. It is also brutally obvious that male-dominated leadership unabashedly flock to flirtatious and comely female employees, immediately giving them an advantage over their peers. Managers typically have no subject knowledge of departments and are more interested in cutting costs than addressing the ridiculously low office morale and turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the monthly town hall meetings/auditorium presentations, stop discussing the "healthy" profits that the company is making and address the lack of investment in employees. Hire managers from within the ranks to ensure that they have subject knowledge and are likely to address any departmental issues. Invest in employees, offer performance raises even if they are small and benefits to long-time employees. Open the divide between different departments/branches of the company so that employees are given the chance to move into new positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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