The Nielsen Company

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A political, prejudiced environment that values employee image over skill/capabilities

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Well established leader in its field, globally recognized, presence in most countries means you theoretically have a possibility of moving to any geographic location. Good propriety tools and a fair level of innovation.

Cons

Very political, slow growth, bureaucratic, image matters a lot, favoritism, management can be like a closed group with vested personal interests that get priority over interests of regular employees.

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    High staff turnover and poor work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Exposure to big FMCG manufacturers' business and networking opportunities for future employment. Good analatical training and developement.

    Cons

    Nielsen salaries are way too low for the calibre of recruits. This leads to high staff turnover since even junior employees can earn more at other companies. The salary doesnt compensate for the poor work/life balance.
    Promotions are also dependant on the accounts that the employee works on. If they are lucky enough to be be selected to work on a big/high spending client they will get promoted easier -despite not working as hard as other executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Okay overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    -Surrounded by young people right out of college
    -Casual dress

    Cons

    -Low pay compared to other companies
    -Long hours -- be prepared to work until 2am every night, all weekend, and during the holidays (even on your requested days off)
    -Very high turnover -- about 50% of the people hired leave the company in < 1 year (as a reference point, the average turnover for a company is < 10%)

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    Please read the above Pros/Cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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