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I want to love it....

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Current Employee - Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for less than a year

Pros

The people are amazing. They are so smart, really fun, and great to be around.
The work is really interesting, never dull, really challenging, but in a wonderful way.
Very flexible in working from home.
Lots of opportunities... IF you get lucky with your management.

Cons

Terrible work life balance... Long hours and no recognition.
Sometimes feels like you get punished for being good at your job (ie. get more work, have to help other people), while people who are struggling get it really easy (ie. shorter hours, lighter workload).
I want to love my job, and I think I could, but every day I see tremendously intelligent people getting screwed over in terms of management, raises, bonuses, recognition, workload... etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Morale is very low. You have some of the smartest people around, try and make them happy. They really don't want to go, you're kind of just giving them no other choice.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for The Nielsen Company

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    corporate atmosphere

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    flexible hours. encouraged to work at home

    Cons

    everyone talks no one every listens. getting anything done is like eating peas with chop sticks

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

    You would feel better working for an oil company

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

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

    Pros

    - You get benefits
    - You get to put Nielsen on your resume

    Cons

    - They underpay by ~20% because you get to put Nielsen on your resume
    - Your job will probably eventually be offshored
    - They do not care about retention
    - Most executives are men
    - Most of the offerings are out of date and they are very slow with innovation (which doesn't even appear to be a priority)
    - HR is horrific

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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