The Nielsen Company

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6 people found this helpful  

I want to love it....

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (less than an 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

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    You would feel better working for an oil company

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    • 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 (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    - Most of the offerings are out of date and they are very slow with innovation (which doesn't even appear to be a priority)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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    No place for Experienced Career Professionals, it is run by TCS and Grads straight out of school

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    There is no training in place to educate new hires, you are basically thrown into projects and expected to keep up
    This company has one of the most insecure/short sighted managers, nobody is capable of looking at the Big Picture and motivate the team, most of them lead teams with a culture of fear.
    Senior Mgmt has the same team from 10 -15 years and they get to play musical chairs, no room for anyone else.
    The experienced folks in this company are holding this company afloat until the new grads take over and more work is outsourced to TCS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing experienced employees, time to take action is NOW

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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