The Nielsen Company

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Great company to build a resume or grow a career

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Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY

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

Pros

Everyone knows of Nielsen, so working for The Nielsen Company is great to include on a resume.

Also, in such a large and diverse company there are a lot of opportunities to grow a career here, especially if you are able and willing to move for opportunities.

Cons

The benefits here are pretty bad. Medical insurance is bare bones and the vacation time is as lean as they can legally get away with... on the upside, a lot of positions allow the opportunity to work from home, especially after you have been here a while.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to attract and retain the top talant you must compensate them with similar packages to other top employers. I know many people who have left Nielsen because the pay/benefits were better and they are highly employable.

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    Unique

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Everyday is different. You will never get bored.

    Cons

    Too many organizational changes. Hard to keep up with them because by the time you learn the new procedure, a new one is on the way...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While its good to implement changes, it will be better if you allow personel to cope with "leraning time"

    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Run don't walk!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to numerous high level executive industry contacts.
    - Nielsen gold standard in market research .

    Cons

    Senior leaders constant push for raising the bar without backing up their claims of meritocracy. Expected to do more with less.
    -too much internal red tape since going public, no more Simple Open Integrated.
    -Senior leaders setting unattainable forecast to please Wall Street then forced to lay offs, office closings and more off shoring to accommodate missed targets.
    - limited opportunity to build Watch and Buy side experience (no interaction or cross functional opportunities).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on executing the core well to allow us to do our jobs (improve coding quality and stop off shoring key client database contacts).
    Train your PS teams before you roll out new product platforms to clients so that we are able to implement and service without looking like idiots.
    -Stop pushing us to raise the bar if you are not willing to support and invest in your people.
    Spend more time reaching out to those on the frontline before making division wide decisions/policies it will reduce the amount if blunders and back pedaling.
    -Stop pricing us out of the market, if we are so bust constantly putting out fires we do not have time to pitch the Nielsen value proposition .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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