The Nielsen Company

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Generally a good company, but not in touch with people who don't work in Chicago

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Pay is reasonably good, and benefits are ok, unless you live in an area where United Healthcare isn't a big insurer. Generally a well respected company, which is nice. "Meritocracy' is good in theory...

Cons

The execution of meritocracy is so dependent on your manager that it isn't really a meritocracy. It all comes down to how "connected" you are with others (above you, that is). There is a constant push to "do more," but some times, you just can't do as much as management wants you to. They are slow to fill vacancies to save some money while the current employees pick up the slack of empty positions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work with off-site employees more. Find an alternative healthcare program for people in areas not well served by United Healthcare.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dead End

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

    Pros

    Great for beginners and those willing to sacrifice life for work.

    Cons

    too few opportunities to grow in the U.S. Outsourcing and budget cuts. Top heavy and political. Boys club in many areas.

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

    Amazing people, great work place, but not the best pay

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

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone there was extremely friendly and courteous. We had access to tons of market research data from various other departments and endless learning tools, both online and classroom types. Most managers were great and easy to work with, plus the "Nielsen" name carries tremendous weight in the market research world and is an exceptional resume builder.

    Cons

    Time to time, the hours you've to put in were rough, and were not justified by the salary. Also, Nielsen paid next to nothing to help with further education (eg. mba). Finally, a lot of entry level & junior associates were asked to share desks (though large), but we literally got no privacy.

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    n/a

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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