The Nielsen Company

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Great atmosphere and people, but still a lot room for growth as an organization

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Dominant in their space, competitive threats are mostly few and far between. Great culture and atmosphere. You will love your coworkers. Very good for younger entry level hires. Creates in-roads with clients that use our data presenting good opportunities to leave the company down the road. Good CEO who has a vision and is well respected. Good job security as the company will only hire for need, so risk of layoffs is low.

Cons

HR is mostly terrible and moving within the company at low-mid level positions is a nightmare. The company is still trying to figure out how to be a publicly traded company which creates a lot financial hoops for associates to deal with and the system is littered with inefficiencies. Much of senior leadership lacks thought leadership and merely follows the lead of their superior in classic company man/woman form. Most teams are consistently understaffed or lacking the desired experience needed which can often result in long hours to deliver as needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actions speak louder than words. People are more impressed with results than a good line or slogan. For example saying you want to be an "Academy Company" is the equivalent to a mid-level college saying they want to be Ivy league. People will roll their eyes at you until you actually do it and show you've done it. Empower your people to go against the grain, stop training and promoting people to walk, talk, and act the exact same. Your smartest people are the ones that don't immediately buy what you're selling, don't make them afraid to speak up. Hire for growth and make your teams accountable for it. Hiring for need and burning out your associates is not the best long term strategy and only benefits short term financials. Hiring for growth allows you to invest in your company and in your people. Finally a near full reboot is needed in the HR department, internal recruitment is not good to say the least.

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    The Best Company I've Worked For!

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow for those who are ambitious

    Cons

    Some salaries are very underpaid

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    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A well-respected company, but very rigid.

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    Current Employee - Director, Client Service in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director, Client Service in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of resources -- one of the largest companies in its industry.

    Cons

    Very rigid -- little flexibility; Company is unbelievably revenue focused -- I've never known a company of this size to push for revenue recognition every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See "Cons" above -- back off on the monthly revenue pushes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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