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Great Company for Young Employees

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Current Employee - Professional Services  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Professional Services in Chicago, IL

I have been working at The Nielsen Company as an intern

Pros

Big emphasis on developing young talent pool, so there are a lot of company wide programs for interns and new hires to get them more engaged and enthusiastic about the company. Office culture varies greatly depending on the location, however that culture always seems to be the best fit for that office and all the people are generally good people to work with.

Cons

Compensation could be better for beginning position. However, the big meritocracy policy sets up successful workers for appropriate promotions.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unfair performance determination methods

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Ad Writer  in  Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Bilingual Ad Writer in Oldsmar, FL

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cafeteria has a nice variety of food and great theme lunches. Plenty of parking.

    Cons

    Performance reviews are very subjective and unfair. Not everyone writes the same and upper management is quick to let go of employees without giving them a chance to improve. Large work area, very noisy with no privacy at all. I felt like I was working in a room with phone operators for the U.N. Administrative staff talks down to people and are complacent when it comes to handling issues that affect you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never assume your staff is properly trained. Change your methodology of determining whether or not an employee is meeting your satisfactory requirements. Respect mature employees, just because the majority of the staff is comprised of young people don't overlook the treasure you have with those who have more experience. Also try to communicate with your team face to face instead of just using email or instant messaging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potentially good work place gone bad

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    Current Employee - Field Technician
    Current Employee - Field Technician

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Somewhat independent work schedules, company car, benefits OK

    Cons

    Corporate mentality pervades this company, middle management especially inept as regards people skills, fear and intimidation used often as motivators, salary is not equal to work/stress load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People make up this company, not numbers. Make it possible for employees to actually care about the future growth of the company instead of just fearing for their job safety.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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