Nielsen Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work/life balance is great, and the people at the company are extremely knowledgeable and great to work with. There are always opportunities to growth and further your knowledge.

    Cons

    I have no cons thus far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Scary smart, charismatic and motivated colleagues.

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nielsen really cares about providing value to its clients. It is NOT about billing. The culture is, "If the work adds differentiated value, new work follows." All levels of the organization get client interaction and the project teams encourage active participation from all team members - no matter what level they're at. Teams are lean, so there is a lot of delegating, which provides ample opportunities to learn and stand apart from your peers. Work life balance is tough - hours can be long, but they are flexible. Colleagues can work from home, take a day off, etc... as long as the work gets done on time and with the necessary content. Sr. Leadership is brilliant and focused on growing the overall business.

    Cons

    Salaries are low vs. comparable roles at a client organization or with other consulting firms. Bonuses are stupid low. Embarrassingly low. Despite being a publicly traded company, there is no stock option plan or employee purchase plan for anyone other than the very, very select top management team. As a result of this, there is a high turnover as more lucrative offers are very easy to come by.

    With numerous verticals (lines of business) it is difficult to gain cross-functional experience, as there is a strong push to keep people in one vertical, rather than move them and have to train them on new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is an investment in the future. If people at Nielsen were paid fairly (based on comparable roles in other companies) both short term and long term, nobody would ever leave the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Opportunity for the Chosen

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Nielsen is a great place to start your career as long as you are on the right track. Loads of opportunity for young, smart talent who are will to work hard. If you are on the right tracks, you will receive more training than you will ever need.

    Good benefits including competitive salary, health insurance, and 401 K match which vests early.

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost in the size of the company and training is inconsistent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Frustrating place to get anything done

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    In the beginning (currently hear 5 years) I thought everyone was nice.

    Cons

    As the business expands they just pile more work on you an everyone else you need to work with so it is often an issue to get things done on time, so often there are unnecessary fire drills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Pretty Good Job!

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    Former Employee - Field Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Nielsen part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The Flexibility of the hours, the control of your work flow, and the joy of being independent during the bulk of your shifts.

    Cons

    Short staffing leads to constant workload-shifting, (ie.: picking up slack from others)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work remote.
    Career mapping and counseling are available as well as various learning and development opportunities. The company is large and diverse, but is filled with enthusiastic employees.

    Cons

    Divisions can feel isolated. Most IT services are off shore and difficult to get timely responses. Majority of the self service items like Human Resources: benefits management and enrollment are wonky and there is little counsel. You can feel quite alone when trying to solve problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage HR business partners to be more than link forwarders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. It's a great company to work with. Good environment and good work life balance

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    Current Intern - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Data Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nielsen as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance as well as good way to learn things.

    Cons

    No systematical training session might brought you a little bit trouble for the first month, but things will getting much better after you get familiar with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. A good place to work if you are looking for variety

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you want to learn a lot and be exposed to a large variety of media topics. They allow people to move around and do a lot of different jobs. They encourage it. Great training.

    Cons

    You get used to working for one person and then it changes because they move into another role. That can make it difficult for teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    insurance is bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Big company, does hard to move up

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. They allow you to be flexible with your schedule as long as you are fulfilling your duties

    Cons

    It's hard to move up within the company. If there isn't a need, they won't give you a promotion or compensate appropriately.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Nielsen Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We greatly value feedback from all of our current and former associates. If you haven't already, I would encourage you to share constructive feedback ... More

  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Great first job

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    learn a lot and lots of growth

    Cons

    unorganized
    lack of vacation time
    promotional salary increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nielsen Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks much for providing your feedback...both positive and constructive. Very glad you are feeling how much opportunity there is for growth and development - it abounds! Nielsen strives to provide ... More

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