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Nielsen Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,337 Reviews
3.3
1,337 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available (in 89 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home when necessary (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 110 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Loved working for Nielsen for the short time I was there, the people are all highly motivated and passionate.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture, motivated staff, beautiful office, interesting work

    Cons

    No cons I can think of, was satisfied with the experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around. Great company to work for, especially, if you're ambitious and a thought leader. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best. Need a better merit system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great atmosphere to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always room for advancement based on your merits and not on who you know or seniority. Mangement listens to the needs of the employees and does their best to accomodate everyone.

    Cons

    Some late hours and demanding working conditions not unlike any other job dealing with the eneral public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open diaolg with the field, it is easy to lose touch and have the field reps feel that no one is listening.

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  5.  

    Working within a small team at Nielsen has been a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work Schedules are flexible. Management is respectful to employees. Work is generally fast paced but in terms of reasonable expectations. Generally, working with clients has been easy.

    Cons

    Upper management is always changing. Not a lot of career momentum. Stack Ranking used for evaluations. Probably too much middle management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

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

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

    I have been working at Nielsen as an intern (less than an 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
  7.  

    Sr. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Big Company, Reasonable Hours, Good benefits with 401k match

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth or advancement. Nielsen does not do a good job in recognizing or growing talent from within. You can become stagnant in your skills. Process for recruiting internally was terrible - HR known for lack of follow up with internal candidates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning company

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    Former Employee - Associate Client Manager
    Former Employee - Associate Client Manager

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good entry level company

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of change in the day to day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Nielsen Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking time to share your feedback!

  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    -work-life balance
    -great team to work with
    -wonderful learning experience

    Cons

    -had to relocate to other projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Nielsen Response

    Jan 14, 2015VP, University Relations

    Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience working for Nielsen.

  10.  

    Best Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    You can work from home. Open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Not ready for full SOA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to full SOA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    lots of autonomy. Great company.

    Cons

    need to be very good at managing your time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Nielsen Response

    Jan 14, 2015Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! We strive to provide a great deal of autonomy to our associates, so great to hear that is your experience.

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