Nielsen Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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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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  1. Featured Review

    3 people found this helpful

    The Best Company I have Worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    The people are incredibly smart, driven, and its an energetic environment. The career growth and opportunities are endless in this Meritocracy environment. The organization places a strong emphasis on its values for its employees and for its clients. Due to it being a global company, opportunity to work from home is very common for many roles. Nielsen is a very cross functional environment and you have the opportunity to interact with a lot of different functions within the business.

    Cons

    Some positions require a significant amount of travel which can at times impact work/life balance but it is a flexible environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management that I have interacted with are very intelligent individuals and generally care about their employees and the culture of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Solid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Oldsmar, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    I can't vouch for other areas of the business....but I have an incredibly flexible schedule...if something comes up with my kid or I want to work from home for any reason no problem- it's just a matter of getting the job done. The benefits outside of monetary compensation such as this are critical for me.....also I like wearing jeans to work everyday :)

    Cons

    Famously low pay....but again....they make up for it in other areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty dang good....I like the inclusive nature management has. I've worked in other areas where management carries a gross air of supremacy. That is not the case here.....lots of visibility with bosses and the bosses, bosses, bosses--- without them having you feel insignificant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. This is a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    Nice people; opportunities to make extra money a month; casual work attire

    Cons

    you are dialing the whole time; if you don't like being rejected on the phone not the place for you;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a place for suggestion box; hire new cleaning company;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    Nielsen is a Global company, there are a broad range of opportunities for career growth. Whether you're fresh out of college, or an experienced professional, Nielsen is a company where you can cultivate your expertise, use your knowledge to the fullest extent or re-invent yourself. The corporate culture is relaxed while there is a major feeling of being a part of a team. Management is transparent and shares high-level goals and company changes; they're accessible, and want to see employees succeed. They really focus on career development and opportunities for their employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes technology can be a bit outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open and transparent to all employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company for work-life balance - depending on the group you're in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work from home opportunities and flexible schedules. Intelligent, hard-working colleagues. Nielsen is a very highly regarded company to work for across industries, particularly CPG and BevAl. Nielsen teams span industries so opportunities to expand in all areas are widely available.

    Cons

    Some, not all, teams may work long hours and have more competitive environments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Very flexible and open company to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and WFH days

    Cons

    Organization change happened too frequent

  8. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Great company to work for - good pay and structure - very community oriented.

    Cons

    Not a lot of formal training but everyone is willing to lend a hand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great place to work!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Client Director in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Client Director in Frisco, TX

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

    Pros

    Nielsen is a great place to work because they provide an enjoyable work environment, a reasonable pay scale, and room for growth.

    Cons

    I don't really have any specific cons to list. I had previously not been a fan of the bonus structure, but that has been corrected this year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Very good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Architect Leader
    Current Employee - IT Architect Leader

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is the positive aspect of Nielsen work culture. Most of the teams let employees work from home on occasion.

    Cons

    Benefits are little bit lower than industry average. 401K match it lower. Health insurance premiums are higher as salary goes higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the IT companies give stock options to employees. Give stock options to lead, architect and above IT folks. It will help retain the talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Lots of freedom

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Freedom to set appointments and service customers. Independent work from home. Company car. Company computer. EXPENSE ACCOUNT!!

    Cons

    Late nights. Most installs or repairs take a long time. Must drive long hours to reach appointments. Only one representative to cover majority of state your working in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more field representatives to allow reps the ability to service more customers and provide the service that is expected. Doing great; however, at giving the freedom to develop into the position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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