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Updated April 25, 2015
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Nielsen Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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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

    Helpful (3)

    The Best Company I have Worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. membership representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company, great supervisor thanks mike

    Cons

    nothing, every thing is perfect , gret company

    Advice to Management

    love management and wish to increase the number of empolyees

  3. SVP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Clear vision, strong values, focus on driving client value. Out of several places that I've worked in the past and many different clients that I've had direct experience with - Nielsen rises to the top.

    Cons

    Marketplace dynamics are difficult. This is not a Con for Nielsen in particular. In fact, Nielsen's creativity and willingness to invest to overcome competitive challenges is exemplary, especially in advance of client's needs. However, the dynamics definitely create angst since competitors aren't acting in the best interest of clients and the industry overall. Their focus, for the most part, seems very short-term.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on the future and invest, invest, invest. Nielsen's future is bright and I'm very glad to be a part of it.

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  5. Director, Neuroscience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    For a large corporation, I always felt that Nielsen was an incredibly supportive employer filled with amazingly smart, capable, and interesting people. While I went through some medical and personal struggles during my time there, my direct supervisor and senior management were very supportive and treated me with compassion and fairness. Though I ultimately left the company to explore other opportunities in a completely new field closer to my passions, I have nothing but the highest praise for Nielsen as an employer. I treasured my time working there and still keep in touch with many of my former co-workers.

    Cons

    I don't have many cons to describe working at Nielsen. I was not particularly a fan of the performance review process there, which some of my co-workers found to be a little arbitrary. I dislike that process at many companies, however.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is simply to keep up the good work and continue to provide a supportive and compassionate working environment for your employees. For a large company that is a market leader, you have a strong commitment to innovation in research. Hold to that and keep trying new things.

  6. Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent research learning environment. Great professional development training.

    Cons

    Focus on small markets will be key

    Advice to Management

    Sharing best practices.

  7. Trade Dimensions Group

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate culture. They worked hard to make sure that I felt welcome and everybody there was really nice, even those that I only communicated with through skype for overseas projects.

    Cons

    Some late nights to be able to talk with teammates who were in India and Africa. Also, I didn't have a manager in the same country as me so it was difficult to feel like a part of the team at first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Overall I had a really enjoyable experience and think that anybody would be lucky to work there.

  8. Work from home

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Nielsen (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work from Home
    Great Benefits
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    thankful for a base salary but should be much higher for work
    wore life balance

  9. Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Good working environment. Team members are great to work with.

    Cons

    Occasional overtime on short notice

  10. Finance Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The diverse products they carry for clients and the insight they have in market data research.

    Cons

    The lack of training in Australia and my division.

    Advice to Management

    More training for interns like me.

  11. Excellent Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management from the top. Mitch is a good guy and the company has great opportunities ahead.

    Cons

    Some competition. Company will most likely need to make acquisitions to stay on top.

    Advice to Management

    keep plugging forward.

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