Nielsen Reviews

Updated April 25, 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

    Helpful (3)

    The Best Company I have Worked for

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    • 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. Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, challenging, strong ownership, always learning, doing, and great culture and work environment. Reputable standing within the industry.

    Cons

    Pressure from clients, juggling multiple projects at once is sometimes overwhelming. Long work hours. Structure really doesn't permit more in my country, but it is sometimes too much.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good, and I'm all for new and dynamic ways of working, but takes time to move a team set in old ways. Company has the right focus to make it happen, but when you're running with it, something new is coming up!

  6. Good exposure but no time

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

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Good work culture, Good facilities

    Cons

    No pay, hectic work, does not tell you how your work is contributing, too many deadlines, bad mess, not a friendly HR (mocking)

    Advice to Management

    consider paying interns, specially when you are such a large company

  7. Overall it was nice

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Nielsen as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice People to work with...Niche Market. Learned a Lot... Great Boss

    Cons

    Vendor mgmt needs to improve

    Advice to Management

    go aggressively

  8. Panel Relations Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Pay, met some very interesting people.

    Cons

    Overall Monotony, Field Operations Senior Management lacks diversity. You are promoted not by merit, you are promoted based on who you know. Opportunity for advancement is extremely limited.

    Advice to Management

    In Field Operation, focus on truly developing internal candidates, Senior Management needs to be more diverse.

  9. Associate Client Manager

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    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in Lisbon (Portugal)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's an interesting company to work for due to a constant need to innovation to achieve new consumer perspectives across the globe.

    Cons

    It's a multinational company with too many horizontal structures which (local and international) which in some cases bureaucratizes quick and simple process's.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify company process it's important to achieve quick and better results. Nowadays, with consumers changing habits in daily basis, we need to be able to deliver information to our clients in a faster and friendly way.

    "The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it"

  10. Help desk agent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The facilities are decent and they have a lot of benefits and perks, but at the end of the day you are just a number.

    Cons

    The work distribution can be lopsided and you can be stuck doing more work than others. The pay for people across the board is not consistent. You might have more experience than someone and they will still make more than you because they change the pay wages monthly it looks like.

    Advice to Management

    implement better processes to get work done more efficiently and pay employees a decent wage, for a billion dollar company that they pay is laughable.

  11. Loved the friendly and exuberant culture.

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    Former Intern - Retailer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Retailer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly and the company has a really open culture. You get to interact with senior management almost everyday in unpressurized settings.

    Cons

    While the interns have it good, many of the full timers tend to work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    The pay might be a little lacking for entry level positions, but keep up the culture!

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