Nielsen Reviews

Updated June 21, 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)

  • They do have a Work from Home program (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance really depends on which department you are in (in 110 reviews)

  • Seeing some colleagues work really long hours (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Analyst

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

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Flexible, no stress, friendly environment.

    Cons

    No good for career progression. Repetitive work can be boring over time.


  2. Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nielsen

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture, interesting career path

    Cons

    None really, nice company and nice culture


  3. Very average

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work from home, possibility of moving abroad, some really great people

    Cons

    work-life balance, relatively low pay, poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    concentrate more on sales than servitude if you want to be respected as partners


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  5. Great people, poor products

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - London in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - London in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Market Leader - no one ever got fired for buying Nielsen

    Cons

    US centric product development attitude
    Short term revenue fixation, sell it now, test it later

    Advice to Management

    better focus on innovation and incubating of products, piloting, staggered roll out


  6. Old Minded Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Less stress,

    Cons

    Old Minded Culture, Noise, Salary, Routine, Location

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture or will stay out of digital age


  7. Dated flat culture, disorganized, lacks career progression. Not a good Market Research company to start in.

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

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start working and exposure to FMCG. Looks good on your CV.

    Cons

    Inappropriate colleague behavior, lack of training, bad practice ignored even when negatively impacted clients, long hours and for low wages. Hostile working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Require a more active and open HR system, Career progression and training plan


  8. Good opportunities and development

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to progress.
    The company helps with personal development also

    Cons

    Too much work - not enough people. This goes for all depts.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little people - make sure there is enough resource for the job in hand.


  9. My CV is very healthy from being here. If you work hard there are lots of opportunities.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great at cost leadership from an operational perspective but don't know when to stop even when there are alarm bells ringing!

    Cons

    Not so good at generating revenue. Can be slow to get moving on initiatives the market is crying out for.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on company growth rather than profiting from cutting costs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Claims to be a meritocracy but it's not true

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to move departments within the company. Get to work with big multi-national clients.

    Cons

    From the moment you begin they regularly claim that they operate a meritocracy, that promotions will come as soon as they are warranted, and they are not based on other colleagues. Yet they regularly have promotion freezes lasting for 6 months or more. They will only promote a small number of people each time, and they have specific quotas on what performance review they can give people. Only expect progression if you can shout the loudest and have the right manager.

    Advice to Management

    You need to follow through on your claims as operating as a meritocracy.


  11. Has potential...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at Nielsen

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn some key sills for the fmcg industry. Has recognised it's need to change and improve as a business and you can forge a solid career within the company.

    Cons

    Overworked - leave roles vacant for long periods (sometimes over a year) of time, which not only puts pressure and unnecessary stress on individuals but also reduces the quality of service to the client.

    Benefits are pretty average.

    Too much red tape to get things done.



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