The Nielsen Company
3.0 of 5 1,122 reviews
www.nielsen.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.0 1,122 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

(101 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They have a great work life balance with work from home options available"
    in 79 reviews
  • "Work hours are very manageable, work from home possibilities are nice"
    in 62 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much"
    in 93 reviews
  • "Long hours for some (You may start work at 7pm and not leave until 5am"
    in 63 reviews
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    Nielsen was a dynamic and professional company

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    White Plains, NY

    ProsGood work environment, great people.

    ConsChanges in management and outsourcing of jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHours, Car, Laptop, Cell Phone, Overtime

    ConsHours, Late, Weekend, Market Numbers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany values (open/simple/integrated), continous challenges and caring about professional development

    ConsCompensation, some time very long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGr8 stock, flexible hours, usually get the time off you need if you request it on time, Friendly environment. Pay is average.

    ConsHard to move up, Hard to get full-time or even decent hours on a regular bases.

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    Great place to learn

    Data Acquisition (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat home life balance. I can work from home 3-4 days a week. I have many varied responsibilities and am treated like an adult in being allowed to handle them without constant interference.

    ConsNielsen is way behind on the technology curve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best in the Industry - Great Place to Learn CPG

    Operations Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThere is so much opportunity to learn and grow at Nielsen. Many view company as a great place to start a career, but I feel it is also a great destination company where you can have a long, fulfilling career. Top performers will be asked to rotate into new positions which helps with one's career growth and satisfaction. The flexibility to work from home is a major benefit.

    ConsCould be an overwhelming environment to navigate for some. Company is currently revamping training program so perhaps the on-boarding process will be enhanced in the future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with current communication model - frequent updates on progress and initiatives via webinars.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice recruiters easy interview questions

    Consnothing really negative happened there

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    Senior Research Analyst (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsGreat place offering learning and merit based growth! Nice office culture!

    ConsCould keep the broader team more informed about the business environment, decisons & implications.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to stay ahead of time..!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern, professional services

    Professional Services, Analyst (Former Employee)
    Wilton, CT

    Prosoffice life, support, growth, learning, meaningful contributions, work schedule

    Consnothing! I liked the job a lot.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a, I was just an intern

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Director (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsThe people at Nielsen are incredibly smart and the environment is very synergistic. There are a broad range of opportunities for career growth, and the company places a strong emphasis on developing their employees. Pay and benefits are above average.

    ConsSome positions require significant travel, which does impact work/life balance. Also, for those who work in global roles, meetings can be very very early in the morning. While Nielsen embraces change, sometimes things change too fast and without enough thought for the impact/consequences.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNielsen does a nice job developing their employees, but they could do a better job retaining top talent, especially after the time and effort they put into training people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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