The Nielsen Company
3.0 of 5 1,025 reviews
www.nielsen.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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75% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They have a great work life balance with work from home options available"
    in 75 reviews
  • "Great leadership and I have the flexibility to work from home"
    in 50 reviews
Cons:
  • "The organisation need to take a huge initiative towards employee's work life balance"
    in 81 reviews
  • "Long hours for some (You may start work at 7pm and not leave until 5am"
    in 57 reviews
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Internship At Nielsen

Human Resources (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at The Nielsen Company as an intern for less than a year

ProsLots of opportunities to learn and grow

ConsNone as of yet. still having internship

Advice to Senior Managementnil

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

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Great place to start your career

Emerging Leader Associate, Watch (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than a year

ProsMentoring, coaching, opportunity to grow

ConsLack of movement on the watch side of the business

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Great Opportunities to grow with the company

Associate Client Director (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 3 years

Proscareer growth opportunities, regular reviews, smart co-workers, good bonus opportunities, the company is always expanding in to new areas of market research - if you're bored (but good) you should be able to find a new challenge internally

Conslong hours are expected of employees, as with any job your manager can make a big difference - sometimes employees who are not yet ready to manage have direct reports

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

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Learning Curve

ARC Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai (India)

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than a year

ProsA great learning curve and plenty of opportunities

ConsThey do not pay much

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing your Awesome job

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

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One of the best company to work with, they might not pay well, but work culture is amazing.

Analyst (Current Employee)
Vadodara (India)

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than a year

ProsSupporting HR, Good Leadership,Systematic, Early Promotions

ConsPoor Payer not good Infra

Advice to Senior ManagementShould remove unnecessary workforce.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging career opportunities

Systems and Operations (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPeople are left to solve problems and design solutions for clients.
Senior leadership has a good understanding of the industry and communicates the strategy to meet objectives.
Senior leadership has a wonderful philosophy on supporting the remote work force so the only people who understand their jobs and work independently can work from home. The people who show up at the office are typically those who don't have much real work, so going to the office in and of itself becomes the 'job'.

ConsNielsen is a process heavy company where often content is the problem. It is not realistic to think you can achieve a solution through project management when the people on the project do not understand the problem.
We have some fundamental problems in our core factory that need to be addressed to achieve long term objectives. At some point, we need to make the investment and fix the problems. When we do, we will be far more capable of meeting our client objectives and drive significant long term profitability.

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior leadership has fallen into the trap of 'outsourcing' as a solution in and of itself. The problem is that you can't expect an outside organization to solve problems senior leadership does not fully understand.
See the point above under cons. Make the investment to fix problems in our core data factory and reap long term gains.
In the question below on Dave Calhoun, I'll vote thumbs down because he runs the company for short term profitability. He also relies a lot on Mitchell Habib for advice. See my point above under cons. Mitchell wants to throw millions of dollars at outside consulting companies to solve problems they do not comprehend. Cut the spending to consultants and let the employess who understand the problem work out the solution.

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

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It was an fablous experiance to work at Nielsen it was first time i had a job

Field Representative (Former Employee)
Kuwait (Kuwait)

I worked at The Nielsen Company part-time for less than a year

ProsIt is an social interactive company

ConsPayment process is lil bit slow

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany should be more transparent

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

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Great Workplace

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSimple, Open, Integrated! Love the corporate culture and the people..

ConsLow Salaries. Could give higher salaries and better training

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter HR

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Global company with lots of opportunities

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat career opportunities, global company, very talented people

ConsCan seem large and disconnected, hard to know what other parts of the company are doing

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn more about the other parts of the company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The best working environment.

RMS AUDITOR (Current Employee)
Hubli (India)

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for less than a year

ProsGood working environment and supportive seniors.

ConsMigration of staff puts the active staff in pressure and a load of work.

Advice to Senior ManagementA solution has to be found out to stop the massive staff migration.

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

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