The Nielsen Company
3.0 of 5 1,035 reviews
www.nielsen.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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77% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

(56 ratings)

52% 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 80 reviews
  • "Work life balance and work from home flexibility are great perks"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some positions require significant travel, which does impact work/life balance"
    in 90 reviews
  • "Long hours for some (You may start work at 7pm and not leave until 5am"
    in 60 reviews
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Great place to learn

Data Acquisition (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

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

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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Operations Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

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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On campus recruitment of Nielsen

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I worked at The Nielsen Company

ProsNice recruiters easy interview questions

Consnothing really negative happened there

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Intern, professional services

Professional Services, Analyst (Former Employee)
Wilton, CT

I worked at The Nielsen Company as an intern for less than a year

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

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 5 years

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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Great company, depending on organization you belong to

Director (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIt is a good company. Most teams are OK. There are some bad/incompetent areas. But overall the investing team has brought in the big company culture. I do believe company has become more open because of it. The cultural and global growth of the company for last 5 years has been remarkable.

ConsIf you do not belong to ex-GE or ex-Citi club, your chances for promotions are low. If you are middle management, you will work extremely hard and not get recognized for it, because someone's "friend" got the credit.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people. Look internally before you bring in people from GE and Citi. There is a lot of talent internally within Nielsen.

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Six Sigma WAhhhh

Nielsen Field Representative (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsLots of opportunity to travel.

ConsYou mess up once your done.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo much focus on six sigma, does not translate in the real world.

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Good place to start a career

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I worked at The Nielsen Company as an intern for less than a year

ProsBased on my experience as an intern at Nielsen, the culture was casual yet professional. My team was great to work with.

ConsIt may have been because I was only an intern but I felt like I was "managed" a little too much.

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

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Tulsa, OK

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

ProsGreat company and management. Flexible schedule, home office and reimbursement for mileage. The training is exceptional and lots of opportunity to advance and/or transfer to other cities.

ConsNo benefits and must use your personal vehicle. Full time employees are entitled to company car and benefits.

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

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Great opportunity to learn, longer term prospects not as strong

Associate Client Director (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat place to learn, I was lucky enough to work on a big client so there was lots of attention/focus and our client was willing to try some fairly sophisticated analyses.

ConsHard to move up, especially if you are willing to work in the trenches, apparently you need to dazzle them to get a promotion. Also, pay is not great for the hours you end up working, but it is better than the competition.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter path for promotion and what is required, improve ability to be flexible with solutions for clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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