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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
1,283 Reviews
3.4
1,283 Reviews
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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Total autonomy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Given freedom to work from home set schedule. If your self motivated and organized you will do well.

    Cons

    6 week training does little to prep for daily work tasks and pressures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time on a monthly basis to monitor new employee progress and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in Transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for growth within the company because of the ever changing nature of the current viewing environments for programs and services.

    Cons

    Long-term employees who are unable/unwilling to evolve with or accept the constantly changing environment often find themselves out of work in favor of younger lower salaried workers willing to step up to the challenges of the changing broadcast business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    learn a lot and lots of growth

    Cons

    unorganized
    lack of vacation time
    promotional salary increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    team work, smart people, good learning

    Cons

    high stress, low salary, slow

  6.  

    VP of Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    I learned a great deal!

    Cons

    A very highly matrix'd org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn digital in order to say relevant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to learn as they use lots of technologies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    They have great work environments, you will get to work lots of technologies if you have skills.
    You can change your role easily as they have lots of new products.

    Cons

    more defects on fast developed products and troublesome continuous drills to fix the defects.
    Managements decisions changes everyday on every thing. You get the constant repulse of being confused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be more focused on technical aspects of a projects as well as employees end up with more time for a small task and vice versa.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Oldsmar, FL

    I worked at The Nielsen Company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have a nice building. Have nice cafeteria with decent food serving everyday. People there are friendly and great to work with. They provided adequate training and the paid is not bad for entry phone call center position

    Cons

    They will put pressure on you to get more accepts. It is a seasonal work so sometimes they don't have hours for you. They always a big pain in the butt on little rules over the phone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open to employees idea

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great training program, salary + commission

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    company car, laptop, cell phone, printer, and a company credit card.

    Cons

    The constant pressure to go above quota is annoying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good mobility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to move around the organization. Exposed to different disciplines that I have been able to leverage in my career after Nielsen.

    Cons

    A lot of lateral movement. Only a select few are groomed for leadership internally. External hires often lead a business the don't quite understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pedigrees are good, but mix in some soup-to-nuts talent and bring them up the ladder and to the table. Reinventing the wheel is costly and painful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Being a field rep has given me experience to take with me when I move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    The company takes care of its employees

    Cons

    very long hours and really not great for moving up in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary could be a lot more and changing the way the rating evaluate the individual bonus should change. Employees can't determine whether or not the home with push their buttons. It shouldn't count against us.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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