The Nielsen Company
3.0 of 5 1,119 reviews
www.nielsen.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.0 1,119 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

(100 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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    Great Job...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot micromanaged, free reign to do your job, company car(can be either a ford fusion or escape), gas card, iPhone, management where I am is great, very very flexible, off weekends, good benefits. Very good pay if you hit bonus which is not hard. You can pretty much move anywhere in the US, and they will pay relocation costs.

    ConsWe are supposed to be self scheduling reps, but the ladies in the office will at times schedule appointments and move things around in your schedule without asking. You're by yourself all day, so it does get lonely. Emails constatntly coming in, so you feel like you're on call. Equipment is old, but new equipment is on the way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. Overall, a great job. They're constantly trying to improve the environment for their employees.

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    Positive experience in complex business environment

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsNielsen offers a high energy environment that is focused on innovation. Another pro is that Nielsen has some very smart people working at the company and it's a very collegial culture.

    ConsNielsen has a highly complex organizational structure, so speed of projects is often slowed by too many management layers and decisions by committee.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus in simplifying the organizational structure and allow employees more freedom to experiment with creative ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    lot's of opportunity

    GBS Emerging Leaders Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Prosgreat company culture (very flexible, open, and modern), young employees, ability to work remotely, flexible working hours, nice offices, great name to have on a resume, and many travel opportunities.

    Consdepending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments.

    it's difficult for me to find other cons....

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

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    Not bad for fresh graduate.

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    South China, ME

    ProsCareer Development. Training. Client base.

    ConsCorporate Culture. Lack of Work Life Balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovative Ideas. Openness in Communication.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work

    Technical Developer (Current Employee)
    Cincinnati, OH

    ProsCares about employee development
    Provides an open forum to work with all aspects of the business
    Great focus on employee retention

    ConsLong Hours
    Frustrating technology support
    Lack of communication between IT and Business

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your employee's in all aspects of their lives

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

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    You either sink or swim

    Nielsen Field Representative (Current Employee)
    DFW, TX

    ProsGreat company atmosphere, great on a resume, unlimited earning potential.

    ConsI saw a lot of top reps get overlooked for promotions to move in people from other programs and to avoid not losing a good person in the field.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have a great manager, I wish they had been more upfront with me on a few things during the hiring process but was very comfortable with management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt offers flexibility, and there is room to grow

    ConsNot a fan of their online training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great technology company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLeadership believes in growing talent and technology to stay ahead of the changing market place. Working from remote options are encouraged

    ConsTrying to lead the market place in market research means more aggressive initiatives, leading sometimes to long hours and imbalance in work-life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a decent job, you have to be willing to knock on strangers doors but rewarding if you can get passed that.

    Membership Representative (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsIt offers a flex schedule and car, you can make killer money if you are a top performer.

    ConsDealing with people can be challenging. Worked on a test program and we changed directions constantly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, boring job

    Panel Relations Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has great benefits and an awesome culture. It is an easy going environment and participation in activities is encouraged.

    ConsBeing a Panel Relations Specialist is extremely boring! Management keeps on you to make more and more calls, with little to no incentive. It is really hard to stay motivated to call people to reprimand them for not wearing their meters every single day!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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