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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,171 Reviews

3.3
1,171 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 81 reviews)

  • Work hours are very manageable, work from home possibilities are nice (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 100 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 67 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    You either sink or swim

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    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative  in  DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in DFW, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

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

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Technical Developer  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Developer in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employee's in all aspects of their lives

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

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It offers flexibility, and there is room to grow

    Cons

    Not a fan of their online training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technology company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Not bad for fresh graduate.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  South China, ME
    Former Employee - Analyst in South China, ME

    Pros

    Career Development. Training. Client base.

    Cons

    Corporate Culture. Lack of Work Life Balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovative Ideas. Openness in Communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great academy company - learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn about advertising and retail in a single firm.

    Cons

    Outsourcing, stalled decision making, tough to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a nimble start-up area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Dallas, TX

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    co-op, market research department

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    Current Employee - Market Analyst  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    good management, good experience, really enjoyed the people I worked with and the team-building atmosphere in general.

    Cons

    at times the research work could be tedious. Occasional long hours. Spent alot of time in meetings and training programs, but that was actually good for me as a college intern/co-op.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed working on our action project. Nielsen is a great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good office culture, very open-minded when it comes global innovation partnership. powerful research teams!

    Cons

    They currently not hiring Mandarin bilinguals in San Francisco bay area

  11.  

    Welcoming, smart people

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great hours, nice and smart people, reasonable expectations, interesting projects, flat organizational structure, meritocracy is not just an empty phrase, talent is recognized and rewarded, generous with travel expenses.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, onboarding was difficult, HR seems isolated from other business units, tech support was slow to handle requests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the focus on developing talent internally, make the academy company dream a reality,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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