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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,230 Reviews
3.4
1,230 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 85 reviews)

  • Work hours are very manageable, work from home possibilities are nice (in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 109 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours, Car, Laptop, Cell Phone, Overtime

    Cons

    Hours, Late, Weekend, Market Numbers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    LATAM Planning Manager

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    • 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

    Company values (open/simple/integrated), continous challenges and caring about professional development

    Cons

    Compensation, some time very long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Publix

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    Gr8 stock, flexible hours, usually get the time off you need if you request it on time, Friendly environment. Pay is average.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, Hard to get full-time or even decent hours on a regular bases.

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  5.  

    Great place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Acquisition in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Data Acquisition in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Nielsen is way behind on the technology curve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best in the Industry - Great Place to Learn CPG

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Could 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with current communication model - frequent updates on progress and initiatives via webinars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    On campus recruitment of Nielsen

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    Nice recruiters easy interview questions

    Cons

    nothing really negative happened there

  8.  

    Senior Research Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Great place offering learning and merit based growth! Nice office culture!

    Cons

    Could keep the broader team more informed about the business environment, decisons & implications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay ahead of time..!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern, professional services

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    Former Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Wilton, CT

    I worked at The Nielsen Company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    office life, support, growth, learning, meaningful contributions, work schedule

    Cons

    nothing! I liked the job a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a, I was just an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Nielsen 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Six Sigma WAhhhh

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    You mess up once your done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much focus on six sigma, does not translate in the real world.

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