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Nielsen Benefits

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Employer Summary

Nielsen provides competitive, comprehensive and meaningful benefits that reward and sustain your professional and home life. As an employee, you have many responsibilities, but, as an individual, you have even more. Whether your goal is to buy a home, pay for college or save for retirement, our benefit programs provide the foundation for financial well-being to help you balance all your roles. We regularly monitor our plans and benchmark our offerings against other well-respected companies to ensure that we remain competitive


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • May 24, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Former Employee in Wilton, Connecticut

    Overall, benefits package is comprehensive

  • May 18, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Employee in Detroit, Michigan

    Vacation for first year is standard 2 weeks but goes up after two years of employment. Flex start times and the ability to work remote is a wonderful option.

  • May 16, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Former Employee in Tampa, Florida

    Nielsen is a great company for work/life balance. Great family benefits and discounts. FSA/HSA accounts offer great savings for deductibles and co-pays. Health discounts are given for achieving Wellness goals.

  • May 12, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Employee in New York, New York State

    Good flexible benefits overall, working from home is very common, multiple programs to encourage an employee to maintain a healthy and balanced life, physically, mentally and financially. Vacation days are based on trust and workload, as long as you get the job done no one will look badly on additional few days a year. Health insurance is comprehensive but rates aren't the cheapest, ended up signing on to my spouse's workplace plan.

  • May 24, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Former Employee in New York, New York State

    Pretty standard. Lots of flexibility and opportunity to work at home as needed.

  • May 07, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Employee in Wilton, Connecticut

    Generally competitive with comparable organizations. The cost to employees tends to rise year over year and the medical benefits become more prohibitive as well. Just use caution when selecting providers or services as you might be surprised to see what you think is a free-standing facility is actually associated with a hospital and thereby incurs a higher cost to the employee.

  • May 20, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Director in Chicago, Illinois

    Health coverage options are not good and they have passed more and more expense to the employees. 401k match is low.

  • May 14, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Former Director in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Feels like a fairly standard benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc.). Could be better to attract and retain more employees (i.e. more on-site benefits, more flex and leave options, childcare).

  • May 13, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Client Service Analyst in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Employees are not eligible for an annual bonus until they are at a manager level or above, which means if you come in as analyst, expect not to be getting a bonus for 4-5 years.

  • May 06, 2017
    Star Star Star Star Star Current Employee in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Health insurance is "ok". There are a few different options, but they all have a high deductible and are fairly expensive on premiums. It's currently through UHC. The Nielsen benefits cover domestic partners vs. just legal spouses, which can make a big difference to some. There is a "healthy measures" program that involves a health/blood check every year, and you may get discounts based on your results. (I dislike this immensely, as those with high blood pressure, diabetes and/or folks that are overweight will pay more for insurance - which doesn't seem fair with as much as it costs anyway. Spouses/domestic partners also have to participate in "healthy measures" as well if they are on the Nielsen health insurance plan.) The dental plan is flat out amazing - our dentist is always telling us how lucky we are. It's through Cigna. You can choose a PPO and pay a deductible and a % of services after that, but you can see any dentist you want. Or, there's an HMO option - which is what we use. Though there aren't many dentists to choose from on the HMO plan, it has a ridiculously low premium and covers care generously. Vacation and sick time are good: Most employees start with 2 vacation weeks, 10 sick days and 3 personal days for a full year of work - which isn't bad. The dependent care benefit is a big plus for us. If you put money into a Dependent Care Spending Account, Nielsen will contribute $500 annually into this account to help with childcare expenses. LOVE this benefit! There is also a website were you can go in and participate in activities to earn points towards an Amazon Gift Card. It's a super easy, and a great perk.

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