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New York, NY
10000+ employees
1923
Company - Public (NLSN)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in over ... Read more

Mission: To provide clients with the most complete understanding of consumers and markets worldwide.


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  • "Great mentors. Pay can be below average in major cities."

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    Pros

    I was in the GBS Emerging Leaders Program and was pushed to grow and be my best! Leadership was invested in us as a program and as individuals. I had wonderful mentors. Most of my managers, out of the 7 roles I had over my years there, were excellent as well. I liked being able to change roles in the rotational program and then after that, switch every few years.
    The people at Nielsen tend to be smart and good with numbers and I enjoyed working in that environment.

    Cons

    In my personal research on the market, Nielsen pays below average in major metropolitan areas. For example, starting pay offered in Chicago vs. Tampa was the same but cost of living between those two cities varies greatly. The pay in moderate size cities is just fine. But if you move to a larger city, or start in a large city, your pay may not reflect the cost of living there. But of course, pay is not everything in life. Experience and the people you meet matter too!

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Nielsen Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The first round of interview is conducted in campus. The questions include self introduction, your motivation, your understanding of their business lines and some background questions. There will be tests to evaluate your Putonghua skills. Then it comes the market sizing questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How many KFCs are there in Hong Kong?   3 Answers
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Nielsen Awards & Accolades

  • Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2016
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2016
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