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Arbitron Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Arbitron President, CEO, and Director William T. (Bill) Kerr
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Pros
  • Good company to work ,work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Very nice work environment and flexible timings, good salary (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Arbitorn Kochi"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good company to work ,work life balance.

    Cons

    growing opportunity is less .
    onsite opportunity is less


  2. "Arbitron"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arbitron full-time

    Pros

    nice people, family oriented environmnent

    Cons

    not diverse enough, management very secretive

  3. "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits - health insurance was great, many events during year for employee engagement

    Cons

    Salary - could be higher for a public company, but many were on bonuses which balanced lower salary


  4. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arbitron full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A fun place with great people.
    Everyone is really nice.
    Lots of free coffee.
    Small cafe with snacks and small meals if you forgot your lunch.

    Cons

    Work was a little dull and monotonous.
    Not a large company, but definitely has the corporate mentality...aka meetings, meetings and more meetings.


  5. "Overall a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regular communication from senior management. Most employees were team players. Great work-life balance. Very good peer recognition program. Benefits were good. Company social events were always enjoyable.

    Cons

    A few managers were focused on protecting their fiefdoms instead of playing ball. Arbitron University, which was a great learning opportunity, was discontinued.

    Advice to Management

    Knowing what you know now, would you have sold the company to Nielsen?


  6. "Good compensation for the position."

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arbitron part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and incentives. Options to make extra money. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Can get burnt out. Needs more possible opportunities to grow into another position.

    Advice to Management

    Being less rigid and making the environment fun with good energy helps drive positive results. Incentives help a great deal too!


  7. "Great company that knew how to take care of its people."

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    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbitron full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most flexible company that I've worked for, ever! Arbitron fostered a family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Politics were deep seated and you had to jump through hoops to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    A sad day when the company was sold. There's nothing remaining that hints of this once great company but a few hundred angry staff.

  8. "Great Place to Work unfortunately it doesn't exist anymore"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Arbitron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nielsen went in and took the technology and decimated the employees. Nielsen is not a company I would work for! By the end of this year the estimate there will be 100 employees left in Columbia.

    Cons

    It's Nielsen Audio Now!! They don't care about their employees or the quality of the product they put out. Arbitron was a great company until it was purchased by Nielsen and it ceased to exist on 9/30/2013. Arbitron was a company that cared about quality and the employees!!

    Advice to Management

    It's too late they sold us down the river without a paddle.


  9. "Arbitron was Great, Nielsen not so Much"

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arbitron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Arbitron was an amazing place to work. The field staff worked as a team and supported each other. Most of the supervisors were helpful and supportive. Employees were listened to and things were changed when better ways to do things were recommended. Employees were happy to come to work.

    Cons

    Nielsen acquired Arbitron in September 2013 and laid off all fo the field staff on a conference call. Communication seriously lacked as we were transitioned to COBRA and other benefits. Nielsen treated us as though we are an expendable commodity. Fired us all to hire people at 1/3 the pay.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for, Nielsen!


  10. "Arbitron was a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arbitron full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked there for a number of years. In general, it seemed they really cared for it's people. I loved the crew that worked with and worked with a fantastic manager. I was provided many opportunities and really progressed my career.

    Cons

    Well, first of all. Arbitron was bought by Nielsen. I unfortunately was one of the many layoffs after the sale completed. Didn't much care for the the Nielsen way of doing things. Arbitron had integrity.

    Advice to Management

    what can I say? The ones that were retained.....hang in there!


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