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Arbitron Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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Arbitron President, CEO, and Director William T. (Bill) Kerr
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Pros
  • Employee Friendly, work life balance (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, good benefits, good team, enjoyed entire 8 years of employment with Arbitron,as a part time associate

    Cons

    None! Company sold too soon,I would have still been employed with Arbitron, had the company not decided to sell. None!

    Advice to Management

    None!


  3. "The BEST!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Kochi (India)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Kochi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arbitron (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesone work culture
    Salary, Attitude were excellent

    Cons

    Less growth opportunities. Senior management spoiled this company with a great culture by selling it to Nielsen. Now this is Nielsen Audio.


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  5. "Minimalist Review"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Kochi (India)
    Former Employee - Specialist in Kochi (India)

    I worked at Arbitron (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Employees are given freedom.

    Cons

    Top management seems a bit aloof.


  6. "Best Known for Work Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kochi (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kochi (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Amicable Environment

    Cons

    Lack of onsite opportunities
    Technologies used are bit old


  7. "Respondent Help Line/Quality Assurance Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved working with all the people at Arbitron. Arbitron was not just a place to work, it was family . I loved everything about working there.

    Cons

    I was laid off in 2009


  8. "Company lacks integrity"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Virtual Field Customer Service Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bilingual Virtual Field Customer Service Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arbitron full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Virtual positions
    Compensation plus company vehicle
    Benefits

    Cons

    Lack of integrity
    Lack of costumer service
    Lack of management and supervisory skills
    Recruiters commit fraud continuously while recruiting participant homes with the knowledge of supervisors and managers
    Inflated ratings in some markets while manipulating numbers
    Arbitron's President and Chief Executive Michael Skarzynski resigned before being fired for lying during a congressional hearing. He was given an exit package that includes $750,000 cash and forgiveness of about $125,000 in relocation costs that he otherwise would have had to repay...nice. Most of us were not given such a sweet severance package during downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    No advice as Arbitron was acquired by Nielsen ratings and management under nielsen ratings may be different.


  9. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment and great culture.

    Cons

    There is not much upward mobility.


  10. "Research Associate/ Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Rosedale, MD
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Rosedale, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Communicated with people throughout the United States, great working environment, productive work ethics, and able to reach my daily goals.

    Cons

    Working part-time and no overtime became a disadvantage and bonus structure was changed continuously.


  11. "Senior Web Administrator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbitron full-time

    Pros

    There are different experiences everyday

    Cons

    I think they should pay more

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


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