Nielsen - Meritocracy is a motto, not a value they live by. Senior Management manages by cliches, not through leadership. | Glassdoor
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"Meritocracy is a motto, not a value they live by. Senior Management manages by cliches, not through leadership."

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Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The company has a good name recognition in and outside the industry.

Cons

Executives rotate through business units in 3 year cycles, hence they make short term decisions and don't invest in people or innovate new products. Executives just want their numbers to look good and then leave the problems for the next Executive rotating through.

Advice to Management

Invest in the people (employees). If you take care of the people, they will take care of the clients. If you take care of the clients they will take allow management to make their numbers.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging without being too stressful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy the challenges associated with my daily job, it's enough to keep me satisfied and engaged but I never feel too stressed as management is pretty good about balancing workloads and taking into account the work-life balance.

    Cons

    The office can be a bit boring at times. There isn't a lot of interactions among the different teams and it can be a pretty quiet place a lot of the times.

    Advice to Management

    The office could use some help with getting employees more engaged with each other, and I think cross training between the different teams could be emphasized more.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ridden with complacency"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great and mgmt always keeps us posted on latest changes from the top...even though the change seldom trickles down. Lots of new acquisitions make learning about new services fun. Great brand name and place to be an executive though.

    Cons

    No incentive system to be mottivated to do more or work long hours. Dont expect to move anywhere in the company as strategy is acquisition vs development of human capital. Very political environment now dictated by the street. Stronghold on content which still plagued by technology issues, but less focus on analytical insights. More reporting oriented than solutions focused. Can bank in college students joining but who leave after learning hard work and intellect take you nowhere. Counterparts at the big 4 are more driven with better reward system. You can sell in, score perfect reviews, step up when needed....but dont expect anything back. And it all falls on the client when employees become complacent.

    Advice to Management

    review HR structure. If you can learn one more thing from GE mgmt it would be around this, bc you do m&a's well enough already.

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