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"Work/life balance? What's that?"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good in house education opportunities provided by the company
Many intelligent coworkers

Cons

Hard work not rewarded
Constantly need to be on your guard as execs will throw you under bus to protect themselves
Career development by managers is non-existent
Cost above quality mentality
Offshore, offshore, offshore
Moving away from co-location

Advice to Management

If you want to be a cutting edge media company, you're going to have to innovate, you're going to have to spend some money and you're going to have to realize your execs are truly out of touch with where the online, tv, mobile world is headed and how quickly it's headed there. Wake up or you'll NEVER catch up.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. "Educational"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Intern in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Client Service Intern in San Juan, PR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learm alot about the industry

    Cons

    No pay
    Vague about future oportunities
    Test for entry level are excrutiationg


  2. Helpful (2)

    "For the first 20 years it was great."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to work as many hours as you wanted to work, from home or in office. Good benefits, pay and training.

    Cons

    Process improvement is good when properly coordinated and executed but, when processes are changed multiple times in a year Employees grew fatigued and morale suffered. Long time employees felt their input was ignored. We knew there were inefficiencies to be corrected and exactly what could be done, but, the executive leaders were arrogant and favored courting "Emerging Leaders" who would toe the company line without question.

    Advice to Management

    Forced ranking does not motivate employees to perform, it makes them feel hopeless...like no matter how well they perform or how much time they give the company, someone will still be ranked lower so managers can meet the executive directive. Value the people who understand the business. We are not producing widgets and your clients will jump ship when they realize that your contractors don't understand the business and cannot spot inaccuracies in the data.


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