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"Get the skills and move to another company"

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Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Nielsen full-time

Pros

On the surface, potential to move around and into different disciplines is exciting and seems attainable. Their potential to provide consumer and shopper insights through, and from, a variety of media and platforms is valuable for clients and employees. Good opportunity to learn market research/analytic skills - a good platform from which to jump to another company.

Cons

Although they are a public company again, ever since the PE people took over they have created an atmosphere of mistrust and deception. I don't think they want people to have a long-term career there. They have substantially reduced their pay ranges and potential salary increases for the vast majority of employees. 2% is most common if you can get that, and people have to wait more than a year for that so it's not really 2%. But, Mitchell Habib gets a 17% raise on his base salary of $675k. Whether or not he deserves it is immaterial - senior management has misrepresented "we're all having to take cost-cutting measures". Departments are still very territorial and it is very hard to move across disciplines. Very "cliquish". People seem to really dislike working there now. Company usually does not back its employees.

Advice to Management

Have faith and trust in the right employees and reward them accordingly.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nielsen Company Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Client Service Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, knowledge and respect within CPG industry. Promotes training, client solutions, and advanced analytics. Global leader in market research. Good health, bonus and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Not friendly to over 40 aged employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look for leadership within the industry as opposed to outside.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of resources, but can be very bureaucratic."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive resources available, operates in many countries, many career opportunities if you have a good manager. Also, this is a very exciting category to work in.

    Cons

    Confusing organizational structure, poor communication between divisions, management is very top heavy. Also, depending on your manager, your career development may be limited despite the company's extensive resources.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting managers that do not know how to develop their employees.

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