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"Great place to start your career, could be a great place for you to stay."

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Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Easy-going atmosphere 30% of the time. The other 70% does require hard work. If you don't want to work, you should find a way to retire early. It's a part of life. The job is interesting though the clients can be challenging. It is intellectually stimulating in that it causes you to think.

Cons

There are times when work/life balance are pretty bad. Major projects have timelines are oftentimes end-loaded. There is a lot of work to do, but not all the time. There is some discontent among younger analysts that upper management is cold and heartless; I have yet to witness this myself.

Advice to Management

Show you care for your workforce more often. Consider increasing salaries -- though this is not a proper way to motivate hard work, it is a way to retain top talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Hire Beware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Six Sigma Black Belt in Oldsmar, FL

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    If you can hold out until the company is out of the private equity's hands, you can help return it to its former status as a really good company that cares about its people.

    Cons

    Had several Master Black Belt supervisors within 2 yr period. All were primarily concerned with retaining their own position in the company than with mentoring, cultivating, providing guidance to the Black Belts on their respective teams.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to deliver on the "promises" made during BPI recruiting. Must begin providing appropriate levels of support in order to retain quality employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's just OKAY."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home (if you really need it, you can do it), cool clients and projects

    Cons

    I don't feel connected to the whole One Nielsen idea - there isn't much work connecting the Watch and Buy side of the company. It's not very organized and there isn't too much encouragement to learn about other parts of the money. Sometimes, I end up working too much to even realize what's going on in the other side of Nielsen.

    The pay could be better to retain people, or compensate of the lack of innovation and organization within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Bring out the ideas of One Nielsen!


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