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"flexibility to move to new opportunities, hard to move up"

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Current Employee - Client Services Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Client Services Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

can easily move around divisions

Cons

stagnation can be a problem to watch out for

Advice to Management

better management of teams and individuals.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "six sigma to death"

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    has presence in data, technology, media. depending on groups and projects you can learn quite a bit.
    work hours are sane

    Cons

    dinosaurs at VP and some SVP levels who have been with the company for 110, 15, 20 years but have no evolved their skills or understanding, they jump on the 'hot' projects to make themselves seem relevant but as they fail, they undermine the project rather than admit they were wrong. People who dare question are put in conditions that either they leave right away or know they are set up for failure and leave eventually

    Advice to Management

    Too many out of touch SVP, VPs who dont understand that its a media, technology and data interplay and have stuck to what they know and sabotage innovation for their own purposes. For most it finally caught up with them and they are out now, but many people left the company earlier because we knew that we could not be successful being led by people who simply did not get it.

    Cost cutting to make EBIT year after year rather than investing in innovation (properly and with right leaders) is going to make you what you fear most, a commodity data player with low margins. Its been happening for a few years hence the IPO to simply pay interest on debt. You know exactly what is wrong, the question is do you have the strength to say no to industry analysts and fix the company even if EBIT gets hit for a few years or do you say yes, slash and burn for getting annual bonuses.


  2. "Very fun and hip place to be"

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

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

    Pros

    The groups are very collaborative and work well together to achieve goals. Business managers are helpful in assisting you with your career path. Working with innovative colleagues inspire creativity and increases interest about the company. Not to mention great location, near transportation, shopping areas, etc.

    Cons

    Some of their processing systems are archaic and need updating.

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