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"Good People but no room for advancement"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Oldsmar, FL
Current Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Oldsmar, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

People are great to work with

Cons

No room for advancement, have to know people to get jobs

Advice to Management

NA

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting work for interesting clients, but ..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting analytics, interesting clients, many directions for learning new areas of research and new clients and new industries. Pockets of excellence exist. Hiring "nice" people makes for collaborative workplace with low levels of drama.

    Cons

    HR systems seem to be broken with poorly managed recruiting, compensation, promotion management controlled by HR, rather than line management. Little appreciation for experience gained at Nielsen (i.e. compensation for analysts with a few years of experience not keeping pace with the market). Stated values of "simple, open, integrated" do little to motivate, unify staff or drive results.

    Advice to Management

    Your stated goal of becoming a consulting company will never happen when you treat your client-facing consultants so poorly, when you price your products like data and throw in consulting for "free," and have values, "simple, open, integrated," that apply to information systems and not consultative expertise.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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