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"Nielsen promotes and recognizes employees based on two factors, performance and popularity."

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Former Employee - Field Representative in Midwest City, OK
Former Employee - Field Representative in Midwest City, OK
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Freedom to do your job as best you can based on your abilities. Company car and expense account.

Cons

Company does not recognize performance over popularity. If you are part of the club, your job is pretty secure, if not start looking now.

Advice to Management

Stay true to your employees. Do not listen to rumours as rumours are usually not true.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Low pay, lack of opportunities, no benefits, and not a good place for entry-level career-minded individuals!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Oldsmar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are plentiful and available if you want to pick up extra hours. Relaxed work atmosphere typical of a tech company, fellow employees are mostly intelligent, nice people . Good place for a low-paying in between job when the market is down, or if you are a student/recently graduated and don't expect to start a career at Nielsen. You could also be horrible at your job and never be fired for lack of performance.

    Cons

    In the Ad Solutions department, benefits are not offered to employees and no annual/semi-annual pay raises are given. With no investment in employees and little chance to advance, most employees last only about 6 months and move on to greener pastures, or become so dissatisfied that their performance erodes until they are liability. CEOs, VPs, high-level managers are so out of touch that they have no clue that employees aren't even offered performance pay raises. It is also brutally obvious that male-dominated leadership unabashedly flock to flirtatious and comely female employees, immediately giving them an advantage over their peers. Managers typically have no subject knowledge of departments and are more interested in cutting costs than addressing the ridiculously low office morale and turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    At the monthly town hall meetings/auditorium presentations, stop discussing the "healthy" profits that the company is making and address the lack of investment in employees. Hire managers from within the ranks to ensure that they have subject knowledge and are likely to address any departmental issues. Invest in employees, offer performance raises even if they are small and benefits to long-time employees. Open the divide between different departments/branches of the company so that employees are given the chance to move into new positions.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn and gain great experience"

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, work with the top clients in the industry, great resume builder, many excellent and smart people to work with, access to lots of data streams

    Cons

    Tons of bureaucracy, Very top heavy with senior management and not enough middle to lower manager, pay is bottom of the barrel, losing focus on client service and the people who really serve the client

    Advice to Management

    Need to refocus on clients and client service

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