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"Nielsen is a great place to work, but it depends entirely on your role"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Client Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate Client Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY across the "watch and buy" (media and consumer) sides of the business. HR actually encourages rotation through the company, so I always felt that I had the option of asking to do something completely different and no one would hold that against me. I was lucky to have extremely talented team leaders to work under, which can make or break your experience with Nielsen. Policy of "meritocracy" rewards high performers, which provides a lot of incentive to do you best every day and is a practice I strongly believe in.

Cons

Too much focus on cost savings - case in point: the TCS relationship. Outsourcing basic client service duties to a country that does not have the same market environment as the US is a much bigger issue than senior management would like to believe. Benefits package (mostly medical) are great, but compensation is the number one reason why people leave Nielsen to go outside - and it's part of the reason I left myself. Work/life balance depends on your role as well - I was on a very demanding client and didn't have a great balance, but I know many other people who would tout work/life as Nielsen's #1 pro.

Advice to Management

Salaries are below the industry average - make sure this is fixed in the near future or all of your employees are going to be working for your competition. Take an honest look at the TCS partnership and ask yourself if this is really what you envisioned years ago. Keep the values alive in practice, as they were when I left: Simple, Open, Integrated.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. "Great Culture and great people to work with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Work/Life Balance, work flexibility

    Cons

    Salary, constantly changing organizational structure


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing and Communications"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance. Smart peers.

    Cons

    Not very engaging or innovation conducive environment.


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