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"Mediocre Management, Confused Strategy, Quarterly Thinking"

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Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Biggest player in industry, brand carries with clients and a lock on TV ratings does not hurt

Cons

The senior management team seems to want nothing to do with the employees, and I can't say I have ever seen the people like the CEO or CFO in the NY headquarters office more than a handful of times over numverous years. Products are a complete mess with half started projects that fall by the wayside for whatever is new and the leadership of business groups seem at odds with one another when not managing to their bonus target. Hyper political.

Advice to Management

The amount of fear is evident. Are you proud of this?

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Its a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work I do I enjoy

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with the "worker bees"

    Advice to Management

    spend a day in our jobs


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start out and get exposure to CPG companies"

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

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to top level CPG firm, especially right out of college. Gives you a good foundation of excel and how to analysis data. Also, helps you develop client facing skills and how to maintain expectations. Lucked out with a really good leader and the opportunity to work in our international group, meaning colleagures across the world.

    Cons

    Not much room for creativity and innovation, just execute. Compensate on tenure over talent. Very little exposure to top level management. Lately, I hear they are putting restrictions on travel which hinders relationships with clients.

    Advice to Management

    Value the MBA

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