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"Not for the Meek"

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Former Employee - Manager in Oldsmar, FL
Former Employee - Manager in Oldsmar, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Eventually those private equity firms will put it all on the market and things can only get better.

Cons

No value for employees. Long hours, tons of outsourcing, constant change in direction and management. No job security. They do not follow their own "code of conduct." Outdated technology.

Advice to Management

If you are going to clean house, start at the top then go to the middle.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to earn supplemental income"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oldsmar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule ( Call Center Only )

    Cons

    Boring, repeating the same thing over and over again. Also they should offer work from home for this type of work as many other call centers are doing now.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Personal Performance Evaluation, and making employees to explain how they're Simple Open and Integrated. Most associates don't know or really care they're just there to do their job to the best of their abilities. Also, most associates prefer to be evaluated by their managers so they can improve on their performance.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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.

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