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"I want to love it...."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The people are amazing. They are so smart, really fun, and great to be around.
The work is really interesting, never dull, really challenging, but in a wonderful way.
Very flexible in working from home.
Lots of opportunities... IF you get lucky with your management.

Cons

Terrible work life balance... Long hours and no recognition.
Sometimes feels like you get punished for being good at your job (ie. get more work, have to help other people), while people who are struggling get it really easy (ie. shorter hours, lighter workload).
I want to love my job, and I think I could, but every day I see tremendously intelligent people getting screwed over in terms of management, raises, bonuses, recognition, workload... etc.

Advice to Management

Morale is very low. You have some of the smartest people around, try and make them happy. They really don't want to go, you're kind of just giving them no other choice.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting people but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    young environment, interesting people, large company with a lot of opportunities across many product lines

    Cons

    not very transparent with major organizational changes, decisions, or even smaller things like what performance ratings are based on. below market value salaries, high turnover, forced corporate culture of overworking


  2. Helpful (4)

    "You would feel better working for an oil company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You get benefits
    - You get to put Nielsen on your resume

    Cons

    - They underpay by ~20% because you get to put Nielsen on your resume
    - Your job will probably eventually be offshored
    - They do not care about retention
    - Most executives are men
    - Most of the offerings are out of date and they are very slow with innovation (which doesn't even appear to be a priority)
    - HR is horrific

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