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"Interesting people but..."

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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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Generally a good company, but not in touch with people who don't work in Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is reasonably good, and benefits are ok, unless you live in an area where United Healthcare isn't a big insurer. Generally a well respected company, which is nice. "Meritocracy' is good in theory...

    Cons

    The execution of meritocracy is so dependent on your manager that it isn't really a meritocracy. It all comes down to how "connected" you are with others (above you, that is). There is a constant push to "do more," but some times, you just can't do as much as management wants you to. They are slow to fill vacancies to save some money while the current employees pick up the slack of empty positions.

    Advice to Management

    Work with off-site employees more. Find an alternative healthcare program for people in areas not well served by United Healthcare.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "You would feel better working for an oil company"

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    • 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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