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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (4)

    "You would feel better working for an oil company"

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    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    - Most of the offerings are out of date and they are very slow with innovation (which doesn't even appear to be a priority)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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Dead End"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great for beginners and those willing to sacrifice life for work.

    Cons

    too few opportunities to grow in the U.S. Outsourcing and budget cuts. Top heavy and political. Boys club in many areas.

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