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"Lack of corporate execution"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great corporate vision
Interesting colleagues
Exposure to market data, leading to different career opportunities

Cons

In ability to exeuce the corporate vision
Lack of internal cooperation to acheive corporate goals
Poor leaders in middle management (tend to promote strong analysts)

Advice to Management

The right moves at the top are taking place. There is a hold up in middle manage that is creating downstream problems. Find it and fix it. Then Nielsen moves from good to great.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (6)

    "A very uninspiring place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand name, exposure to large clients, global company.

    Cons

    Terrible morale, problems with attrition, uninspiring middle-managers, lack of transparency, extremely bureaucratic, inflated titles, noncompetitive salaries, too much micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason every analyst at Nielsen is miserable. It's about time someone started asking the right questions and acting on the problems to turn the morale issues around. Hiring smart people from top colleges and letting them waste away at dead end jobs will not be sustainable for long term growth. Unless of course you're fine with hiring all leaders from outside.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative
    Former Employee - Membership Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice compensation and perks, working independently

    Cons

    Extreme pressure to produce numbers that are difficult to achieve on a consistent basis, much of your job performance depends on the decisions of strangers to say yes to participating, you're only as good as what you've done this week, no life/work balance

    Advice to Management

    Include quality in your measurement of performance!

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