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Former Employee - SAN Fran in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - SAN Fran in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Pay, benefits, time, flexibility, car

Cons

No work life balance, difficult people to deal with

Advice to Management

Be fair

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Good for your resume, but there is a reason everyone leaves after 2-3 years."

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Company name
    - Mostly nice, intelligent co-workers
    - Exposure to very big clients and leaders in the industry

    Cons

    - Long, long hours (esp for pay) with very little respect for work/life balance
    - Worked until very late, but when performance review time comes along, all they highlight are your weaknesses, discouraging you further
    - Performance review process requires at least some employees to receive a bad rating, no matter how hard you've worked. There is a lot of political corporate BS.
    - Team morale is extremely low.
    - Attrition rates are very high especially in departments where people are overworked and underpaid, e.g. BASES
    - There is a huge disconnect between the senior management and the rest of Nielsen
    - People are generally unhappy to work here and there is no feeling of cohesive unity

    Advice to Management

    Nielsen is the leader in market research, but I would not be one bit surprised if this changes in the next 10-20 years. Treat your employees with the respect they deserve. Change your HR policies. Make them want to stay somehow. Enter the 21st century. Nielsen is big enough to pull off good employee perks and make them feel a part of the company.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Dysfunction and annual failed re-orgs create misery."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Name on resume causes a good amount of headhunter activity.
    Can really get a good understanding of the data, analytics, and software products provided. However, it does not seem like having in depth knowledge is valued as much as one might expect in other companies.
    Since there are expectations to work nights and weekends on little to no short notice, it is great to be able to work remotely.

    Cons

    (Preface: I have received top ratings for many of my years here). Cons: Where to begin? The Pros mentioned are truly the only good thing about the business unit I worked in. But the Cons completely decimate the Pros. Benefits - employees shoulder the cost more and more every year. Compensation - great if top performers are happy with 1.5 to 2.5% raises while average employees get no raise. Culture - like none I have every seen or even heard of. Hatred, confrontation, lack of trust are a common occurrence in meetings and on projects. Project management drives the products - not strategy or serving clients' needs.

    Advice to Management

    Step-in and stop the toxic culture. Let people know that it will not be tolerated. LEAD BY EXAMPLE. Wait, you are often the ones being toxic. Bring in external candidates - if internal employees fill open spots, culture does not change.

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