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"Exuberating and common."

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Former Employee - Field Technician in Benicia, CA
Former Employee - Field Technician in Benicia, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pay is at the high end of the industry. Field Technicians are afforded unmarked company vehicles that doc at home ! Yay ! Training is in sunny Tampa. A classy outfit, I must say.

Cons

Scheduling can be erratic but it's the nature of the business. Though there are a lot of gaps between appointments, those gaps can cause a person to work well past normal working hours.

Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen

  1. Helpful (4)

    "It is a very different company now"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For a person coming in at the entry level, it can be a great leaning experience if you will to put up with the politics and some long hours.

    Cons

    With the company currently owned by private equity, management is more focus on staff cutting then they are on what the end results of the staff cuts will be. The cuts in staffing will make the numbers look good in the short run but they are lossing some good talent in the process which will effect the company down the road.

    Advice to Management

    Management should focus on what the long term results of the staffing cuts are before it is too late and they loss the market lead they have.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "A good entry-level job for a college grad, but very common to burn-out within a year"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -you get to work with a diverse list of clients in media and CPG, which can be impressive on resume
    -flexibility in working from home/time off if planned for ahead of time
    -young people who are friendly
    -clear path in career progession

    Cons

    -expect to work long hours as an analyst/snr analyst/assoc. manager
    -stressful and ridiculous expectations in terms of workload, at times
    -low pay given the amount of hours spent doing work
    -little to no bonus (if you are junior, expect at most 5% of your salary)
    -poor work/life balance
    -poor benefits package
    -bad office locations
    -big learning curve so you are only independent and functional after 6-8 months
    -you can get burnt out quickly due to workload
    -turnover rate is high and happens often, which leaves the people left behind in a poor position to carry the workload. new hires also aren't useful/functional so it's a constant catching up process with people coming, staying 1-2 years, then leaving

    Advice to Management

    -better compensation will alleviate frustration jr analysts have toward upper management's demanding expectations
    -develop a training program (the one in place is not very good; there's also a lot to learn, so it is overwhelming)
    -work harder to provide employees with a better work/life balance
    -reward employees more transparently and OFTEN

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