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Nielsen India Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  • Need to have better work life balance (in 224 reviews)

  • long hours and more support needed (in 151 reviews)

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  1. "retailer servicing executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retailer Service Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Retailer Service Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    structured organization with good systems. some very nice teams to work for, tremendous opportunities

    Cons

    slow growth, monopoly in decision making at the top level


  2. "The best of career start for any management graduate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SRE in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - SRE in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gives you exposure across businesses
    Gives opportunity to move and work across research products
    A very open company not just by claims but also by culture
    Promotes self and group learning

    Cons

    Need to be interested and curious about research only then it will work
    I saw many who joined cos of pros mentioned above but it wasn't a great decision for them cos they were not interested in research

  3. "Very Business Development oriented and less execution/ client satisfaction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly integrated and inclusive culture. Access to international resources easily available. Very high business/ revenue focus. As long as you meet numbers, you can get promotions

    Cons

    Lack of far-sight, because you are running after business. Somewhat political/ bureaucratic since its a large organisation with multiple levels of heirarchy. Very less on execution focus or insights quality.


  4. "Project Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Project Developer in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work Culture with great work ethics and values

    Cons

    Salary Structure is not that great

    Advice to Management

    Please do away with the consultants thing. Secondly the Promotions does not give you a pay hike


  5. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility at work, open culture

    Cons

    Low Compensation, Not many employee engagement/fun activities


  6. "Nepotism Prevails"

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    Current Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen as a contractor

    Pros

    Work life balance - Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Literally, Nepotism prevails.
    The Scrum Leads who I interact don't have enough technical expertise, soft skills and team management skills.
    No appreciation or motivation for talent and smart developers/contractors.
    Scrum Leads/Managers steal the credits from contractors and showing off to their management.

    Not strictly an Agile environment.

    No knowledge sharing for new contractors which impact their productivity.

    Technology wise, Not much scope for innovation and R&D for scrum teams.

    No onsite oppurtunities.

    No career growth for contractors in exploring any technology/framework.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate contractor's talent and hard work.
    Promote team work.
    Promote credit sharing and career growth for everyone including contractors.
    Get rid of politics and Nepotism.


  7. "Intern/Training"

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    Former Intern - Internship in New Delhi (India)
    Former Intern - Internship in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern

    Pros

    They give you responsibility from the get go, which is really great if you're starting out as an intern, they don't wait for you to jump right in.

    Cons

    If you don't find good team then your learning will be zero

    Advice to Management

    Hire Freshers in more number rather than going for experienced candidates all the time

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Research Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many different types of research done-so get to learn multiple study types

    Cons

    No concern for employees-higher management rules
    HR just hears out employee grievances, but no action is taken
    Extreme work pressure-management doesn't care about employee's personal life
    Lot of politics.
    Very high attrition rate, so remaining members are constantly in pressure

    Advice to Management

    While things like open door policy, 360 feedback ...are mentioned, there is 0 implementation. There should be some mechanism to implement it as well.


  9. "An enriching experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Director in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Business Director in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work with, a truly global company

    Cons

    Very top management heavy, need to also focus on passing the gains to Mid and Jr Management


  10. "Work Culture and Ethics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designation : Report Liaison Executive in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Designation : Report Liaison Executive in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best I have seen so far in terms of culture and ethics. The rules made are simply awesome this helps one to connect to the personal life as well

    Cons

    Havent have come across any of cons

    Advice to Management

    I really liked the system. You all are doing well :) kudos


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