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Updated February 21, 2018
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Nielsen Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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Pros
  • flexibility to work from home, if you can finish your project in time, nobody cares about where you work (in 272 reviews)

  • Flexible & Great work life balance (in 253 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to find work life balance (in 252 reviews)

  • Workload can be irregular and need long hours to meet the demand (in 164 reviews)

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  1. "reseach interviwer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    part time, low pressure job

    Cons

    point system. hard to take days off


  2. "Great Company -- cares about employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Cares about employees. Gives flexibility and autonomy to get work done. True meritocracy. Lots of career opportunity.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to get work done in a big, global organization.

  3. "Membership Representative"

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    Current Employee - Member Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Member Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Nielsen genuinely cares about their employees, they make sure you have the resources and tools to be successful in your current role, as well as provide you every opportunity and support needed to grow within the company. The benefits are great and the earning potential is even better. There is an overall feeling within the company that you are encouraged to be yourself.

    Cons

    There are really no cons I can think to list about this position or the company as an employer from my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management within Nielsen does a wonderful job being open minded, has a willingness to change when needed, and encourages employees in order to maintain a healthy work environment.


  4. "Sr VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brand, good people, strong client base

    Cons

    Bonus structure and pay increases


  5. "DOS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    None at this time today


  6. Helpful (2)

    "unstable managment and commission rate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    make own hours
    great benefits
    work from home

    Cons

    often work weekends for bigger bonus
    poor training

    Advice to Management

    more hands on training


  7. "Research Interviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, very organized

    Cons

    I do not have any

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Good choice"

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    Former Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are interested in developing their employees and their markets.
    Innovation is important to them especially in the SaaS aspect.
    Excellent coworkers

    Cons

    The data scientists and business employees often struggle to communicate with each other effectively.
    Nielsen may be too big for itself and portions of the company are neglected.

    Advice to Management

    Take a deep look at how the data base is managed and organized, large gains could be made by analyzing its structure and use.


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment and positive culture

    Cons

    May have to put in long hours depending on deliverables the team has


  10. "Technical Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with tons of resources to grow your professional and even personal life (via volunteering, after work groups / social clubs etc.)

    Cons

    Tends to feel a little like high school again... people are moved up quickly based on their affiliations and who they know versus the merit of hard work

    Advice to Management

    Have more of an open door policy and open mind so people feel like they can come to you


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