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Updated May 8, 2021

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Pros
  • "Over the years, there is a culture of trust which helps you to be able to work from home depending on your situation(in 388 reviews)

  • "Supportive and cooperative work environment(in 293 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long working hours (that too in some specific teams)(in 235 reviews)

  • "Poor adherence to working hours (overwork is common)(in 174 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      nice interview process

      May 8, 2021 - Senior Modeling Analyst in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      friendly ,quick process, organized , responsive,

      Cons

      comparatively less salary than other senior role

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Typical Large Corporation - small cog in a giant wheel

      Apr 15, 2021 - Associate Applications Developer in Oldsmar, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best benefits package of any company I have ever worked or heard of. Advancement opportunities are there if you can hang in and overcome the cons. Encouraged learning and flexible work schedule IME. If you are a minority, veteran, female or any other subcategory there is a group for you. Also, excellent mental/physical health workshops are part of the day to day if the interests you or you have a need.

      Cons

      Entrenched contractors control all the work and are not keen on inducting, instructing, on-boarding or sharing the work with new directs. Low salary for comparable positions in the bay area. Not always clear direction and expectations. Inclusion is sometimes a PC lip service while a lot of employees are left feeling anything but.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      The company is going downhill, I would not recommend working here.

      Mar 16, 2021 - Associate Director in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues, diversity and inclusion, networking groups.

      Cons

      The company has had many organizational changes to the point where it's difficult to get anything done. Management is constantly changing the strategy and they are losing clients left and right ever since they lost Kroger (The # grocer in the U.S.) Technology challenges also make it difficult to work there as clients are constantly frustrated by the tech issues. Across Retail, Manufacturing, and the Practice Areas, they are continually reducing resources and putting more accounts on each person. I know one associate who had 40 accounts put on her. Yet they still expect these folks to drive value and build client relationships while juggling all the heavy account management work and fire drills across the clients. Company has transformed into a completely "sales oriented" culture. It's no longer about caring about clients but more about selling selling selling. Not about giving their teams the bandwidth and tools to drive or add value, even though they tell their associates to do that as well, on top of heavy delivery, account management work, a lot of red tape, and broken processes .Clients see that, and that is why they are all leaving Nielsen.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great start in Media

      May 3, 2021 - Membership Representative in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Make your own hours, uncapped commission, they provide company car, cellphone, laptop and whatever else needed to get the job done.

      Cons

      Work/life balance can be difficult because it feels like you’re always working. High turn over rate so it’s hard to build relationships with peers.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Leadership Development

      May 6, 2021 - Finance Leadership Development Program in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Able to contribute a ton to various teams in a 2 year period and you learn a ton while accelerating your career.

      Cons

      Working more than 40 hour work weeks to learn new teams and systems on top of your weekly responsibilities

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Pretty messy

      May 4, 2021 - Corporate in Oldsmar, FL
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      Pros

      Nice location. Friendly co-workers. Lots of feel good initiatives and events.

      Cons

      Cubicle farms. Very top-down management style. Lots of hiring and layoffs. They let go some good people who were doing good work and kept ones that do no work. My boss was toxic and nobody cared. Big decisions are made without much consideration of input from the people actually doing the work. Technical debt is really bad. Wasting lots of money and time putting band-aids on old technology.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Entry level Job

      May 2, 2021 - Panel Relations Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Company Benefits Ability to earn bonus Over time opportunities Great Training

      Cons

      Performance (hitting numbers) can leave you feeling micromanaged

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company to work for

      May 4, 2021 - Technical Account Manager (TAM) in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, great people, met some of the best people during my time at Nielsen

      Cons

      Culture is a little slow paced for those pursuing high growth

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wasn't for me

      Apr 29, 2021 - Client Manager in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great growth opportunities and decent pay and benefits.

      Cons

      - Lack of training. - Working on the P&G account was intense and should not ever be for a new hire unless the new hire has extensive experience.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      N/A

      May 5, 2021 - PRS in Arlington, TX
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      Pros

      Good benefits and PTO hours

      Cons

      No work and life balance

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