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3.6
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69%
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78%
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David Kenny
28 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is non-existent(in 291 reviews)

  • "Sometimes there can be long working hours depending on the team and type of project you are working on(in 180 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great salary. Unlimited vacation day. Lots of ownership. Flexible work life balance. Grad school reimbursement.

    Cons

    The company should make a decision soon whether its going to stay public or go private as it is causing lots of unease and turnover

    Advice to Management

    same as above

    Nielsen Response

    March 15, 2019Marketing & Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We're happy to hear that you're having a great Nielsen experience so far!

  2. "Great Part-Time Employment"

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    Former Employee - Research Interviewer 
    Recommends

    I worked at Nielsen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bonuses, Commission, Flexible, Fun environment

    Cons

    No benefits for Part-Time employees

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big well known company with structure

    Cons

    I’ll equipped management that talk too much

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Nielsen full-time

      Pros

      Great Pay, very flexible schedule

      Cons

      None at all for this company

      Nielsen Response

      March 15, 2019Marketing & Communications Manager

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We're so glad that you're having a great Nielsen experience so far!

    • "Great Place to Work"

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        Current Employee - Analyst in Oldsmar, FL

        I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        401k Health Benefits Career Opportunities Beautiful Campus

        Cons

        Raises are not good Performance Evals are too spread apart

        Nielsen Response

        March 15, 2019Marketing & Communications Manager

        At Nielsen, we want our associates around the world to have a healthy, rewarding, balanced and meaningful experience. We are so glad to hear you are enjoying our benefit programs!

      • "Can't get out of their own way"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Nielsen full-time

        Pros

        Good benefits and work/life balance

        Cons

        Highly political organization. Lots of dead weight. Senior Digital Leadership is incompetent and completely over their heads. They simply cannot move fast enough and do not have the desire to invest at levels needed to effectively compete.

      • "Good Experience Overall"

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        Former Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        1. Flexibility 2. Career Opportunity 3. Salary

        Cons

        1. Culture is a bit cold 2. Company performance and strategy is not exciting 3. Distributed workforce makes it hard to get stuff done

      • Helpful (7)

        "The Next Titanic"

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        Current Employee - Client Service in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        1) Unbeatable Flexibility - this is the reason why so many people stay at the company despite being underpaid and undervalued. Many people work remotely and even those in an office may work from home a few days a week as wanted/needed. There is unlimited vacation with managerial approval. 2) People - most of the people in the trenches with you are caring, smart, kind and talented individuals who you enjoy working with...

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        Cons

        1) Inept Middle Management - Nielsen often promotes from within which results in managers who have good product knowledge but no idea how to coach/mentor or be a leader. Having had more than 6 managers over the years I can attest that not a single one knew how to lead a team or coach a junior person to be more successful. If you come from a successful company that holds people accountable you will eventually forget...

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        Advice to Management

        1) Stop acquiring companies until you figure out how to successfully integrate them and not sell them at a massive loss. Instead, focus on dominating in the core businesses and stop letting competitors take your lunch money. 2) If you don't become a sales organization ASAP the company is going to fail. This means hiring middle managers from other (more successful organizations), trusting them to lead, and holding people...

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        Nielsen Response

        March 15, 2019Marketing & Communications Manager

        Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, both positive and constructive. Continual employee feedback only helps our organization get stronger and become an even better place to work. We're disappointed to hear that you haven't had great experiences with your managers ...

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      • Helpful (1)

        "Great place to start your career"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great work/life balance, unlimited vacations, very good culture

        Cons

        On boarding training is not good

        Nielsen Response

        March 6, 2019Marketing & Communications Manager

        Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, both positive and constructive. Career growth and development are important to us, and we encourage you to meet with your manager and/or HR Business Partner to share any specific ideas you have about ways we can improve our onboarding ...

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      • "Amazing"

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        Former Employee - Researcher 

        I worked at Nielsen part-time

        Pros

        Great environment flexible schedules and overall great company to work for and grow with.

        Cons

        None it was an amazing place to work.

        Nielsen Response

        March 4, 2019Marketing & Communications Manager

        Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are so glad that you had a great experience at Nielsen!

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