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Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Work-life balance not very good (in 228 reviews)

  • long hours and more support needed (in 154 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "I love my job more than pretty much everyone else I know"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nielsen is extremely flexible. When my husband moved to rural Pennsylvania - an area with few opportunities for a market researcher - Nielsen volunteered to fly me to my client every other week, allowing me to continue working with my team. Another woman had a baby and needed to work part time. Nielsen made it happen.

    I have also met some of my best friends at the company, including my husband. The team environment is truly fantastic.

    Also... we have so much data! So fun!

    Cons

    It can be difficult to manage work life balance in the divisions that rely on ad hoc revenue, though this is certainly not the case everywhere. In my current role - in a division where the revenue is contracted - I regularly work forty hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Love the direction.


  2. "Client Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Values, Flexibility, and good leadership

    Cons

    Slow moving advancement, compensation

  3. "Membership Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Home Office. Great place to work

    Cons

    You need good time management skills


  4. "Working for Nielsen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very well run company, good room to move up in the company

    Cons

    Some of the shifts are not at normal hours


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT culture and values. Strong ERGs and emphasis on philanthropy (Nielsen Cares). Strong early career programs. Getting better on emphasizing internal moves.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as well as other companies. External hires or boomerang employees can make a higher salary than people who grow from within.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good and Bad Everywhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unbelievable work/life balance, working remotely as needed or wanted, unlimited vacation policy, little to no micro-management, opportunities for lateral movement and learning, interesting/engaging work

    Cons

    Leadership lacks or is unable to communicate strategy, technology is not keeping pace with the market, poor/slow product development and product marketing, not structured or managed as a sales organization, lack of excitement around sales and growth

    Advice to Management

    Solicit feedback from people who interact with clients and listen to what they say about what the market wants and how to improve


  7. "Flexible, great pay for area"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, pay, co-worker relationships, and ability to work from home

    Cons

    Uncertainty of being positions being offshored

  8. "Mobile Data Test Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Test Driver in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Mobile Test Driver in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Organization, diversity and family oriented. Offers endless opportunities to learn, grow and promoted within. They have one of the best communication process allowing ideas to flow between field employees and top executives.
    Definitely, a really good Companie to work for.

    Cons

    I could not think of any.

    Advice to Management

    You have a really great system in place.
    There is always to improve it. With your diverse workforce, it will be easy to keep striving in the right direction.


  9. "Best Employer In The World!"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company, great people. Great benefits. You get what you put in to this!

    Cons

    I could work every day of the week if I was allowed... unable to do so because I live in CA.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your reps. We are out in the field and see a lot of what is going on.


  10. "Data Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Schaumburg, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good work from homes hours, lenient on vacation.

    Cons

    Low pay, not the best 401k match, company not giving out raises this year.


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