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Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Demand Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    A very good salary for just finishing college.

    Cons

    Prejudice environment and horrible management that doesn't support diversity.


  2. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Company car. Training in Florida. Those are the only two pros I can come up with.

    Cons

    Where do I start? I was given PO boxes and derelict, falling down homes as my targeted recruitment addresses. When I brought this to the attention of my manager they would not give me more addresses to recruit from--and made me go to those addresses multiple times--while making my numbers poor. Out of 100 addresses I had 5 actual homes with people who lived in them and were not falling down. Out of that 5, I recruited 4....my REAL numbers were great. Management was NASTY to me and yelled via group chat/meeting in front of my peers. She actually told me to leave my sick child home alone to go recruit households (I was taking PAID sick time because my child had strep throat) Management was inexperienced at actually managing people. Unethical recruitment practices...Nielsen numbers are a joke. HORRIBLE JOB.


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    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home options available. For a fresher out of college, it is a great place to spend the first 12 months of his/her career.

    Cons

    Senior management is really fake. They act like they are "service" leaders but they really are very political and only focus on short-term growth. The culture tries to be "open" but in reality everyone is judging and there is a lot of office politics. There is lack of transparency at every level and you really don't have clarity on what is going on with your career. I am really surprised to see that it is one of the top places to work according to the fortune magazine. Attrition is HIGH and pay is extremely low. Almost every boss I had (3 out of 4 bosses) had nothing to really teach me...they were in it to simply keep paying their bills. Often times, there was no work for months together..you had to compete with your teammates to get the right role on the project. The company will see a lot of lay-offs in the next two years. Be cautious when you apply.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and say who you really are..people see through you.


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  5. "Going the wrong way"

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours...you get to choose which of your 18 hours per day you give them!

    Cons

    Management turnover. Never stick to a plan long enough to be successful. Constant workforce reduction in the face of unrealistic growth expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap. You want growth, you want employees to succeed, then stop making us pick up the work of the employees who got "restructured" out and then don't have the common sense to pay us for that additional work. Thanks for that bonus by the way!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bilingual Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Bilingual Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Understand the Marketing Research Company.

    Cons

    No consistence with policies and guidelines

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the minor error so it does not become a major down the line.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stress, Stress, Stress .... Poor uper Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    work from home, company vehicle

    Cons

    outrages expectations, such that Management sets them and they cant achieve them themselves. This is a who you know and who you party with job not a what you know and what you bring to the table job.....trust me there are better places to work for

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all upper Management and stop hiring college students and getting rid of senior employees to save money, don't discriminate.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Calling center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    I liked how much we were getting paid hourly.

    Cons

    There was no type of communication in that company, they would try to avoid your questions.

    Advice to Management

    Try to communicate and listen to your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Membership Sales/Development Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Company car, travel opportunities and anonymity.

    Cons

    Good luck getting your numbers in, There are states that are NOT even accredited! Co is constantly screwing with the incentive plan- chipping away more and more of it. TAM side get MUCH BETTER incentives! just ask a TAM rep!!

    Advice to Management

    BE HONEST about everything!! Employees do talk to one another! If a rep is reported for "cheating" at their job...investigate-and give consequences!! Otherwise your just promoting what the field reps do DOESNT MATTER


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Too much turnover, management clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Nice facilities, flex time, easy parking

    Cons

    Management clueless and IT all outsourced to India and hard to reach and clueless as well


  11. Helpful (1)

    "No travelling expenses inside Mumbai"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Good senior level managment.

    Cons

    No travelling expenses paid or reimbursed inside Mumbai during internship. A person has different appointments at different times he will definitely end up spending more money on travelling.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide appropriate money for the work done.



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