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Nielsen Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • Need to have better work life balance (in 233 reviews)

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

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  1. "Outside Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get a company Car, You get benefits on day one, You will have a great name on your Resume

    Cons

    knock door to door, The technology malfunctions weekly, there is very slim chance to advance your career unless you are willing to move. It is very hard to earn bonuses. They dont develop you and they only care when you are producing. You will have to work nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    na


  2. "Research Interviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Starting pay is decent

    Cons

    Bonuses are good maybe just twice a year. Unprofessional. Cut your hours by a whole lot when business is slow

  3. "Sales Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel 50% of the time you are a road warrior
    Good base no incentives , good 401k, medical, dental.

    Cons

    Last minute travels, not allowed to take three weeks of vacation. Maximum two weeks, micromanage every day, reports, their security will investigate you to make sure there is no relationship to the media


  4. "Financial Leadership Program"

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    Former Intern - Financial Leadership Development Program
    Former Intern - Financial Leadership Development Program

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay/benefits, relaxed and open culture

    Cons

    Very hierarchical at the core, not given very much responsibility or real work. As an intern you get a lot of busy work. Focus too much on "how you appear" to higher ups

    Advice to Management

    Give interns responsibilities and actual experience


  5. "Membership Rep"

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

    Pros

    Company car, laptop, and phone.

    Cons

    unrealistic goals, and the company make poor choices. CEO is garbage.

    Advice to Management

    meh


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Long term employee"

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

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    The people are fantastic, I worked with some great people

    Cons

    Money driven, there are regular layoffs each year.

    Advice to Management

    You say 'People are our greatest asset' - Treat them like it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Steer clear"

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative
    Current Employee - Membership Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and
    Company car

    Cons

    Micro managed
    No support
    No one cares about you

    Advice to Management

    Validate your employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Let Them in Your Home"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, decent benefits, company car, independent work environment.

    Cons

    Seriously lacking morals. Classic corporate culture with bloated antiquated structure that is likely to fail in these fast evolving times. The company protects abusive managers and employees to its own detriment. Lie to participants and take horrible advantage of the American people.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, never micro-manage, discriminate, or allow other to lose respect for you.


  9. "Cheap company with poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of down time as long as you aren't part of consulting services
    work from home flexibility

    Cons

    Compensation below market
    Benefits below market

    Advice to Management

    Fire more middle managers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Manager Or Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager Or Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility when it comes to free time and working from home. The company is making huge efforts to improve the working conditions and benefits

    Cons

    Extremely long workings hours (In average 60 hours a week). There's constant change and reestructuring to cut cost, so employees are doing twice the work for the same salary.


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