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Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Somewhat flexible schedule (can work from home sometimes) (in 215 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule that allows good work life balance (in 203 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits, Management is lacking"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work environment (work from home)

    Cons

    Management is struggling. Many are not prepared for the role or for the added responsibilities with which they are tasked. They also struggle with identifying the strengths in their employees and using that to improve their departments.

    Advice to Management

    Need to strive harder to use the strength of your employees, rather than picking favorites. Delegate more appropriately. Build on the strength of your entire team.


  2. "Membership Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Representative
    Former Employee - Membership Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Nielsen are great. They have a fabulous culture and really stress work life balance for people in higher up positions. Nielsen also values the idea of professional development. Overall I would recommend Nielsen as a company to work for.

    Cons

    My particular position I took on was not what I had signed up to do. I knew the job would be a sales job and that it would be a field position as well. However, it was never explained to me that my job would put me in dangerous situations. The bad neighborhoods, the terrible weather and the higher up management requiring us to work weekends. This job is sold as the best work-life balance opportunity, but it's honestly grueling. It's a really hard position to be in if you have a masters degree. People degrade you at the door and managers also degrade you.

    Advice to Management

    Let the managers manage and don't micromanage everybody. Just because you say you're not a micromanager doesn't mean you aren't one.


  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great Compensation and fun activities

    Cons

    Laid off. No future if your manager does not believe in you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting rid of employees only to rehire for same position. You are a specialized company, I wasted 10 years experience.


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  5. "Constant Change"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    -Ability to work from home
    -Access to reams of data for interesting and challenging analytic opportunities
    -Focus on client

    Cons

    -Constant, never ending restructuring creates culture of confusion/uncertainty
    -Strategies become more convoluted each year and hard to know if on right path
    - Significantly increased focus on selling, selling, selling as time goes by (which doesn't fit with the goals/strengths of many of its employees)
    -Poor communication systems

    The company seems in general to be tripping all over itself....right now does not feel like a best in class organization (and has not for several years)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your clients and stay committed to your strategy. Treat the people left after restructuring as assets.


  6. "Always a rollercoaster!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Developer
    Former Employee - IT Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nielsen provides challenging, interesting work

    Cons

    They have outsourced so many functions that quality has slipped.
    Item coding - outsourced/overseas data is very suspect
    PC/Network Tech support - outsourced and under resourced makes getting hardware support virtually impossible.
    Supporting our customers - it takes too long for customer accounts to get set up or changed because resources have been slashed and responsibility has been outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Too much emphasis on slashing costs has impacted quality. WAY TOO frustrating place to work


  7. "Marketing Analytics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, various projects to get involved with

    Cons

    long work hours, can be difficult and take time to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    have more resources for teams


  8. "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with work hours, interesting industry to work in, and an overall friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Too many people work remotely, which can make you feel like not part of a team.

    Advice to Management

    Could give more employee perks, especially to those working remotely. Offer more company gatherings, etc.


  9. "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    working from home office flexibility

    Cons

    constant restructuring and downsizing, with little pay increase

    Advice to Management

    support directs vs. use them for gain


  10. "client services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    high caliber of associates, large company

    Cons

    process oriented, not very innovative


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Ex Field Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car, gas card, make your own schedule 80% of the time. Bonus when you can get it.

    Cons

    Management is not the best at funneling information down. Since a Hedgefund company owns them it's all about profit now. They have cut a lot or benefits they use to give employees. Market managers will mostly lie to you to get things down. But if you fall behind on your personal work, they will tell you it's ok just finish this. When reviews come you be punished for not doing it. Some people were fired or put on P.I.P which is an action plan for doing what there manager told them to do. Bonus structure is setup in away that you won't be able to get it. As a field rep your personal life will take a hit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to the reps. Change the bonus payout.



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