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Updated September 22, 2017
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  • Need to have better work life balance (in 230 reviews)

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

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  1. "Data Scientist"

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    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.


  2. "Average"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern

    Pros

    - Friendly and smart people
    - Relaxing atmosphere
    - Flexibility
    - Unlimited snacks

    Cons

    - Salary
    - Much of my work seemed like busy work
    - Not many intern events

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Can't Evolve with The Times"

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    Former Employee - Innovation in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Innovation in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture - flexibility to work from home when you want, lots of fun young people
    Strong emphasis on data quality and precision

    Cons

    - Most tech and tools used are from the STONE AGE - it makes it hard to focus on doing your job when 70% of your time has to be dedicated to the minutiae of processes that should have been automated by now
    - Managers have a "don't ask don't want to know" policy - in many cases they are aware that employees are unhappy and they are not proactive about solving pain points and nipping in the bud, instead they ignore the issue until it gets to a much more serious point than it should

    Advice to Management

    REALLY listen to employees' concerns and suggestions - there are definitely a few consistent themes across all issues employees have, and it's pointless to have countless town halls and an "open door policy" if no real change ever comes about

    Also, know that from the amount of work you expect from people, Nielsen employees are severely underpaid - this + leaving many simple issues unsolved is what drives so many people to leave


  4. "number not a person"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Close to home the commute was easy.

    Cons

    I didn't feel necessary to the company.

    Advice to Management

    better millennial recruiting and structure.


  5. "Agent"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Agent in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good stable company , great supervisor and team

    Cons

    Big company easy forgotten , been here over 7yrs only got 56 cent raise total

    Advice to Management

    Such a big company upper managment just trying to make it thru the day it feels like. Been here lots of years managers have litterly asked who I am


  6. "It is what it is"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Caring staff, Nice pay, extensive training

    Cons

    Boring, repetitive, constantly changing practices

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on the same page. Loosen up a little. Smile more.


  7. "Good foundation, but company is sinking"

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

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Solid first job to have

    Cons

    Nielsen is very large and segregated by department, so employees love to send millions of emails in order to get anything done. The company seems to be in a perpetual hiring freeze.

  8. "Pricing and Promotion analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    great learning and intelligent people

    Cons

    hard to move up, hard to convince


  9. "VP Finance"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nielsen provided me with many growth opportunities during my 20 years at the company. The company is in the midst of fast change and new challenges.

    Cons

    As with any company the differences in managers and how they support their staff differs. With so much change in technology and approach focus needs to be on making sure the staff is aware, knowledgeable and comfortable with the new technology as it launches.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your staff with experience has been with you through the good and bad and this experience is invaluable during this time of change.


  10. "Membership Representative"

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative
    Current Employee - Membership Representative

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, company car, company iPhone

    Cons

    High pressure sales, you have to take hits on things that are out of your control, a lot of rules to screw you over.


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