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Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Somewhat flexible schedule (can work from home sometimes) (in 217 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule that allows good work life balance (in 204 reviews)

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  1. "Conventional Corporation, Not Very Inspiring"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees encouraged to work from home if appropriate for their role.

    Cons

    Project teams are spread across the world, requiring lots of conference calls, timezone challenges, etc. Minimal collaboration tools, so a lot of time is wasted just providing updates. This dispersed culture also makes it harder to form close relationships with your co-workers. And for those who work from home, it is hard to stay in the loop with office-based co-workers, making it harder to maintain group awareness of your value add, and to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up a little! Try to adopt a less rigid management style. Politics and sticking to conventional thinking is holding your employees back. Managers should think of their number one goal as making their employees successful.


  2. "Good base experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continually trying to innovate (although not successful), good people to work with, a great way to start a career generally with good exposure and scope of responsibility.

    Cons

    Difficult industry with many large and small players to compete against may pose long-term threat. Often very little work/life balance. Continuous change in organization with unclear role descriptions lead to confusion where employees are put in a position to figure things out themselves. Relative to other local companies, does not compensate competitively.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and consistent regarding bonus payout. Have clear role responsibilities with objectives that align to the role.


  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice culture, certain level of diversity, commitment to EGRs, big company with many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Very poorly connected among departments, bad structures, poor communication, many layoffs.


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  5. "Nielsen associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Global, leader, values associates and work/life balance. Embraces diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Very prescriptive. Always trying to solve for client business issues, which is a pro, but need to become more proactive with analytics.


  6. "Had potential, but lacks management, strategy and skills.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers and fantastic culture. Flexible working hours and ability to work from home. Good variety of clients, high exposure into the FMCG industry.

    The company displays its values and is corporately responsible. You get Birthday leave and time off to do volunteer work.

    Cons

    Extensive working hours, no work life balance. Unsupportive management that lacks leadership. Political environment. Low pay and little recognition. Arachic technology and over reliance on offshore team.

    Advice to Management

    People are your greatest assets. Listen, nurture and develop them. Also, be wary of where the industry/market is going - Look into innovating and have a clear business strategy that is strongly embedded into all your employees.


  7. "Great Career opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, Comapny Vehicle that is ok to be driven for personal use for a small fee. Great benefits, friendly team oriented atmosphere. Very competitive Salary.

    Cons

    Seems like they like to add more and more stuff to people's responsibilities all the time while also not giving pay increases and recently decreased bonus structure for Field Rep's that will mean less for the good employees and more for the undeserving.


  8. "Great training!"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Research Interviewer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Bilingual Research Interviewer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    pay, working environment, recognition

    Cons

    paid bi-weekly, a bit boring


  9. "Associate Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work timing flexibility.
    Client and Employer appreciations through awards and reward.
    Supportive Management.

    Cons

    Below Average Salary
    Work Life Balance
    Slow Growth

    Advice to Management

    Correct salaries especially for employees beginning their career from ARC


  10. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience, Valid experience, Great brand value in the industry

    Cons

    Not employee oriented, client are more important


  11. "Statistician Jr"

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    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Statistical Analyst in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, young people, very liberal, flexible schedules, interesting functions, you learn a lot, lots of vacations.

    Cons

    Average salary, lack of leadership



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