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Nielsen Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Losing touch with employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people. Training programs.

    Cons

    Nielsen is losing touch with its employees. They used to be very focused on career advancement and professional development. Today, it has turned into a culture of just get your job done and diminished connections with senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Hope you can wake up and realize how distant you are becoming. Senior Mgmt (Mitch and team) used to be in touch with the average employee in the company and talk to them and focus on ensuring we grow. That is now lost. The focus right now is laying off employees, even some of the best, our talent magnets. Not a positive work environment to encourage employee happiness nor positive outlook.


  2. "Membership Representative"

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Good information sharing and supportive management. Interesting.

    Cons

    Nominal pay and very difficult hours. You are often in places you don't want to be after dark.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "This job is trash"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phone, New Car(you pay for), Lap top....

    Cons

    You pay for the car monthly, the bonus is total garbage unless you work yourself to the bone and are great at sales(still will make more at other sales jobs). Almost no one wants to participate and people flake on their appointments constantly(they google our company). Management is forced to micro manage even of they don't want to. Don't take my word for it, go google this company, no one likes participating and it is hard to cancel and take the equipment out(main reason people flake on your appointments. People will look up the company and change their minds(company solution to this is to tell them just to look at our social media). This job is trash, I'm looking for a new job right now.

    Advice to Management

    I'm sorry you stayed with this company.


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  5. "VP Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours of working are comfortable.
    Relaxed policy on working from home.
    Transaction level workis completely outsourced.
    Less supervision

    Cons

    Not challenging at all
    The organization suffers from poor communication
    Poor integration process
    Old systems - IT is not up to mark

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new way of doing things. Found it too old fashioned


  6. "Worked for Scarborough Research where I had to convince random people on the phone to do surveys."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay pretty well for a call center. It's nice to have a set schedule. I like the free food sometimes and little parties here and there.

    Cons

    Too little hours, managers not trained well, HR allows employees to continue to be sexually harassed and threatened by other workers. I feel like Quality can be too harsh on us.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nielsen must change to keep employees"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits package offered to employees

    Cons

    unrealistic metrics, lack of training and development, the company is generally tone-deaf to the social climate and that it's methodology must be drastically changed in order to remain relevant. This role is the "boots on the ground" for the company and the turn over rate is 75%. The company refuses to acknowledge the out-dated policies and procedures of the role and keep firing and firing and firing.


  8. "Great company, great people, great technology"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Client Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being trained on industry-leading platforms opens many doors at Nielsen and when you move on to your next role outside of Nielsen. Its tools and methodologies are widely recognized and hight sought after.

    Cons

    You need to take control of your own career path and destiny. No one will spoon feed you with opportunities, you need to network within the company to make things happen.

    Advice to Management

    Create more mentoring opportunities for junior staff. It can be daunting to learn all the tools and methodologies for the job.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Membership Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Oldsmar, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    car, iphone, tablet, corporate card, and printer are all provided to Field Reps and Membership Reps.

    Cons

    Salary, Schedule, Bonuses, and Management


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Gone downhill."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Seasonal.
    Perfect for college students.

    Cons

    The higher ups are very disrespectful to workers when under pressure. Hard work is not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that this job is unpredictable. If a respondent doesn't want to do the TV Viewing Diary, don't call them back a million times then call it fresh numbers on the next cycle.


  11. "Happy to help"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focused on building relationships
    Management is intelligent
    Mentorship opportunities for life

    Cons

    Sometimes it can seem unorganized

    Advice to Management

    You've got a huge business to run.


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