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Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Work-life balance not very good (in 249 reviews)

  • Workload can be irregular and need long hours to meet the demand (in 162 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Good tools for today’s business issues

    Cons

    Sheeplike behavior is primarily held in high regard

    Advice to Management

    Need checks and balances to solicit honest feedback from teams regarding team leaders without fear of retribution. I had a friend on another team who got a new leader and the first thing they did with the team was to give a ppt presentation about themselves, highlighting that thei IQ was “higher than Einstein’s,” but when it came to mentoring and working with their staff responses were incongruous with actions at best. Smoke and mirrors leader with no accountability. It’s a shame. It didn’t used to be like that


  2. "Membership Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Car, laptop and phone are provided.

    Cons

    Company is currently in a hiring frenzy. There is not enough quality work for everyone making it challenging to meet your numbers. Even when you meet your sales numbers the bonus is very small. Management micromanages and is quick to get you on a performance plan to help you-but all it means is that you need to work Saturdays. Their systems are outdated and slow making it difficult and frustrating to complete your work. I survived for 2 years which is more than most.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little respect for this low paying difficult job. Senior management should spend a day in the field with an MR.

  3. "Cool place to work, needs some improvement"

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

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Some cool teams, doing dynamic work

    Cons

    No room for growth if you're an admin. Some teams simply don't know what to do with you & it can leave you stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in mentorship and growth opportunities for your Admin personnel. Not all are content with being an Admin forever and many want the chance to move into different roles. Also, because you're an Admin does not mean all you're good for is scheduling meetings and processing T&E.


  4. "RI"

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    Current Employee - Market Risk Analyst in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Market Risk Analyst in Oldsmar, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Higher end workplace, professional workplace, people and mgmt, fair pay...

    Cons

    None so far. (Save that position is only temp.)

    Advice to Management

    Zero, all good so far. (Rather new there.)


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy pace of work - Good work-life balance. Salary is lower than median but flexibility and unlimited vacation makes up for it.

    Cons

    Low salary.
    Some sectors still use old technology.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Filed representative"

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    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, car and gas card, bonus can be great if you run your area good. Schedule your own day for the most part. Meet and see lots of interesting people this company has HUGE opportunity to move up if your willing to relocate. The upper headquarters management really seems to care about there employees

    Cons

    Bonus are dependent on whether your homes that you're in charge of push there buttons or let you in to get things done, out equipment is ancient and consistently breaks but its your bonus that's effected. Management is outdated with managers stuck in the old ways of doing things. Only look at numbers and never pay attention to what you're actually getting done. Horrible work life Ballance if homes want to schedule at 7:30pm and they live 2 hours away that's were you'll be.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to the low level managers. When you have a revolving door of reps leaving, look into the market management. Help FR in rougher areas earn there bonus. It's not fare that reps that run the rich nice areas always get bonus and the reps like me in the lower income or bad areas never earn anything do to pour preforming homes


  7. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - On-Air Personality in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - On-Air Personality in Lufkin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to bring back memories with a song

    Cons

    Not being live On the air to talk to people

    Advice to Management

    Bring back personality and live.shows

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Well respected, considered crucial in the media ecosystem, data considered best in class.

    Cons

    Sometimes Management is more concerned about internal power struggles than making better projects.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on the needs of your clients.


  9. "Retail Service"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    career opportunities are limited unless you're part of a clique.


  10. "Seems great so far..."

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    Current Employee - ENTRY in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - ENTRY in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Professional, upscale work environment, fair wages...

    Cons

    Zero thus far, zero complaint...

    Advice to Management

    None!


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