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Nielsen Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Work-life balance not very good (in 246 reviews)

  • long hours and more support needed (in 159 reviews)

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  1. "Low pay good leaders"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership respects intelligence and cares about the employees. Easy job even with all the unnecessary task. Decent amount of time off.

    Cons

    Low pay with a culture that requires a lot of baby sitting. The people hired don’t seem to want to really work which is unfortunate because it’s a simple job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your leadership more.


  2. "Marketing Effectiveness"

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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

    Lots of opportunity to gain experience in MMM Project Management, Modeling and Delivery. Some really smart folks within the group.

    Cons

    Long hours, little recognition and similar narrative to all of the other similar reviews. Too many squeaky wheels within the group, who tend to get the most attention (staffing, resources, projects, recognition) and this is something that is passed on to their direct reports, results are beyond nauseating.

  3. "Nielsen Marketing Rep"

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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

    Pros

    People I worked with were great ! Awesome benefits !

    Cons

    Low pay even with the car . Drove 750-1000 miles a week . Impossible to hit numbers in this market . Bad technical service

    Advice to Management

    Increase base and more support


  4. "OK place to work"

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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

    Good benefits - healthcare, 401(k), vacation

    Cons

    Fragmented business units (from acquisitions)


  5. "review"

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    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

    global company, many branches in the world

    Cons

    Low pay rate, pressure from clients

    Advice to Management

    I don't have anything to say


  6. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Many young professionals starting out with plenty of areas of of the business to explore

    Cons

    Many fall into repetitious job functions


  7. "Research interviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Meet nice people and sometimes snacks at breaks

    Cons

    15 minute break in 6 hours

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  8. "Not what it used to be"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - a good place to grow if you are noticed
    - free breakfast + snacks
    - tech hub is cool
    - some smart folks

    Cons

    - disorganized direction for future
    - bleeding talent

    Advice to Management

    You seem confused on how to adjust to the shifts in the future of addressable advertising and disruptions of traditional retail. With lower margins for clients, it seems the solution is to add additional consultants to contracts rather than investing in your technologies to automate work.


  9. "VP Retail Professional Services"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Retail Client Services in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Vice President Retail Client Services in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great array of watch and buy services

    Cons

    Challenged in bringing together the various services


  10. "Lots of opportunities but a lot to 'put up with' in return"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible work environment
    - Investment in training and staff development
    - Focus on culture, diversity and inclusion
    - Amazing suite of products to answer clients business challenges
    - Opportunities to work in other areas of the business including overseas

    Cons

    - Size of company and silo'd teams makes it difficult to get things done
    - Slow to adapt to change
    - Lack of agility/limited ability to respond to business or market opportunities quickly
    - Roles and responsibilities of leadership can be unclear leading to mistrust
    - Lack of transparency around decision making (linked to unclear responsibilities of leadership) that impacts buy in from the wider team
    - Struggles to successfully integrate new cultures which undermines the aggressive acquisition approach
    - Arrogance around the 'Nielsen culture' that can be alienating to both team members and clients

    Advice to Management

    Look to actively remove barriers that prevent client facing team members from delivering. Be open to different ways of doing business - make diversity in management styles and approaches a reality.


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