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Updated May 19, 2017
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  • It is possible to work from home (in 231 reviews)

  • work life balance is really important and Nielsen is one of those research firms who can provide this benefit (in 214 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Market Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Treated with respect a majority of the time.

    Cons

    This is little chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee ideas


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed bag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work if you like data/analytics, consulting life without the travel, clients can be big players in CPG, looks good on resume

    Cons

    Low compensation relative to job requirements, senior leadership with lack of direction, work/life balance can be less than satisfactory with late night rush requests, not a great company culture in the sense of perks/fun activities outside of work, technology and user interfaces used are considerably out-of-date

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the technology and hire more user interface designers - seriously lack in today's world


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ex Field Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car, gas card, make your own schedule 80% of the time. Bonus when you can get it.

    Cons

    Management is not the best at funneling information down. Since a Hedgefund company owns them it's all about profit now. They have cut a lot or benefits they use to give employees. Market managers will mostly lie to you to get things down. But if you fall behind on your personal work, they will tell you it's ok just finish this. When reviews come you be punished for not doing it. Some people were fired or put on P.I.P which is an action plan for doing what there manager told them to do. Bonus structure is setup in away that you won't be able to get it. As a field rep your personal life will take a hit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to the reps. Change the bonus payout.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Client Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work life balance was nice, spent time on site at the client. Flexible when you do not have to be at headquarters.

    Cons

    Advancing in the company more about who you know than what you know. Outsourced support can be a challenge to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing the support jobs. Create more opportunities for advancement and make it about what you know and not who you know.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Membership Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company card, travel, bonus opportunity

    Cons

    Low salary... I trained in Tampa and for 9 months I had very little support

    Advice to Management

    No knocking on doors at dark.., this can be dangerous


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, interesting work. Bonuses were importnat due to low wage.

    Cons

    Low wages of $15/hr. Rules about 3 attempts on the first home on the list slowed down production.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Panel Relations Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Panel Relations Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay with incentives. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Fast paced call center. Handle 100-150 Phone calls daily.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline operating procedures cia process improvements


  9. "Innovation Business Partner"

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

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

    Pros

    Big firm, lots of opportunity for advancement or moves. Offices in every state and country so there are lots of internantional opportunitites.

    Cons

    Highly political environment. If you hare popular and have been around Nielsen a long time, you have a much better chance of succeeding.

    Advice to Management

    Strive for consistency in treatment of employees, continue with the values of Open, Connected, Useful and Personal.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity and ERGs, Lots of on-site events, pay, progressive culture, good cafeteria

    Cons

    70+ hour work weeks when I thought that the position I took was just going to be around 40. Obviously, this impacts my health, mental state, and isolates me from my friends and family as well as not letting me work on the personal goals that I want

    Advice to Management

    Get realistic with the numbers that you expect some employees to hit and realize how you're affecting people and their families with such high expectations


  11. "Data Entry Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Nokomis, FL
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Nokomis, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Nielsen because I had a relatively easy but very important job. Data entry is not for everyone, but I love it, and I'm good at it. Plus, we get a free coffee mug!

    Cons

    The lighting and no windows makes working a little dreary at times. Also, sometimes the data I am entering puts pressure on me to out perform other employees in a timely manner.


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