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Nielsen Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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  • Work-life balance not very good (in 228 reviews)

  • long hours and more support needed (in 154 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to start your career"

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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

    Pros

    Great place to start out as you'll be exposed to a plethora of information

    Casual office and great flexibility in terms of hours and ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Company is going through a bit of a rough patch, which I think can be felt throughout the company.

    Company at times can be too big, which results in us being slow to react

    Can get political/bureaucratic trying to work across teams


  2. "Overall positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are smart, and willing to help. Great opportunities to work with global clients. Culture overall is positive.

    Cons

    Company is complex, and siloed.

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees at all levels to understand really what is going on in the company.

  3. "Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good manager, good work/life balance, interesting projects

    Cons

    working in the suburbs, salary


  4. "Fun and flexible"

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Salary plus overtime.

    Cons

    Some assigned territory requires a lot of travel


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Casual Dress, Remote work

    Cons

    sometimes long hours, not always easy to advance

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Can't Evolve with The Times"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture - flexibility to work from home when you want, lots of fun young people
    Strong emphasis on data quality and precision

    Cons

    - Most tech and tools used are from the STONE AGE - it makes it hard to focus on doing your job when 70% of your time has to be dedicated to the minutiae of processes that should have been automated by now
    - Managers have a "don't ask don't want to know" policy - in many cases they are aware that employees are unhappy and they are not proactive about solving pain points and nipping in the bud, instead they ignore the issue until it gets to a much more serious point than it should

    Advice to Management

    REALLY listen to employees' concerns and suggestions - there are definitely a few consistent themes across all issues employees have, and it's pointless to have countless town halls and an "open door policy" if no real change ever comes about

    Also, know that from the amount of work you expect from people, Nielsen employees are severely underpaid - this + leaving many simple issues unsolved is what drives so many people to leave


  7. "number not a person"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Close to home the commute was easy.

    Cons

    I didn't feel necessary to the company.

    Advice to Management

    better millennial recruiting and structure.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work (depending on manager & team)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement/growth
    Flexible hours & work/life balance

    Cons

    Teams & management are inconsistent (some are great, others are "meh".)
    The higher your salary, the more you're a target for the next RIF
    Bottom line is more important than quality of work


  9. "Membership Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company car, laptop, and phone.

    Cons

    unrealistic goals, and the company make poor choices. CEO is garbage.

    Advice to Management

    meh


  10. "Membership Representative"

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Interesting, Compliant, Recognition to Employees,

    Cons

    Red Tape, Not loyal to employees

    Advice to Management

    Reward tenured employees and adjust pay to keep up with inflation.


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