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Updated January 14, 2018
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  • Work-life balance not very good (in 247 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  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 a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, will work with you

    Cons

    Hours are not always guaranteed

  8. "Bilingual Panel Specialist"

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home and great training if you work in office, good benefits and good time off with sick days

    Cons

    Low pay, office in Arlington is far, you start with night shifts, they micro manage your every call and time.

    Advice to Management

    They do layoff almost every year..and call you back every time. 1 year later with less pay.


  9. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed office culture, work from home

    Cons

    Narrowed job function and limited pay

    Advice to Management

    Invest in top talent


  10. "Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Schaumburg, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good work from homes hours, lenient on vacation.

    Cons

    Low pay, not the best 401k match, company not giving out raises this year.


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