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Nielsen Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • It is possible to work from home (in 232 reviews)

  • work life balance is really important and Nielsen is one of those research firms who can provide this benefit (in 216 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "fine."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its an ok place to work. Lots of flexibility to work from home or during your own hours. Lots of opportunity to present to clients

    Cons

    getting promoted is a crap shoot and wages are generally low. As an analyst you will be doing some very "busy work" type of stuff for a while


  2. "Great place to start career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and grow early on in career, with great client engagement

    Cons

    Hit a stagnation point fairly quickly after 2-3 years with advancement and rewards standardized to the point where it does not reward over achieving employees

    Advice to Management

    Update meritocracy and reward programs to keep high performers


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Research Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radcliff, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Radcliff, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Paid bi-weekly, good hours, comfortable work environment, good central locations, laid back environment

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, understaffed, not competitive enough, crowded, etc


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Dissapointed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    its a diverse company with a lot of opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    working for the call center

    Advice to Management

    treat employees better and acknowledge and reward hard work more often


  6. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen (More than a year)

    Pros

    The perks provided by the company.

    Cons

    You have to have tough skin when going door to door.

    Advice to Management

    Better prepare the the new employees when training them.


  7. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reputable data company with many unique offerings. Flexible work schedule and decent benefits. friendly employees. Good place to learn about big data and data analytics

    Cons

    Big organization with many silos and very difficult to navigate through offering, industry verticals and learn quickly. Company is heavily into acquisitions with out thinking through the fit of the company they buy. Very bottom line driven.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Too focused on the bottom line, not focused enough on employee retention and satisfaction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young colleagues, fun to work with friends. Happy hours and incentives (awards for doing well) are good. Freedom to take on other responsibilities/work from home as long as you get your work done

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, not much formal training. Everyone gets stressed out because it is a public company and profit matters so ends of quarters are very tiring. Turnover rate very high.


  9. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team client research place manager

    Cons

    Work Technology time commitment resources team

    Advice to Management

    employee satisfaction is always a good focus


  10. "Membership Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Holt, MI
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Holt, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company car and gas. Work from home. Flexable schedule as long as you make numbers. Really good direct supervisors.

    Cons

    Salary is very low, even though you receive a car and free gas. Travel can be extensive sometimes. Not enough work load, so it's difficult to make bonuses


  11. Helpful (1)

    "good and not good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Data in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Data in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good because big in size

    Cons

    not good because bureaucratic stuff

    Advice to Management

    none at this current time


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