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Nielsen Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Working for Nielsen is a great opportunity, and provides great career growth opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nielsen provides numerous career opportunities

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints about working for Nielsen

    Advice to Management

    The new hire training isn't the best.


  2. "Lots of Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Corporate Funtion
    Current Employee - Vice President - Corporate Funtion
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting and exciting work
    Fun and engaging culture
    Blue chip client roster
    Best in the business for market research
    No better place to learn and grow in this space
    Global organization

    Cons

    Some may not like the pace of change, but neccesary to keep the business evolving and innovating

    Advice to Management

    Keep Nielsen an exciting place to work.


  3. "I have a great boss, I can work from home, and I get to do statistics (not everyone's cup of tea but it is mine)."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home and work with smart people.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so there is bureaucracy and many standards and procedures that you have to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    I thrive with independence and flexibility, and I have a manager that gives me that. I hope that's the case for others.


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  5. "Dedicated first rate engineering staff."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Driver in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Test Driver in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will part of a company dedicated to making all aspects of their business better not only the consumers but for their employees as well.

    Cons

    Although my tenure was short, I felt that all aspects of Nielsen that had had dealt with were aptly handled both locally and nationally.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the drivers concerns. They spend a large amount of time in the vehicles and understand every aspect of their job. The equipment in the vehicles is first rate but should include shock absorbtion. RF shielding, interior safety and driver comfort should be of tantamount concern.


  6. "Great growth opportunities for motivated employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager
    Current Employee - Client Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meritocracy, reward for achievement, professional development opportunities, diversity

    Cons

    Politics, can sometimes be hard to move up when you have proven yourself, lean budget

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on meritocracy and company culture, create even more opportunities for development


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    "Account Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company takes care of hard workers. You need to be willing to not only work hard but work smart. There are many avenues for you to be successful and leadership really cares about growing their employees. I work on the client service side and I can honestly say, we put our clients first in all we do. If you want to coast and just collect a check, I wouldn't consider this company.

    Cons

    Its a very large company, so you can get lost in the shuffle without personal ambition. If you don't care to improve your career, they are not going to do it for you. You need to want to take on challenges/opportunities and look to find them here.


  8. "Great and Innovative Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nielsen is a great company to work for. I was immediately drawn to the training, networking, and professional development that the company offers. They have great benefits: 401K, medical insurance, great work-life balance etc. Great leadership and I have the flexibility to work from home. Management is helpful and readily available. All-in-all I enjoy working here.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints.


  9. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    High mobility, progressive atmosphere, lots of learning

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, frequent restructuring, nepotism


  10. "Great place to start a career in market research"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for lateral movement within the company, young energetic vibe and culture ("work hard/play hard"), very open and collaborative environment, lots of exposure to data and analytics

    Cons

    Not a "9-5" marketing position so more than 40 hours a week is expected of you, you have to be proactive about searching for opportunities outside your department


  11. "great people, great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company culture is high integrity, the company has good leadership development programs

    Cons

    the organization can sometimes seem complex

    Advice to Management

    keep improving diversity



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