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Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Great leadership but action is in NY and Tampa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Client Service in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Client Service in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy and support for innovation. This place really has some of the best talent that I've seen and people who work here tend to go on to bigger and bettered careers. It is a great place to learn from visionary leaders and corporate follow through.

    Cons

    Once the company went public, it was a month to month revenue game. Some of the principals that used to drive innovation was replaced by a revenue chase at the end of every month and a need to outperform the previous year.

    Advice to Management

    None. They are doing a good job. Acquire the best technologies and work closer towards total audience measurement before clients start to do it in their own.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    high salaries for not very challenging jobs

    Cons

    High employee turnover rate
    Organizing, reorganizing, disorganizing, reorganizing again, no efficient management style
    Not many opportunities for professional growth
    Mostly mind-numbing jobs

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully, your company environment has been improving. When I was there, it was a sad little place.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Ok here it is"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Member Service Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Car was nice to have

    Cons

    Everything was not as described


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed bag"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice culture, certain level of diversity, commitment to EGRs, big company with many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Very poorly connected among departments, bad structures, poor communication, many layoffs.


  7. "Good place to work for getting Consumer retail experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Architect in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Architect in Oldsmar, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good work environment
    2. Respect people in a very professional manner.
    3. Work with state of the art technologies
    4. 100% work from home jobs

    Cons

    1. Very limited Career growth.
    2. No profit sharing options
    3. No stock options provided
    4. Limited on the job training

    Advice to Management

    1. Address the points mentioned in the Cons section.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people Smart people Smart people

    Cons

    Average benefits at best. Need more development of younger employees

    Advice to Management

    Join efforts - work together as one team


  9. "Good base experience"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Continually trying to innovate (although not successful), good people to work with, a great way to start a career generally with good exposure and scope of responsibility.

    Cons

    Difficult industry with many large and small players to compete against may pose long-term threat. Often very little work/life balance. Continuous change in organization with unclear role descriptions lead to confusion where employees are put in a position to figure things out themselves. Relative to other local companies, does not compensate competitively.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and consistent regarding bonus payout. Have clear role responsibilities with objectives that align to the role.


  10. "Associate Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work timing flexibility.
    Client and Employer appreciations through awards and reward.
    Supportive Management.

    Cons

    Below Average Salary
    Work Life Balance
    Slow Growth

    Advice to Management

    Correct salaries especially for employees beginning their career from ARC


  11. "Great training!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bilingual Research Interviewer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Bilingual Research Interviewer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    pay, working environment, recognition

    Cons

    paid bi-weekly, a bit boring


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