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Nielsen Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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  • Need to have better work life balance (in 239 reviews)

  • long hours and more support needed (in 157 reviews)

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  1. "Full time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Nielsen is an excellent company.

    Cons

    It is great to work here.


  2. "Lack of connection between C-Level and employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance
    - Good culture in pockets of the company
    - Talented people

    Cons

    - Short-term decisions being made that could impact long-term growth of company (off-shoring engineering roles)
    - Too many products and Sales Teams are spread too thin
    - Not a clear strategy from top down

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Modern Enterprise Stuck in the 50s"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company who wants to be open and integrated, and in many ways succeed in providing enriching opportunities for career growth and learning.

    Cons

    Political and male dominated factions create a fraternity of who's who. For a modern company there were times it felt like parts of the company were working in 1950.

    Advice to Management

    Look up, look around, be honest and always tell your CEO if things aren't going well.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Slow Moving"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Nielsen as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great name to have on a resume. Other recruiters have really liked that I know how data is organized.

    Cons

    The company is very slow. A lot of processes could be automated that aren't. They are trying to become a "tech/consulting" firm, but they are still hanging on to the old ways that business has been done.


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility with schedule, promotion from within.

    Cons

    Work/life balance as they keep piling on the work


  6. "Training opportunities needed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities were available.

    Cons

    Not a lot of effort put into personal development. I was there for over 20 years and went on 2 training classes and that was because they were mandatory for a new position. Other than that they are not good at keeping employees up to date with training to current standards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the people in training to maintain the top talent.


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Opportunities to transfer to other areas of the business

    Cons

    - Few promotions
    - Long hours and weekend work expected of you

  8. "Not too bad..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Power of a huge name gets you in the door. investing in product and on the digital/mobile side of things

    Cons

    can be like working for the government...left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Don't pay sales commissions...it's a bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the left hand what the right hand is doing...before they do it!


  9. "Director in Consulting Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to learn. Had opportunities to take risks.

    Cons

    Tracking data remains most important business and it is under attack. Startups that tout new software in addition to consulting threaten the consulting business. Consulting businesses remain "fiefdoms" with different objectives that seem to delay integration that clients desperately want. Frequent reorganizations and strategy changes. Did not receive a performance review for three years. Most people managers are more individual contributors than team leaders.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "good for a start"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - challanging environment
    - flexible working time
    - interesting projects

    Cons

    - compensation
    - employees benefits
    - complicated structure
    - very little support from management team

    Advice to Management

    take more cafe of your employees


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