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Nielsen Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  • Somewhat flexible schedule (can work from home sometimes) (in 215 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule that allows good work life balance (in 203 reviews)

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  1. "Corporate Burnout"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with the best and brightest in information technology in their Global Engineering Center of Excellence, great opportunity. Was given opportunities to grow and learn (to a point). My boss was the best I've ever had and I learned a lot about leadership and tech from him.

    Cons

    They brought in leadership from GE and things quickly went downhill including forced ranking, etc. Felt like I was a number after just a few months. Worked with people who had been then 30+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your approaches toward efficiency kills employees' spirits. Look for opportunities to promote from within.


  2. "Research Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed wardrobe code, decent payment

    Cons

    Have to work part time for twelve months before you can aspire to a full time job, no benefits, pressure to perform


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Research Analyst"

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    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"

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    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. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    great for fresh out of college or middle management employees
    excellent opportunity to learn and collaborate

    Cons

    not necessarily a meritocracy despite rhetoric


  7. Helpful (2)

    "not for everybody"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from Home, be your own boss

    Cons

    This job is not for everybody- Direct sales, door to door, house to house. You will work about 10 hours a day, 7 days a week this includes weekends are a must and you will always work late at night no matter what. You will not be able to have a work/life balance because you will be working all the time. Management looks for ways to micromanage you especially if you do not go out. You must always go out 7 days a week every single day.

    Advice to Management

    NEED SOME IMPROVEMENT


  8. "Not bad"

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    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.


  9. "VP"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unbelieveable knowledge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Breadth of knowledge re: sales and consumer drivers of sales is impressive. Even more impressive is the ~10 years of consistent quarterly growth

    Cons

    Many unfulfilled commitments by mgmt. - not malicious, likely not enough time. But, why say you're going to do something and not do it?


  11. "Senior Data Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to explore different roles internally. Lots of learning and training avenues.

    Cons

    The company can be a bit slow to respond to change.



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