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Nielsen Reviews

Updated February 21, 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. Helpful (3)

    "World Class Company"

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

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

    Pros

    I am very excited to show up to work every day, knowing that my actions impacts an ad exchange market of $85b where Media Companies and Advertisers/ AgenciesWork trade daily. Nielsen strongly believes in Meritocracy. Work life balance and work from home flexibility are great perks.

    Cons

    Compensation at all levels needs to be reviewed. A stronger training/ onboarding program for new employees needs to be established.

    Advice to Management

    We're very excited by the appointment of Mitch Barns as our CEO. He grew up in this industry and understands each part of our company very well. It is exciting to see that his change plans are based on the employee/ industry voice. My advice is for leadership to review compensation/ benefits across all levels to ensure we are keeping up with the industry.


  2. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Learning environment, good values, smart people

    Cons

    Heavy Workload, compensation,too centralized, sometimes too slow to react to opportunities


  3. "Six Sigma WAhhhh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Nielsen Field Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    You mess up once your done.

    Advice to Management

    To much focus on six sigma, does not translate in the real world.


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  5. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Nielsen are incredibly smart and the environment is very synergistic. There are a broad range of opportunities for career growth, and the company places a strong emphasis on developing their employees. Pay and benefits are above average.

    Cons

    Some positions require significant travel, which does impact work/life balance. Also, for those who work in global roles, meetings can be very very early in the morning. While Nielsen embraces change, sometimes things change too fast and without enough thought for the impact/consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Nielsen does a nice job developing their employees, but they could do a better job retaining top talent, especially after the time and effort they put into training people.


  6. "On campus recruitment of Nielsen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice recruiters easy interview questions

    Cons

    nothing really negative happened there


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Best in the Industry - Great Place to Learn CPG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is so much opportunity to learn and grow at Nielsen. Many view company as a great place to start a career, but I feel it is also a great destination company where you can have a long, fulfilling career. Top performers will be asked to rotate into new positions which helps with one's career growth and satisfaction. The flexibility to work from home is a major benefit.

    Cons

    Could be an overwhelming environment to navigate for some. Company is currently revamping training program so perhaps the on-boarding process will be enhanced in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with current communication model - frequent updates on progress and initiatives via webinars.


  8. "Great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Acquisition in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Data Acquisition in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great home life balance. I can work from home 3-4 days a week. I have many varied responsibilities and am treated like an adult in being allowed to handle them without constant interference.

    Cons

    Nielsen is way behind on the technology curve.


  9. "Publix"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Gr8 stock, flexible hours, usually get the time off you need if you request it on time, Friendly environment. Pay is average.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, Hard to get full-time or even decent hours on a regular bases.


  10. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours, Car, Laptop, Cell Phone, Overtime

    Cons

    Hours, Late, Weekend, Market Numbers


  11. "Nielsen was a dynamic and professional company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, great people.

    Cons

    Changes in management and outsourcing of jobs.



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