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Nielsen Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • Work-life balance not very good (in 228 reviews)

  • long hours and more support needed (in 154 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "VP Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours of working are comfortable.
    Relaxed policy on working from home.
    Transaction level workis completely outsourced.
    Less supervision

    Cons

    Not challenging at all
    The organization suffers from poor communication
    Poor integration process
    Old systems - IT is not up to mark

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new way of doing things. Found it too old fashioned


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for Scarborough Research where I had to convince random people on the phone to do surveys."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay pretty well for a call center. It's nice to have a set schedule. I like the free food sometimes and little parties here and there.

    Cons

    Too little hours, managers not trained well, HR allows employees to continue to be sexually harassed and threatened by other workers. I feel like Quality can be too harsh on us.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nielsen"

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

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, great clients, good pay

    Cons

    A little silo'ed becuase of the size

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on capabilities, not politics


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Gone downhill."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay.
    Seasonal.
    Perfect for college students.

    Cons

    The higher ups are very disrespectful to workers when under pressure. Hard work is not rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that this job is unpredictable. If a respondent doesn't want to do the TV Viewing Diary, don't call them back a million times then call it fresh numbers on the next cycle.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, CPG Client Interaction

    Cons

    Overall compensation structure and payout


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Research Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Open culture which allows for a good exchange of ideas and experiences
    Positive outlook from other employers

    Cons

    terrible compensation and high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Low moral"

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with some really great people there.

    Cons

    Upper management lack understanding of the conditions on the ground, thus makes choices that effect their employees in a way that lowers moral.

    Advice to Management

    Seek feed back from inside the actual teams and allow those people to feel comfortable to be honest with their analysis.

  8. "Remote meetings"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, lots of personal freedom regarding how and when you do your job. A global company with sites all over the world. Some of the products are quite interesting.

    Cons

    People work remotely so you'll meet them only online over low quality phone lines. Continuous layoffs are keeping people on their toes.


  9. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    excellent benefits, office space, competitive salary, promotes work-life balance

    Cons

    too much rotation of roles/leadership


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Market Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Treated with respect a majority of the time.

    Cons

    This is little chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee ideas


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