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Nielsen Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Somewhat flexible schedule (can work from home sometimes) (in 217 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule that allows good work life balance (in 204 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for Millennials and Minorities"

    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

    Pros

    Decent pay, enjoyable work. Flexibility to work from home depending on role. 401k company match. Lots of opportunity to move around if you are open to relocation.

    Cons

    Company can be too large to make a difference. Can be difficult to move ahead if not changing job title. Long time employees are not valued. Health plan is high deductible with super high deductibles and out of pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your employees. When good employees leave, they take knowledge and skills with them that are hard pressed to replace.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too focused on the bottom line, not focused enough on employee retention and satisfaction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young colleagues, fun to work with friends. Happy hours and incentives (awards for doing well) are good. Freedom to take on other responsibilities/work from home as long as you get your work done

    Cons

    Tight deadlines, not much formal training. Everyone gets stressed out because it is a public company and profit matters so ends of quarters are very tiring. Turnover rate very high.


  3. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team client research place manager

    Cons

    Work Technology time commitment resources team

    Advice to Management

    employee satisfaction is always a good focus


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  5. "Senior Research Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexibility, benefits, able to work from home

    Cons

    long hours, hours dependent on client


  6. "Membership Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Holt, MI
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Holt, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company car and gas. Work from home. Flexable schedule as long as you make numbers. Really good direct supervisors.

    Cons

    Salary is very low, even though you receive a car and free gas. Travel can be extensive sometimes. Not enough work load, so it's difficult to make bonuses


  7. Helpful (1)

    "good and not good"

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

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

    Pros

    good because big in size

    Cons

    not good because bureaucratic stuff

    Advice to Management

    none at this current time


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Membership Reps"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Run your territory as you see fit.

    Cons

    Slave to the numbers. You have to make your numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamden, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamden, CT

    I worked at Nielsen (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pro is that you can work with some great people that become friends. These people are some that you can count on in a crunch

    Cons

    The con is that there are many unstable areas within the organization. the pay is less than several other companies around


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not a bad company, but still needs some work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Account Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Account Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The company has a lot of great benefits for employees and tries to offer opportunities for growth from within. There is ample opportunity to work remote when necessary. There is some flexibility work wise, so you can explore other opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Wasn't too crazy about how they managed remote employees. Very much a feeling of disconnect between the remote worker and the team management. Also, there was a lot of turnover within management which probably contributed to this issue. Also, the people they chose to manage didn't have a lot of experience managing teams which caused some communications issues.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little more time working on team building and team communication. If you're going to promote young managers, train them on team management.


  11. "Business Development Manager"

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

    Pros

    Big Company. Lots of resources. Great Brand

    Cons

    Very political. Very internally focused

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with customers to find out their true needs



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