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Nielsen Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  • It is possible to work from home (in 231 reviews)

  • work life balance is really important and Nielsen is one of those research firms who can provide this benefit (in 214 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people Smart people Smart people

    Cons

    Average benefits at best. Need more development of younger employees

    Advice to Management

    Join efforts - work together as one team


  2. "Good base experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Continually trying to innovate (although not successful), good people to work with, a great way to start a career generally with good exposure and scope of responsibility.

    Cons

    Difficult industry with many large and small players to compete against may pose long-term threat. Often very little work/life balance. Continuous change in organization with unclear role descriptions lead to confusion where employees are put in a position to figure things out themselves. Relative to other local companies, does not compensate competitively.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and consistent regarding bonus payout. Have clear role responsibilities with objectives that align to the role.


  3. "Great training!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bilingual Research Interviewer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Bilingual Research Interviewer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    pay, working environment, recognition

    Cons

    paid bi-weekly, a bit boring


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  5. "Research Interviewer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Nielsen part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is an easy position for a first job to gain valuable call center position.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work becomes boring.


  6. "Overall positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows for telecommute status (work from home), flexible schedule, employer stock option program, 401k, generous vacation/sick/maternity leave time. Overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    Management not quick to recognize achievement, mid-level career stalling, company has been slow to embrace change in the field of media (something they should be dominating),

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to recognize the little guys too


  7. "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Process Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization to work, enjoyed working

    Cons

    Nice, no comments................................, good......, great

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Wilton, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work great culture

    Cons

    Travel CPG industry under pressure with ZBB

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management need great company


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Membership Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work your own schedule. You drive a new company car with a gas card and insurance. You are given assigned territories. Fantastic company.

    Cons

    There was too much management turnover, but that is the only negative I encountered.

    Advice to Management

    I guess give the manager a better incentive to stay in their role.


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun Projects, Smart People, Global Experience

    Cons

    A bit disconnected if working from home


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and flexible work-life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong company and a leader in it's industry. Flexibility to work remotely depends on the team. Great career path with a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Company struggles to work across teams and share information or strategy. Subject Matter Experts are lacking as people move into new roles relatively quickly.


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