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Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love this company!"

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

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    They hire the brightest and most creative minds in the business - I have learned so much!

    Cons

    Health insurance is high based on size of company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Great Teamwork

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work late


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Research Analyst"

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

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Young and fun company at the time

    Cons

    A lot of politics were played


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Always a rollercoaster!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Developer
    Former Employee - IT Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nielsen provides challenging, interesting work

    Cons

    They have outsourced so many functions that quality has slipped.
    Item coding - outsourced/overseas data is very suspect
    PC/Network Tech support - outsourced and under resourced makes getting hardware support virtually impossible.
    Supporting our customers - it takes too long for customer accounts to get set up or changed because resources have been slashed and responsibility has been outsourced

    Advice to Management

    Too much emphasis on slashing costs has impacted quality. WAY TOO frustrating place to work


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Be cautious. Join the company if you have an interest in the CPG industry!"

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

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

    Pros

    The flexibility(Lots of working from home)
    Great place to learn and understand CPG industry.
    Great name on the resume

    Cons

    Tons and Tons of politics that goes on behind the scenes
    Declining business and are really struggling to keep their heads above the water
    Constant re-organizations that impact associates.
    Most managers are not good managers.
    Poor pay.
    Promotions are all based on favorism and hard work is not rewarded.
    Some teams do not to appreciate diversity.
    No defined career path.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways of motivating young people through pay raises/ promotions and autonomy. Happy hour and food doesn't mean anything. Really dissapointed with this company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Constant Change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Ability to work from home
    -Access to reams of data for interesting and challenging analytic opportunities
    -Focus on client

    Cons

    -Constant, never ending restructuring creates culture of confusion/uncertainty
    -Strategies become more convoluted each year and hard to know if on right path
    - Significantly increased focus on selling, selling, selling as time goes by (which doesn't fit with the goals/strengths of many of its employees)
    -Poor communication systems

    The company seems in general to be tripping all over itself....right now does not feel like a best in class organization (and has not for several years)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your clients and stay committed to your strategy. Treat the people left after restructuring as assets.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home options available. For a fresher out of college, it is a great place to spend the first 12 months of his/her career.

    Cons

    Senior management is really fake. They act like they are "service" leaders but they really are very political and only focus on short-term growth. The culture tries to be "open" but in reality everyone is judging and there is a lot of office politics. There is lack of transparency at every level and you really don't have clarity on what is going on with your career. I am really surprised to see that it is one of the top places to work according to the fortune magazine. Attrition is HIGH and pay is extremely low. Almost every boss I had (3 out of 4 bosses) had nothing to really teach me...they were in it to simply keep paying their bills. Often times, there was no work for months together..you had to compete with your teammates to get the right role on the project. The company will see a lot of lay-offs in the next two years. Be cautious when you apply.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and say who you really are..people see through you.


  9. "Supportive Company. Good Opportunities."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible to change - everyone is open to you pursuing personal development in other functional areas. Great to not fill restricted in one functional area or role.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring makes it hard to stick to a vision/set of goals.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    working from home office flexibility

    Cons

    constant restructuring and downsizing, with little pay increase

    Advice to Management

    support directs vs. use them for gain


  11. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Professional Services, Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good data sets, interesting analytical challenges, nice co-workers, supportive HR staff

    Cons

    I found it hard to get behind the products/brands we were helping long-term, and

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to switch onto different types of teams without taking a step back



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