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Generally a good company, but not in touch with people who don't work in Chicago

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pay is reasonably good, and benefits are ok, unless you live in an area where United Healthcare isn't a big insurer. Generally a well respected company, which is nice. "Meritocracy' is good in theory...

Cons

The execution of meritocracy is so dependent on your manager that it isn't really a meritocracy. It all comes down to how "connected" you are with others (above you, that is). There is a constant push to "do more," but some times, you just can't do as much as management wants you to. They are slow to fill vacancies to save some money while the current employees pick up the slack of empty positions.

Advice to Management

Work with off-site employees more. Find an alternative healthcare program for people in areas not well served by United Healthcare.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Friendly environment and a lot of learning opportunities

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    Former Intern - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Intern - Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Nielsen as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learning opportunities are great since it is a B2B company and the clients are multinational and national FMCG companies. One can develop a great insight of FMCG sector and trends. Furthermore, working at Nielsen, one can improve her marketing capabilities and skills to a greater extent since it gives a chance to see the big picture shaping the marketing strategies. Another great plus is that it helps significantly for improving in Excel.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the high turnover rate and despite this low promotion chances. Although a lot of Business Analysts work in the company, manager level employees are very few and chances to get promoted are relatively low. Furthermore, high turnover rate is a factor that reduces the motivation of employees. Another negative point is the long overtime hours (even weekend work) especially for the first few months of the year due to the reporting and presentation periods. The salaries are not at a level to compensate this downside but only at average for lower level management.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Respect for people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly place, respect for people and their work

    Cons

    not always very motivating workplace

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