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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 The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

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 ManagementAdvice

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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Positive Outlook
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    A lot of pressure - Internal and External

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Oxford, England (UK)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is structured training program in place which is great especially if you are a grad.
    For the more junior roles it is great experience and subject to meeting criteria promotion is very realistic
    Opportunity to move around departments

    Cons

    No work / life balance
    Lots of internal pressure on admin
    Under resourced, so a lot of juggling clients
    Middle management interested in pleasing bosses so put pressure on putting internal requests over client requests. You end up doing both, hence the work / life balance issue
    Low morale
    Initial wages OK, but little movement once your in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the amount of internal admin. Removing this will enable employees to spend more time with clients. It will result in higher client satisfaction and therefore higher employee satisfaction. Employees will start to be able to manage the work / life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to build a resume or grow a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone knows of Nielsen, so working for The Nielsen Company is great to include on a resume.

    Also, in such a large and diverse company there are a lot of opportunities to grow a career here, especially if you are able and willing to move for opportunities.

    Cons

    The benefits here are pretty bad. Medical insurance is bare bones and the vacation time is as lean as they can legally get away with... on the upside, a lot of positions allow the opportunity to work from home, especially after you have been here a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract and retain the top talant you must compensate them with similar packages to other top employers. I know many people who have left Nielsen because the pay/benefits were better and they are highly employable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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