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Nielsen Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
1,347 Reviews
3.3
1,347 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available (in 89 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home when necessary (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 110 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Strong culture is exhibited across all offices and regions.
    people focused teams, activities, events keep morale high
    recognition is strong for associates and managers

    Cons

    I am no longer there ;)
    There are very few cons with this organization - it helps you improve personally and professionally always creating a new challenging opportunity either within your role or with your new role.

  2.  

    Big Company, Big Upside

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Representative
    Current Employee - Membership Representative

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    My experience with Nielsen is they do truly seem to care about the success of their employees. Training is extensive and the mentoring is very solid. They value honesty and integrity and the company believes in what they're doing.

    Cons

    Because it is such a large company, there are a lot of things to keep up with which means that it's easy to let some things slip between the cracks of your day-to-day activities if one is not on the ball. There is a sense of a slightly encumbered management structure but that's not unusual in such a large organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strive for streamlining and standardizing procedures across the board (which they're constantly working on in a positive way).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nielsen is an Academy Company providing world-class services globally.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Tampa, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Provides the ability to interact with a bunch of different cultures and access to different types of technology.

    Cons

    Ability to be promoted through entry level positions to management in a suitable time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a way for associates looking to be promoted and grow through the company entry level positions to management in a suitable time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Pretty Good Job!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Field Representative in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The Flexibility of the hours, the control of your work flow, and the joy of being independent during the bulk of your shifts.

    Cons

    Short staffing leads to constant workload-shifting, (ie.: picking up slack from others)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Account Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work remote.
    Career mapping and counseling are available as well as various learning and development opportunities. The company is large and diverse, but is filled with enthusiastic employees.

    Cons

    Divisions can feel isolated. Most IT services are off shore and difficult to get timely responses. Majority of the self service items like Human Resources: benefits management and enrollment are wonky and there is little counsel. You can feel quite alone when trying to solve problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage HR business partners to be more than link forwarders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    a great career starting place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    great culture, smart people, good training

    Cons

    if you stay in one role too long it can get very repetitive

  8.  

    Loved working for Nielsen for the short time I was there, the people are all highly motivated and passionate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Tampa, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Office culture, motivated staff, beautiful office, interesting work

    Cons

    No cons I can think of, was satisfied with the experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good opportunities and development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Oxford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to progress.
    The company helps with personal development also

    Cons

    Too much work - not enough people. This goes for all depts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the little people - make sure there is enough resource for the job in hand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Account Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around. Great company to work for, especially, if you're ambitious and a thought leader. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best. Need a better merit system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Associate in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Client Associate in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    environment
    great people
    fresh energy
    good balance life-work

    Cons

    aged management
    few opportunity for growing inside the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more chanches for internal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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