The Nielsen Company

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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
1,283 Reviews
3.4
1,283 Reviews
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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Total autonomy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Field Representative in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Given freedom to work from home set schedule. If your self motivated and organized you will do well.

    Cons

    6 week training does little to prep for daily work tasks and pressures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make time on a monthly basis to monitor new employee progress and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company in Transition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities for growth within the company because of the ever changing nature of the current viewing environments for programs and services.

    Cons

    Long-term employees who are unable/unwilling to evolve with or accept the constantly changing environment often find themselves out of work in favor of younger lower salaried workers willing to step up to the challenges of the changing broadcast business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mobile Test Technical Driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Test Technical Driver in Lynchburg, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Mobile Test Technical Driver in Lynchburg, VA (US)

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nielsen is great at communication. The team I worked with was close and hard working. We stuck to policy and guidelines that kept our drivers safe and efficient.

    Cons

    Too many policies are hurting the productivity of the company's department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your departments control some of the policy so that decisions at a local level can bring out the true success of Nielsen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Overall great experience, but it can wear you out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    Great people, early client exposure

    Cons

    Heavy workload, no overtime payment,

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    learn a lot and lots of growth

    Cons

    unorganized
    lack of vacation time
    promotional salary increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to work Overall

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

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    - Intense Learning experience working with the biggest players in the FMCG market
    - Large company with a lot of opportunities to move internally worldwide
    - Though leadership when it comes to research and data analysis methodologies
    - Very good exit opportunities

    Cons

    - Big and bureaucratic
    - Processes divided into countless small departments making the work look some times like on an assembly line and can be repetitive and boring.
    - Unpredictable and fluctuating workload, with weeks of 14 hours per day followed by weeks of very slow work
    - Very high erosion rate due to low salaries and weak culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees to be more creative in the way they approach the client's problems to allow them to have more ownership over the assignments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This company offers jobs that are great for students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Survey Writer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Survey Writer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    - ok salary
    - awesome flexible schedule
    -work at home

    Cons

    - can be repetetive
    - sitting on computer for 3hr +
    - no other just do ur job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As long as your bilingual and can speak read english french

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    VP of Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    I learned a great deal!

    Cons

    A very highly matrix'd org.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn digital in order to say relevant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best MR Agencies to work for in the UAE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work and clients. Motivating work culture with good work-life balance. Among the best payers in the industry.

    Cons

    Top heavy organization, and so slower growth opportunities in general

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    team work, smart people, good learning

    Cons

    high stress, low salary, slow

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