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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
1,229 Reviews
3.4
1,229 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 85 reviews)

  • Work hours are very manageable, work from home possibilities are nice (in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 109 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A great company for an entry-level position that offers a fun environment

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    They take what they do very seriously, and it shows by the amount of training every employee is given, but they still provide a fun and open environment. Generally, the people that work there are very nice and considerate. A good amount of information is provided on what direction the company is moving in and what decisions they are making. This company is currently making sweeping changes that seem very positive for its growth and its employees' quality of work. It's an easy transition to begin working at this company out of college.

    Cons

    Due to the media research they do, the hours can be terrible and many jobs are required to work nights. Overachieving employees can take on the brunt of the work, but are not benefited with greater compensation. Compensation in general isn't very good. It's clear some managers have been put in their position simply because they have moved up the chain over the years, not because they were the right choice for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, this is a great company to work for and it's really fun to come in every day. However, there seems to be a lack of communication and understanding sometimes between upper management and the people collecting information, in terms of how tedious some tasks are and the core requirements. Also, employees shouldn't be hired as managers in certain jobs because they have worked there for a considerable amount of time; employees should be promoted to managers because they are capable of managing a team. Managers need to be proactive in helping their team members take the necessary steps to further their career. They need to be clear and confident communicators that instill that confidence in their team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Open and instill the meritocracy culture that drives people to excel their performance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    Flexible time and location to work; open door policy; friendly work environment, valuing integrity in every aspect of business

    Cons

    compensation and benefits; lack of training and people development, majority of the employees are still working in silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people if you want to make your clients happy....and breaking the working silos between global-regional-local and different functions....collaborative work and lateral management is the new trend, hierarchical management is so last year :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nielsen

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

    Pros

    Good company, offer great products

    Cons

    Could be more focused on advancement opportunities

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  5.  

    Very solid company, with healthy profitable growth strategy and long term approach to staff development.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Client Service in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President Client Service in Oxford, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Secure company, smart leadership and strategy, good people development culture, ability to develop personally if you are prepared to take on new challenges and work hard, some very innovative businesses, bringing together the different data sets to create strategic insight can be very powerful for clients.

    Cons

    A bit bureaucratic and slow moving at times, resources can be mismatched with needs quite significantly in the ad hoc businesses, which can create a lot of stress and turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Alongside the focus on operational efficiency and IP development, invest more in developing a consulting, client-centric culture, through training, role modelling and coaching.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic company and culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    Driven by values, integrity, and doing the right thing. Smart, collegial people. Interesting work. Serious about diversity Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Fast changing organization can be confusing. Difficult business environment for CPG clients and retailers. Not for you if you are not detail oriented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business Focused Company

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    Current Employee - Director in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Director in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Competitive environment. Clear company vision.

    Cons

    Lack of training and average compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity to challenge yourself and expand your professional skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    Nielsen offers a wide range of services and has a client base across 100+ countries that is the envy of their competitors. From a personal perspective, Nielsen gives folks career opportunities which are unparalleled.

    Cons

    Nielsen has a large client base which offers constant challenges to folks. This could challenge an individual's work life balance.

    Recommends
  9.  

    ACM

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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

    There are many opportunities to grow your skill set and network

    Cons

    Workload can be challenging at times and tech support unhelpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - for Client Service - Retail Measurement Services (RMS) in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - for Client Service - Retail Measurement Services (RMS) in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    The employees really provided guidance and opportunity for interns to learn. They give real tasks with responsibilities (not photocopying/ running errands) and provide constructive feedback for the intern.

    Cons

    There is not negative feedback with regards to my internship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good University Company

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    If you work hard you got a great chance to go up
    Great work-family balance if you get a mobility worker sit

    Cons

    New employees can get low salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be real with your PPRs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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