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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
1,223 Reviews
3.4
1,223 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 72 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Nielsen- the pioneer of market research

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good market research knowledge you get.
    Awesome atmosphere.

    Cons

    Employee engagement policies are not good.
    huge work load on less manpower.
    They use associates as there slaves

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Qualitative Intern At Nielsen

    Former Employee - Consumer Insights in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Consumer Insights in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    They were a really nice bunch of people. I was only there for a month so I didn't get too much responsibility. They were however, well versed with having interns.

    Cons

    Work is pretty repetitive which doesn't change much in your time there. Working hours are flexible and you can wear a smart casual.

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Ok for beginners

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great colleagues, good work athmosphere

    Cons

    low salaries, no travel, limited company investments in own growth, suicidal attitude regarding customer needs (no reaction, no money places for needed upgrades and investments)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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