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Nielsen Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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3.5
71%
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82%
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn skills and grow experience. Flex working is good, and you are given chance to own and be accountable for your job.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.

    Nielsen2018-04-28
  2. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team and work balance

    Cons

    Many system changes and change of procedures

    Nielsen2019-11-14
  3. "Good company, but not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst 

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance in terms of hours

    Cons

    Low pay, multinational company means foreign performance affects AUS salaries

    Nielsen2019-11-05
  4. "Demoralising, invest in infrastructure not people"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility, but it can be a battle to get it

    Cons

    Terrible pay for time and workload expectations

    Nielsen2019-09-18
  5. "Long working hour no future"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    The name of the co.

    Cons

    Hierarchy management team with low transparency

    Nielsen2019-09-08
  6. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Executive in Melbourne
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, diversity in multure

    Cons

    Slow progression (at least for relatively junior people), not that competitive salary package

    Nielsen2019-07-04
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Big Executive Level Ego's"

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    Former Employee - Associate Research Director in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good variety of clients across many industry sectors.

    Cons

    Almost every year, company changing initiatives or strategies. Big promises and no follow through. Teams are held accountable which is fine, however no one holding senior exec's / directors accountable for poor decisions and the consistently low morals of the hard working team. Many employees treated with disrespect, unheard and shut down, its very much "my way or the highway"management style with most directors.... However not all are like that, pure luck if you get a good, decent, not ego centric senior director. There are always changes going on, people coming, leaving, moving and a lot of dead wood that have been there many years and don't know / want to do things differently. If you can put up and navigate with all this then go for it and best of luck!

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    Nielsen2019-05-31
  8. "Great brand to polish your resume"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities; smart, hardworking and friendly team members

    Cons

    Do not expect to get compensated in monetary terms. No salary review unless promotion.

    Nielsen2019-04-22
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Very political but cool if you do not want to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Can work across different products/solutions. Can work from home. Being a women at the company is great.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and it is very toxic at the top level. The only people with major promotions have been with Nielsen for an "extensive" time period and that is normally +15 years. Being a man at the company is terrible. Location Macquarie Park.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Focus on equal outcomes/promotions regardless of gender.

    Nielsen2019-03-29
  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work Good variety of work / experience Lots of career options Flexible working and casual workplace

    Cons

    Poor pay and benefits Excessive workload and consistently under resource Focus on revenue and not on doing great work Poor investment into talent and little structured training

    Nielsen2019-03-21
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