Nielsen Reviews

Updated 6 May 2021

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3.7
76%
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86%
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David Kenny
697 Ratings
Pros
  • "Over the years, there is a culture of trust which helps you to be able to work from home depending on your situation(in 388 reviews)

  • "Supportive and cooperative work environment(in 293 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Friendly work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and great work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities and promotion

  2. "Great people and work environment, low pay and slow promotions"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Insights in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working at Nielsen for more than 9 years and wroking across departments and countries. Despite the salary being less competitive than other businesses, I've had the chance to have great managers, great opportunities to change roles and countries. I like that in BASES at least, the company is not hierarchical. Values are good to with great transparency and openness. Great diversity and inclusion efforts. Great work flexibility.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive enough and promotions tend to be slow.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great name, dysfunctional leadership"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Media in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exposure to a variety of large high profile clients - great place to start your career as a junior. Lots of learning and growth. You quickly learn how to do your best with limited time and resources. You will work with some really bright, diverse minds both in the company and as clients. Potential to transfer to an overseas office if you're lucky enough to be placed with one of the few amazing managers.

    Cons

    Leadership and company culture in Australia is very different to USA. Surprisngly low familiarity with analytics, data and statistics for non-research functions and lack of investment to improve. Compensation tragically poor unless you come in at Director level or above. Expected to be on late night and early morning calls with USA for no additional pay. Extremely cliquey and political, managers are not interested or trained in people management. It's drilled in to you that the only way you can advance is to get recognition by taking on numerous extra projects and secondments on top of your existing workload. Most of the time this results in you being permanentely responsible for these projects, your manager will shine but you won't get that promotion you were promised. Lots of informal and passive-aggressive 'managing out' to force you to quit rather than following proper HR processes: disproportionately high workloads, dicreetly limiting your resources ('"get creative" or "do the best with what you have" because your managers "hands are tied.") Recognition and career progression only applies to commercial and sales teams. HR usually comes up with a reason not to provide the benefits listed on paper.

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  4. "Good culture and people, low pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Analytics Manager in Melbourne
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are genuinely nice in Nielsen, the culture promotes equality and fairness and is a good environment to be in

    Cons

    This will probably be the lowest you ever get paid in your professional life. I have not come across another company with lower pay compared to the market. Company is slow on adopting new technology and automation tools

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  5. "Good Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Sydney

    I have been working at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible working schedule and bosses

    Cons

    Located in Macquaire Park area

  6. "Low wages but decent people there"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Executive in Macquarie
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    WFH, few extra days off

    Cons

    low pay and ops team is usually the scapegoat for any issues

  7. "-"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and good workplace culture

    Cons

    No flexibility and lacking in growth opportunities and training

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of change, always"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture - Good work from home policy - Exposure to global company, clients

    Cons

    - Global red tape restrictive and makes decision making slower - Salary could be better - Recent massive restructure has made job security feel less certain - Constant, constant restructuring and change

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  9. "Career opportunities"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Good career opportunities diverse cultural

    Cons

    No work life balance and salary

  10. "Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Sydney

    I have been working at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Nielsen offers great Flexibility in working conditions

    Cons

    Salary is below industry averages

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