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Updated 14 December 2018
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  • "It's hard to have work-life balance" (in 287 reviews)

  • "no work life balance, restricted growth" (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Nielsen summary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, helpful colleagues, good location

    Cons

    Lack of resources & training, little room for progression, long hours, no over-time

    Advice to Management

    Improve resources (staff, software, training etc.) Compensate for over-time


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    People are really nice. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Career Progression is limited currently.

    Advice to Management

    Create new opportunities for progression.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Valuable experience but tough"

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    Former Employee - Account in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Account in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good social element with different types of events for employees throughout the year. Opportunities to work with market leading companies.

    Cons

    Very heavy workload at times with little support. Not a lot of opportunities to progress within the Irish business. Often a focus on cost cutting rather than investing money in employees & facilities


  4. "No personal initiative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Friendly culture, some smart colleagues, good name on resume, good working hours

    Cons

    The job is not thrilling. Very strong processes in place with very little space for personal initiative. Have 3 people doing the work that 2 people could do


  5. "Mostly a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting/Varied work
    The folks I worked with were great

    Cons

    At times to big to get out of it's own way, smaller groups tend to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Like with all things, your people are the key; you can hire cheaper labor but it is often difficult to replace both experience and drive.


  6. "Client Business Partner - Nielsen"

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    Current Employee - Client Business Partner in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Client Business Partner in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn
    Good Global Networking
    Fair compensation
    Smart workforce
    Ability to transfer to different locations

    Cons

    Lean management team
    Limited Mentorship
    Dated systems
    Poor GTM strategies


  7. "Surveyor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very positive and motivated by what they do

    Cons

    Communication between full time staff and part time staff could be better

  8. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Passionate employees
    - Great new office in Chicago
    - Good bosses and learning opportunities

    Cons

    - Lots of organizational change right now


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work in multiple countries
    Continued development for those that want it.
    Very autonomous

    Cons

    A little slow with development of new solutions

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect everything to be 100% perfect


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Its an old company in the 21st centuary"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Real growth opportunities, especially when you get a broken thing to work with and make better
    If you get identified as high potential you get love and attention from HR
    Shifting towards technology focus and scaling better - but its slow
    Unlimited vacation and WFH culture - both endorsed by my team not sure about others

    Cons

    Senior management: no one agrees on what priorities are which was only made worse by recent layoffs.
    Health benefits are mid-range
    Slow to change, its too big for its own good

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what Nielsen is good at, cut the dead weight products, reallocate those support teams to the things that have high potential or make shake up the market.