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I must say I'm impressed.

Current Contractor - Researcher in Athens (Greece)
Current Contractor - Researcher in Athens (Greece)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I wanted to work for a company with a global footprint. I truly feel that I am backed and supported by top leaders in the company and that the work I do is valued.I am very happy with the quick and great service they provided.

Cons

I have not discovered yet.

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    Great opportunities, great people, but very long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Consulting in Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Consulting in Parsippany, NJ (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up and into different parts of the organization
    Smart, talented people
    Great for young people getting started in their career to open doors and gain quick, meaningful work experience

    Cons

    High pressure, long hours, under-staffed

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to improve work-life balance and retain talent

  2. Great Place to Work with Clear Career Advancement Track

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Global leader in the industry
    - Career clear path with lots of potential for relatively quick advancement
    - Exposure to lots of different companies and thought leadership
    - Generally culture of smart and nice people

    Cons

    - Some senior management not inspiring and out of touch (particular in HR and Finance)
    - Operations departments have some good people but generally not world class
    - If you are not performing (i.e. bottom 10%) you will not be around for long

    Advice to Management

    Improve your communication and connecting with employees across the business. There are a lot of exciting things going on that we could better publicize and empower local leadership with. Clean up HR department. Shocking lack of accountability, attention to detail, and reactive culture within this function. Talent level could generally be better and HR involvement tends to make situations worse.

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