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Interesting people but...

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Current Employee - Client Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY (US)

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

Pros

young environment, interesting people, large company with a lot of opportunities across many product lines

Cons

not very transparent with major organizational changes, decisions, or even smaller things like what performance ratings are based on. below market value salaries, high turnover, forced corporate culture of overworking

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    No place for Experienced Career Professionals, it is run by TCS and Grads straight out of school

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Schaumburg, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    There is no training in place to educate new hires, you are basically thrown into projects and expected to keep up
    This company has one of the most insecure/short sighted managers, nobody is capable of looking at the Big Picture and motivate the team, most of them lead teams with a culture of fear.
    Senior Mgmt has the same team from 10 -15 years and they get to play musical chairs, no room for anyone else.
    The experienced folks in this company are holding this company afloat until the new grads take over and more work is outsourced to TCS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing experienced employees, time to take action is NOW

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally a good company, but not in touch with people who don't work in Chicago

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is reasonably good, and benefits are ok, unless you live in an area where United Healthcare isn't a big insurer. Generally a well respected company, which is nice. "Meritocracy' is good in theory...

    Cons

    The execution of meritocracy is so dependent on your manager that it isn't really a meritocracy. It all comes down to how "connected" you are with others (above you, that is). There is a constant push to "do more," but some times, you just can't do as much as management wants you to. They are slow to fill vacancies to save some money while the current employees pick up the slack of empty positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with off-site employees more. Find an alternative healthcare program for people in areas not well served by United Healthcare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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