Nielsen Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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  1. Good Learning experience

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    • 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
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, great company vision.

    Cons

    Lower morale than previous years.

  2. a

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Good team working environment here

    Cons

    Restricted career path in my area.

  3. Love the company; not a fan of the assessment system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Market Analyst in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Market Analyst in Markham, ON

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - lots of opportunities to learn and develop your analytical skills
    - (mostly) great people to work with
    - get to work for a well respected company

    Cons

    - the assessment system (bottom 20% are let go)
    - need to learn about the client you're working for really fast

    Advice to Management

    - don't get rid of people if you don't need to just because you need to let go of 20% of the analyst team

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  5. Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, possibility of international career. Good work environment. People are great.

    Cons

    Meritocracy does not always work.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees.

  6. Helpful (2)

    A good start for your career but for career progression, more of a challenge

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

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

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

    Pros

    - A lot of manufacturing companies hire Nielsen associates because they purchase Nielsen data and would need people to help analyze their Nielsen data. So a good start if you want to move to the Retailer or Manufacturing side in the long run.
    - They do have a Work from Home program.
    - Great people to work with.
    - Good career progression in some departments but not all.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance really depends on which department you are in. In Innovation Analytics (BASES) or Custom Analytics, no work life balance. In Continuous Analytics and other Professional Services department, the hours are steady 9-5pm. They do have a work from home program but it really depends on whether your department supports it or not. I'm currently in a department that doesn't support it at all when really the tasks I do can easily be done at home.

    Advice to Management

    Still find there is a disconnect between the departments. Work to ensure that the same message and processes are shared across teams.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Once was a great place to work, now a shell of its former self

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Markham, ON

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with a variety of leading CPG and Retail companies. Wide variety of analytical problems. Strong training program

    Cons

    The company is focused solely on driving shot-term profitability gains. As a result, it has sacrificed its culture and values. It has decimated its bread and butter services, cutting to the bone and getting rid of institutional memory. Bonuses are stingy and salaries are not in line with opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Start reinvesting in core services to stay relevant with the marketplace. Keep salaries in line with other opportunities

  8. Market Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Analyst
    Current Employee - Market Analyst

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great place for training. Training is not limited to the CPG industry or Market Research, you have options to take classes on being a better story-teller, a better consultant etc..

    Cons

    Salary is very low
    Work - life balance depends on the team your and the amount of projects your clients requests.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to us openly about verticals

  9. Market Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Great on boarding/ training, no micro managing (come and go as you please), lots of flexibility on work hours

    Cons

    low salary, may doted line reports

  10. Not the same company as it used to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were great! Great team environment as everyone would help out a fellow co-worker in need.

    Cons

    Career progression was limited after a certain point.

    Advice to Management

    Great people and experience should be what makes the company. Management should try to retain good people. It shouldn't be like a revolving door.

  11. Excellent place to start a marketing career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Markham, ON

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly recognized development program in CPG industry. Lots of opportunity for growth/development. Great learning opportunities. Great work environment and culture.

    Cons

    Pay is good for a start but increases are small. Promotions can come fast but again the raises are modest.

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