The Nielsen Company
3.0 of 5 1,029 reviews
www.nielsen.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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75% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

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Pros:
  • "They have a great work life balance with work from home options available"
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  • "Work life balance and work from home flexibility are great perks"
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Cons:
  • "Some positions require significant travel, which does impact work/life balance"
    in 90 reviews
  • "Long hours for some (You may start work at 7pm and not leave until 5am"
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Great work life balance - low pay

Associate Analyst (Current Employee)
Markham, ON

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

ProsWork from home, lots of company events, intensive training and many courses available to take over time spent there.

ConsSteep learning curve, average to low salary, company slashing jobs recently

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove employee morale with increased communication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to learn and grow

Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Markham, ON

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

Prossupport continuous learning internally and externally
great people - big team atmosphere
tons of opportunity to work across different teams/divisions
great recognition - all hard work is noticed
a great place to start your career and learning a lot of different aspects of the CPG marketing world.

Consdepending on the department you work in, it can be long hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good work experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

I worked at The Nielsen Company

ProsGreat friendly environment, Very supportive

ConsNew management push learning curve too high for me entrires

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a learning curve that have been characterizing Nielsen's excellence but miss interpreted by new management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Over work people and has poor long term strategy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPay is pretty good. Can get headhunted to other CPG companies.

ConsStress, stress and more stress.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease look out for your people, not just the financial.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall good experience, great people. Outsourcing is the current issue

Market Analyst (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

I worked at The Nielsen Company

Prosgood work life balance environment

Consseems like there is outsourcing every year for the past 5yrs

Advice to Senior ManagementEnough with the outsourcing, the company has lost a lot of good people. The outsourcing quality is not up to par

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good

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Markham, ON

I have been working at The Nielsen Company

Prosthey do a good job on respecting work life balance

Consoutdated technology in getting to speedy insights

Advice to Senior Managementdeveloping technology

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work life balance

IT Guy (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

I worked at The Nielsen Company

ProsReally Great Work life balance .

ConsThe IT dept outsourced to India

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the corp culture instead of the just out sourcing jobs. the media side seems to be really behind the new competitors...

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Strong Company To Work For But V/C ownership is providing challenges along with increased competition in the marketplace

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Markham, ON

I have been working at The Nielsen Company

ProsIf you are in Marketing, the analytic process is something you need to know. Why not learn it from the Dragons Den?

ConsRetention of key employees will be an ongoing concern

Advice to Senior ManagementTargeting employees from the Manufacturing Side, who have category experience, and offering them a flexible work environment (which would work well with new parents) in exchange for category konwledge, job security and a pay cut. This would provide increased value to the client, while preventing the forced "value add" attempts from recent university grads.

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Great learning school

Market Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at The Nielsen Company

Pros=> The company offers great trainings and invest heavily to form its employees
=> Employees have great knowledge of Nielsen tools and services
=> Work-life balance is great at The Nielsen Company

Cons=> The company is run by ex-analysts. Although competent, they generally lack CPG/Retail experience
=> The work is self-centred and can become repetitive overtime
=> Employees are in general introverts

Advice to Senior Management=> Higher people with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience
=> Continue to do what you do best – teach employees – but also hire outsiders that can bring things to the table

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

I worked at The Nielsen Company

ProsGood balance
Promote quickly
Good training
teamwork
People ar great to work with, very knowledgable

ConsDownsizing, Salary not comparable, not enough personal days, no work from home policy,

Advice to Senior ManagementImprovement and changes move too slowly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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