The Nielsen Company

  www.nielsen.com
  www.nielsen.com

The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
1,284 Reviews
3.4
1,284 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
Mitch Barns
179 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available (in 89 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home when necessary (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 110 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 70 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    This company offers jobs that are great for students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Survey Writer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Survey Writer in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    - ok salary
    - awesome flexible schedule
    -work at home

    Cons

    - can be repetetive
    - sitting on computer for 3hr +
    - no other just do ur job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As long as your bilingual and can speak read english french

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nielsen has had its day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Business Partner
    Former Employee - Client Business Partner

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - learn how to analyze

    Cons

    - Nielsen missed the T-log data revolution at Nielsen and is losing relevance fast
    - Bell curved performance evaluation makes for the same issues that have plagued microsft
    - Not a terribly innovative company that is being eclipsed by rivals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - get rid of the bell curved performance culture
    - buy a smaller rival and get back into the game

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    Learnt a lot on the job and were very patient in training new interns.
    Great company values - hard working employees passionate about what they do at Nielsen.
    Opportunity to work at one of the world's leading market research companies.

    Cons

    - - - -

    Recommends
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great corporate culture

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

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    office culture is one of the best i have ever been a part of. Understanding senior management and flexible work hours make it a great place to work

    Cons

    salary isn't as large as other employers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Learning experience

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

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, great company vision.

    Cons

    Lower morale than previous years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    a

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    Good team working environment here

    Cons

    Restricted career path in my area.

  9.  

    Product Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Meritocracy does not always work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

The Nielsen Company Photos

Work at The Nielsen Company? Share Your Experiences

The Nielsen Company

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.