The Nielsen Company
3.0 of 5 1,025 reviews
www.nielsen.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 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"
    in 75 reviews
  • "Great leadership and I have the flexibility to work from home"
    in 50 reviews
Cons:
  • "The organisation need to take a huge initiative towards employee's work life balance"
    in 81 reviews
  • "Long hours for some (You may start work at 7pm and not leave until 5am"
    in 57 reviews
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Excellent place to start a marketing career

Associate Analyst (Current Employee)
Markham, ON

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Market Analyst (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat 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..

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to us openly about verticals

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at The Nielsen Company

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

Conslow salary, may doted line reports

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Not the same company as it used to be

Analyst (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 8 years

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

ConsCareer progression was limited after a certain point.

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

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

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Good Place to Work but under paid

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

ProsWork-Life Balance, people, industry tools

Conspay, location, advancement opportunities, and downsizing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work, learn and being recognized for your contribution

Market Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat atmosphere, that fosters diversity, learning, creativity and innovation
Excellent work / life balance

ConsTrouble keeping solutions and products relevant in a digital world.
Struggling to retain talent, as benefits (intangible and tangible) not as competitive compared to other companies in the market research, FMCG and Media industries, as they used to be.

Advice to Senior ManagementReposition analytics, add-value approach and consultative practices as the priority to drive growth, instead of focusing on sales

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at The Nielsen Company - my experience

Data Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 10 years

ProsChallenging environment, good training, etc

ConsOffshoring, a lot of changes in the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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An amazing company to foster personal learning and professional growth.

Market Analyst (Former Employee)
Markham, ON

I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat training programs
Challenging work
High autonomy
Great structure to scale the corporate ladder

ConsChallenging environment, and high performance-based evaluations

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more constructive support from mid-high level managers on your team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Used to be a great place to work

Executive Analyst (Current Employee)
Markham, ON

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCompany has many courses available. Some departments offer employees the ability to work from home. Great company to start at if you want to work in a CPG company.

ConsToo much outsourcing which has affected the quality of deliverables. Low morale among long term employees who remember the good old days. Work-life balance is non-existent.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want good people to stay, they must be offered better compensation, or more work-life balance.

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

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Great 'university' company

Market Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

Prosextensive training available, flexible work hours, great colleagues who are always willing to lend a hand

Conswork-life balance non-existent with majority of clients, low morale among more senior employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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