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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.0 1,136 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

(109 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available (in 81 reviews)

  • Work hours are very manageable, work from home possibilities are nice (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 100 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 67 reviews)

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    Working at The Nielsen Company - my experience

    Data Analyst (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Great work life balance - low pay

    Associate Analyst (Current Employee) Markham, ON

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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