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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2014
Updated 18 September, 2014
1,193 Reviews
3.4
1,193 Reviews
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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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138 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not the same company as it used to be

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to start a marketing career

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst  in  Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Markham, ON

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Place to Work but under paid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, people, industry tools

    Cons

    pay, location, advancement opportunities, and downsizing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Market Analyst
    Current Employee - Market Analyst

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Trouble 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Working at The Nielsen Company - my experience

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, good training, etc

    Cons

    Offshoring, a lot of changes in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An amazing company to foster personal learning and professional growth.

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    Former Employee - Market Analyst  in  Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Market Analyst in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Challenging environment, and high performance-based evaluations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more constructive support from mid-high level managers on your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Executive Analyst  in  Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Executive Analyst in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great 'university' company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Analyst  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work life balance - low pay

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst  in  Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee morale with increased communication

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn and grow

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

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

    Pros

    support 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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