- Former Intern★★★★★
InternJan. 14, 2023 - Anonymous InternRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Flexible hours, friendly employees, understanding boss
Not many cons to this position
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- Former Employee★★★★★
Review of Tech Specialist, and Workforce Management Analyst at NielsenJan. 16, 2023 - Marketing Research AnalystRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Being a TS was fun because you got to try to recruit homes who were already interested in participating as in the TV Ratings so you just had to finish the job and gather some more demographic information and ship over the equipment necessary after analyzing their TV/internet setup. WMA was a little more boring but I enjoyed the familiarity of the work and knowing what to do. The work involved updating the schedule with time off requests, and updating reports with excel/sheets. Lots of downtime and lack of variety.
As a TS, you were at the mercy of the panelists. If they cancelled an appointment or struggled to figure out the equipment, your bonus would not be as lucrative. Granted the job had a decent base pay. As a WMA, if you don't repetitious work, you won't like this job. Unfortunately, there wasn't much analysis either. Though they did give me a project towards the end of my time there which was a little more involved and had some analysis.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Sadly, a sinking ship.Feb. 16, 2023 - Senior Product ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Nielsenites are smart, hard-working and resourceful. - It's awesome to work with teams across the globe. On any given day, I am on calls with people from 3-4 different continents. - The company work schedule is very flexible and fully remote. - You are surrounded by tons of cool insights and important data everyday.
- A Private Equity company purchased Nielsen in late 2022 and since then major cost-cutting initiatives have ensued - a massive reorg, layoffs, office closures, depreciation of key company communication tools, spending bans, hiring freezes, etc. - Everyone is now expected to do more with smaller teams, fewer tools or resources and expanded scopes (Nielsen loves a dry promotion). - Commercial teams at Nielsen stifle much innovation in favor of demanding product enhancements for quick sales vs long-term product success. - Product managers are sadly project managers at best. This is because there is hardly any scrum master or program management support for technology teams. - Pay is below the national average. - Unless you started at the company in an entry level role, it's difficult to onboard because there is zero training. - There are no standards for product managers. Each person's role and responsibilities are different based on the product or part of the org you're in. - Reporting lines and structures are really weird and inconsistent.