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Nielsen Reviews

Updated 14 February, 2019
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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture, strong focus on work life balance and on diversity and inclusion. There is also plenty of room for growth and exposure to many different parts of the business. I have been with the company for a few years now, and I am still learning every day!

    Cons

    As with any research company in the current environment, there is a lot of pressure to do more with less. We also have to deal with a lot of pressure from our clients who are equally constrained - demanding data more than ever, but pushing to keep costs down in a highly competitive FMCG marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have much advice for the leadership team. At times, I wish for greater transparency, although I understand for business reasons that this is not always possible. The things i would really like to continue are the strong fostering of personal development, inclusion and workplace culture. These really set the company apart as a good place to work.


  2. "Broadcast Media"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great Company, great benefits, treat their employees good

    Cons

    The vicious middle management in Canada destroyed the ad intelligence.

    Nielsen Response

    17 Jan, 2019 – Marketing & Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are disappointed to hear that you didn't have a great experience with your manager. We believe that strong leaders are essential in helping... More

  3. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    -Lots of independence and ability to lead project
    -great culture
    -ability to work from home once a week

    Cons

    -salaries are not competitive within the CPG industry
    -performance evaluations are not very accurate, as all of that is done through a manager that does not work directly with you on projects.
    -positive feedback greatly depends on how vocal you team leads are and performance is compared across individuals on the analyst team who have different evaluators


  4. "Client Business Partner - Nielsen"

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    Current Employee - Client Business Partner in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Client Business Partner in Markham, ON

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn
    Good Global Networking
    Fair compensation
    Smart workforce
    Ability to transfer to different locations

    Cons

    Lean management team
    Limited Mentorship
    Dated systems
    Poor GTM strategies


  5. "Surveyor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very positive and motivated by what they do

    Cons

    Communication between full time staff and part time staff could be better

    Nielsen Response

    3 Jan, 2019 – Marketing & Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are happy to hear that you had a great Nielsen employee experience!


  6. "Used to be a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Gain experience working with global teams and people

    Cons

    Not doing well financially and reducing staff a lot

    Advice to Management

    Outsourcing positions may be cheaper in the short term but you are loosing good staff and loyalty which will hurt you for certain in the long term


  7. "Good career start!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work - life balance
    Thorough training
    Great company culture

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be tedious and lack efficiency

  8. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    amazing people, fun events, opportunities to learn

    Cons

    lots of organizational changes quickly


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Analyst in Markham, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - somewhat flexible work hours
    - good training ground for beginning of career

    Cons

    - total lack of leadership
    - very unclear/unfair promotions and lots of letting go
    - business model is designed so you dont stay long, the longer you stay, the bigger problem you are

    Advice to Management

    - figure out retention!!
    - invest in people
    - review your management team - most employees are unhappy!


  10. "Challenging Times"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Markham, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation package reflective of experience.
    Provided the tools to work the best you can
    Shares the company goals and work hard to ensure the team is all moving in the right direction
    Work with really smart people, and lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Business environment is challenging and so many management changes happening. Teams continue to shrink while they look to reduce salary overhead.