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Nielsen Reviews

Updated 9 December, 2018
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  • "It's hard to have work-life balance" (in 287 reviews)

  • "no work life balance, restricted growth" (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Market Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great culture and people to work with.

    Cons

    Salary is typically lower than industry standards


  2. "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

  3. "Good career start!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work - life balance
    Thorough training
    Great company culture

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be tedious and lack efficiency


  4. "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


  5. "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!


  6. "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.


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    "Research Interviewer at Nielsen"

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    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, possibility to make money if one gets good at conducting surveys

    Cons

    paid on commission basis, tiring work

  8. "Senior Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    - work from home
    - great relaxed culture
    - easy dress code (super casual)
    - decent salary

    Cons

    - very limited & project based work
    - don't get to work on activation
    - promotions to the next role (analytical lead) are very political


  9. "Good company to learn, good people, increasing focus on targets"

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

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn if you want to make a career in the FMCG industry.

    Cons

    After going public, more focus on targets as opposed to long term relationship building with clients, not a big issue - can be overcome.


  10. "Senior Operations Field Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of good people there.

    Cons

    The company is always in a transition so you are never sure that your position will exist in 6 months.