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Nielsen Reviews

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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3.6
72%
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83%
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David Kenny
220 Ratings
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  1. "Consultancy the new face of MR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Insights Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to almost every industry in the market, vast clients, different business models and work that pushes you to explore and test the limits of your gray matter

    Cons

    Decision making can be faster and ease to acceptance of change is low

    Advice to Management

    Retain employees and reduce attrition. The path chosen now is the right path and need to stick to it for the next year

    Nielsen2019-08-17
  2. "Great place for family oriented employees, great work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very flexibly work-life balance -Very nurturing environment

    Cons

    - Can be a little sluggish - Little motivation to put in extra work without incentives

    Advice to Management

    - Add contests/bonuses/incentives for all Analysts

    Nielsen2019-12-03
  3. "Worked 2+ years at Nielsen"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility in working from home/client offices - Project based work meant working with many unique clients

    Cons

    - Technology is difficult and often slow to use - Too much focus on quarterly results - Very high turnover leads to lack of product expertise

    Nielsen2019-11-25
  4. "Great if you want to cry at work and then leave early"

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

    I worked at Nielsen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, A crappy job you can leave and not feel guilty.

    Cons

    Sit at a desk doing out going calls and get screamed at

    Advice to Management

    Stop meticulously grading people calling strangers and getting yelled at

    Nielsen2019-10-29
  5. "Not the best place to work at for the wage"

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    Current Employee - Researcher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    upper management is cooperative. provides professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Pay isn't that good. Very little vacations.

    Nielsen2019-10-01
  6. "Reasearch Manager, Sales Effectiveness"

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    Former Employee - Research Manager in Toronto, ON
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent work environment and culture

    Cons

    the travel distance for me was too much for me

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Nielsen2019-09-27
  7. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great people, ideas are heard, learned a lot as a new grad.

    Cons

    Computer equipment isn't the fastest.

    Nielsen2019-09-16
  8. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around the business and learn different things

    Cons

    On-going semi-annual practice of downsizing longer-term employees. Making too many changes, too rapidly for stability and understanding

    Nielsen2019-09-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sad culture in the building, cliques and undervalued employees"

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    Former Employee - Client Information Support Specialist in Markham, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work from home, Free parking

    Cons

    No free coffee or snacks Antisocial culture - all work, no play Low low pay

    Advice to Management

    Veterans at the company who aren’t meeting targets or representing the company properly either need to be pushed out or replaced by someone more qualified for the responsibilities. There needs to be more budget equality between departments. Some get paid restaurant meals while others can only do a potluck?

    Nielsen2019-09-17
  10. "Great Company To Work For"

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    Former Employee - SRE 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Company To Work For

    Cons

    Nothing as such, if you work for NMC

    Nielsen2019-09-02
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