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Updated Oct 15, 2019

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  1. "Incredible learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Executive 

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work in. Great culture, people and potential

    Cons

    Extremely streamlined processes which at times makes it time consuming to tailor solutions for clients

    Nielsen2019-06-07
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. 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

    Nielsen Response

    September 20, 2019Marketing and Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We’re disappointed to hear that your Nielsen experience wasn’t a positive one, and we will consider your feedback as an opportunity to improve.

  7. "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
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Creative, Challenging, and Flexible Organization"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home opportunities. Learn a ton about CPG, Data Analysis, Marketing Strategies, etc. Great Office Spaces.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low to the average. A steep learning curve for those out of a marketing/data analytics background. Some seasons have high pressure workloads.

    Nielsen2019-08-29
  9. "Consultancy the new face of MR"

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    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

    Nielsen Response

    August 20, 2019Marketing and Communications Manager

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

  10. "Good work/life balance, technical challenges"

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary Work/life balance Pleasant teammates to work with

    Cons

    Large, slow moving company Politics can cause frustrations

    Nielsen2019-08-15
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