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Nielsen Reviews

Updated 18 April, 2019
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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. "Nice Experience"

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

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a fast-paced environment

    Cons

    Long hours and off-hour expectations

  3. "Client Service Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Recommends

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great learning and a career path

    Cons

    Exceeded working hours, stressful sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to distribute the work


  4. "Associate Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work, very friendly coworkers, excellent experience and training. leaders in marketing research for CPG manufacturers and retailers

    Cons

    Balance Personal/professional life
    ossification of solutions might affect the results of the company

    Nielsen Response

    15 Apr, 2019 – Marketing and Communications Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, both positive and constructive. Continual input only helps our organization get stronger and become an even better place to work, and we'll... More


  5. "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Great working hours, flexible management

    Cons

    Slow growth, Biased management, Micro management

    Advice to Management

    Pace up


  6. "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    - interesting work with exposure to multiple clients / projects

    Cons

    - commute; head office is in Markham


  7. "very stressful place to work"

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very easy to get a job here, no standards

    Cons

    awful work. very hard. not rewarding.

    Nielsen Response

    5 Apr, 2019 – Marketing & 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.

  8. "Leadership was out of touch with business needs"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Markham, ON
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    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers created a positive team atmosphere
    Autonomy to manage clients
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Senior leadership (US) demanded success for services that were not well received in the Canadian market. As a result, focus on core services suffered which affected trust in products and service....and directly impacted revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to client facing associates who are in daily contact with our clients and address the needs of those clients before bringing on more services that are doomed to underachieve.

    Nielsen Response

    4 Mar, 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 leadership. We believe that strong leaders are essential in helping our... More


  9. "Broadcast Media"

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    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


  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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