Nielsen

www.nielsen.com
There are newer employer reviews for Nielsen

3 people found this helpful  

Work was engaging and the people were friendly.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)
Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Nielsen as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

- NYC
- Friendly, open culture
- Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc)
- Fast-moving media industry
- Cafe
- HQ is in the East Village
- Wide variety of career routes

Cons

- Commute is long from outside the City
- Off-site workers means there is some miscommunication or duplication of work
- Clients can be difficult

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take time out of your day to talk to the lower-level associates to help boost morale and to make them feel more like a part of the team. Sometimes an employees worth is hard to find at those low levels.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

1388 Other Employee Reviews for Nielsen (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Okay overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    -Surrounded by young people right out of college
    -Casual dress

    Cons

    -Low pay compared to other companies
    -Long hours -- be prepared to work until 2am every night, all weekend, and during the holidays (even on your requested days off)
    -Very high turnover -- about 50% of the people hired leave the company in < 1 year (as a reference point, the average turnover for a company is < 10%)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please read the above Pros/Cons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    working for Nielsen Expositions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

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

    Pros

    Solid business platform, well-poised for the future in most markets, great company reputation to rest on.

    Cons

    Slow moving for change, not much focus on integration of the different elements of the company, and lack of focus on training and leadership development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the pressure on the diversity expansion within Expo. Empower leaders to take (smart) risks in Expo to change the old trade show culture and encourage an entrepreneurial, investment mindset that isn't fully negated with severe cost-cutting and short-term profit taking. Prioritize leadership development within the ranks so succession isn't a reaction but a plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Nielsen

Work at Nielsen? Share Your Experiences

Nielsen

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.