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Nielsen Reviews

Updated 1 March 2015
Updated 1 March 2015
1,388 Reviews
3.3
1,388 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available (in 89 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home when necessary (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 110 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 70 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. Featured Review

    2 people found this helpful  

    The Best Company I have Worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are incredibly smart, driven, and its an energetic environment. The career growth and opportunities are endless in this Meritocracy environment. The organization places a strong emphasis on its values for its employees and for its clients. Due to it being a global company, opportunity to work from home is very common for many roles. Nielsen is a very cross functional environment and you have the opportunity to interact with a lot of different functions within the business.

    Cons

    Some positions require a significant amount of travel which can at times impact work/life balance but it is a flexible environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management that I have interacted with are very intelligent individuals and generally care about their employees and the culture of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Executive in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Client Service Executive in Mumbai

    I worked at Nielsen

    Pros

    Global clients, multi category experience

    Cons

    10-11 hours of work on an average

  3.  

    Great Company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ARC Analyst in Mumbai
    Current Employee - ARC Analyst in Mumbai

    I have been working at Nielsen

    Pros

    Excellent work culture and everything is very smooth.

    Cons

    Salary hike is too mininal at ARC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve yearly increments to double digit % atleast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work, great people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Executive in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Research Executive in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    1. Great Culture- Simple, Open & Integrated indeed! Also have a meaningful open door policy.
    2. Multitude of opportunities- If you get bored of working for one industry or domain, you can easily move in other industry/domain of your choice
    3. Convenient global exposure- One can apply for global mobility after two years in the organization
    4. Meritocratic- Company is very balanced but promotes high-performing guys exponentially!
    5. Exposure to Senior Members and their Business Issues
    6. Time-to-time training
    7. Work-from-home facility

    Cons

    1. Compensation is lesser as compared to other Companies in the Research Industry
    2. Bonuses/Increments are on a record-low currently
    3. Little negative on the work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees' monetary and work-life balance concerns and this is the best organization to work with!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nielsen review

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

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely flexible timings.
    Big name
    Good exposure to the maladies of Domestic research

    Cons

    No focus on Quality of work or Growth of operations team. Will not let you follow process, everything is done as per the client facing team.
    Operations team is like a doormat.
    Very poor salary and appraisals. Only the top cream gets the sweet perks
    High attrition rate.
    HR is unapproachable. Even for hiring they ask you for referral.
    Looks good and glittery from outside, inside is like a railway station, chaos all over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and Act. For once, leave aside money and focus on quality of work. All those big words fall flat if you do not walk your talk. Take care of the employees first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive experience for a first job right out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Mumbai

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to learn in the first 12-14 months into the job.
    You get to work with an international team consisting of brilliantly smart people across the globe.
    You get exposure to a variety of product categories in the FMCG and Healthcare sector.

    Cons

    Poor decision making in the leadership.
    The top-level management seems incompetent.
    No recognition of actual performers - given too much importance to "visibility".
    Worst appraisal system in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the actual top-performers. A top performer is NOT the one who incessantly forwards broadcast emails marking them as important even after everyone else has already received them. A top performer is someone who does actual work and impacts clients business in a positive manner with their contribution. The appraisal system needs a serious revamp.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Mumbai

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1.Provide you various training to enhance your skills
    2.friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Performance measurement system will demolished the potential of employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using bell curve method because few people will take advantage and also baised

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's a good place to start your career in MR. The organization provides a good learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    It has got a good work culture and supportive colleagues. The organization is very structured and has got specialized departments for most of the processes. The learning & exposure to clients is really good.

    Cons

    In a large organization, the chances of moving up the ladder depends on lot of factors and thus the probability reduces. Long working hours are a norm rather than exception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Parameters to judge the performance of an employee can be more objective.
    Nielsen can be more involved in extra curricular activities for its employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    No value for the hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good learning exposure since it operates across different practices and plethora of study types

    Cons

    Just too hectic and no value for who works hard. End of the day those bring money matters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sponsoring your favourites, rather mentor employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Fairly decent experience

    Former Employee - ARC Analyst in Mumbai
    Former Employee - ARC Analyst in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities;
    Slightly above average compensation,
    Focused leadership,
    Good colleagues

    Cons

    Not many on the job perks,
    Moderately skewed work life balance

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