The Nielsen Company
3.0 of 5 1,029 reviews
www.nielsen.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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75% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

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Pros:
  • "They have a great work life balance with work from home options available"
    in 80 reviews
  • "Work life balance and work from home flexibility are great perks"
    in 56 reviews
Cons:
  • "Some positions require significant travel, which does impact work/life balance"
    in 90 reviews
  • "Long hours for some (You may start work at 7pm and not leave until 5am"
    in 60 reviews
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Senior Research Analyst

Senior Research Analyst (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat place offering learning and merit based growth! Nice office culture!

ConsCould keep the broader team more informed about the business environment, decisons & implications.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to stay ahead of time..!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too much stress but decent learning

Senior Research Analyst (Former Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsExposure to a lot of projects, nice office, professional conduct

ConsToo much pressure, salary below market level at initial levels

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Research Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsExposure, Variety of clients, Money, Trainning

ConsSlow growth, Work pressure, Quality compramise

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Would have been great except for the politics

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Calcutta

I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLots of opportunities to learn, good employee policies, colleagues are knowledgeable

Consno work-life balance at a junior level, zero competency mapping although the company is large enough to provide opportunities to all kinds of resources, no meritocracy - ratings are not dependent on performance, complete lack of support from senior management in front of the client - one person is set up as the scapegoat (usually the account manager) when the client disagrees about something - even though the communication to the client may have been collectively planned with the senior management, too much internal politics - people belong to different camps or are perceived to be in different camps, inequitable pay - for the same position two people can get widely different salaries. Different departments don't work in an integrated way.

Advice to Senior ManagementDont just talk about meritocracy - live upto it. The current system is too oriented towards an employees equation with their boss or decision making camp, and gives zero weightage to their performance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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perception on automobile industry

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Nielsen Company as an intern for less than a year

Prosnice environment,good career growth,good experienced executives

Consas it satisfied my wants and need there is no cons

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Fast growing company, medium pay master, lateral growth opportunities

Senior Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFast growth path for good performers
Lateral Growth Opportunities, although depends on number of factors
Follows an outlook of experimentation and modern management practices
Flexibility of work from home

ConsLong work hours. Meritocracy is not the only way to grow!

Advice to Senior ManagementRationalize workforce to improve work-life balance. Focus more on research. Walk the Talk

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Work culture

Senior Executive (Current Employee)
Mumbai

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

ProsGood people to work with.. Middle management is not very effective and helpful.

ConsNow stress More on BD and less in research

Advice to Senior Management...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience working with Nielsen

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Nielsen Company

ProsNielsen has very good learning and development programs.
Company offers enough opportunity for everyone for self-development (personal & professionally) Its up to an employee to take benefit of this.

ConsWork culture depends on the team you work with, where it varies drastically across teams.
Money is not at par with other top MR agencies.

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Depends what you want in life!

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat work culture.
One of the better MNCs to work in
Challenging roles, good global exposure
Possible to achieve good work life balance...but cant guarantee!

ConsThe company as an overall is still not very profitable, the company is not doing a lot of "cool" stuff...though they try hard
Given that the operations are spread across the globe they are spread very thin and dont focus on
Not the best pay master.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is too much focus on "client" focus more on yourselves and your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at The Nielsen Company part-time for less than a year

Prosorganised, relaxed attitude, good people

Consless money, less freedom, static growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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