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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
1,195 Reviews
3.4
1,195 Reviews
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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great work life balance with work from home options available (in 81 reviews)

  • Work hours are very manageable, work from home possibilities are nice (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is challenging given the workload is often too much (in 100 reviews)

  • depending on your role, you could be working long hours in some stressful environments (in 67 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Mumbai

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This place provides really flexible work schedules. Really liked the friendly environment and work culture here. Work is pretty interesting and depending on what service you are working on exposure can be immense. The people I have worked with here have been pretty cutting edge and smart. Work culture promotes exploring newer avenues within the organization. Typically offices have small/moderate number of employees, so it is easy to reach out and work with folks across functions

    Cons

    Can get stressful with long work hours. Work life balance can go to a toss (many a times). Career opportunities depend more on being at the right place at the right time rather than meritocracy alone - I've seen some scale up heights real quick while few others really stagnated (with comparable skillsets and expertise)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No work life balance, v poor compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time

    Pros

    work from home - sometimes
    somewhat follows corporate culture

    Cons

    no work life balance
    poor compensation
    poor planning n execution of projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Work Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager  in  New Delhi
    Former Employee - Client Service Manager in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    Client exposure, identification and engagement with growth clients

    Cons

    Red tapes in the system bothers a lot, Need to push almost everybody to get things moving

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    It was a great experience fresh out of Business School

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Executive  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - Client Solutions Executive in Chennai

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

    Pros

    I worked for the Customized Research division and since it was my first job, I was able to learn a lot! Listing down the pros would be - great learning, opportunities, interaction with top minds in the market research industry, decent pay, great models to work with, excellent infrastructure and an amazing open culture!

    Cons

    there will never be any work-life balance, working for multiple teams might happen in case you are a fresher and joined recently, HR is quite slow and rude at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to look after the lower levels of employees first and the targets will naturally be achieved soon enough. Attrition is extremely high and this is due to the senior management alone!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Global brand name in research

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

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

    Pros

    Large organization
    Opportunity to work with Multiple teams
    Decent pay master

    Cons

    Stressed work culture
    Minimum personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Nielsen Company

    Pros

    pay well and good amount of learning on the job

    Cons

    office culture could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a more open office culture and treat juniors better

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to learn

    • 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 The Nielsen Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great working environment
    - Learning organization
    - Lovely team

    Cons

    - Bad work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Induce work life balance to retain employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work in... but careful of which department.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Nielsen name is very strong in the research world... very strong in certain areas of business

    Cons

    No focus on some businesses...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to people in the mid level... give them some attention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Learning Experience

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

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Top in Market Research, Wide variety of exposure

    Cons

    Less Pay, Politics, Unprofessional people growing basis politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy shouldn't just be on the papers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company that promotes learning!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Promotes Learning, Flexible, Great Values and culture

    Cons

    High pressure job, Growth opportunities are slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote hard working employees faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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