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The Nielsen Company Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.0 1,139 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns

Mitch Barns

(111 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Manager (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsTop in Market Research, Wide variety of exposure

    ConsLess Pay, Politics, Unprofessional people growing basis politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementMeritocracy shouldn't just be on the papers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood career growth if you stick to the organization

    Conswork-life balance, training, long work hours

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    A great platform providing customer oriented solutions in retailing.

    L2 Support (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsAn open scope of Onsite opportunities.

    Cons24x7 support to customers is really a challenge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProper advocation of timeline for support activities.

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

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    Nimble & growth oriented

    Senior Client Solution Manager (Current Employee) Delhi

    ProsBig global company, leadership in certain domains like retail and media. Good managers, ample growth opportunities. Office culture is good, lot of initiatives to keep people engaged. very lively environment.

    ConsIf you are in the hi po list, then all things are possible, if not then there can be lot of hurdles. With over arching focus on revenue growth, quality of research suffers. Hard to get a good job internally if you are not at the top of ladder

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Research Analyst (Current Employee) Mumbai

    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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    Absolutely No work Life Balance

    Senior Marketing Research Analyst (Current Employee) Mumbai

    Pros-Good Brand
    -Knowledgeable People and friendly environment
    -Support functions Like Finance, HR are well structured

    Cons-Extremely Bad Work Hours
    -Management is only focussed on making sales and over commits which adversely impacts quality delivery.

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    Research Manager

    Research Manager (Current Employee) Mumbai

    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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    Too much stress but decent learning

    Senior Research Analyst (Former Employee) Mumbai

    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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    perception on automobile industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice environment,good career growth,good experienced executives

    Consas it satisfied my wants and need there is no cons

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    Would have been great except for the politics

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Calcutta

    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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