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Nielsen Membership Representative Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2019

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4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "It was good at first..."

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great; medical, dental, life, disability, vision, 401K, stock, etc.

    Cons

    When you're really good, they take you for granted and take advantage of you. The opportunities are out there but very few females are in upper management. I personally believe that there's a culture of the "good ol' boys club" and misogyny.

    Advice to Management

    Support the employees on the ground with a competitive base and commission/bonus structure. Appreciate those that are doing well. And get rid of the misogyny.

    Nielsen2019-10-18
  2. Helpful (4)

    "If they had any competition they'd be gone"

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits heavy company. Company car is nice as well as free gasoline but expectations are unrealistic - only sales people who "succeed" either cheat or work 50-60 hours a week.

    Cons

    Like high school - who ever people like get to hang around - a LOT of ineptitude here. Most of the time the software doesn't work or the hardware is faulty and they are constantly putting out untested things and then blaming the employees for not hitting their numbers Managers manage sales force and have no sales experience. They love to promote people into jobs they are unqualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Get out from behind your desk and go out in the world with the poor people you expect to make silk purses out of the sow's ears you provide.

    Nielsen2019-10-08
  3. "Flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative 

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Company car Lots of vacation time

    Cons

    Weak management Hard to move up

    Nielsen2019-07-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Membership Rep"

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative 

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits like insurance and company vehicle

    Cons

    Poor work life balance when working from home

    Nielsen2019-06-22
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Look for new leadership"

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are a pro, somewhat

    Cons

    Leadership is a joke, needs to be totally cleaned out. The membership leader in the East region is so negative, demotivating, a bully behind closed doors, studies a computer and criticizes the work we do all day long when she wouldn’t last a week in the field. I have heard so many stories of people who have quit because of her. I’m about to be next as soon as I find a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Please please please stop making the role of a MR so miserable with the procedures you put in place. Trust your local managers to do just that manager their teams and each person individually. This one size fits all model you are trying to implement is obviously not working. Practically every MR hates this position now.

    Nielsen2019-07-17
  6. Helpful (10)

    "To Call Nielsen Cheap Would Be An Insult to Cheap Companies"

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Company car - Flexibility w/work schedule

    Cons

    - Company only gives you only $25.00/day to spend for 3 meals when traveling - which means having to struggle to even get 3 meals at the cheapest of fast food restaurants...so they don't want you to have any degree of comfort while traveling. This is not how decent and respectable companies treat their employees. - You have to work in the freezing cold, rain, sleet...you also have to enter yards where you could... get attacked by aggressive dogs (and yes, it does happen).... you potentially have to go into bad neighborhoods at night where things like drug dealing and violent crime are common...travel to rural areas by yourself where anything can happen....go into homes of dangerous people (felons, sexual predators, drug addicts, etc). - Be micromanaged...management openly shares with you that you are being tracked all day via GPS, you have to enter every visit and all your time on your phone and into your computer while also providing management a map of everywhere you are going every day, plus provide them a schedule of your day-to-day activities. - not a week goes by where equipment or software is not working and it is corrosive - demoralizes sales team. - can take up to 1.5 hours or more in setting up each tv to be part of the ratings. so a home with 6 tv could take up to 6 hours or more - trust me, it gets extremely uncomfortable and families get frustrated right off the bat. - you have to sell two families per week on participating, plus fix numerous homes every week where the equipment is not working or has been unplugged. The company wants you to be doing something every second of every day - You find your whole week being consumed by this job as youll work nights, weekends, days, etc. - Meetings overload....every week youll be in a variety of conference calls that fall within the middle of your day usually - management is garbage...the people running the sales operations never sold anything in their life (bean counters...its like having a sales person who never took any accounting classes or roles serve as your CFO...a) a lot of managers, directors and senior managers don't have a 4 year college degree -completely disorganized....reps had to organize their own rental cars when starting, had to figure out what their own health benefits were...not at all a buttoned up organization. ---ALL OF THIS FOR CLOSE TO MINIMUM WAGE, MOST PEOPLE HAVE SECOND JOBS JUST TO SURVIVE

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    Advice to Management

    by going to such extremes in being cheap, the company is actually costing themselves more money. reps resent the company and don't feel bad in cutting corners as you get what you pay for....treat your people like trash, you get trash.

    Nielsen2019-07-10
  7. "Not for me."

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -flexible schedule, cell phone, and laptop, cool team

    Cons

    -difficult to use symptoms, very little training, little team interaction

    Nielsen2019-05-09
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Please do not work for Nielsen. RACISM ALERT"

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    N/A - there is not much to say about the pros

    Cons

    Don't work for this company. Elements of racism here. HR will protect the managers and disregard complaints. I could write more, but I am afraid that it will be censored or flagged by Linkedin. So keeping it short.

    Nielsen2019-05-31
  9. "Mediocre position, poor management and training"

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    Former Employee - Membership Representative in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Day to day flexibility in the workday schedule.

    Cons

    Poor training and zero accountability from upper management.

    Nielsen2019-04-13
  10. "Membership Representative"

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    Current Employee - Membership Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and added benefits like Car and Phone

    Cons

    Hard to reach monthly expectations in the Chicago market

    Advice to Management

    Make monthly goals more realistic for harder markets

    Nielsen2018-12-20
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