Field Service Representative
The Nielsen Company 3.8592 reviews - Minnesota

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Nielsen Media, a service of The Nielsen Company, tracks the television and media-viewing habits of homes across the country. Our data, which influences virtually every TV program in the U.S., shows not only what's being watched, but paints a rich portrait of the American Audience. As a pioneer and industry leader in audience measurement for more than half a century, we take pride in our technology and processes, and we are constantly searching for new ways to advance our legacy of innovation.

The way we view television is constantly evolving - televisions, computers and mobile devices all provide opportunities to tune into your favorite shows. Nielsen Media Research, the leader in the TV ratings industry for over 50 years, monitors television viewing habits in home and on the go.

Our Field Representative position provides the opportunity to combine technical aptitude with outstanding people skills while working a non-traditional schedule including evenings and weekend hours. Managing a large geographic assignment of numerous Nielsen households, Field Reps will build and maintain relationships with Nielsen families while coaching all family members on how to use our equipment and ensuring ongoing family participation and customer service. Field Reps install, maintain and troubleshoot proprietary hardware and software in our sample homes to capture three screen audience measurements - Mobile, Online, and TV. Position requires bending and lifting television sets. Position will require relocation.

Job responsibilities include:
Establish and maintain long term relationships from randomly selected Panel Members.

Responsible for prioritizing, scheduling, and completing all work following established policy and guidelines in an assigned territory.

Responsible for maintaining work assignments to meet various Nielsen objectives and performance goals including Market and Sample commitments, contractual requirements, quality standards, policy and procedural requirements, and customer satisfaction.

Responsible for accurately collecting and reporting Panel demographics and audience information using Nielsen proprietary software.

Responsible for diagnosing and troubleshooting data / equipment and taking necessary corrective action to collect and retrieve accurate audience data.

Ensure collection and transmission equipment is properly installed and configured in Nielsen Panels to transmit necessary audience data.

Maintains company assets following Field policy including in-home networking software and equipment, company car, laptop, and company expense account.

Educates and coaches Panel members on operation and usage of Nielsen equipment to ensure optimum performance results.

Coaches each Panel member regarding security procedures and expected participation responsibilities to protect the integrity of the Nielsen sample.

Must use negotiation skills to gain and maintain cooperation of Panel members, solicit additional participation in Nielsen samples, such as PC measurement, portable video, and others.

Must use negotiation skills to work with phone, voice, data, and content providers

This unique position with Nielsen Media Research offers the following…

  • Work from home office
  • Non-traditional schedule including evenings and weekend hours
  • Company car (Insurance/Gas/Maintenance Included)
  • Comprehensive benefits package effective the first day of employment (Medical/Dental/Vision/401k)
  • Laptop computer and handheld device used to communicate with online database for testing, receiving and closing job tasks
  • 6 weeks paid training program near Tampa, Florida - temporary lodging and transportation provided
  • Compensation package with a base salary of $36,400 plus quarterly incentives/bonuses based on performance and paid overtime


The successful candidate will possess the following qualities:

Previous experience with consumer electronics

Software systems aptitude and networking knowledge

Superior customer service skills with the ability to coach family members of all ages

Strong negotiation skills to gain and maintain cooperation of Panel members

Computer skills including Windows based PC proficiency


Excellent organizational/time management skills

Experience working with minimal supervision

Bachelor's degree in any discipline preferred. Technical diploma, Certificate of Completion, Associates degree or military experience is a plus. High School diploma required.

Valid driver's license required


Nielsen strongly encourages the referral of women and minorities for all open positions. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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Whether our clients are eyeing markets in the next town or across continents, we understand the importance of knowing what consumers watch...