The left hand doesn't know what the right is doing
Global Instructional Designer (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – December 6, 2018
Nielsen *loves* meetings. I could easily spend 8 to 15 hours a week in meetings alone, and those meetings would have nothing to do with my job, and I'd leave not understanding anything further about the company or what was going on. Buzzwords and jargon galore, there.
While I was there, there were no merit increases, or even inflation-based pay increases. This was something the company used to do (according to coworkers of mine who'd been there longer than myself), but they stopped without any notification or explanation the year I started working there. Even a promotion to a different position doesn't merit a pay increase.
It wasn't all bad: my coworkers were nice, and when I was ill through an entire winter I was able to work from home through that. Some positions come with weekly work-from-home days. I was also encouraged to experiment and try new things.
Pay is decent, freedom to try new things on the job to see if it works, some positions have work-from-home days
Pay never increases, general sense of company confusion, an excessive love of meetings