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Not the place to work
BUSINESS ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Oldsmar, FLJune 19, 2018
Poor company culture,no job security, frequent lay offs, poor pay, not much room for advancement, many employees stay in the same role for 20 years plus if they are lucky with the hopes of not being laid off prior to retirement.
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good place to work
Manager, Client Services (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 19, 2018
good benefits and good pay with the ability to work from home. Large corporation with layoffs very common. I was happy to work there and learn more about the industry
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Nielsen has changed
Data Scientist (Current Employee) –  United StatesJune 19, 2018
Up until the end of 2017, Nielsen was a great place to work. However, since then, they have been reorganizing and laying off older and more experienced employees. In the process, they have created an insecure environment for employees and inconsistent and deteriorating services for clients.

They are doing some good things, such as transitioning from legacy systems to more current platforms (e.g., cloud computing). However, by shedding experienced personnel, they are sacrificing the managerial and methodological approaches that made them a great company. The results have been worse than expected financial performance, clients that are abandoning Nielsen, and reduced stock price (off 50% from its high).

It is sad to see the fall of one of the pillars of data science and market research.
Pros
Flexible work hours, great colleagues
Cons
no raises for the past 2 years, insecure work environment
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Field Representative (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 18, 2018
Great Company to have on your resume and to work for. They are constantly evolving and changing. The Benefits were great...car, phone, company card, laptop, 401k, up to 3 weeks off for vacation, 5 sick days, personal days,and etc.. The downside to being in the field are the unattainable/impossible metrics, 1-3 hour drives(plus traffic), 60 hour work weeks, paperwork must be submitted by 9 am the next morning (you got home at 12), and sometimes issues with MSM (uses a Windows 95 Platform).
Pros
Traveling and meeting new people daily.
Cons
Long hours and time spent away from family. Unattainable metrics.
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Its repetitive, but easy
Research Interviewer (Former Employee) –  Oldsmar, FLJune 17, 2018
I worked at Nielsen as a full-time student and they worked with me in getting a nice part-time work schedule. The work is incredibly easy and can be worth the paycheck. Though after about half of year working there, it all just got dull. Doing the same task, each and every single day.
Pros
Flexible hours, good pay, easy to grasp
Cons
Short breaks, quick to dull, lazy micro-management
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Good for workig remote
SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST - INNOVATION, DESIGN (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 16, 2018
A lot of areas to learn about marketing research. Growing your career is dependent on what team you are put on. Can improve on compensating employees..
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Loved it.
Operator (Former Employee) –  KentuckyJune 15, 2018
Good pay and great location. Fun and creative environment. Managers motivated their staff. Learned a lot there . Encouraged advancements in all areas. Everyone is very professional and polite.
Pros
Salary
Cons
Shifts
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Fun workplace and good scheduling
Research Interviewer (Current Employee) –  S Piedras Dr.June 15, 2018
Fun place to work because of the people, but not for a person who thrives on a busy workplace. The job itself was very easy and the hours were great for a college student.
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Ambiente laboral agradable. Diversidad y programas de aprendizaje y constante entrenamiento
Research Interviewer (Current Employee) –  Oldsmar, FLJune 14, 2018
Nielsen es una gran compañía, con apertura a la tecnología y al emprendimiento y crecimiento laboral
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Good company is going south
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 13, 2018
Pros: Flexible work arrangements, nice and smart people fun to work with. You'd be exposed to the many aspects of business and technologies.
Cons. Frequent reorgs, re-structuring, and re-solutions increase uncertainty often counterproductive
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Great company competitive salaries
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MDJune 13, 2018
After 7 wonderful years I found myself in yet another reorg. Unfortunately this one did not excel or benefit my career path. So I am seeking my next amazing opportunity
Pros
Competitive salaries remote assignments
Cons
Some management need better skills
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Diverse and always interesting workplace
Research Interviewer (Former Employee) –  Oldsmar, FLJune 13, 2018
Incredibly diverse workplace which makes it a positive experience to be there. There are several departments and environments, so you are able to have different experiences, quite regularly, if desired.
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unk
Media Analyst (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJune 11, 2018
unknown been a long time, was very young during my position at Nielsen, great opp however just wasn't the right fit at the time. if location was closer, may be diff
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Going through tough times
Director Retail Analytics (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 11, 2018
The Nielsen buy organization is extremely challenged right now. Focus is on driving sales and lowering costs that are unattainable. High pressure on senior management from Wall Street to improve performance. New vision and org structure have been implemented each year for the past few years and have not worked. Job security is lacking due to this. After 21 years at Nielsen, I can see how much it has changed and I am now looking for different opportunities.
Pros
Work from home opportunities, competitive pay and benefits, diverse roles
Cons
Job security continues to decline each year, bonuses are being decreased, raises come only every 2 years or so
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Great learning experience
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJune 11, 2018
Nielsen teaches analytics, presentation skills, and customer interaction. Nielsen challenges associates to continue to grow and offers support/training to get you there.
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Decent place to work
Administrative Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Oldsmar, FLJune 7, 2018
It was a decent place to work. Depends on what department you work in as to how stressful your job it. During Sweeps it can get kind of crazy, but that is expected.
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Disorginzed
Member Services Rep (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 5, 2018
Disorganized at local management, no follow through from manager on work, or probles in the field. Not handled in a timely manner. Long hours spread out through out the day, early moring meetings late recruitment hours
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Good and bad
PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Oldsmar, FLJune 4, 2018
Nielsen is great about working remotely, sick days, personal days, maternity leave, employee engagement, and training.

They're awful at guiding you on your career path, which is made worse in that they pay well below average for the area.

The culture varies widely between departments.
Pros
Remote work
Cons
Low pay
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They only want young and cheap employees.
Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 4, 2018
Constant lay-offs. Not many older, experienced employees left.
There should be a class action suit brought up for age discrimination as it's mainly the older staff that are being let go.
Pros
Great co-workers.
Cons
Constant lay-offs.
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Great company
Membership Representative (Current Employee) –  OklahomaJune 1, 2018
The Nielsen Company itself is a wonderful company, my only issue was my local area, not enough work and unfair work distribution. I love doing my job but recent changes in workload has made it difficult to meet my numbers
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