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The Nielsen Company Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
Mitch Barns
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    Very solid company, with healthy profitable growth strategy and long term approach to staff development.

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    Former Employee - Vice President Client Service in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Vice President Client Service in Oxford, England

    I worked at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 5 years)


    Secure company, smart leadership and strategy, good people development culture, ability to develop personally if you are prepared to take on new challenges and work hard, some very innovative businesses, bringing together the different data sets to create strategic insight can be very powerful for clients.


    A bit bureaucratic and slow moving at times, resources can be mismatched with needs quite significantly in the ad hoc businesses, which can create a lot of stress and turnover.

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    Alongside the focus on operational efficiency and IP development, invest more in developing a consulting, client-centric culture, through training, role modelling and coaching.

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The Nielsen Company Interviews

Updated 27 Oct 2014
Updated 27 Oct 2014

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    Graduate Market Research Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2012.

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    I am very disappointed with the way Nielsen has conducted the recruitment process, especially considering the kind of reputation it holds. I was contacted by a recruitment agency for a position with BASES. They had n number of rounds! First there is a maths test and case studies. Fairly difficult and apparently only 1 in 12 people pass the test. I passed that and went on to the telephonic interview where the interviewer asked me questions which tested some competencies and also my interest in the CPG industries. I passed that and then went on to the assessment centre. It comprised of a attention to detail task, group case study, group presentation on the case study, individual case study and presentation and then a competency interview. There is nothing really to prepare for the case studies. One only needs to use their common sense and be confident while talking to the panel. Individual case study had a lot of data to study in a very short period of time. We also had to make our presentation in that time period. Competency interview was just too detailed. They keep on probing you for more answers. At the end of all this they rejected me saying that they wanted more from the competency interview and that I did well in all the other tasks. I don't know how a decision can be based on one subjective interview when I have shown all the skills they need in their job through their innumerable tasks. They didn't send out a rejection letter formally. For the salary they are offering, they put us through a lot and still wanted more which I didn't understand.

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The Nielsen Company Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, The Human Rights Campaign, 2014
Honomichl Top 50 Report (Rank #1), American Marketing Association’s Marketing News magazine, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1923
Type Company - Public (NLSN)
Industry Business Services
Revenue £10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands.

Mission: To provide clients with the most complete understanding of consumers and markets worldwide.

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