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Interesting people but...

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Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Client Manager in New York, NY (US)

I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than an year)

Pros

young environment, interesting people, large company with a lot of opportunities across many product lines

Cons

not very transparent with major organizational changes, decisions, or even smaller things like what performance ratings are based on. below market value salaries, high turnover, forced corporate culture of overworking

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generally a good company, but not in touch with people who don't work in Chicago

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonably good, and benefits are ok, unless you live in an area where United Healthcare isn't a big insurer. Generally a well respected company, which is nice. "Meritocracy' is good in theory...

    Cons

    The execution of meritocracy is so dependent on your manager that it isn't really a meritocracy. It all comes down to how "connected" you are with others (above you, that is). There is a constant push to "do more," but some times, you just can't do as much as management wants you to. They are slow to fill vacancies to save some money while the current employees pick up the slack of empty positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with off-site employees more. Find an alternative healthcare program for people in areas not well served by United Healthcare.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to build a resume or grow a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Client Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at The Nielsen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone knows of Nielsen, so working for The Nielsen Company is great to include on a resume.

    Also, in such a large and diverse company there are a lot of opportunities to grow a career here, especially if you are able and willing to move for opportunities.

    Cons

    The benefits here are pretty bad. Medical insurance is bare bones and the vacation time is as lean as they can legally get away with... on the upside, a lot of positions allow the opportunity to work from home, especially after you have been here a while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract and retain the top talant you must compensate them with similar packages to other top employers. I know many people who have left Nielsen because the pay/benefits were better and they are highly employable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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