Nielsen Reviews

Updated 19 Sep 2020

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  1. "International Advertising Monitor"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A very vibrant environment in the Newcastle office for translators. A lot of people with great energy and from different international backgrounds due to the nature of the floor I was on. Reasonable pay for what you're doing. In a simple pay, you get paid to brand adverts in other languages (that's what I did at least, there are of course many other roles).

    Cons

    Not much of a career plan. Although of course people can work here there whole life and if they're lucky they could progress to management roles. But I don't think any one necessarily dreamed of working here as a child.

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  2. "Good flexible work/life balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of change in the business, all the time.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great.


  3. "Great Benefits & Learning Prospects with Global Data Leader, but too much red-tape and lack of agility"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Global Client Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities, global and respected data leader (which opens doors), people are lovely and open to collaborating, ability to move around the business, ability to work from home and be flexible in working hours, good benefits! Great place to learn about ground-breaking and industry-leading approaches to media measurement. Nielsen has an enviable client list and one of the first goto suppliers when it comes to media measurement.

    Cons

    Too much red-tape - the motto is: "fewer, faster, better" - but the whole process of getting things done is stifled by red tape. From data admin to ability to customise solutions for clients there is very little flexibility and the company is geared up to essentially make the whole financial forecasting as easy as possible, not the day to day job. Salaries are not very good either, while commission is paid begrudgingly on not very good terms.

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  4. "Client manager"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Client Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive staff, friendly culture, clean

    Cons

    Archaic systems, too much down time

  5. "Great client exposure. Not one to stay for long."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Brilliant client base already in place due to Nielsen being an established name / market leader, you'll get high exposure to some large brands and the ability to build relationships there. - Great working environment with some extremely clever people. - Great work / life balance with flexi working - The name will get you far after leaving Nielsen, instantly recognisable. - Majority of the senior management are great, you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    - Salaries across the board are extremely low for executives / managers, far lower than the industry average. - No benefits package or OTE for sales teams unless you were in a senior position (certain bands). - Extremely stagnant, little to no investment in certain areas of the UK business, heavy focus on US teams. - Little to no progression plans in place, promotions come around annually, if you are lucky and the increase is minimal.

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  6. "Good"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Sale Manager in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, International, Great products and some smart people.

    Cons

    Extreme short term-ism, constant insecurity due to persistent re-structures. Ageist.

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  7. "Get out what you put in"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Insights Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, company car, opportunity to build client relationships, diverse

    Cons

    As it is a large company, some people may feel isolated

  8. "Good company but currently in retreat"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Client Services Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and flexible working

    Cons

    Will have to fight for advancement depending on how supportive the immediate and senior team is.

  9. "Great flexible working options"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Oxford, England

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, variation in work and challenging. Great flexible working benefits.

    Cons

    Frequent organisational changes, UK roles often not secure, salary often doesn't meet market averages.

  10. "lovely company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Nielsen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lovely company to work for

    Cons

    no bad experience, i enjoyed my time

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