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Updated 19 June 2018
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Nielsen Chief Executive Officer Mitch Barns
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  • "It's hard to have work-life balance" (in 267 reviews)

  • "Working on long hours with numbers" (in 172 reviews)

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  1. "Flexible and Inclusive Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Inclusivity, value diversity and offer flexible working (working from home etc.)

    Cons

    HR stick to policy to much rather than offering a flexible surface, would benefit from more HR analytics to get rid of majority of their task to focus more on the people rather than the policies


  2. "Good company for experienced hires who have built the background knowledge to the role"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Mix Team in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Mix Team in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good pay compared to competitors
    - Big organisation so ability to move around different departments to make sure you are always challenging yourself
    - Flexible working hours and ability to work around your lifestyle
    - Senior management friendly and highly approachable for chat

    Cons

    - Big organisation makes it clunky and slow - not agile enough
    - To narrow minded as revenue driven and sometimes can forget the bigger picture

  3. "SME"

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    Former Employee - SME in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - SME in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you can get into a good team then the people are great! The work is quite interesting.

    Cons

    The managers don't give support in any way. Quick to criticise but not congratulate. Reviews don't happen and it's very rare to see a pay rise no matter how brilliant you work.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people more and listen and take on board what they are saying.


  4. "Senior Client Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility,working from home, interesting job, international team

    Cons

    low salary, poor benefits, low on innovation


  5. "OK, but a little disorganised"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, plenty of car parking

    Cons

    Long hours, no budget for training

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees


  6. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Woking, England
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Woking, England
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, nice work environment and management easy to get along with

    Cons

    Low low pay. Pay people more and value your staff

    Advice to Management

    Pay people


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Client Manager in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Senior Client Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Work as a team
    Everyone is so helpful
    Company is really moving forward to invest in people

    Cons

    The systems are a little old but moving in the right direction
    Limited opportunities in the North

  8. "Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly team and environment. Easy to change departments and get experience on different areas. Easy to move countries with the company.

    Cons

    Hard progression. Not the best salary.

    Advice to Management

    Higher salary and more progression.


  9. "Average pay but good working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nielsen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible and good working environment

    Cons

    No bonuses below management level


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of investment in people and poor products to sell to clients"

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Senior Client Manager in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nielsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work with some great clients

    Cons

    Poor standard of colleagues, particularly quality of graduates
    Panel data is deeply flawed
    Lack of training across the board

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people through training and upskilling, particularly graduate scheme


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