Field Representative (Former Employee), Seattle, WA – August 10, 2011
Pros: company vehicle
Cons: long hours
If you enjoy not having a personal life, this is the job for you. I was constantly working until past 8pm in the field because that's what the job called for. It was nice to set your own schedule at first, but then the reality dawns on you, I don't really get to set my own schedule, I get to set my schedule at night instead of early in the morning. – more... But then I get to go work early also because the people who work in the call center have also added an appointment for you that starts at 8 am...so I got to work more than my fair share of 12 hour workdays. Then when you get home, it's more work. Nevermind kicking your feet up and enjoying being home, you still have several hours of paperwork and e-mails to sort through. And if someone sends you an e-mail at 11:30 pm, you better be on it right away or you might get yelled at. And don't really ever count on a raise at this company, I worked there for 5 years and got 3 raises, my base pay went from 32,000/year to 35,000/year, and I was FR of the month several times. – less
Analytic Consulting Executive (Current Employee), Bogota – October 13, 2013
Nielsen is another university for me. Every day I have to learn about new companies, their market trends, understand their issues and figure out best solution for them. It's a competitive environment in which you can find excellent professionals and analytical people. There is no room for laziness. At Nielsen we must move continuously and learn quickly.
A Fast paced; dynamic organisation with very strong values
Director - Regional Pricing & Portfolio (Current Employee), Singapore – July 27, 2012
Pros: global footprint; strong equity with clients; strong values and leadership development process
Cons: organisation scale (small fish in a big pond)
Nielsen; over the years has transformed itself into a cutting edge research and knowledge provider with strong company values.
The good part about the company values are that they are easy to decipher and can be lived in and demonstrated by every individual acrioss hierarchies in the organisation. This by itself blends everyone and all from different – more... functions into "One".
Nilesen; like my previous experiences has helped further shape up my professional and soft skills particularly on the strong leadership values that the company expects one to inherit and follow. It expects exployees to go the extra mile and take up new challenges on their own and drive it successfully; whcih is something that i cherish about my exposure at Nielsen. – less
Highly Technical Position with Flexible Work Schedule
Senior Field Representative (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – March 3, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule, meeting new people, strong team environment
Cons: lots of driving, late hours
Your weekly schedule will be loosly laid out for you by Nielsens scheldulers based on customer requests and assistance to other representatives in your market. The rest of the week will be scheduled by you in responce to analysis of daily reports of research sample faults as well as periodic audits of Nielsen software and household demografic data. – more... Patience and attention to detail is required with the ability to efficiantly respond to company needs while providing customer service to Nielsens sample households. – less
• Completed data entry of postal return code information. • Sorted non-deliverable or refused mail for data entry. • Sorted mail using mail machine. Assisted other employees in the completed these duties.
Challenging at times but great learning experience
Data Analysis Administrator (Former Employee), Benicia, CA – February 26, 2014
Pros: advancement and you learned a lot
Typical day was task oriented but fun. You felt productive and accomplished. Management would go to bat for you and often buy you lunch. There was advancement opportunities and peer recognition. If they had not downsized I would have been there for many more years.
Research Interviewer (Former Employee), oldsmar florida – February 26, 2014
Pros: coworkers, team leaders, food surprises, benefits, different people we spoke to on the phone.
Cons: the people who did not want to participate would have to be the saddest part .
I would always find my booth for that day because we always had a different booth and got to meet different people. after i would find out the study that we would be doing for that day. start my day by doing calls all day. personally I loved it because of all the fun people we would speak to on the phone and the people working there were so friendly – more... and willing to help. – less
Academically and technically oriented company that encourages innovation
Director-PM&D, Global Shopper Insights (Current Employee), Schaumburg, IL – February 24, 2014
Pros: work atmosphere
Cons: too big
Typical Day: execute projects on hand, seek out integration opportunities with various Nielsen assets, learn something new about MR every day What I learned: professionalism pays, MR is exciting, there is tremendous innovation required for new researching techniques as the world changes and advances Management: Simple, Open, Integrated Co-worker: Great – more... team players, academically and analytically oriented Hardest part of job: Keeping up-to-date with what all the Nielsen services are offering Most enjoyable part: Keeping up-to-date with what all the Nielsen services are offering – less
Senior Editor / Writer (Former Employee), New York, NY – February 16, 2014
• Edited material in order to ensure style and methodology were in keeping with corporate guidelines by recognizing factual, logical and grammatical inconsistencies and assuring language was clear. • Wrote surveys measuring product placement on primetime television; surveys were published online and completed daily by a panel of respondents. • Delegated – more... responsibilities to writing staff; enforced editorial protocols and met daily deadlines. • Researched, analyzed and provided reports detailing key information to assist marketing teams. • Collaborated with IT in initiating a customized system to track statistics related to target demographics. – less