Migration Technician (Former Employee), Columbia, MD – May 1, 2014
Pros: very great team at the it dept.
Cons: the job was a short contract.
I was working as a contractor and had a wonderful time there. My Direct supervisors were very willing to teach and never busy to answer questions no matter how shallow they seemed to them. We interacted very well and was awesome on Fridays evenings after work. What a wonderful place to be while we did the Migration.
Senior Manager of Consumer Shopper Practice (Former Employee), Remote – April 28, 2014
Pros: remote position, high paying position
Cons: tough environment to learn position, co-workers are not openly willing to help teach
Position was very difficult to learn working remotely. People say that I could contact them any time if I had questions, but when I did this, they complained I didn't know my job. The Nielsen culture is built towards competing with co-workers, instead as a team. Even the yearly reviews are ratings against each other. Advancements are nice, but not when – more... its the expectation to move around every 2 years. – less
GBS Emerging Leaders Operations Associate (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – April 23, 2014
Nielsen is an academic company that does a great job of growing their employees professionally. There are a lot of opportunities for growth and to gain new skills. However, the diversity and work/life balance needs to improve. Most associates are on call all day; there is no definitive end to the work day. Nielsen should promote a better since of work – more... life balance. Although there is improvement needed in diversity, I'm confident that the new CEO will make those changes. – less
Project Coordinator (Former Employee), San Francisco, CA – April 22, 2014
Pros: great work environmet, amazing people.
great work environment, located in a great city with the best people, from managers to interns, every single person was nice and looked out for each other. Hardest part was to learn to work with different cultures around the world which made it the most enjoyable part of the job once learned.
I love work in Nielsen, is a great place to learn about the market, consumer trends and how to interact with business partners. My only concern since the begging is the compensation and the benefits. I think our team works a lot, most of the time we are doing the job of two or three executives. Our team deserve more because the commitment is huge and – more... the capacity to make analysis and bring actionable opportunities to our clients is great. – less
Research Analyst (Current Employee), Oxford, ENG – March 13, 2014
My typical day consists of liaising with both clients and global projects coordinators to develop consultative market research and help our client optimize their new launches. My co-workers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The hardest part of the job is also the most fun: working with different clients under constant time pressure can be a great – more... challenge. – 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