Nielsen Holdings N.V.
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)


say women are treated fairly
and equally to men


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Lady Director1


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Very competitive environment. Nielsen still does the GE style forced rankings so you want to have some leaders who will advocate for you. There are still some boys club environments within the Buy side of the Global Business Services areas, but women can still have good careers if they're smart about how they navigate politically. People work well over 40 hours as a norm and to be ranked in the top 20% significant personal sacrifice is typically required. Negotiate your pay well when you come into the organization since merit raises are kept tightly to a 2-3% budget. HR will say that to grow your pay you should focus on moving toward promotion, but even for promotions HR will typically determine that you already fall in the role's range and not give you an increase due to the very wide pay bands. HR policy also includes differentiating not only on the % of your raise but also on the timing. Manager roles and above wait up to 18 months between raises unless you're the very top rated talent. Vacation isn't very generous (2 wks to start), so negotiate on that when you hire in as well. They'll try to tell you they can't formally agree to increased vacation, but you can get more off the books at least.

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Lady ahr002

Vice President

Custom Analytics

In my group there are not a lot of women in leadership positions at the VP and SVP level. There is a good effort at levels higher than that to be diverse and there are lot of women at lower levels. Nielsen can provide good working situations depending on the role including working remotely nearly 100% of the time, part time arrangements and flexible schedules. Since my leave Nielsen has increased paid maternity leave to 12 weeks which is great and there is a unpaid leave policy allowing up to 6 months unpaid on top of the standard 12 weeks for FMLA if approved by your manager. This is not however widely known and the use really depends on those in your department. Generally (men and women) I think Nielsen's pay is low - I think this is a result of it being a public company but the flexible schedule and work from home benefits do offset this to some degree.

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Lady walkinginsunshine

Sat/PVR Tv diary editor

Production floor

I've worked for this company over 6 years; supervisors are just nasty and rude, the environment is so strict, total quiet on the production floor (mind you there is no one on a phone on the production floor); will offer no flex schedules, will no offer raises, no bonus but for the pod leaders, and the coffee they make is so weak it looks like reclaimed water. The company has gone down hill fast. An example they just spent thousands on a new phone system that hangs up on clients, disconnects employees calling in; and fails on a daily level. The money would have been better spent improving the IT department and offering some kind of raise. Even the night cycle does even get an incentive for working until after midnight. This is not a good company at all.

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How do women feel about working at Nielsen Holdings N.V.? 72% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 78% would recommend Nielsen Holdings N.V. to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5. What are the benefits at Nielsen Holdings N.V.? Nielsen Holdings N.V. offers 12 weeks of paid maternity leave, 26 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by Nielsen Holdings N.V. employees.

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Nielsen Holdings N.V.

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