Nielsen Holdings N.V.

http://www.nielsen.com/
Women's Ratings
3.7
Women's Job Satisfaction (5=very satisfied)
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Lady Mass

Finance

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January 1970

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Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $10k-$20k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady ahr002

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $20k-$50k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    6 paid / 20 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady musicgal

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January 1970

There are many women in management positions and appear to move up the ladder. I have worked for the company for less than a year but I was hired with them knowing I was 20 weeks pregnant and promoted less than a month after being hired. It's rare to find a company that will promote someone knowing they will be out for nearly 3 months, but this company and my management are beyond compare.

Job Satisfaction Level

5.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady lynette1223

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January 1970

It has a great work life balance i have a 9yr old and i dont feel like i have to choose they are very understanding

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $25k-$50k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady walkinginsunshine

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

2.0
  • Recent Salary

    $0-$25k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Only in a pinch to have a job to get to a better place.

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Lady Director1

Director

Service Delivery

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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $100k-$150k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    10 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    No

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady efz

Product Manager

Product Leadership

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January 1970

Maternity leave has recently doubled to 12 weeks, so that is a big change; there are many rooms for nursing moms in each office. I've worked here for 5 years and there are opportunities for both men and women but you can find yourself at 35 with the same job title as someone who is 25 due to the emerging leader program here. Networking is king here - get people to like you and you'll do fine; keep to yourself and things will be tough.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    12 paid / 0 unpaid

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Maybe. Be ready to negotiate if you want competitive pay

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Lady calva888

Client Manager

Continuous Analytics

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January 1970

There are numerous female senior managers in this organization which is great and very inspiring for mid-career professionals who seek to be inspired from female managers. A big part of this can also be explained because of Nielsen's flexible work policy allowing women to work from home, take time off/leave work early for family commitments and manage teams in such a way to make sure that work gets done!

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $80k-$100k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    9 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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Lady zxy

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January 1970

It is overall a very solid company to work for. Pay is competitive, benefits are decent (and improving). I do have concerns about growth and I do think some departments are particularly top-heavy with men.

Job Satisfaction Level

4.0
  • Recent Salary

    $50k-$80k

  • Recent Bonus

    $0-$10k

  • Typical Hours (per day)

    8 hours

  • Are Women and Men Treated Equally?

    Yes

  • Took Maternity Leave Here? (Weeks)

    None taken

  • One Thing Employer Could Improve

  • Recommend to Women?

    Yes

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