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Anonymous shared this review of Nielsen Holdings N.V., United States on Sep 14th, 2020
"The company still has work to do in order to have an equal representation of men and women in leadership positions."
Anonymous shared this review of Nielsen Holdings N.V. on Mar 6th, 2019
"It is a good 'coast' job but I don't think it is the right place to grow a career or expect a ton of pressure to help yourself grow/develop."
Anonymous shared this review of Nielsen Holdings N.V. on Feb 26th, 2019
"Flexible work environment, great leave policies. Makes it manageable to have both career and family. Wish there were more women in leadership positions. "
Anonymous shared this review of Nielsen Holdings N.V. on Apr 27th, 2017
"It's a great place to work - big company that values diversity and lots of opportunity for movement. "
Anonymous shared this review of Nielsen Holdings N.V. on Apr 19th, 2017
"The value diversity at Nielsen, but still have some growth ahead of them. "
Anonymous shared this review of Nielsen Holdings N.V. on Apr 11th, 2017
"There is a lot of diversity at Nielsen. Joining one of the many ERGs is really encouraged and is a big thing with cultural diversity. "
Anonymous shared this review of Nielsen Holdings N.V. on Feb 9th, 2017
"This company has a great network through ERGs and opportunities for advancement for all women. This is a very cultural company that allows anyone to move up into leadership."
Anonymous shared this review of Nielsen Holdings N.V. on May 25th, 2016
"The company treats women fairly. They are in senior leadership positions. Not certain if my compensation is on par with other males with my same level of experience. "
"Some of the policies are very good and they are trying - maternity leave policy recently increased its paid weeks, for example. However, it's men everywhere in places of leadership. The company is filled with strong women and their voices are regulated to lower positions, generally speaking. I have been asked to set up meetings and take notes and it's hard to not feel that's related to being the only woman leader in a room of men leaders. Some areas have great flexibility in working from home, leaving the office for kid events, etc, where others are horrible in this regards, so that part depends on role and business unit."
"I've worked here for three years in a client facing role. Women are treated fairly for the most part, but the rating system favors those with outspoken senior advocates, and those at the very top are still generally men. I have not taken maternity leave yet. I believe Nielsen is in the process of improving those benefits."
"Very diverse company"
"The company does not respect it employee's, especially any higher that the research interviewers. Work load is redundant and meaning less. The standards are far too high for the amount of pay given by this company."
"I see a lot of equality experienced by women at all levels of the organization. Strong employee resource groups for women as well. All career advances and recognition appears to be based on a pure, highly objective model of meritocracy - you will move up as you deliver against your responsibilities."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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!"