As someone with direct knowledge, a few comments above you didnt say much! The truth is they couldn't care much laying off 3,500 employees when David Kenny is making millions! The company makes billions! Nielsen uses employees then tosses them out every so often. Many families were already hurting from covid! I am soneone who was laid off and have the report which states ages, who, and which departments were laid off.
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This broke me personally. I did not gain traction well there with the entire TCS set up, but I tried to find my groove as I thought Nielsen really was a company that gave a damn, about me, my family, I drank the kool aid and my immediate supervisor did weather the storm with me getting really ill twice over 2 years, once mentally and once physically. I figured the chopping block was coming the instant they announced "furloughs"... I should have been more proactive in looking for a different work but i was genuinely trying t0o give them my all, I mean 7 to 10 7 days a week and had this id–tic assumption if I could just work a little harder, they'd see how much I cared, that I had the talent to be a great investment and be a person to make it from that less than 5 years club to more than 20 gap. I even was dumb enough to propose to my gf on father's day as mine recently passed and their mutual familial bond meant alot to me as did he. Well because of the way things went I stopped working on July 30th, got my single severance check a month later, by which time my landlord said go pound sand. On the positive side, after 3 months without steady income or healthcare I desperately need I am finally eligible for our fantastic $275 a week FL unemployment which will barely feed my family, but in about 4 days we are homeless anyways. I had 2 offers when i started @ Nielsen and was already working in Clearwater for a really cool lighting company and as there were only 3 90 at a considerably smaller place but higher role. I chose the manager at Nielsen and what I thought was job security TBH, I liked him a lot more and for all I know the other company would have laid me off long ago when Covid hit.
The company makes billions in revenue but the expenses are high. They are 7.5 B in debt and they have not used technology as they should to move forward. There is no real vision. Each CEO takes his money and runs. They are desperate.
We need to help each other here. I try to save my reportees as much as possible But there is a limit where I cannot have control over. The recent changes are drowning the company. Nielsen is not Nielsen any more.
Sorry to hear you got laid off. Hopefully, you got severance. Are they laying of field employees anytime soon?