Nielsen Hires Habib

Nielsen Hires Habib

There are 3701 comments on the Digitalpostproduction.com story from Mar 5, 2007, titled Nielsen Hires Habib. In it, Digitalpostproduction.com reports that:

In this newly created position, Habib, 46, will have worldwide responsibility for all operational and information-technology functions at Nielsen.

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Labowski Par Deux

Oviedo, FL

#352 May 10, 2008
My Red Couch wrote:
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The Blog police are at it again!!
No blog police here. Just trying to keep this site credible.

Actually the failure of management and Dave and Habib to read these blogs and ignore these posts have placed them in the situation they are in today. Had they paid attention, maybe they could have been a little more proactive...instead we have bad press and the posts here are getting angrier and angrier!

Nielsen employees are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore.

I wouldn't doubt people going postal at work soon, or at least starting to destroy Nielsen property. A good start would be to take some red spray paint to the new Nielsn sign in front and wrtie SUCKS underneath.

They'd probably just clean it up and think it was some juveniles from oldmar who were on a joy ride.

Is this professional, no, but it would make you feel good.!
Amused

Tampa, FL

#353 May 10, 2008
Funny article in the Tampa Tribune today:

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/may/10/bz-nu...

This is just more bad press for Nielsen.
SSDD

Oviedo, FL

#354 May 10, 2008
Loyalty wrote:
It all boils down to loyalty, a word that nielsen (yes, small "n") has forgotten. How many of you remember, not too long ago, when nielsen was in trouble with everyone; the TV industry, Latinos, clients and Senator Ted Stevens just to name a few. Who did Susan Whiting go to for help? The employees. How many of you wrote letters or petitions, made phone calls to your congressman or your local newspaper to complain how nielsen was being unfairly treated? Many of us did, most, in fact. How were you thanked?
Professional? Loyal?
They gave our jobs to people who will NEVER care the way we did.
Excellent, excellent point. Indeed it was the employees who rallied for Nielsen and Susan.

A couple of comments...those who are critizing HR...believe me when I say there's not a day that goes by that each of them don't post their resumes out to some other company. I heard this from someone in HR that their jobs will eventually be replaced by Indians - it's only a matter of time. They are only the messengers of job eliminination...it's the Peter Cooks and N+2s along with the direction of Habib and Calhoun who are making these decisions.

I also know of a few instances where the immediate supervisor was not aware of the elimination of their staff's jobs until they were told the day before the person was to be let go. They had no part in the decision. So I agree, it's the N+2 and above who are doing most of this.

With regard to the spray paint and destruction of property...I don't condone it, but I wouldn't put it past someone who really felt they wanted to make a strong point. However, I think it should be TATA in "yellow".
SSDD

Oviedo, FL

#355 May 10, 2008
Amused wrote:
Funny article in the Tampa Tribune today:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/may/10/bz-nu...
This is just more bad press for Nielsen.
This is great news...although I would like to see them add some "curry" in the mix when they dump the peanuts! YUM!
Not a Sheep

Saint Petersburg, FL

#356 May 10, 2008
Tuesday at noon sounds like a great time for American Nielsen employees in Oldsmar to go outside and "observe" the peanut protest! The more the merrier.

Ultimately, one's perception defines one's reality and the majority of American workers at Nielsen (in FL, at least) perceive that something VERY wrong is going on here. Florida Council, you can spin factoids and push propoganda all you want, it really will not have any effect on workers' perceptions at this point. The jig is up on this one, and the only way for employees to have a change of mind and heart is for this band of executive management to depart.
Not in Oldsmar

United States

#357 May 10, 2008
SSDD wrote:
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This is great news...although I would like to see them add some "curry" in the mix when they dump the peanuts! YUM!
I see you posted to the news article "SSDD". Wonderful! Wonder how many cops will be there Tuesday along with the media folks. Hope the Oldsmar City Fathers attend. Is CNN coming? Biggest thing to hit Oldsmar, ever! Be there or be square!!
Neutral observer

Orlando, FL

#358 May 10, 2008
SSDD wrote:
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This is great news...although I would like to see them add some "curry" in the mix when they dump the peanuts! YUM!
SSDD,
Attached is your blog response to the "Nuts to Nielsen" article in the Tampa Tribune today.
"Posted by ( SSDD ) on May 10, 2008 at 12:45 p.m.
To all those protestor, great idea...this is not only about the cancelation of Jericho, it's about bad ratings going out from Nielsen due to the off-shoring and outsourcing of jobs to Indian contractors by Mitchell Habib who makes a profit of over $1 million for his outsourcing of Nielsen employees. American Nielsen workers have lost their jobs - this has been going on for almost 2 years. Please google "topix habib" and click on the Nielsen Hires Habib link...you'll see the outrage by the workers and former workers of Nielsen about what fraud is going on in this company. Thanks!"
You seem very unhappy in your current role at Nielsen. My guess is that this has been brewing long before any outsourcing began.
Fraud is very strong word, yet you continue to collect a paycheck from "big bad" Nielsen. If you are convinced that this is the case, why do you continue to work for a company that you don't agree with or believe in? I find this very interesting.
My guess is that you just like to make noise and generate attention for yourself (even if it is anonymously through the blog). A simple suggestion would be to find a career that will enable you to be happy and productive both personally and professionally. Life is too short to not enjoy your professional career choice. Anyway, JMHO.
Neutral observer

Orlando, FL

#359 May 10, 2008
Not a Sheep wrote:
Tuesday at noon sounds like a great time for American Nielsen employees in Oldsmar to go outside and "observe" the peanut protest! The more the merrier.
Ultimately, one's perception defines one's reality and the majority of American workers at Nielsen (in FL, at least) perceive that something VERY wrong is going on here. Florida
Council, you can spin factoids and push propoganda all you want, it really will not have any effect on workers' perceptions at this point. The jig is up on this one, and the only way for employees to have a change of mind and heart is for this band of executive management to depart.
Hey Not a Sheep! Why does this thing at Nielsen have to be an "American" worker vs. "Non" American worker thing? This isn't a race or nationality issue (as you and many others are making it out to be). It's a business issue that you and others are taking out on people from another country.

This is business 101, reduce labor expenses and increase margins. Not US vs. India. What if the US government would have taken this approach when people immigrated to the US? None of would even be here. Remove the emotion out of your thoughts and you will see that it is just business, not a race or nationality issue. Love thy neighbor.
SSDD

Oviedo, FL

#360 May 10, 2008
Neutral Observer - The Big Labowski and others have answered your diatribe many many times. This was never brewing in me. As a matter of fact, I have a great attitude at Nielsen so not to bring down those who I work around. I had a great review and love my job. I do see the American morale as angry, unhappy and looking for other work.
What I see happening at Nielsen is morally and ethically wrong. This is about careers at Nielsen and those being screwed by Mitchell Habib for nothing other than greed and money in his own pockets. Obviously you are way out of touch with the America workers who still work at Nielsen or you would know that morale is down the tubes. We want to do a good job, but seeing the poor and fraudulant management practices going on at Nielsen and not doing anything about it is like being a sheep going to the slaughterhouse. Also, being forced to train our cheap labor replacement or we won't get the carrot severance package is unnerving to say the least.
Why do you even read these posts and post on here, and why did you even take the time to see if anyone from here posted on the other site? What stake do you have in all this? Obviously something - or do "you" like to post just so you can get a kick out of seeing those who take the time to answer you? See, it works both ways.
I strongly believe that Nielsen once was a great company and the media should know what fraud and unethical behavior is taking place. You say fraud it a very strong word. You bet it is! Because unless you work at Nielsen you are not aware that managers are being fraudulent in the ranking of employees without documentation, the letting go of workers by telling them lies about why they are being let go. Mitchell is being unethical in his TCS money scheme. And the ratings are becoming incorrect and late because of the decision to hire cheap labor.
You can continue to disagree, you have that right, but then please don't use the tag Neutral Observer - because it's getting to be hypocritical.
Everyone should be aware of what's going on here, and to trying to hide it and keep it just to this forum is unworthy of anyone who sees injustice happening in America and does not cry out for the truth.
This is about the truth and stopping corporate CEOs from ruining companies so they can personally profit. This is nothing new - this is happening at companies all over the United States, not only at Nielsen - read the papers and business magazines - the public response is outrage at the government giving these companies breaks and it will be addressed by the next elected president hopefully.
I say to everyone, if Americans don't keep their jobs there won't be any America. This is a grassroots movement to save this country - one corporation at a time.
All Americans should continue to stop this type of selling out of companies.
One more thing Neutral Observer - if this were 1776, I bet you'd be against the Declaration of Independence and still supporting King George. Or are you even American or just a CEO sympathsiser?
SSDD

Oviedo, FL

#361 May 10, 2008
Neutral observer wrote:
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Hey Not a Sheep! Why does this thing at Nielsen have to be an "American" worker vs. "Non" American worker thing? This isn't a race or nationality issue (as you and many others are making it out to be). It's a business issue that you and others are taking out on people from another country...
Neutral Observer - to be fair I do agree with you on this one aspect. The Indian workers are not at fault; although I don't believe, having worked at Nielsen, they embrace the American Culture easily or are as proficient in the workings of Nielsen data as they should be. In no way should the Indian workers be blamed for this mishap... However, I do believe they are being exploited.

The responsibility lies completely on the decisions of the private equity firm and the hiring of Dave Calhoun and Mitchell Habib.

Thanks for the post.
Labowski Par Deux

Oviedo, FL

#362 May 10, 2008
Neutral observer wrote:
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SSDD,
Attached is your blog response to the "Nuts to Nielsen" article in the Tampa Tribune today.
"Posted by ( SSDD ) on May 10, 2008 at 12:45 p.m.
To all those protestor, great idea...this is not only about the cancelation of Jericho, it's about bad ratings going out from Nielsen due to the off-shoring and outsourcing of jobs to Indian contractors by Mitchell Habib who makes a profit of over $1 million for his outsourcing of Nielsen employees. American Nielsen workers have lost their jobs - this has been going on for almost 2 years. Please google "topix habib" and click on the Nielsen Hires Habib link...you'll see the outrage by the workers and former workers of Nielsen about what fraud is going on in this company. Thanks!"
You seem very unhappy in your current role at Nielsen. My guess is that this has been brewing long before any outsourcing began.
Fraud is very strong word, yet you continue to collect a paycheck from "big bad" Nielsen. If you are convinced that this is the case, why do you continue to work for a company that you don't agree with or believe in? I find this very interesting.
My guess is that you just like to make noise and generate attention for yourself (even if it is anonymously through the blog). A simple suggestion would be to find a career that will enable you to be happy and productive both personally and professionally. Life is too short to not enjoy your professional career choice. Anyway, JMHO.
Why must people assume that if you post strong opinions on here and other places that you don't like your job at Nielsen? There are many workers at Nielsen who love their jobs but don't like seeing their hardworking and SME friends be treated poorly, lied to, and having to train replacements. They don't like how Dave and Mitchell are managing the company, bringing in their friends at high salaries. Mitchell and Dave and the private equity group have no long-term interest in this company. Those left will indeed have to pick up the pieces - doesn't mean they have to have a bad attitude about doing their job to the best of their ability.
Grandchild of Immigrants

Brandon, FL

#363 May 10, 2008
To Neutral Observer...your reference to immigrants and our forefathers is incorrect and offensive. Our relatives, who probably immigrated to this country years ago, entered this land LEGALLY with the sole intention of improving their lives and the lives of their children and their children's children.

They did not come over here, learn a job, put some American who already had it on the street, and take that job back to their own country. THIS was their country. They came here to become Americans and in doing that, America became a better place.

If you don't believe it, take a trip to Ellis Island and see what a wealth of experience, skill, knowledge and insight these people brought to this country so many years ago.

I agree wholeheartedly when SSDD says the Indian workers who come here are being exploited. They're not learning the ratings business; they're just learning what buttons to push. They can be paid less than the current Nielsen employees because these consultants aren't learning anything but the buttons.

As long as nothing changes, they'll be fine. But once something unusual happens, they won't know where to turn and someone will blame them for the mess. It's only a matter of time. The real Nielsen system and product knowledge is leaving or already gone.

Furthermore, these new people aren't coming to America to stay or to bring their knowledge and skills to this country. They're coming here to take our jobs (at a fraction of our wages and with a fraction of our knowledge) out of the US and back to their own country.

How in the world could anyone compare the current comsultants to the immigrants who came here years ago to improve themselves and improve this country?

Business 101? How about American History 101?
Curious

Tampa, FL

#364 May 10, 2008
Look everyone. Neutral observer is neither neutral, nor observant. This individual revels in ad hominem attacks against posters, suggesting the base motivation for our complaints are anger and racism.

I recommend we all ignore this individual henceforth and share news, opinions and jokes about the sorry state of our company.
The Big Labowski

Oviedo, FL

#365 May 10, 2008
Grandchild of Immigrants wrote:
To Neutral Observer...your reference to immigrants and our forefathers is incorrect and offensive. Our relatives, who probably immigrated to this country years ago, entered this land LEGALLY with the sole intention of improving their lives and the lives of their children and their children's children.
They did not come over here, learn a job, put some American who already had it on the street, and take that job back to their own country. THIS was their country. They came here to become Americans and in doing that, America became a better place.
If you don't believe it, take a trip to Ellis Island and see what a wealth of experience, skill, knowledge and insight these people brought to this country so many years ago.
I agree wholeheartedly when SSDD says the Indian workers who come here are being exploited. They're not learning the ratings business; they're just learning what buttons to push. They can be paid less than the current Nielsen employees because these consultants aren't learning anything but the buttons.
As long as nothing changes, they'll be fine. But once something unusual happens, they won't know where to turn and someone will blame them for the mess. It's only a matter of time. The real Nielsen system and product knowledge is leaving or already gone.
Furthermore, these new people aren't coming to America to stay or to bring their knowledge and skills to this country. They're coming here to take our jobs (at a fraction of our wages and with a fraction of our knowledge) out of the US and back to their own country.
How in the world could anyone compare the current comsultants to the immigrants who came here years ago to improve themselves and improve this country?
Business 101? How about American History 101?
Brilliant! Thanks for making this point.
The Big Labowski

Oviedo, FL

#366 May 10, 2008
Curious wrote:
Look everyone. Neutral observer is neither neutral, nor observant. This individual revels in ad hominem attacks against posters, suggesting the base motivation for our complaints are anger and racism.
I recommend we all ignore this individual henceforth and share news, opinions and jokes about the sorry state of our company.
After reading his/her posts, I agree, let's move on.

Neutral Observer is entitled to their opinion though, however misinformed. And a "devil's" advocate now and then does help us make stronger points on here.

Sorry to SSDD who got picked on just because they're American and stands up for this country!

Yes, let's move on.
Labowski Par Deux

Oviedo, FL

#367 May 10, 2008
Not in Oldsmar wrote:
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I see you posted to the news article "SSDD". Wonderful! Wonder how many cops will be there Tuesday along with the media folks. Hope the Oldsmar City Fathers attend. Is CNN coming? Biggest thing to hit Oldsmar, ever! Be there or be square!!
And someone should put up a large sign on the 2nd floor window facing the front drive that says "HELP!" :-)

to TBL - just couldn't help myself with the name, hope you don't mind.
Oldsmar

Saint Petersburg, FL

#368 May 11, 2008
Had a laugh when I saw some of the names on Nielsen's Florida Council.
Training of TCS indian employees via Live Meeting revs up next week in Laurie Reed's CIPO groups.
Just lil ole me

Brooksville, FL

#369 May 11, 2008
Here we go Local Production, put your seatbelts on...it is going to be a b u m p y ride!
Not in Oldsmar

United States

#370 May 12, 2008
Oldsmar wrote:
Had a laugh when I saw some of the names on Nielsen's Florida Council.
Training of TCS indian employees via Live Meeting revs up next week in Laurie Reed's CIPO groups.
How can we be so passive to all this? The regular day-to-day stuff is easy, of course. It's the exceptions that are tough and MUST be learned via OJT. And we all know the TV industry is 90% exceptions 10% routine stuff. Multi-millions of advertising dollars depend of NMR data being accurate! And these data MUST be explainable and proven by someone especially when the numbers change. SME's and experience ARE important to the business. Any executive is only as good/smart as the people that surround him or her. I remember hearing years ago that if it (a computer routine) went to end-of-job it must be right. WRONG!! GIGO as the very old saying goes. At Nielsen's 1+1 does not always add up to 2 as in accounting. The ratings business in very unique, one-of-a-kind business, always has been, always will be, and no matter who tries to standardize the business and try to make it something it isn't, will fail miserably! If the Nielsen business is accepted for what it is the advertising world will be better off. And that's my 2-cents worth this early Monday morning. Please excuse my ramblings.
NorsU

Bellingham, MA

#371 May 12, 2008
Tuesdnay Nut delivery in Oldsmar at high noon! Lets show up and make some noise! Local press may be there covering story!

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