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Fortune Magazine Honors Nielsen for Workplace Diversity

2 minute read | December 2016

Each year, Fortune Magazine teams up with independent analysts from Great Place to Work to rank top companies for workplace diversity. For 2016, Nielsen earned high honors, ranked at #50 out of more than 500 U.S. employers doing the most to create inclusive cultures for multicultural, LGBTQ employees and women. The recognition is based on anonymous survey results provided by nearly 1,000 Nielsen associates.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to future innovations and success for Nielsen and our clients,” said Angela Talton, Chief Diversity Officer. “This recognition is a testament to not only our systems and the programs that make diversity and inclusion part of the DNA of the company, but it also speaks volumes about the leaders and associates who make Nielsen a place where you have visibility, access and opportunities to be yourself, make a difference and grow with us.”

To compile this list, Great Place to Work surveyed more than 400,000 employees of all backgrounds about workplace fairness, morale and inclusion. Great Place to Work also analyzed how positively women, multicultural and LGBTQ employees report experiencing their workplace, including the degree of representation women and multiculturals enjoy within the workforce as a whole, management and executive roles.  

“We applaud Nielsen for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work’s Certification Program. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace—critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Nielsen should take into account as an indicator of high performance.”

“According to our study, 85% of Nielsen employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Place to Work’s Senior Editor.

This is Nielsen’s second recognition by Fortune and Great Place to Work this year. The company was also named one of the best employers for Millennials. More information about our ranking, criteria considered and employee feedback can be found at