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What kind of company is Stolt-Nielsen?

By Anne van Dassen Mueller, Chief HR Officer, Stolt-Nielsen Limited

That’s a good question. The fact is, it’s almost impossible to get a feel for a company until you have actually worked there. Before I joined Stolt-Nielsen four years ago, I did a lot of homework. But even so, I still didn’t really know the answer to the question above. Now I do.

One of the first things I learned when I came to Stolt is that this is not just a global company, but a global community. In our Rotterdam office, for example, we have about 30 nationalities represented among our 300-plus employees. There are so many nationalities, in fact, that rather than speaking Dutch, we all speak English. And this is something you find in many of our offices around the world—Europeans, Asians, Americans, Middle Easterners, Africans all working easily together.

From Day 1, I saw that the people at Stolt treat each other with respect. And if you think about it, it really couldn’t be any other way, because there is no “ruling majority” here. So the focus is where it belongs: on the work.

And because of that focus on work, decision-making here tends to be fast. This is a flat organization—there are not a lot of levels of approval. People are empowered and held responsible. Granted, this kind of environment doesn’t appeal to everyone. But there’s no denying the fact that Stolt attracts and retains top quality employees who are not only capable, dedicated and proactive in their jobs, but pragmatic and modest, too. Stolt-Nielsen is no place for boasters or moaners. Which is precisely why recruiters so often look to Stolt for well trained and professional staffers and managers.

By the way, the Stolt work ethic is in many ways a direct result of the culture built by the Stolt-Nielsen family over the years. Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, the founder, truly valued the qualities of loyalty and hard work. And he made sure that Stolt employees were rewarded accordingly with a complete package of compensation, health and pension benefits—a commitment that continues to this day under CEO Niels Stolt-Nielsen.

Family control of the business has other benefits, too. Stolt-Nielsen has the ability to take the long view—to make investments that sensibly build on our strengths, with an eye to a future that is 10, 20 and even 30 years ahead. That means we can stay focused on the goals we believe are important for the long haul. For most public companies, and certainly most CEOs, that kind of long range thinking simply isn’t an option. For our employees, it means that goals don’t change with the seasons or changes in management.

What I also find exciting is that Stolt continues to evolve and push in new directions. Over the last four years, I’ve watched the organization open up—there’s more cross-business communication, more interconnectivity and more talent-sharing than ever. We’ve broken down the silos and that means more opportunities and career-path choices for all of us.

It’s also exciting to see that Stolt’s reputation as an innovator remains as strong as ever. The fuel efficient C38 newbuildings, Sea Farm’s unique sole facility in Iceland, STC’s mySTCtanks e-business platform—the list goes on.

But the real satisfaction that comes from working at Stolt is very much about the day-to-day. When there’s a challenge here, people pitch in and get it done. Being part of a hardworking team of professionals is a tremendous feeling that makes it a pleasure to come to work every day. If you ask me, that’s what it’s like to work at Stolt-Nielsen.

—Anne van Dassen Mueller, Chief HR Officer, Stolt-Nielsen Limited

Nielsen — a consumer information company best known for their TV ratings — is currently seeking 100 work-from-home employees. Essentially, they’re offering competitive salaries, a benefits package, a retirement savings program and the opportunity to make money while in your PJs (which we all know is the best kind of benefit).

The company is seeking employees from all regions of the country, including Florida, Illinois and Georgia. On their website’s career pages, listings for field interviewers, sales representatives, analysts and more, all welcome to work from a “home office environment,” are available for application. There are also specific jobs for those who are bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Japanese or Korean preferred!) or interested in getting out of the house to travel (you’ll receive a company car!).

Hang on, there’s more. Nielsen alsosets employees up with a home tablet, printer and cell phone (cellular plan included) and offers overtime, tuition compensation, three weeks paid-vacation in the first year, 10 sick days per annum and — wait for it! — maternity and paternity leave.

Nielsen has received lots of praise lately for offering employees these deserved benefits — they recently landed the number 10 spot on Fortune’s 2017 30 Best Workplaces for Consulting & Professional Services list and was included in DiversityInc’s top 50 companies for their commitment to workplace diversity. Working for a company that’ll work as hard for you as you do for them? Sounds like it might be worth filling out an application.

To do so, just type “work from home” into the career page’s search bar and toggle to your area.

[h/t Working Mother

These Benefits Might Make You Want to Quit Your Job and Work for Nielsen

The first 2016 U.S. Presidential debate ended up attracting 84 million viewers.

That’s a record number.

Compare that to Super Bowl 50, which glued 111.9 million viewers to the TV. (That was the Carolina Panthers versus the Denver Broncos one.) The reunion episodes of “The Real Housewives of New York” averaged some 2 million viewers.

How am I, the queen of mathematical anxiety, pulling these numbers?

The Nielsen Company, of course.

You’ve heard of Nielsen. It’s the company that’s been tracking what people watch, listen to and buy since 1923.

Nearly 100 years later, the company’s still thriving — and, even better, it’s hiring tons of field representatives across the U.S.

This isn’t your typical work-from-your-home-office gig. As a Nielsen field service representative, you’ll visit and manage Nielsen households near you.

Become a Field Service Representative for The Nielsen Company

Basically, Nielsen pays panel members to be tracked. But it’s not that creepy. The company just wants to know what your consumer behavior is like — what TV shows you watch, what’s in your fridge and what apps you use on your phone.

That’s how the company manages to pop out ratings.

This is where field service representatives come in. You don’t have to be tracked, but you do have to work with the families and households who are.

As a field service rep, you’ll make home visits to install, maintain, troubleshoot and demonstrate the equipment.

Be nice, because you’ll need to build relationships and collect and report demographics and audience analytics. You should be comfortable chatting it up — maybe even sometimes turning into an impromptu salesperson when needed.

Why Work for The Nielsen Company?

The perks are pretty sweet. You’ll be required to spend three weeks training in Tampa, Florida (of five weeks total).

But wait, you naysayers. The training is paid, and housing and transportation (flights, too!) are provided.

Once that’s over, you’ll return home, where you don’t have to report to an office, and you’ll work flexible hours — including evening hours and weekends. You’ll also get a company car (totally feeling like Oprah right now) with insurance, gas and maintenance included.

Even more: Your comprehensive benefits package goes into effect your first day and includes medical, dental and vision insurance — plus a 401(k).

You’ll also get a laptop and mobile phone and all the required techy things. Oh, and compensation starts at $36,400 with monthly bonuses if you’re doing a good job.

Am I Qualified to Get This Job — and Those Insane Benefits?

You’ll need some past experience in market research, social services or commissioned sales positions.

A bachelor’s degree — in anything — is preferred but not required, though a high school diploma is. You should also have a valid driver’s license.

For all the qualifications and more details on the position, you can find all the job listings on The Nielsen Company’s career page. Just search “field service representative.”

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Your Turn: Have you ever had your TV watching habits tracked by the Nielsen Company?

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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Nielsen’s move to rely exclusively on electronic measurement to track TV viewership and eliminate the use of diaries has resulted in 700 job losses in its Florida research centers. The end of the company’s video diary service will result in 328 employees—mostly research interviewers—losing their jobs at Nielsen’s Oldsmar, FL location, which is just outside of Tampa. According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Nielsen has been one of the largest employers in Pinellas County, FL, with more than 1,500 workers.

Nielsen is also closing its Venice Diary Checking Center, located in North Venice, FL, about 20 miles south of Sarasota. The Business Journal says 396 employees will be permanently laid off as a result of the Center closing. The paper says about 50 employees, not in the video diary service, will be transferred from Venice to the company’s Sarasota location.

As earlier reported by Inside Radio, Nielsen’s plan to scrap paper and pencil ratings diaries in its TV markets has been in the works for several years. The measurement giant said it would incorporate return-path data from set-top boxes and other electronic measurement into its local services, including 140 TV markets that were measured by paper TV diaries. Nielsen is also deploying its existing PPM panel to augment its TV rating service to measure, among other things, out-of-home television viewing.