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NPD Reviews in New York City, NY

103 Reviews
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NPD Chairman and CEO Tod S. Johnson
Tod S. Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is a very strong benefit of working in one of the satellite offices (in 26 reviews)

  • Remote work environment was nice (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of opportunity for growth unless someone, quits, gets fired or retires (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management is arrogant about the appeal of the company to potential recruits (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad Working Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I can't fine one to post

    Cons

    The NDP group is a “Bad Working Environment”. It is a company that balances it Employee base on race, and driven on Knowledge Transfer. What does this means: Driven on Knowledge Transfer. The company does not have true talents, and deliberately hire specific individuals with well-founded knowledge and create a process that is designed to drain or steel knowledge between a period of 3-to-6 months. Once they feel that they have acquire enough or think that they have what you have worked hard for, the company just get rid of you as soon as they can in a very disdainful manner.
    This is not a company of true pioneers, and no future for you in this company. And yes, this company only preferred white employees, and it is where your knowledge ends up. When it comes to Information Technology, it is the weak as all departments of this company. You work hard for your knowledge, and you reserve the right not to share your knowledge. A team is not about one person doing all of the work and share his or her knowledge to everyone else, is about knowledgeable individuals working together to overcome challenges. Not one person overcoming challengers for everyone else.
    I strongly believe that Tod S. Johnson know what is happening within his company, and if you are a talented individual who is off-white [expect the worst job] believes that you have a future in this company, you are wrong. I have spoken to individual high-up in the ladder in this company, and there is only air between their ears. Karyn Schoenbart is a thunder-head [This is the best description that I can come up with, unfortunately]. She is a perfect example of what a failure is. She is the core participant that drives the Knowledge Transfer scheme with the NPD Group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Highschool Clique Atmoshpere- Inadequate Managers. No training provided.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Operations In the Vide/Games Sector in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Manager of Operations In the Vide/Games Sector in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, nice parking, nice office

    Cons

    I was hired in the Video Games Sector. Be careful of this department- it is a bunch of recent college graduates and this is their first job. They are very gossipy, unprofessional and play favorites. After 9 days of employment, a manager (who i had NO communication or interaction with) spoke to me in a very unprofessional manner. She actually sent me an email that said in all capital letters "WE NEED TO TALK". They provided absolutely NO training. There idea of training.. is to have a 21 year old train you- who is intimidated by you, and feels that their job is being threatened. Good luck - my advice is its an ok company but stay away from the Video and Entertainment Departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rethink who you have in management positions. Provide more management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not Interested in Retaining Their Experienced Talent Pool

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Research Associate in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Market Research Associate in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Convenient location if you're in Queens or Nassau. Friendly culture among the rank and file.

    Cons

    You only get ahead if your part of the clique. Highly political company. Low salaries for the industry. Have no problems cutting loose employees with long tenure. Can't seem to get their act together vis-a-vis the technology (some departments are still using a DO based mainframe, stopped one upgrade in mid-stream to go in a completely different direction). Upper management is arrogant about the appeal of the company to potential recruits. HR is evasive, no transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the knowledge base you're sacrificing to politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Experiene. Very Cliquy.. poor management

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    Former Employee - Data Manager in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Data Manager in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    pay was actually ok. benefits were good.. flex time in summer.

    Cons

    Team and management was very cliquy. Specific managers were incomptent, not professional. felt like i was back in highschool dealing with the popular girls. borderline harrasment. Training program sucks! Was hired- in first two weeks barely received any one on one training. Does not seem like a place with good growth potential. i left voluntarily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your managers with some classes. They need people skills and management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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