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NPD Reviews in New York City, NY

115 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start, but difficult for long term growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    NPD is great for gaining experience in global research and hands-on approach with clients. After a year, it is best to move on rather than be asked to leave.

    Cons

    Systems are obsolete and the company is losing its competitive edge against other, far more advanced research companies. The company is full of office politics with the mentality of "every man/woman for themselves" rather than working as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad but not great

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    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work/life balance isn't horrible. Job security is good. Pay is good for a starting job (once established, other jobs are much better).

    Cons

    There are people that are too set in their ways. Younger staff is divided into cliques, which makes for a "high school mentality". Overtime is not compensated (you cannot always anticipate overtime and they won't pay you to get things done). There is a strong division between skill sets between the younger generation and the older employees. When you're fresh out of college and you have to teach your boss how to use basic functions in powerpoint, it is a little unnerving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skills training for every level to keep employees on point are a necessity. Older staff should challenge the younger staff with more responsibilities (overlooked of course) and provide real feedback to show what is needed for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not a bad company, but there are definitely better places to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good reputation for quality of research, laid back environment, nice people for the most part

    Cons

    Politics run rampant; difficult to advance past manager level; pay is not very competitive; too many silos of knowledge - ineffective intraorganizational processes; management has a strong tendency to play favorites with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the growth in scope of research coverage you are successfully pursuing is coming at the cost of effectiveness within certain industries you cover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    not good

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    good place to work at lower level jobs

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management, who lacks technical expertise and understanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Favorites abound

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    Great data and great clients

    Cons

    If your "in" your golden, if your not you go nowhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and run your company based on people's ability. Let them do the things you hired them for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's all about money

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    Senior staff are well qualified and dedicated
    Syndicated products are perceived as the gold standard
    Casual and collegial work environment

    Cons

    Upper management focuses only on their bottom line and are quick to restructure when financial objectives are not met
    Compensation is not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership needs to improve the rewards for employees in order to reduce the turnover which has been higher than most places.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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