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Not so bad compared to other companies...

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Current Employee - Research Specialist in Troy, MI
Current Employee - Research Specialist in Troy, MI

I have been working at J.D. Power

Pros

-JDPA is a well-known and respected brand, and thus a lot of visibility.

-You work with a lot of experts in the industry you are based in and get a lot of client interaction (depending on what team you are on...).

-Lower level employees often get a lot of responsibility and don't have someone over their shoulder for their every move.

-Very flexible work arrangements compared to other places - if you need to leave early or late, then you can come in early or late as long as your job permits (ie: if you need to work with the California team and you live in Michigan, it may be hard for a Michigan person to leave earlier when California interactions are necessary).

-Good benefits.

-A lot of the employees here are really just great people to work with and they are very professional and knowledgeable.

Cons

-Although lower levels often get a lot of responsibility, senior levels sometimes take the credit.

-A lot of people are working a lot of hours... it's been like that for the last year and a half and hasn't changed much even though management has been saying they need to fix things and they are working on it.

-No time to talk to anyone anymore. This is bad for many reasons... getting to know people within the company and networking can lead to new products or new ways of doing old things. Now that everyone is cramming to get the minimum done, there is no time left to network. In the end, the company is losing money because of this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be honest... no more fluff. We know that management wants the new corporate culture to be working us to the bone.

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    Pretty...pretty good.

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    Current Employee - Contract in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Contract in Troy, MI

    I have been working at J.D. Power

    Pros

    Nice people. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    Often boring and repetitive work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the strong leadership.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Management Wearing Us All Down

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at J.D. Power

    Pros

    McGraw-Hill, the parent company provides pretty good benefits. McGraw-Hill has also reigned in some of the stupider ideas put forth by JDPA management, so they are a positive influence. The company is well known, and well respected, outside the world of market research.

    Cons

    Constant "change" and upheaval. "Re-structurings" occur frequently - at least avery two years. The internal support depts. actually rule the roost, and the research and client-facing people are definitely second-class citizens, and the first to be thrown overboard. Sr. management lacks direction and is unable to articulate a coherent strategy to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the client-facing people steer the boat. Make decisions on what vendor and resources are used that provide the best value for clients, not just to make work for some internal department. Give up on trying to "author" software and create "tools". The best programmers work at Google, not here. We can get what we need cheaper, better and faster from outside vendors, rather than internal support departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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