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It's a stop on your career path, not a destination.

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Former Employee - Director  in  Port Washington, NY
Former Employee - Director in Port Washington, NY

I worked at NPD full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

The work-life balance is good. Casual (jeans) dress code. If you live on Long Island, then it's a nice alternative to commuting into NYC. Many of the people are nice, and the job security is decent in today's economy. You'll get exposure to many Fortune 500 companies if you work in a client facing role. If you want a career in Market Research, you'll get great experience.

Cons

The compensation is well below market average. Growth has been anemic over the past several years, and thus bonuses and raises have not been good. Executive level management preaches that "we" (the employees) need to adapt for the future, but they've done a poor job of leading the company in that direction. The company is run by the same people that have been there forever, and they are way out-of-touch. The executives talk a little too much about their beach houses and don't make any attempt to relate to their employees. There is a serious lack of vision for the future, which makes it feel like the leadership is looking to cash out soon. It's a decent stop on your career path, but it is not a destination.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Build a better vision for the future. There is a serious need for new blood among Sr. management. Invest in the growth of the company. Make a better effort to hire and retain top talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good overall experience

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    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst  in  Randolph, NJ
    Current Employee - Market Research Analyst in Randolph, NJ

    I have been working at NPD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    learn a great deal of information about specific industry, perform web-based market research, easy job conducting audits, improved excel skills, great staff and team working together

    Cons

    very repetitive job, boring, other than how to perform web-based research did not learn much less

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, relatively low stress environment

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    Current Employee - Category Specialist  in  Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Category Specialist in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at NPD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance,
    Most colleagues are pleasant to be around.

    Cons

    NPD is a bureaucratic, slow moving institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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