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Good experience but very slow to promote internally

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Specialist in Port Washington, NY
Current Employee - Account Specialist in Port Washington, NY

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

Pros

Great work/life balance
Great experience/exposure working with Fortune 500 clients
Flexible

Cons

Before a promotion you must be working at the next level for years.
Must move positions to get promoted.
Will let long tenured talent leave instead of promoting within.
Lower than average industry salaries especially so close to NYC.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retain more good talent

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

103 Other Employee Reviews for NPD (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Not bad but not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 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
  2.  

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

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

    I worked at NPD full-time (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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