GfK NOP

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GfK NOP Reviews

11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Was good for a telephone interviewer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GfK NOP

    Pros

    shift work was great so flexible work pattern, great for those who can commit to specific working days or may just need extra work in one week

    Cons

    not enough continuous work for temps and no clear career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't hire temporary interviewers through agencies, if at all possible

    Recommends
  2.  

    Research Manager

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    Current Employee - Research Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at GfK NOP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good life and work balance, not as stressful as other vendors

    Cons

    low analytics, everything is from a template. leader hardly know anything about research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be less corrupted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not the best

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    Current Employee - Trainee Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trainee Research Executive in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at GfK NOP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are nice and friendly
    The work expectations aren't that high

    Cons

    The day to day job can be extremely boring

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fit for purpose.

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    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer

    I worked at GfK NOP part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Huge flexibility, informal dress, short shifts, straight forward work, lots of people, good for students

    Cons

    Strict, lots of shift cancellations at short notice, short break, tedious, repetitive, no opportunity for progression

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a place for ambitious or talented people

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    Former Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at GfK NOP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Relatively good work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity and growth for talented people, and salary is lower than the industry standard. The only thing that seems to matter in this company is the time you have spent there, not your performance or achievement. It does not matter if you are performing at the RM or AD level when you're a RE or SRE. They don't try to reward you nor keep you happy. The only way you're getting a promotion or pay rise is to do the time and wait till it's your turn. It's a frustrating place for smart, ambitious people, but probably a haven for those who just are afraid of competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's about time to open your eyes and do something. The incompetence of those at the senior level is driving young, thriving talents away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Learning experience

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    Former Employee - Market Research Interviewer in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Market Research Interviewer in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at GfK NOP part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about engaging in market research.
    Understand how to use computer software whilst conducting market research.

    Cons

    Can be quite frustrating when you get abusive customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to treat Student employees with a bit more respect than they do-they treat them like children quite often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    OK for what it is

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    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    I worked there as an interviewer while I was looking for permanent employment and was treated well by my manager and his manager. There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to shifts, sometimes we were asked to come in weekends, which was OK as I needed the money. The manager appreciated our efforts, although you did not have to be genius to do that sort of job. I worked in the international team and there were a lot of smart people who did this job on their way to the bigger and better. I wish I had stayed in touch. This is one of the best callcentres to work at. OK projects with realistic targets, low pressure, prompt payment and managers who treat staff well. I know what I am talking about as I had been at a number of other companies for small projects before.

    Cons

    Building is not the nicest. It was either too hot or too cold. Mind you, a lot of buildings in the UK have this problem.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic place to work for

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at GfK NOP part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved every minute of working there. Team members are great ,head office is fantastic and there is no communication gap

    Cons

    Short projects and very early mornings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    friendly and welcoming

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GfK NOP as a contractor

    Pros

    they really support people to work their way up the company. Many of the account execs (and higher) started out as a temp or a call unit worker.
    The environment is laid back and the socials are fun.

    Cons

    the pay is less than I would expect for the work I put in and many of my colleagues have expressed the same feeling

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    SRE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at GfK NOP

    Pros

    great team, very smart people, very progressive approach to work life balance, reliable colleagues, entrepreneurship is strong, productive and cool environment... Opportunities to learn and progress.

    Cons

    salary scale on the low side for a well performing company, even though economic situation is not the best, you shouldn't expect a switch from market research professional to consultant without the corresponding salary. Office is far for welcoming: huge gap between employees style and attitude and investment in office space/design. Small efforts have been made but real investments are necessary if you don't want ppl to feel like they work in a call center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to change the way your business works, review your salary policy. You have some of the brightest ppl in the industry, rewards should follow.

    Recommends
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