J.D. Power
2.9 of 5 89 reviews
www.jdpower.com Westlake Village, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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46% Approve of the CEO

J.D. Power President Finbarr O'Neill

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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most of the perks of a big, corporate job

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at J.D. Power full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood environment, good people to work with, decent benefits. If you're in one of the major offices, then there are lots of other groups outside your own with occasional job openings.

ConsLocation, location, location- the HQ is in a very expensive area to live with most of the more affordable options more than 25 minutes away.
A lot of groups appear to be understaffed and career paths aren't clear.
 The building's interior is disappointing for a HQ, too. It certainly doesn't feel like a HQ building.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to start a career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Westlake Village, CA

I worked at J.D. Power full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe team atmosphere is great

ConsManagement making choices that aren't in best interest of employees

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Great place to start your career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at J.D. Power full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people, training, tight group

ConsLow pay and little appreciation, and location

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worked here for 2 years - Get it on your resume as a low level associate and move on

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Westlake Village, CA

I worked at J.D. Power full-time for more than a year

ProsPeople that work there are great - work schedule can be relatively flexible depending on your department/superiors

ConsCompany stuck in the past, everything moves at a snail's pace, too much red tape to get anything done. Pay is low for the industry, and promotion rates are far behind the industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake interest in the growth of your employees or you will continue to lose all of the good ones to other opportunities

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place but not very exciting team

Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

I worked at J.D. Power as a contractor for more than a year

ProsFriday bagels, donuts, thanksgiving party, Christmas party

ConsNo interaction between co-workers and management doesn't inform their direct reports about changes in team structure etc

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it more friendly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good working environment

QA Analyst (Current Employee)
Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at J.D. Power as a contractor for less than a year

ProsAll the employees are very friendly. Many company outings, so that you can get to know other people within the company.

ConsTraffic on the 101N can make the drive much longer. Many times, the support desk takes too long to fulfill any tickets set in.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company is content with slowing its death rather than trying to grow

Research Supervisor (Former Employee)
Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

I worked at J.D. Power full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are some great people, depending on department you're in, Decent benefits/perks through McGraw-Hill.

ConsLow pay compared to industry, Very political work environment where you need to be very careful to who's listening, No long-term corporate vision, Focused on outdated technology and methodology.

Advice to Senior Management"Next-Gen" and other efforts are not going to doing anything until the culture changes from the top down.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Orange, CA

I worked at J.D. Power full-time for more than 5 years

ProsProfessional work environment. Very good at finding solutions for clients. My account team was the best to work with.

ConsNot easy to get promoted. Lay offs every year regardless of how good the company did.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo rejoice in the success of the previous year and then concentrate on the current years numbers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people and work/life balance

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Westlake Village, CA

I have been working at J.D. Power full-time for more than 10 years

Pros-great work/life balance
-amazing co-workers/senior leaders

Cons-career progression can be difficult

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very disappointing because senior management did not understand the impact of the Internet

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

I worked at J.D. Power

ProsGood working level people who try to get . The old cliche: nice people.

ConsStrategically inept management, no concept of the Internet . Do you believe they are still doing surveys by mail. And worse yet, they are surveys.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo what Steve Jobs did: obsolete your biggest products and jump to the next level. You can't defend what you have, you must build what the market wants tomorrow . Dump the lawyer, be a marketer. Buy Insight Express to get into the online space. Other wise, bail out, sell while you have a brand, hollow as it is. Innovate or die !

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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