NPD Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
100 Reviews
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NPD Chairman and CEO Tod S. Johnson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is a very strong benefit of working in one of the satellite offices (in 25 reviews)

  • People are willing to help you learn (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is arrogant about the appeal of the company to potential recruits (in 5 reviews)

  • additionally, it was difficult to advance (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highschool Clique Atmoshpere- Inadequate Managers. No training provided.

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    Former Employee - Manager of Operations In the Vide/Games Sector  in  Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Manager of Operations In the Vide/Games Sector in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good pay, nice parking, nice office

    Cons

    I was hired in the Video Games Sector. Be careful of this department- it is a bunch of recent college graduates and this is their first job. They are very gossipy, unprofessional and play favorites. After 9 days of employment, a manager (who i had NO communication or interaction with) spoke to me in a very unprofessional manner. She actually sent me an email that said in all capital letters "WE NEED TO TALK". They provided absolutely NO training. There idea of training.. is to have a 21 year old train you- who is intimidated by you, and feels that their job is being threatened. Good luck - my advice is its an ok company but stay away from the Video and Entertainment Departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rethink who you have in management positions. Provide more management training.

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

    Great Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at NPD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, room for advancement

    Cons

    Talent has dropped a bit over the years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation seems very low in comparison to similar jobs in the city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a bad company, but there are definitely better places to work

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    Former Employee - Account Associate  in  Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Account Associate in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good reputation for quality of research, laid back environment, nice people for the most part

    Cons

    Politics run rampant; difficult to advance past manager level; pay is not very competitive; too many silos of knowledge - ineffective intraorganizational processes; management has a strong tendency to play favorites with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the growth in scope of research coverage you are successfully pursuing is coming at the cost of effectiveness within certain industries you cover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    NPD offers a good work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at NPD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work-Life balance
    Attracts self-motivated people
    Promotes internal transfers - opportunity to gain expertise and skill sets in areas you don't have past experience with

    Cons

    percent increases are based off of the salary you started with. So as you grow in the organization, all of your promotions/increases will always be incremental, based on what your incoming salary was. If you came in with a low paying salary, you will always be on the low end of the pay scale, no matter how much you grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not Interested in Retaining Their Experienced Talent Pool

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    Former Employee - Market Research Associate  in  Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Market Research Associate in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Convenient location if you're in Queens or Nassau. Friendly culture among the rank and file.

    Cons

    You only get ahead if your part of the clique. Highly political company. Low salaries for the industry. Have no problems cutting loose employees with long tenure. Can't seem to get their act together vis-a-vis the technology (some departments are still using a DO based mainframe, stopped one upgrade in mid-stream to go in a completely different direction). Upper management is arrogant about the appeal of the company to potential recruits. HR is evasive, no transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the knowledge base you're sacrificing to politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Client development

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly stable, intelligent international growth initiative, management understands the importance of meeting clients face to face.

    Cons

    the biggest negative about this company is the comparatively low salaries paid. additionally, it was difficult to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a satisfying experience but training could be better as well as opportunities to move up.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at NPD

    Pros

    Flexible time off, Non-stressful environment, good benefits. Nice employees.

    Cons

    Work can be too boring.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst Experiene. Very Cliquy.. poor management

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    Former Employee - Data Manager  in  Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Data Manager in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    pay was actually ok. benefits were good.. flex time in summer.

    Cons

    Team and management was very cliquy. Specific managers were incomptent, not professional. felt like i was back in highschool dealing with the popular girls. borderline harrasment. Training program sucks! Was hired- in first two weeks barely received any one on one training. Does not seem like a place with good growth potential. i left voluntarily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your managers with some classes. They need people skills and management skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    not good

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    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    good place to work at lower level jobs

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management, who lacks technical expertise and understanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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