NPD

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NPD Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
103 Reviews
3.5
103 Reviews
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NPD Chairman and CEO Tod S. Johnson
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 26 reviews)

  • Remote work environment was nice (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Not a lot of opportunity for growth unless someone, quits, gets fired or retires (in 4 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great opportunities to learn valuable skills, work-life balance is very favorable, and fun relaxed work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Associate
    Current Employee - Account Associate

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks include casual dress code half-day Fridays in the summer and freedom to explore intellectual curiosity.

    Cons

    Pay at the entry level position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job I honestly have no complaints or advice except to maintain the culture that has been built.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, slow to promote

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Rosemont, IL

    I have been working at NPD

    Pros

    Company provides decent benefits compared to competition

    Cons

    Takes a decade to get decent promotion if you are not in the right department.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No chance to prove worth from the start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    friendly coworkers, benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    there is no job security, upper management is quick to lay off individuals who've been with the company a long time without reason. it has become a den of snakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    involve the people who will actually be affected by your decisions. talking among yourselves will not solve the current poor morale of employees who are not of the elite class.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, working hard to be better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Company is growing the business is some really great ways. Lots of really good and talented people,

    Cons

    Currently there is too much work for the number of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you aren't at Headquarters (Port Washington) you miss a lot of the nuances of what and why things change. As you bring in new people, be sure to use the value of those who have been around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Two class system in place; elite and entitled and then everyone else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NPD (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy commute if you live on Long Island. Local area is pleasant though somewhat dull. Office itself set up with a lot of artwork which is cool if that is your thing.

    Cons

    Watch your back at all times; if you are not part of the established elite then don't expect advancement. Very quick to cut resources when they change direction. Expect zero loyalty towards you. No recognition of the talent they have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break out of your private jet and realize the efforts of others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unique services with internal struggles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Services that are not available elsewhere in the marketplace.
    Team leaders dedicated to helping others learn and delivery of value and insights to the clients.
    Senior leadership has the smarts to steer the company through the most challenging times.

    Cons

    Ownership of internal problems lacking.
    Missing/lost data happens more frequently than it should in a company of this size.
    New services/products are delayed and launched despite not meeting client criteria.
    Compensation below market in some fields and little action to address.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable internally to deliver quality products and services with the same rigor as external people are held accountable for delivering revenue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at NPD (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth for the right individuals.

    Cons

    A lot of rapid change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    They outsource your position to save money even when you have been with them a long time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NPD part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Able to work at home when you needed to, was able to switch my hours to earlier so I wouldn't have to sit in traffic. You got to wear jeans and sneakers everyday. Occasional raffles and free food in the cafeteria around holidays.

    Cons

    Outsourcing; company changed drastically in the last couple of years - wasn't a fun place to work anymore. They cut out employee appreciation day a couple of years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to the old ways.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to learn. VPs in certain departments do not value employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NPD

    Pros

    Good Training. Good Managers who value hard work and personal growth.

    Cons

    Poor decisions made from VPs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more understanding and realistic VPs that recognize hard work when they see it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start. Take advantage of their tuition reimbursement program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great coworkers and great bosses. Lots of perks and very family friendly place to work. Lots of perks including a tuition reimbursement program and ability to teleworker when needed.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for growth unless someone, quits, gets fired or retires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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