NPD Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
98 Reviews

3.7
98 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NPD full-time for 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
  2.  

    Great work enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at NPD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training, great place to learn

    Cons

    Organization as well as software set up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    Remote work environment was nice

    Cons

    poor management that doesn't know what direction they are going in.

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  5.  

    Very Top Heavy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NPD

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth and still in the 1980's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake things up and encourage employees, particular upper management, to aim for higher instead of just doing what's always been done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Operations in Port Washington, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good career development. Cares about employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes more difficult to get recognized, being it is getting larger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career development, and paths to advancement should be a bigger priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    loved my time working at NPD

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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 3 years

    Pros

    • Strong work/life balance
    • Most managers are open to you working remotely
    • Excellent opportunities to move around in company, should you pursue them

    Cons

    • Pay lower than industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company continues to grow - and with that opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Development  in  Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Development in Port Washington, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and culture even thought the company is starting to get bigger
    Great People - smart and driven
    Company continues to grow - and with that opportunities come available
    Once inside NPD, easy to transition with-in company to other roles/positions

    Cons

    Office Politics can be a challenge at times.
    Promotions are pretty hard to come by without moving positions.
    Pay is lower than average for area especially with NYC so close.
    Decisions are many times slow moving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good training company for Market Research

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move into various roles to gain cross functional experience.
    A good place if you like financial analysis and working with technology.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted beyond Account Management. Numerous client complaints about data quality issues, Pos discrepancies, consumer-POS trends not aligning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire customer service reps to handle client complaints.

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

    Good place to get some experience...not a place for a long term career.

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    Current Employee - Director of Product Management  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    This company has a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not a very proactive company.

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

    Interesting Insights

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multiple
    Former Employee - Multiple

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

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is a very strong benefit of working in one of the satellite offices. As a whole, the company is very supportive of continued education (once you get through the rigorous application process)

    Cons

    1) Employees in the satellite offices are commonly overlooked for advancement/movement into other parts of the organization. 2) Compensation disparity was significant and worsened over the time spent in the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward continuous improvement, foster personal growth and find ways to keep top performers instead of considering replacement a cost saving solution.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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