NPD
3.4 of 5 90 reviews
www.npd.com Port Washington, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jul 2, 2014

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NPD Chairman and CEO Tod S. Johnson

Tod S. Johnson

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Competitive salary for the industry, very transparent leadership, great work/life balance"
    in 21 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
  • "Very difficult to advance upwards in the company"
    in 3 reviews
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    Company continues to grow - and with that opportunities

    Manager, Client Development (Current Employee)
    Port Washington, NY

    ProsGreat 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

    ConsOffice 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Multiple (Former Employee)

    ProsWork / 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)

    Cons1) 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 Senior ManagementReward continuous improvement, foster personal growth and find ways to keep top performers instead of considering replacement a cost saving solution.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad place to start but behind the times always trying to catch up

    Director (Former Employee)
    Port Washington, NY

    ProsLots of development and growth 15 years ago. Lots of internal training offered, approachable managers, encouragement to be empowered and move around the company.

    ConsCant get themselves in current times, to much change without fully thinking things through. Lots of guess work for senior level. Change is great but need to think it through first.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork-life balance used to be much better for employees. Need a better handle on senior management and how they handle letting people go. I was let go on false reasons after being promoted, receiving above company average increases, after above average reviews. So why not offer me to move to different division or give me time to prepare, after 15+ years i deserve better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and moving in the right direction.

    Account Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsWelcoming company culture and great work life balance. Leadership is transparent and employees are kept up-to-speed on performance and outlook.

    ConsEmployee appreciation is sometimes overlooked by senior management. There is also limited room for upward advancement in certain areas of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue transparent leadership. Try to be more active in acknowledging employees and letting them know they are appreciated. Continue to be forward-thinking in research techniques and applications.

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

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    Great people to work with

    Operations Manager (Current Employee)
    Port Washington, NY

    ProsGreat benefits and smart people

    ConsNot much room for growth at midlevel

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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat, nice, and friendly people.

    ConsCompensation and lateral movement.

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    Great company and leadership, but limited room for growth

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Port Washington, NY

    ProsCompetitive salary for the industry, very transparent leadership, great work/life balance

    ConsLimited upward mobility, overly reliant on older products and technology

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyed Time, but need career growth

    Director, Client Development (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat Work / Life Balance

    ConsCareer growth limited. The organization is very flat.

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

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    A cold and lonely place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou will have plenty of free time. It is in Boulder so if you live there it is easy to get to. Free covered parking.

    ConsThe building is poorly maintained. The technology is 15 years old with no signs of improvement. There is no teamwork only loners. The evaluation process is solely based on subjective opinions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is time to upgrade the technology and the culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to gain experience

    Director, Client Development (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsPeople are willing to help you learn. The group works hard and plays hard.

    ConsThe new matrix structure is not working well. There are too many meetings and not enough getting done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReevaluate the matrix structure or create more training on how best to work in this type of organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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