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.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at NPD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Cant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Work-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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and moving in the right direction.

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    Current Employee - Account Specialist
    Current Employee - Account Specialist

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people to work with

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

    I have been working at NPD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and smart people

    Cons

    Not much room for growth at midlevel

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  5.  

    Good Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NPD as an intern

    Pros

    Great, nice, and friendly people.

    Cons

    Compensation and lateral movement.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and leadership, but limited room for growth

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, overly reliant on older products and technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyed Time, but need career growth

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    Current Employee - Director, Client Development  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Client Development in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Work / Life Balance

    Cons

    Career growth limited. The organization is very flat.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A cold and lonely place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NPD full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    It is time to upgrade the technology and the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great company to gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Client Development  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director, Client Development in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Laid back environment - but no culture for change

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NPD

    Pros

    Work-life balance, people are nice, collaborative

    Cons

    No tolerance for out of the box thinking or innovation

  11.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Intern  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Lots of new and upcoming projects!

    Cons

    The pay is comparatively low, I wasn't offered the benefits so can't comment on that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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