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NPD New York City Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is pretty good here (in 50 reviews)

  • Traditionally there has been a good work life balance with the ability to work from home or set up flexible hours (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • There have been a lot of shake-ups and layoffs within the Chicago offices and they have not been addressed by corporate or upper management (in 11 reviews)

  • There is little room for growth, perhaps demonstrated by high turnover (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NPD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Traditionally there has been a good work life balance with the ability to work from home or set up flexible hours.

    The company seems to finally be focusing its resources on infrastructure and research sciences.

    Cons

    There is a tremendous amount of time wasted on administrative tasks. Rather than focusing on servicing clients we have to update daily, monthly, and ad-hoc status reports for senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Do not take away corporate work life balance benefits. That is one of the only things this company has going for it.


  2. "Good place to learn"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in North Merrick, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in North Merrick, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NPD (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work for some of the brands and retailers we all buy & shop at.

    Cons

    So political. Constant tug of war at the top, and senior management just want to make sure their piece of the pie is intact. No true sense of one corporate identity. Pay is subpar.

    Advice to Management

    You have smart people there, figure out ways to keep them motivated.

  3. "Solid company doing some cool things"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NPD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They deal with interesting clients, and you get to do some cool work - in terms of predicting business for them and showing them where their opportunities lie for the future.

    Cons

    Office culture was a tad bit boring, but no terrible - there was free coffee so that's always good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work of pushing for growth and allowing people to thrive.


  4. "Summer Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Port Washington, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NPD as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a very laid back culture which included casual dress and a summer hours program. Additionally, the pay was above average for an internship.

    Cons

    The biggest negative was that the company seemed overstaffed. There were not enough cubicles for all of the new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in newer and better technology because a company that relies as heavily on technology as this one does not really have an excuse to use such slow and outdated technology.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good company, but just as a stepping stone - not for growth."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Client Development in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Director, Client Development in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex hours, you can work remotely, good 401k plan - although it does take awhile to get the full benefit
    Good resume builder

    Cons

    A lot of meetings - where the owner talks for awhile, wastes time, especially during time-sensitive work times.
    Benefits are way expensive. 170$/month for full benefits for a single person
    Micromanaged a lot
    Expected to work nights and weekends (main reason to leave)
    Absolutely zero growth potential
    Also, my company president told me this one, (had a promotion with zero raise) Todd Johnson doesn't like to give out big raises- so while my work load doubled, I only got a 1500/yr raise

    Advice to Management

    I get you want to keep employees informed, but a lot of times we have deadlines, set in place by management, and we don't have time to sit there and listen to Todd Johnson/Karyn talk for 3 hrs.
    Also, don't be afraid to give your employees a raise with a promotion- this is currently why I'm looking elsewhere


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Time to say goodbye"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot if you work for the right manager. You can work from home or have a flexible schedule as needed. Work/life balance is very good, not a place where people work long hours.

    Cons

    Most managers are not very well trained and are not good at developing people. Very little room for advancement, unless you play the game. Bonus amounts are very low and getting lower, especially if you work in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    HR and Training teams need to improve and need to be more open to feedback. Judge people on their work and stop playing favorites. Listen to your staff and to your clients, they are trying hard to give you feedback but you don't listen to anyone but yourselves.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "accounting manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    located on long island, close to home

    Cons

    no room for advancement, terrible culture in some departments

    Advice to Management

    bring in new innovative management

  8. "Client Development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Development Manager in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Client Development Manager in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NPD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is very good. Allowed to work from home when necessary.

    Cons

    Management has been at NPD to long. They have no idea how the outside world works

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at how your products are being used vs. forcing clients to use them only your way


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't invest too much time here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NPD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A place to get some early career experience

    Cons

    Low pay, limited career potential, management who really doesn't care about you. Career potential is limited because they don't want to pay for more experienced people.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the contributions people have made impacting your success and wallets.


  10. "Good co-workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Panel Manager in East Setauket, NY
    Current Employee - Panel Manager in East Setauket, NY

    I have been working at NPD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers. Laid back atmosphere. Good amount of personal days.

    Cons

    Moderate pay. Not many chances for advancement. Deadlines can be tough. Seems females get more promotions

    Advice to Management

    More employee recognition. Take employees advice more often. Pitch in more often.


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