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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 (3)

    "Great financials, clueless leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NPD (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a strong balance sheet and is highly profitable with loyal customers (mostly large consumer brands) and they have very little competition.

    Cons

    Little to no product innovation. Senior management is highly political and tone deaf to their markets and the employees. They run the company with no vision and no regard for the employees (who are mostly "meh", since the really good people have come and gone). The CEO, CFO, and President are surrounded by a mediocre team of highly paid execs that have been trained to never express an original idea. It doesn't really matter, since they don't have any competition. If they did, they would already be out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Retire!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, strong leadership, clear vision.

    Cons

    There are too many meetings.


  3. "Wonderful work environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NPD (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Felt like family. Made great friendships. Boss was awesome. Some nice perks.

    Cons

    Nonstop work. Too many hours, not enough pay.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work; inconsistencies with HR policies."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NPD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work was very interesting. Opportunity to work with top companies on a variety of industries. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    There were inconsistencies in HR policies (work from home, flexible schedule, etc) even within the same department/manager.

    New hires compensated more generously than existing employees at the same or more senior level. Loyal employees taken for granted.


  5. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at NPD (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at NPD Group for 2 years. The company has very good work/life balance. Flexible schedule is allowed as well as working from home on occasion. Very good environment.

    Cons

    Remote location, very far away from everything ( food etc). No public transportation.


  6. "Summer Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Garden City, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Garden City, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to learn about the company and all the departments within it. Got to really know the Beauty industry, which is the team I worked closely with.

    Cons

    Wish I was given more real work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Give the Summer Associates more respondsibilty if you can.


  7. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong Company.
    Strong Leadership.
    Committed to employees.
    Great culture.

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal unless you live on Long Island.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to start out

    Cons

    not a lot of promotion opportunities

    Advice to Management

    put more focus on developing the talent you have


  9. "Pros outweigh cons for now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Port Washington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and work life balance with the ability to work from home when needed. Great team and co-workers. Collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Political. Favoritism. Extremely top heavy. General lack of ownership. Low compensation; profit sharing that is passed off as bonuses, which are nominal unless you are an officer.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at NPD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Account Associate in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Account Associate in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at NPD full-time

    Pros

    Very comfortable and relaxed working environment
    Managers are very lenient with time off and very laid back
    Working from home is no problem

    Cons

    Lots of politics from management and upwards
    growth opportunities aren't really available
    Hard work doesn't seem to get recognized here


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