North American Corporation

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3 people found this helpful  

Good place to gain experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL

I have been working at North American Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

There's opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the business. Since it's a mid-size "flat" company, you will eventually work with all levels of management. Some managers will help you advance by putting your work in front of senior leadership (if you are lucky). The company is growing quickly and is financially stable. Businesses generally like working with NAC so it makes the job easier. Six Sigma is a huge initiative that the owner takes seriously. There are many opportunities to be involved in that program to boost your resume.

Cons

The company needs to be more technologically advanced. They are starting this now but they are still far behind. They also tend to support the needs of the sales force before they support the operations side (I'm on the operations side). The management is very, very conservative, which can be hard to deal with if you are a younger generation. Benefits are expensive and narrow. There is also too much manager discretion on company rules. My manager is by the book so it's hard to watch other employees take advantage of "soft" benefits that I don't enjoy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

NAC does a great job hiring new talent. However NAC loses this talent because they do not bend rules or evolve or offer greater benefits to these coveted employees. Turnover is high and if you lose key employees that know the systems, you lose massive efficiencies and stunt growth, which is the "drug of choice."

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Has potential to be a great company, but poor management and limited opportunities for advancement make it a dead end.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL

    I worked at North American Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good quality of people, a number of highly competent employees. Good location close to the train. Some managers do a great job. Work load can vary a lot depending on projects.

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement. Raises are capped and are usually minimal. Top performers are not recognized. Senior management is out of touch with the employees. Division managers can be combative and make personal attacks against employees. Many department managers do not get along. Wearing a tie everyday is outdated. Poor performers are not fired quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for advancement. Low percentage raises are not a good way to keep top performing employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feel appreciated, but underpaid and light benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Glenview, IL

    I have been working at North American Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, respectful environment, intelligent leadership

    Cons

    Underpaid, expensive benefits

    Max of 75% of Bonus is possible! This is a rollout by management! So keep that in mind!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the bonus 100% achievable. Increase the pay scale so that NAC isn't simply a stepping stone! These cons are why your turnover is SO high!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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