North American Corporation

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3 people found this helpful  

Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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 5 years)

Pros

Opportunity to develop within the organization is present. Top-performers are provided opportunites to expand their knowledge base and experience.

Cons

Compensation doesn't match amount of work or level off effort required to perform role. While hard work can be rewarded it can also be exploited. Turnover typically results in workload being distributed amongst others for extended periods of time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To retain high-performing individuals, the organization must be willing to offer competitive compensation packages and salary adjustments for drastic role changes or additional responsibilities.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Committed to Stay the Course: For Better or Worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you "win" the Draw of the Boss, you can expect an excellent work/life balance. Long-standing corporation for a reason: taking low risks yields average results. Lots of flexibility to find a way to solve problems.

    Cons

    Onerous expectations for disheartingly low pay. Flat company yields few career improvements. Promotions are masked as lateral movements to prevent pay increases. Over-investment in sales leaves a bloated, aging staff creating massive holes in every other aspect of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest on those who routinely succeed on yearly reviews, not on more management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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