NANA Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Pleasant experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at NANA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The particular group that I worked in was for the most part extremely competent which made going to work fun. We had a lot of freedom to deliver solutions. Work-life balance was exceptional for the most part.

    Cons

    Typical corporate and regional politics. Not the best benefits in the world, but far from the worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your greatest assets. Continue to build your businesses around your exceptional teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't bother yourself applying

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NANA

    Pros

    Should be good for people who have passion for fashion

    Cons

    interview process is awful..wouldn't recommend for any ambitious person

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Started out great but all downhill after the wedding night. Cazador lacks truth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA

    I worked at NANA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the people I got to meet and work with.

    Cons

    Promised a full time job - NOT, Promised family time - NOT, Promised time to travel, but working 12-18 hours a day, Seven days a week, didn't get to travel at all. Was promised two fights home, Two years and never saw home, or vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deliver what your managers promise to the employees or get rid of the managers that lie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Only worked a few months with IKUN not a good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Warehouse Specialist  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at NANA as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros – * This review is actually for Ikun, LLC who is a part of Nana.
    They issue you work polos so that you do not mess up your shirts doing work around the warehouse.

    *The co workers there are great to work with. They make your day go by so fast after dealing with crazy things.

    *The government staff are also great and helpful to work with.

    Cons

    Cons –
     * Ikun will rewrite your job title so they can pay you as much as 20% less than what you were making doing the same job with the previous company who lost the contract.

    * You are hired for a specific position, but are required to be a "team player" and do all jobs because they underbid on contracts and don't hire people to do the work.

    * Even though you give a two week notice prior to leaving, they have major issue with you leaving early on your last workday due to their lack of planning.

    * Must be with the company a year before you get vacation time. If you leave like I did before one year, you don't get any vacation pay you may have accrued.

    *They place too much on your plate, you exceed, yet still underpaid.

    *It seems like they cater to one or two more than others when they should be treating everyone the same.

    *They also need to do a better job a training whoever comes in to do a specific job title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – * Don't underbid on contracts so you can't hire enough people to do the mission. Oh, and never tell your employees that they are making to much for their title, that kills moral.
    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Run, don't walk, to another job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Remote Housekeeper  in  Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Former Employee - Remote Housekeeper in Prudhoe Bay, AK

    I worked at NANA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only pro I experienced was the day I left my job with Nana.

    Cons

    Too many to count, the biggest ones being; 1.Pay is not worth working and being treated like a prisoner, expect to be paid less than everyone else in Alaska, 2.Management is irresponsible and untrustworthy which is a big deal since you basically have to live with your bosses for at least half of the year when you work remote, and 3.the buildings you have to stay in are disgusting and falling down, some have been condemned but are still being used, especially at the biggest camps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people and treat them the way they deserve to be, get rid of the crazies and promote the good people from within, stop the revolving door of employees just to protect the few people in management that nobody can work for because they don't treat people right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of negatives for only spending two months with Ikun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Specialist  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Specialist in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    * This review is actually for Ikun, LLC who is a part of Nana.

    * Leaving before I could witness more.

    * Nothing more yet, but let me think on it.

    Cons

    * Ikun will rewrite your job title so they can pay you as much as 20% less than what you were making doing the same job with the previous company who lost the contract.

    * You are hired for a specific position, but are required to be a "team player" and do all jobs because they underbid on contracts and don't hire people to do the work.

    * Even though you give a two week notice prior to leaving, they have major issue with you leaving early on your last workday due to their lack of planning.

    * Must be with the company a year before you get vacation time. If you leave like I did before one year, you don't get any vacation pay you may have accrued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Don't underbid on contracts so you can't hire enough people to do the mission.

    * Something is very wrong with possibly working 11 months and not receiving any vacation pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Government contractor-training development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer  in  Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Hampton, VA

    I have been working at NANA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a great deal of collective talent in the training department, from graphic artists to instructional designers. The management we HAD was conscientious about keeping people employed through changing contracts.

    Cons

    Now that the company has merged a lot of its subsidies, there is no corporate conscience. People are a number and a salary and they cut at will; yet they continue to send out company wide memos about the new corporate management that is being hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be better communication and more POSITIVE communication to your management which will hopefully trickle down to the employees within that division. You are more concerned about your shareholders than your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Productive and Cultural

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Prudhoe Bay, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prudhoe Bay, AK

    I have been working at NANA

    Pros

    Nana is a employer that cares about there employees work habits and safety. Schedules are flexible pay is good and co-workers are wonderful. I wouldn't want to work any wheres else.

    Cons

    So far away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees being put in management positions should have some people skills as well as clear communication with their employees.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not worth all the hard work.

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    Former Employee - Cook  in  Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Cook in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at NANA

    Pros

    Free trip to Antarctica with lots of travel benefits, cold weather gear provided, reimbursement for a wide variety of expenses.

    Cons

    Very rarely wanted anyone promoted, pay was terrible compared to amount of hours worked, management made now effect to get to know employees personally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a bit more room for creativity, less of a focus on hiding hiring practices and methodology for determining bonuses.

  11.  

    A great place to start as a professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Assistant  in  Kampala (Uganda)
    Current Employee - Account Assistant in Kampala (Uganda)

    I have been working at NANA part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It allows for a healthy work /life balance ie Family Oriented organisation

    Cons

    The pay was not really enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Organisation needs to grow and develop more business acumen

    Neutral Outlook

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