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National Field Network Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
38 Reviews

2.2
38 Reviews
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Shari Nott
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  1.  

    A learning experience.

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

    Pros

    The supervisors listen to your ideas.
    Plenty of room to move up.
    Over time.
    Good pay
    You are always learning new things.
    Communication.
    You are appreciated
    You get what you put into the business, if you do not want to put your all into it and if you want to just get by they will notice. But they also notice when you work hard.
    Holiday/summer parties.
    Breakfast every Friday.
    Pizza last Wednesday of the month.

    Cons

    Some people do not care and it can reflect on the rest of the team.
    The quota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot please everyone, just keep doing what you are doing.
    Train people over they might need a refresher.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complete misery

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

    Pros

    it got me out of job I had previously had which in hindsight I probably just should have stayed at. If you can take the name calling belittling than this job is for you....

    Cons

    Being belittled, called really harsh foul names, stupid, a 5 year can do your job. Being thrown into a position that I was not fully for not did I ever really want Every other day something changed, and when that happened not all people were told. Big mistakes would happen because as I mentioned because training was not done correctly. We were just told to just do it and learn from your mistakes. Actually started suffering from panic and anxiety again. which was under control for 5 years. I fault myself for never going to hR to have these bad things documented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shari, Chris, you seriously need to hear out how certain managers speak to their employees. It's not good. I for one could have reported this behavior to HR but never did foolish me, but one day someone will do it and it will not be pretty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Revolving Door

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Clerk  in  Howell, NJ
    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Howell, NJ

    Pros

    Good work experience, good co-workers, decent benefits

    Cons

    When I was there, the office had a revolving door. Most of the jobs were somewhat boring and repetitive, but they paid well for what they were. However, it seemed like many employees weren't trained very well and were just thrown into their jobs and expected to never make a mistake, having not been extensively trained. They also sucker you in with normal hours (8:30 - 5:00) but try to talk you into the late shift (12pm - 8pm.) I was offered a dollar raise if I took the late shift, but ended up compromising on the hours. I wasn't given any raise at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees more, and train them more thoroughly. You won't have a company if you can't keep people working there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    NFN as I see it

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

    Pros

    I can say with all sincerity that the only pro is knowing that this is just a means to an end. Nothing and I mean nothing good can come out working here. For most it's just a pitstop on the road to a real job.

    Cons

    The cons are many. A new floorplan was recently put into play, and most people are even more miserable than before. It's like working in a big fishbowl with all eyes on you. My biggest gripe is that the drawer keys were taken away and anything personal cannot be locked away, I now have to keep anything of value locked in my car. The next concern is we are not allowed to wear earphones. The day is spent looking at a monitor and no earphones allowed? Another thing is the lack of PTO. Dr, dentist, sick kid...too bad. Sick yourself, give up a vacation day. Most people are working 9-10 hours per day and can't get an approved day off even without pay. It's a very stingy policy and morale suffers because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sheri & Chris, you get what you give and let's face it you ain't giving a whole lot. Treat others as you would like to be treated and your rewards would be great. Pay your jobbers, I am sick of making excuses because YOU don't pay your bills. RMS should know just half the bull that goes on. Such a scam.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at the company. You work very hard and get nothing in return

    Cons

    They do not pay there contractors. They treat there workers like they are kids. They will fire you if you speak your mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay everyone. Treat your workers with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Howell, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Howell, NJ

    Pros

    AC and heat?

    Cons

    Rude and demeaning owner. She rips you apart in front of others sitting in her office. The second in command just sits back and laughs. Truly a hostile environment No time off. After 1 year of working you get 6.5 days and that includes sick, personal and vacay. I am not kidding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sheri and Chris take a good self evaluation and start treating the employees as humans. We all work hard so that your business is successful. If not for us little pions, you would not be as rich as you claim. If something mean is needed to be said at least have the decency to do it in private and not in front of the roundtable favorites. Sickening

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Processor  in  Howell, NJ
    Former Employee - Processor in Howell, NJ

    Pros

    None, absolutely none. Getting fired was the only positive taken out of that hellish experience. Led me to a great career with an amazing company.

    Cons

    The previous review was right. There is no coincidence that all those positive reviews just seemed to have popped up within the same period of time. For anyone thinking about working with NFN, just don't. Unless you are complelty desperate for work, stay low key. If you can manage to fly under, do that, it's the only way to somewhat survive. Shari nott is sadistic in her business practices. She treats her employees as if they're meaningless, worthless and far below her. College grads - dont fall for the gimmicks when they're trying to hire you. They'll hire anybody. I've had to train a women in her 40s who had no basic knowledge of a computer. Typing had to have been the equivalent to brain surgery to her. NFN treat you like a sponge, once youre dry you're done. Temp to perm job, stay away from them and this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, mere question because I and everyone else knows you read these reviews and try to narrow down the playing field between negative and positive reviews. "How are you still in business?"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Stay away from the negative people and you will see the opportunities for growth

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

    Pros

    -Great opportunity to grow and move up in the company as long as you do what you are required to do and have the drive to progress. I know many people who came in new, worked hard to prove themselves and moved up quickly.
    -The flexible hours are great. If something comes up you can still work a full day by switching your schedule around.
    -Being able to share your ideas to upper management and being heard. They have a great open door policy.
    -Acknowledgement/Appreciation from Management. If you work hard it does not go unnoticed. Employees get recognized all the time for their accomplishments.

    Cons

    I believe the one con is the negative employees. I have watched many good employees go from loving the job to hating it because they listened to one negative person. I myself was caught up in a group of “friends” who would sit around and just talk negative all the time. It took me having a sit down with Shari and Chris to see that my adverse feelings about NFN were not from hating the job but from the negative comments constantly being thrown at me. Once I took myself out of that group, I started to enjoy work again. I moved up in the company to the position I am in now. Because there are a lot of young people who work here, they feel they should be handed promotions after a certain amount of time instead of working hard and being deserving of them. When they aren’t “handed” a promotion they badmouth the company and upper management instead of proving themselves valuable. Keep yourself out of the negative groups and your work days won’t feel so tedious and discouraging: Instead you will see growth within yourself and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My one piece of advice would be to get to know your employees on a personal level. Maybe have a meeting with departments once a quarter to get to know each individual. Sometimes people say they are “scared” to talk to you but this is because they do not know you. Get to know the people and they will understand more of the reason some of the changes happen. This will help so employees are not frustrated and feel like they can come to you for anything. Maybe this will also help get rid of the “bad seeds” who bring down the rest of their coworkers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    GIVE A GOOD REVIEW OR YOUR JOB MAY BE GONE!
    NOTE: TO POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES...PAY ATTENTION!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say  in  Howell, NJ
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Howell, NJ

    Pros

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! I CAN NOT THINK OF ANY PROS. OH YEAH.....WE GET TO LEAVE.

    Cons

    Management think they are God. They want to have so much control in your life. They want you to feel that you are nothing without them. They are pathetic. They have been exposed and now want the current troops to lie to try and make them look better. Good Grief! Where does it end. This place is hell on earth, run by the Devil and her mignon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its a sad day when you are pressured into posting a good review or there is an implication that your job may be in jeopardy. Check out the dates of the "so called good reviews". All of a sudden from March to present, you supposed to believe this is a good place to work. They want the bad ratings to get pushed to the bottom so that it takes a few scrolls to get to them. Its too bad that the good ratings are a "strange tale" the kind you read in storybooks. Instead, they are a short barrage of untruths posted by desperate people who want to keep their jobs. You guys should get out of the business and go open a porn shop or something, that you can run yourselves. Don't hire anyone to work for you. You should do all the work yourself and spare the rest of the world. Some people don't have what it takes to be good managers...accept your fate. I am still trying to understand why you can still get business. The mortgage companies must have a very low requirement for National Field Service companies, because they scraped the bottom of the barrel to do business when we got hired. Then again, it depends on who is in bed with who.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Constantly changing and growing

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

    Pros

    There is lots of room to grow at National Field Network as long as you are motivated to accomplish a task and help your fellow coworkers. Many of the people I have worked with were quickly promoted or given specific responsibilities within about a month or so of working at the company. The pay is great too, with plenty of room to go up as you grow with the company. The company is only 3-4 years old and is adapting rapidly. I have to say, certain jobs are not for everybody, so I am not surprised by some of the reviews that are already on here. What I have come to notice is the people that really put in the effort will grow and learn a lot from the time spent at National Field Network. There is an open environment to express any issues or ideas you may have at the company, even if you have just started at the company.

    Cons

    There are constant changes within company procedures. This isn't always a bad thing because they are usually helpful changes. But it makes things difficult when you have to get used to a simple changes all the time.
    What department you are in really determines how much you will like this job. I don't mean this as in you have to get into the right "click" or anything. But you may not fit into the role of a certain department and for whatever reason, usually business related, these people end up quitting or getting fired because they just aren't the right fit for the position they were put in.
    As with any job; if you let it, this job can easily consume your life. But I am always mindful of that and balance work and play ;)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The biggest issue at the national field network is communication. Many changes are implemented and only some employees are notified which then causes many employees to not fully understand the role that they play in the company, as well as the role of all of the other departments. Keep everyone in the know all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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