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National Pen Company Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
24 Reviews
3.0
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work wtih

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LAN Tech II in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - LAN Tech II in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Pen Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees and management are very nice and got along with really well. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of documentation, some backstabbing by fellow employees, Always seem to pass the puck around when it comes to work being done at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The people in the HR department are some of the most dishonest people I have ever met!

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    Former Employee - LAN Support Tech in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - LAN Support Tech in Shelbyville, TN

    I worked at National Pen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Other employees are friendly, helpful, & honest. Lots of great people working there. They do lots of things to try to make the work environment fun.

    Cons

    The people in the HR department & some of the supervisors of other departments are by far the WORST of any company I have ever worked for. They are some of the most dishonest people I have ever met! One thing I can promise you if you are thing of seeking employment at NPC is that they will sooner or later stab you in the back and get rid of you. If you doubt what I say all you need do is look into their HUGE employee turn over rate!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE every person in the HR department of the Shelbyville Tennessee site before their dishonest actions cost your company huge amounts in law suits!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process & analytics driven marketing and a solid business model.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Pen Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is friendly, open, and receptive to new ideas at every level. Marketing team is a great group with an amazing mix of personalities and talent. Openness to creative solutions and different approaches help keep the company competitive and offer chances to develop your career. You'll never run out of pens at your desk either!

    Cons

    Internal processes can be quite laborious and time consuming with lots of frustrating little issues. Needs to develop more internal tools with lessons learned. Not enough people with the right skills to take the time to devote to improving current practices, and very dependent on a few key individuals without having a suitable backup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in tool & process development as well as expanding the number of people in key areas to allow time for improvements to be made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It has helped me grow with my career.

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Shelbyville, TN

    I have been working at National Pen Company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and a great supporter for charities.

    Cons

    Not many opportunity for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone the same no matter what.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Pen Company full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment! everybody is very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Nothing to compaint, once I was part of a small team that was very connected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Well managed company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Pen Company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong management team, good benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    employee feedback/communication, opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Shelbyville, TN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Shelbyville, TN

    I worked at National Pen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Would not recommend work within the Purchasing Department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    I have learned to do many things.

    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Shelbyville, TN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Shelbyville, TN

    I have been working at National Pen Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good. Easy work its not hard labor.easy work I can do anything there.friendly people. We are always looking for new product to get new costomers.

    Cons

    Alittle hot in the summer. When works slow you may have to go home. Unless someone else can use you in there department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are doing a great job

  10.  

    Great Job...But Not Enough Work

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in San Diego, CA

    I worked at National Pen Company

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package, generous severance pay, good team, relaxed workplace, good understanding of disabilities, nice working environment, good location, gave me a laptop to take home immediately

    Cons

    Asked to come in on weekend right before I was fired, not enough work to keep me busy -which ended up in my dismissal, incompetent managers who don't know what they need, rude managers in other departments who didn't know what my position detailed, poor organization between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before going on a hiring spree, you need to make sure you are only hiring for positions you need so you don't lay people off shortly after you hire them. Also, it would be nice if you could get the departments to communicate more effectively.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Horrible Company ! Just stay away!

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive German in Dundalk (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive German in Dundalk (Ireland)

    I worked at National Pen Company

    Pros

    Only weekly payments,friendly co workers..

    Cons

    Constant rude comments ,just stay out!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire many of your old staff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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