National Reprographics Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Good People

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

    I have been working at National Reprographics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great support team and skill levels overall throughout the company

    Cons

    no 401k contribution or raises for 5 years

    Advice to Management

    reward hard work with a raise


  2. Helpful (1)

    Any sane person will stay away from this place!

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

    I worked at National Reprographics full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    My immediate co-workers. Finding it difficult to put 20 words here about the good things about this company. The commute to work was close and not a lot of traffic.

    Cons

    Everything is a con! Read the job descriptions carefully! I agree with most reviews for this company. Read "Bloody torture." I completely agree! I just read some of the job posting descriptions, and the work-life balance is a joke. They expect 100% from you, 100% of the time with nothing in exchange. No raises, no praise and they accuse all the production issues on over- worked, under experienced and under paid associates instead of looking at management. They expect you to give up your personal life for them at the drop of a hat. Management shows up half way through the work day, and don't bother to get involved with the staff. Too many smoke breaks, too busy with their own agendas to get involved with the daily operations. Total lack of involvement where it belongs. No formal training. Loads of false promises with no follow through. Several people left and they are completely clueless of the reality of why they have left. More people are looking to leave. Some of the managers are down right scary and mean!

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved in daily operations. Review production schedule on projects with all members involved. Praise and reward with raises, time off or gift cards. Get some formal education in management skills. Every time I read up on management skills, the NRI managers fall in the "what not to do" category.


  3. Long Time Associate hoping to retire from here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at National Reprographics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people who work here are very nice and many have been here for over 20 years, some over 30. Several of us have been promoted, some more than once, from within and have build our careers here. Even in the slow economy there have been several promotions for those performing well. The company has transitioned over the decades keeping the company in business. Rather than remain in a stagnate industry they have found ways to develop new businesses and expand while their competitors were becoming defunct. The benefit plans are some of the best in the industry and they offer ample time off. It is easy to get up in the morning to come to work at NRI.

    Cons

    The downturn in the economy has caused some layoffs and salary cuts. Associates have increased their workloads with the promise that there will be light at the end of this economy.

    Advice to Management

    Open the lines of communication, especially between the cities outside of New York. Hold more events like the symposiums that were held in Princeton. Getting all levels together to bond the team would go a long way in morale boosting.


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  5. Great people to work with/for, forward-thinking company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at National Reprographics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are great to work with. They really care and there is a true sense of camaraderie. There is very little of the politics that you find elsewhere. The company is getting deeper into new areas like 3d printing and seems to be building an exciting future. Management is demanding, but fair and they care about people. Maybe that is why there are so many long-time employees here.

    Cons

    The repro industry is in decline, and while the company has been transitioning, there have been layoffs and change, and people have to work harder.

    Advice to Management

    Formal training has been lacking since the downturn, and communication with employees could be better.


  6. Steady disappointment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in New York, NY

    I worked at National Reprographics full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice location, OK but standard health benefits, 401k, etc.

    Cons

    Executives seem not to care about workers that make the company function. Low compensation for hard working/high performing, low to mid-level employees.. Above average compensation for low to middling performance executives and managers. Salaries seem to be very top heavy. Little to no promotion opportunities, and employees haven't seen a wage increase since 2008. Stressful, thankless, sometimes confrontational, atmosphere. The list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Look inward. No raises, promotions, over 5 years??? Stop with the acquisitions. Start to reward hard workers, and not all the empty suits. And on a personal level, just be nice.


  7. Old boys club masquerading behind WBE status

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Reprographics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good long-term opportunity if the culture suits you.

    Cons

    Too much time spent on unfounded "what-if" predictions, and "post-mortem" meetings.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Okay back lack advancement opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Printer Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Printer Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at National Reprographics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good work pace and not too many stressful days. The production staff is fairly nice and are sometimes willing to help you if need.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion for people within. Pay is very low for some levels while others make a comfortable wage. Not everyone is treated fairly by managers.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at your hard working staff. You can find many, many loyal workers who can contribute greatly, if only given the chance.


  9. NRI....."A printing technology leader".....a joke!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at National Reprographics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Several good, long-term customers, that don't mind overpaying for simple CAD services.
    Hard working production staffs willing to put in long hours when needed.
    Generally nice, helpful working people in the trenches.

    Cons

    Poor pay rates, no promotions, rasies or even recognition of individual success.
    Only senior management staff get bonus's - for poor performance, especailly in Sales & Finance.
    Always looking to find fault and access blame for even the smallest error. Back stabbing and finger pointing is a way of life. The Production Director and VP - level managers are clueless about manufacting, technology, real customer service and production effeciency. No experience in anything except 25 year old CAD business! All advancement based on the "Good 'ole Boy" and "yes man" way of doing business of the 1950'-'60's. There's no way they can stay in business 3 more years with the continuing poor sales results and deep lack of good business skills they currently have in place. Stay Away.

    Advice to Management

    Close Boston, Close San Francisco, consolidate NJ into one site.
    Get a Sales Leader that can build the digital business, with a sales manager in each site that KNOWS the digital printing business - not just your old Blueprint and CAD stuff.
    Get new VP Sales; Operaions; Technology and HR before its too late. What have they done for NRI the past 36 months??????


  10. NRI love it or leave it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Print Operator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Print Operator in New York, NY

    I worked at National Reprographics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and steady managed professional work environment. Emphasis on training and total quality management. Good chain of command and efficient hierarchy. Promotion from within. OK benefit package. Attention to details, neat and clean environment.The company cares about its employee's well being. EEOC laws strictly enforced.

    Cons

    Can be a boring job with a lot of stress, low pay and advancement for the chosen few. 5-10-15 cent raises once a year! Over-managed and cliquish. watch out for your typical office favorites and back stabbers.Total quality management has no pay off for you. Very very stingy and union hating.You'll need a second job to survive. Dinosaurs and yes men rule upper management. Upstairs down stairs mentality- ethnic and minority distinctions are very noticeable. Very paternalistic. The fake friendly family environment makes everyone feel like part of the team. Go Team! Drink the Kool-aid and everything will be fine!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your little people more. All the talk about innovation and zero defects is a croc with out a cash incentive. Put you money where your mouth is. You seem to be very out of touch with the economic realities facing your lowest paid workers.


  11. it was an autocracy

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

    I worked at National Reprographics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good for laggards who just wanna chill and do other peoples work

    Cons

    cockey top brass, should treat workers with more respect

    Advice to Management

    humility costs nothing but buys everything



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