Necco Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
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  1. Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Necco

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice working environment, keeping up with industry trends, leaders in some brands

    Cons

    older company, not too many opportunities, small community

  2. Peter principle in full effect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Necco

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

    Pros

    Honestly, just the free terrible candy to pawn off as gifts.

    Cons

    A raise or promotion for any kind of hard work will never come.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing some of the people in charge here who only feel threatened when new ideas are introduced. It comes down to the old business adage...A's hire A's B's hire C's. I rarely write reviews of any kind, but feel I need to do any prospective employee justice by saying "do not work here!"

  3. Helpful (1)

    New Management - It has got to get better

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    Former Employee - Management in Revere, MA
    Former Employee - Management in Revere, MA

    I worked at Necco full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    New CEO.
    Close to the beach.
    Some of the ceiling tiles remain affixed to the ceiling and have not yet fallen to the ground

    Cons

    Lack of management direction - no strategy.
    Horrible culture and work environment.
    People are sad. Facilities are antiquated and unsafe

    Advice to Management

    I expect new CEO to bring direction to this rudderless ship. Company has 12-36 months to turnaround before PE owner busts it up sells the brands and the land.

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  5. What are they doing?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Revere, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Revere, MA

    I have been working at Necco full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Had a great momentum and then blew it. Operations is a sponge of inefficiency. Ferrara took the plan and executed it better than the private equity firm.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, focused on short term, investment bankers are not marketers or sales people. Can't admit that they don't understand the business.

    Advice to Management

    Get a strategy, get a plan, fix operations and then grow the business.

  6. Dump work on capable people without offering an incentive.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Necco full-time

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

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to various jobs.

    Cons

    Lots of jobs, limited supervision

  7. Helpful (2)

    Horrible, worst in career!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Revere, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Revere, MA

    I worked at Necco full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    None! A couple of good co-workers that have mostly left already, or trying to get the heck out of there.

    Cons

    Being run by a couple of capital investment guys who do not have a clue. They make decisions that put the company even more at risk than it already is. The 2 of them are known derogatorily to recruiters, city officials, and others as "just plain awful". They think they "know it all" & can do no wrong. The employee morale is beyond bad & they genuinely do not care about morale or anyone. They play games with vendors on who gets paid & have to borrow to pay payroll/bills. Besides all of that, they have a mice infestation in the factory that would turn anyone's stomach if they knew how bad it was!

    Advice to Management

    Just give up, you are no longer fighting a battle, you lost long ago, you are just making everyone miserable! Pay rates and salaries are laughable.

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