Norvax Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norvax

    Pros

    A good place to learn or tighten up your technical skills. A social office so plenty of interesting times

    Cons

    Sometimes but enough or vague insight on upcoming projects until the deadline is almost near

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees more insight on projects before the project is due in a month


  2. growing company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    a lot of social events

    Cons

    a lot of changing priorities


  3. Helpful (1)

    Deceiving Products, Frat-Boy Leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Level in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager Level in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Norvax full-time

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

    Pros

    - You might be able to get some experience you could take to a more mature company.
    - If you are young and good looking, and hetero, you might find it to be a nice dating environment.

    Cons

    - Frat-boy old boy network among original owners
    - Employees not listened to
    - Demeaning, deceiving products which seem to be more than they really are
    - Customers-last culture is ingrained and cancerous.
    - Horrible pay, treatment and benefits, while partners reap millions

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your customers and employees.
    Be transparent with your product offerings.
    Tell the truth to customers.


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  5. Good people, great experience for gaining sales experience and exposure.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Norvax full-time

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

    Pros

    The people are very friendly, good office atmosphere. Lots of events planned for the employees to get to know one another.

    Cons

    Commission structure is constantly changing


  6. Helpful (1)

    Take this review from a veteran.

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

    I worked at Norvax

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

    Pros

    Casual dress code
    Young employee base to gain business experience.

    Cons

    Total mismanagement. Completely unrealistic sales goals especially for new sales team employees. If you aren't part of original team then you can pretty much forget it. Incredibly large egos at the top from a young executive team where early success has gone to their heads. Managers would routinely tell sales team to not be totally truthful about where sales leads are being generated and how many times they are sold. Unlimited days off? That's gotta be a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Be more truthful with your employees and especially with your customers. George Carlin said it best……..running a business gives you license to steal!


  7. Operating on a think tank mentality. Unorganized. Poor communication.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Norvax full-time

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

    Pros

    Great for agents - lots of giveaways, good pay, great training, good culture.

    Cons

    Operating on a think tank and startup mentality. Size and age of company do not match being able to respond. Management not supported like agents.


  8. If you're not senior management, you're nobody here.

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

    I worked at Norvax

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

    Pros

    Casual office atmosphere
    Fast pace with upward mobility

    Cons

    Frat-boy mentality
    Non-VP employees treated as second-class citizens
    Executive management does not take suggestion well

    Advice to Management

    A little bit of humble goes a long way


  9. good place to learn , no growth

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

    I have been working at Norvax full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible hrs.
    Laid back work life.
    unlimited vacation policy.

    Cons

    High attrition rate.
    No growth and movement between different teams . Will be stuck doing the same thing every day -> which means no career growth.

    Advice to Management

    try to keep around the veterans for longer maybe by incentives and challenges


  10. fun, challenging, dynamic environment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Norvax

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Flex time on Fridays
    - Unlimited vacation policy
    - Flexible work hours
    - Hands off management
    - Minimal micromanagement
    - Opportunity to work with many fun people
    - Responsible for your own success
    - Supportive management

    Cons

    Norvax is not a great place to work if you require constant management. The management team is supportive but has their own work to do, so they are not constantly checking up on you. If you thrive on receiving assignments for your daily work, then this is not a good place for you to work.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce the flexible friday schedule! Some departments are better about taking advantage of this benefit than other departments. It's there for employees to use!


  11. Helpful (1)

    Terrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Norvax

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Coworkers are nice
    - Great break room and free coffee
    - Agile methodology followed which gives a fast turn around too high priority features from customers

    Cons

    - Management lies during the interview process giving rosy pictures of benefits and the kind of product they have
    - Fires consultants with no notice immediately when they find the consultants are productive and are not willing to convert to fulltime
    - Unlimited vacation concept (Is really not unlimited, you get no more than 2 weeks in practice).
    - By far one single large client

    Advice to Management

    - Management should be upfront with the expectation of the role they are intending to hire for.



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