Novelty Inc.

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Novelty Inc. Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    New Direction

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

    I have been working at Novelty Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you like a challenge and can see how technology drives accessories sales, then this is the place to be. Any store with a register can increase their sales and profitability with Novelty Inc. new product mix.

    Cons

    well it is in Greenfield.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are good people here that are very dedicated but not happy with the vacation time and personal time off, as well as time around the holidays.Balance is important and these people do have lives, children and things that they need time off for. Re think for a needed face lift on time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Greenfield, IN

    I have been working at Novelty Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Improved morale. New management staff that you can begin to see improvements. New management that shows that they care.

    Cons

    Culture needs better harmonization and brought together as one team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge that employees make a difference. Reward them for good performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Opportunity

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

    I have been working at Novelty Inc.

    Pros

    We have new faces here that care about the employees and that care about the business. I am a current employee here and I see the difference. I think things are moving in the right direction and that it takes time to make things better. Give it a chance, it only takes one person to make a difference!

    Cons

    I currently do not notice any cons, I have not been here a full year and don't see any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Unethical, Hostile Work Environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN

    I have been working at Novelty Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    With the unusually high employee turn-over, you meet a lot of new people. No "Pros" here. It's all "Cons".

    Cons

    This company is down-right "creepy"! Worse job I EVER had. I left the company without having a new job to fall back on, and was unemployed. That is how bad it was. The "culture" is simply poison. It's such a sick, hostile work place, they can't keep a single HR Representive. They had 3 different HR Reps QUIT, in the few months that I was there. The lack of leadership is from the top, the owner. and his "top" people. There is no chance this company will ever change.... do yourself a HUGE favor if you're looking for a job... keep looking!
    The best thing I ever did was get out of there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should realize the value of the individuals that you hire. Just because "you can replace anyone, anytime", ( a quote from the owner), doesn't mean you should. Your "revolving door" of talent and skilled employees should tell you something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Don't work here!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Greenfield, IN
    Former Employee - Route Sales in Greenfield, IN

    I worked at Novelty Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Being on your own. Interacting with the customers there are no other pros. Don't work here. Stay away. They'll lie to get you to
    Work here

    Cons

    Pay sucks
    Managers are horrible
    Cheap products always break
    To many hours have to work extra hours
    Loading truck with no pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to warehouse wholesale

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Products Brilliant creative Ideas - Antiquated systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesman in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Salesman in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Novelty Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Products are cutting edge, Benefits are good

    Cons

    1 or 2 people in upper management think they can do whatever they want and our only out for themselves, creating a hostile environment, which leads to a revolving door for most of sales force. It is really a shame, because their is a lot of potential with the broad portfolio of products to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    I worked at Novelty Inc. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only pro i can think of is that its a very independent job.

    Cons

    Wow!! Many Cons to begin with!!

    -Lack of Communication
    -Lack of Support
    -Lot of Travel, Ideal for someone who is not married or has kids
    -Pay was restructured be prepared for slave labor with little pay
    -Lot of extra work with no pay
    -Poor Leadership
    -Quick to fire Veteran employee's with medical issues
    -More about the bottom line then the employee
    -Equipment is low end and out of date (this is how you get paid)
    -Need to stay on top of payroll to ensure you get your correct pay
    -They Cut pay with a week's notice
    -You will work twice as hard for the same amount of money
    - If an issue comes up good luck with getting someone on the phone to back you up
    - If you need to get your truck serviced that will be on your time, if you can find someone who is available on the weekend on your day off
    - Be prepared for your accounts to not comply with their contracts therefore you lose money on your paycheck and basically feel like your working for free.
    - Huge turnover rate
    -Low morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to utilize their employees who go that extra mile and you could do everything you can to make sure that they are happy and well compensated. Would be nice to feel like a valued employee and you would listen to us, the employee who is out there on the front line. Quit thinking about your bottom line so much that it affects your employee's morale. If you would treat your employee's right your good ones wouldn't seek other opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Short term

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

    I have been working at Novelty Inc.

    Pros

    For employee Good overall Benefits

    Cons

    Don't continue to change Pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE

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

    I have been working at Novelty Inc.

    Pros

    My position seems to be fairly secure.

    Cons

    Owner does not care about employees AT ALL. Upper management is complete chaos. Offensive supervisors that also don't seem to care how much they disrespect other employees. You do not get any sick days here. You do not get any personal days. You do not get vacation time until you have been here a year, then it's 40 hrs of vacation until you hit your 3rd year and then you get 80 hours. If you are sick or need to miss, it comes out of your vacation or you have to make it up. For some reason, you cannot just take a day or time off without pay. You do not get the day after Thanksgiving off unless you take a vacation day. Same with Christmas. Management, however, abuses these rules and then expects underlings to follow them to the letter. Absolutely the worst place i have ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I agree with another post that Todd Green should either sell the company or get a clue as to how to treat employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Please!!! DO NOT got to work here.....Please

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Route Sales
    Current Employee - Route Sales

    I have been working at Novelty Inc.

    Pros

    Route sales gives you independence

    Cons

    Very poor management, Will not listen to employees feedback from the field, will not work with employees to resolve issues.. overall.... It is really a poorly run company that is suffers from a lack of communication, poor management and runs on a "by the seat of your pants" mentality. I have no idea how this company is still around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mr Green should sell the company, and let someone who really cares about the employee take over. This could be a really great company if it was run properly.

    Doesn't Recommend

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