I worked at Numark full-time (More than a year)
The company values product innovation, cross-brand product development, novel technologies, and embodies the if-you-can't-beat-em-join-em business strategy (i.e. acquiring additional brands and subsidies to tap into new areas of the market). There's a genuine desire to create interesting and innovative products, which seems to drive many of the decisions made during the product-development process. Most of the employees are pleasant to work with, yet, across the board, only a handful have mastered the skills necessary for their positions, making interdepartment collaboration quite difficult. (This may be a consequence of the high turnover rates, too, as the majority of employees I interact with are relatively new hires; no one seems settled in their positions). There are company events, such as catered meals during the summer and social activities once a month, and the location of the company can make for a relatively short commute if you live in RI or MA. (Though, it's worth mentioning that the employees come from all over New England.) The CEO does not work on the RI campus, but does visit often. However, he only interacts with senior-level management, making it difficult for lower-level personnel to opine directly to him. Overall, the aims of the company are valid, but their poor execution coupled with the political dynamics (i.e. seniority) of the company render work progress an impasse.
Communication is a scarcely found here. Often, important information from the top fails to trickle down to the bottom, creating a myriad of problems later on. Morale and collegiality are low: management, at both middle and senior levels, doesn't seem to encourage or facilitate team building, leaving most employees to fend for themselves. I've witnessed many talented, motivated people leave the company for better job prospects at less prestigious companies or move on to continue their education. Moreover, I've watched guys leave the entire industry after working here. It's a revolving door of people, with really only the senior-level employees remaining after the dust settles. Additionally, the general bar of employee expertise and education is shockingly low -- a reality that really surprised me, given the reputation of the brands. If you're a talented, bright, college-educated individual with real, concrete skills, it would be disingenuous of me to suggest you start your career here. You're smarter than that -- go start your own business.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Numark.
The process, in my experience, was an overall positive interview. Management seems to pride it's self on a long interview process. The candidate will often be interviewed individually by half a dozen people. After giving your presentation that many times, it is easy to forget if you are repeating or leaving key information out though. Like most things at Numark, there are good intentions but a lack of structure. The process could be streamlined and less redundant.
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