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"NDN is an illustrious example of gross incompetence."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at News Distribution Network full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

NDN is seemingly a thriving corporate metropolis in the digital market, and upon first glance, the benefits of being an NDN employee are astounding. You are given access to a wealth of gadgetry, fully paid benefits, and enough snacks to happily feed the state of Mississippi for a calendar year. As a whole, the office is filled with young people harboring some big personalities, which makes going to work every day less of a challenge. The "pros" to working at NDN are powerful and manipulative. It is undeniable that NDN offers exceptional medical benefits given today's standards, but that does not in any way compensate for the egregious underpayment of hardworking employees. Accepting employment at NDN means committing fully to a non-traditional schedule. However, in house recruiters will dispel this 24/7 mentality to prospects.

Cons

NDN pushes out products that are not ready for market consumption. Upper management expect Account Managers to continually comfort partners (read: clients) through the growing pains of rushed development. Development schedules are rarely on track, but the communication between the product developers and the Account Management team is so disrupted that little information trickles down to the support staff. The prevalence of grossly inappropriate office conduct is overwhelming. The lack of industry knowledge (read: journalist integrity, basic media law, and copyright infringement) among the account management team is astounding. Upper management chose the path of greatest resistance when they chose to sprint through the growing pains of a new business. The NDN model is decidedly brilliant, but the uneducated sales force and the dysfunctional product line could cripple any further exponential growth. Perhaps most importantly, I should emphasize the lack of fair compensation. NDN bills their compensation as highly competitive, but upon further review, that is simply untrue. Finally, NDN's HR practices are laughable. The "department" is entirely corrupt. When discussing or sharing private thoughts with an NDN HR representative, you should assume the integrity of the conversation will not be held in high regard, and more often than not, the conversation is in no way private. There is no doubt in my mind that the aggressively positive reviews of NDN were posted by HR representatives and upper management in an attempt to quell growing distaste for the looming toxicity they call office culture.

Advice to Management

You're obviously interested in building a business to sell it, so DO IT.

Other Employee Reviews for News Distribution Network

  1. Helpful (2)

    "NDN is a great place to work! Has it's pros and cons like every company but they are moving in the right direction."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at News Distribution Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company really embraces technology, hard working team, dedicated group of professionals.

    Cons

    Typical pains of a fast growing company.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A terrible place to work!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at News Distribution Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool colors, technology and gadgets. We have great employees that work exceptionally hard.

    Cons

    Management is all over the place. They runs around all day as though they are the only ones who can do anything. They act like they like you and then talk terribly about you behind closed doors. There are great people here and everyone is scared to death. If you don't agree, you will be fired so no one disagrees. Unless you are in upper management, no one really wants your opinion or thinks you have an opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Get management that knows how to manage and treat people. Just because you get an ipad doesn't give you the right to walk all over us.

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