- 5.0Sep 29, 2023Design InternCurrent Intern, less than 1 yearWilmington, NC
- Supportive creative culture - Amazing benefits - Leaders who want to help you grow - Remote Workspace - Flexible with hours - Weekends off
- Limited to their timezone when working
- 5.0Nov 10, 2023AnonymousCurrent Employee
Lots of flexibility is offered and generous PTO with the expectation that this is a high performance environment. Leadership does not micromanage performance but expects the best out of us. In my current role I feel empowered and motivated to make decisions and work on projects that better the company. I feel fulfilled in my work and have the best coworkers.
In my experience on the Production team, some creative roles are reduced down to a metric system that feels nit-picky and micromanaged and creates anxiety in a team who should be motivated and inspired by quality.
- 1.0Oct 31, 2023Area DirectorFormer Employee, less than 1 year
They have a solid CEO who means well.
I had high hopes when I decided to partner with the N2 company, but my experience has been nothing short of a nightmare. I would strongly advise business owners to stay far, far away from this unscrupulous organization. The initial onboarding process was designed to make you feel like a franchise owner. They dangle the illusion of success in front of you, promising great results and an ever-growing list of clients. But beware – this is just the first layer of their deceptive practices. The truth is, they don't deliver on their promises. You won't see the results they boast about, and the list of clients they claim to have will remain elusive. Instead of helping business owners thrive, they undermine them and create false expectations. One of the most disheartening aspects of this company is the financial aspect. The onboarding process conveniently fails to mention the overwhelming costs involved. As a result, you find yourself stuck in a financial commitment you never anticipated. The worst part is the legally binding agreement they push you into, tying you to long stretches of commitment. Voiding the agreement is a path paved with thorns. They demand a hefty buyout requirement, which is entirely at the expense of the client. This company's business model thrives on trapping clients in a financial nightmare with no way out. To sum it up, my experience with this magazine publishing company has been a painful lesson. Their deceptive practices, misleading promises, and exploitative financial model make them a business owner's worst nightmare. Save your time, money, and sanity by avoiding this company at all costs.4The N2 Company Response3w
We see that you worked with us for less than a year. We can't know whether you were in the throes of ramping up your publication – a process that involves building a book of business and getting operations up and going just like for any new business and franchise – or if you were able to launch your publication. Regardless, you were experiencing the most difficult part of the franchise journey (something we are very clear about from the beginning), and so we hate to hear you called it quit so early on. You mention in a few different ways that you feel you were deceived. There is nothing at all deceptive about earning potential – this is very clearly spelled out in the Franchise Disclosure Document you received and read through prior to starting with us. The figures do not lie – this is a fully accurate representation of the role (including earning amount and startup costs) so none of this information is ever withheld from candidates. In fact, we want candidates to be fully aware of the realities of the role to avoid investing our coaches' time with those who are not right or prepared for the franchise opportunity. We also want to respond to the claim that we "thrive on trapping clients in a financial nightmare." This is not at all true. The local businesses that make sense to partner with us enjoy an exclusive level of exposure in front of their ideal clients. It is up to the franchise owner to vet which businesses are the right partners who will get the absolute most out of this opportunity. As for the agreement, advertising contracts are industry norms and all specifications regarding the partnership are spelled out. Again, it is up to the franchisee to accurately represent the opportunity to these businesses. We wish you the best in your future career move.