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Newark Element 14 Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is encouraged even in those departments that are short-staffed (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good opportunities for those who are young and new to the company (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management is also extremely top-heavy (in 8 reviews)

  • Constant change in upper management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "E Comm UAT Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newark Element 14 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Team of people
    Good Location in Downtown ul Chicago
    Beautiful view

    Cons

    Due to drop off sales company is downsizing

    Advice to Management

    Improve sales, take care of high performance employees they are asset to organization


  2. Helpful (3)

    "MDS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MDS in Richfield, OH
    Current Employee - MDS in Richfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newark Element 14 full-time

    Pros

    Benefits start 1st day. Decent if you're fresh out of college or lacking experience. Used to have contests and incentives for sales. Do not expect a career here. Treat this as a stepping stone. Move fast.

    Cons

    Repetitive and extremely underwhelming. No room for growth or advancement. Culture is nonexistent.

    Sad and bleak. Think of the final scene of Requiem for a Dream.

    Advice to Management

    Try or something?


  3. "Decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newark Element 14 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience working with UK virtual team where their head office is located was good. Worked with some nice talented ppl and learned from them.

    Cons

    Some of the mgmt have no technical background and do not provide proper direction due to their lack of understanding of technology. Working with teams in multiple continents is going to be drain on your energy constantly fighting issues.

    Advice to Management

    hire good technical leadership


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  5. "Purchasing Spiecialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome company, family oriented with groups

    Cons

    not too much growth within the company....a lot of lateral moves


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking Ship! Constant Layoffs, Disengaged Senior Management Making Poor Decisions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers
    New office - now mostly empty because of layoffs

    Cons

    An antiquated company with plummeting stock shares and dismal morale.
    Constant Layoffs (even after they said they were done)
    Employees are treated as cogs in a machine.
    No investment in technology (ancient computers/servers/programs)
    Frequent Senior management turnover leads to conflicting messages & lack of direction
    Bureaucratic red-tape impedes all progress which has resulted in stagnation
    So many people have been laid off, and so many have quit...we have a barely-functional skeleton crew and they wont hire replacements.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure anything could be done at this point to save this company...

    A drastic culture change would be needed. Modernization and more open/creative/non-stodgy executives would need to start from the ground up to repair the company's' reputation and employee trust.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Account Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales Manager in Parma, OH
    Former Employee - Inbound Sales Manager in Parma, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newark Element 14 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great, caring coworkers, generous time off, insurance benefits begin immediately

    Cons

    Managers are cliquish, perception is more important than reality. Company is run from the top down. They solicit feedback from employees, then proceed in a different direction.

    Advice to Management

    Directors will hire front line managers to insulate themselves so when times are tough, the front line managers are 1st to go


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Not the best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Richfield, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist in Richfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newark Element 14 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some valuable individuals that work at the company. However, the good employees leave quickly.

    Cons

    Compensation is awful, upper management lacks academic background and were all friends prior to employment at Newark. Sales metrics is not attainable, bonus structure is really bad. I only lasted 8 months, two undergraduate degrees and now receiving two masters degree. New graduates do not go to Newark, it is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Need managers with Academic achievement and industry knowledge and experience. Not friends!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Just a paycheck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Buyer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newark Element 14 full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People were friendly.That is about it.

    Cons

    No career advancement.No clear path.
    Changed CEO's a few times while I worked there.
    Under Brit's rule.You will know that you are just a subsidiary.
    Someone there in Upper Management (maybe HR) is very cruel. Fired people for unexplained reasons-people who were good workers.

    Advice to Management

    Need clear path for career advancement.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Well, it used to be a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Newark Element 14 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits vacation

    Cons

    Must be able to play the game. They don't do well with thinking outside the box. Employees are under appreciated and most very bitter about it

    Advice to Management

    Upper management, give the floor managers back some say. Management don't play favorites and actually learn the job your employees are doing.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Beware before you take position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Echannel Specialist in Richfield, OH
    Former Employee - Echannel Specialist in Richfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Newark Element 14 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are great, some of the best group of people i have ever had to work with.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management, can't trust management, never listen to employee suggestions.

    Advice to Management

    Quit outsourcing positions in the company, think more about your employees and their familes and less about $$$$$


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