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Nimlok Company Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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  1. "Nimlok Kentucky/Sign Crafters"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tradeshow & Project Coordinator in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Tradeshow & Project Coordinator in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Nimlok Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family owned business with a casual but hardworking environment.

    Cons

    High overhead for a small business.


  2. "It's like a sorority"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - STORAGE ACCOUNT MANAGER in Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - STORAGE ACCOUNT MANAGER in Arlington Heights, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nimlok Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    they had a nice office

    Cons

    If you didn't grow up with most of the people in the office, than you were an outsider, and consequently, the first to go when sales didn't come anywhere close to budgeted figures.

    Too small of a company with little or no growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are qualified and good at what they do and do not let whether or not they were part of the office clique have any bearing whatsoever on their performance

  3. "It's okay but things are changing and maybe not for the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nimlok Company full-time

    Pros

    People are great. Work is interesting.

    Cons

    Hard to change status quo, even if its for improvement.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nimlok Company – “Even though the fuel powers the machine...the engine is still more important.”"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The owner and principal of the company is a great person. He is honest, visionary, fair and not afraid to open his wallet to make improvements, also not only willing, but yearning to transition the company into a top of the line leader of the trade show manufactures industry.

    Cons

    The biggest downside that comes to mind and at the root of many problems, in my opinion, is the owner's sense of loyalty regarding some of the employees who started with him during the early stages. This should really be a positive point. However, some of these managers are holding the company back from its true potential because of their insecurities, lack of vision and fear of the 'real world,' sort of speak. They keep resisting much needed change and unwittingly hold progress hostage. I experience too many instances where real solutions to problems were presented or introduced, but the culture's resistance resulted in the company loosing money, trust and image equity over the same recurring problems. Any outsider who can embody success, or help to inject new life will be put through the "nimlokolization-ritual." It is almost like a mafia. At the end of the process the outsider is either forced out, neutralized or will have to adopt the status-quo. Some of these people don't necessarily have to be let go, they just need to be moved out of the way.

    Advice to Management

    The best advice I can sum up for senior management is to understand that there are no shortcuts; no matter how long you have been leading your people. Character makes trust possible, and trust is earned not given. Nor does it come with a tittle...the tittle buys you a little bit of time as the spotlight is shining on you. Not only is it necessary to make sound decisions, but you also have to admit your own mistakes. Trust will continue to grow and develop when you put what's best for your followers and the organization ahead of your own agenda and alliances. So, focus on trust at all levels to build a solid ground from which the plan of action can truly take flight.


  5. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internal Business Developer in Wellingborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Internal Business Developer in Wellingborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nimlok Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nimlok are a fantastic company to work for, very supportive and understanding. You are made to feel part of the family and they recognise and reward hard work. Led from the front senior management excel and practice what they preach. It has been a fantastic opportunity for me and I will definitely miss working for them.

    Cons

    No downside for me personally have been very happy here.