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North American Corporation Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. "Good stop to learn, but not a long term for career minded people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North American Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding work atmosphere
    Company full of really nice, helpful people
    Hands off management style

    Cons

    Promotes family atmosphere but doesn't show it where it counts. Horrible medical benefits with a very high cost passed on to the employee. 401k plan is nowhere near industry standards, and is insulting. Salaries are lower when compared to other organizations. Relatively small company with limited career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. Improve your benefit offerings so you can keep employees instead of losing them after a few years.


  2. "Nice Place to Work! Great People."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North American Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team work and collaboration within the NVISION division. HR does a lot of fun employee engagement activities every month.

    Cons

    Benefits are good-Blue Cross Blue Shield, but relatively expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better systems for the future growth of the Company.


  3. "Experience varies by role"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North American Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - Care about their customers
    - Recognition of success
    - Great vendor relationships
    - Lots of freebies
    - Opportunity for outside sales people to make a lot of money

    Cons

    - Sales people and sales leaders have different goals, causing conflicts
    - Poor benefits, especially vacation
    - Changes in direction are constant so you don't get to see if what you tried works.

    Advice to Management

    Bite the bullet and put sales and management on the same plan. Work on benefits plan for vacation.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at North American Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large product offering. Willing to listen to ideas for growth and territory development . Solid category Management. Sales potential to make significant income.

    Cons

    Senior Management. No vision old computer system , below standard benefits. All positions are political based. Owner has no sense of reality and thinks it's a family company. Family future Management is bleak.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Sell while you can. The lack of vision and understanding industry is unacceptable. Try offering benefits that actually benefit employee.


  6. "Family Oriented Workplace"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Glenview, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North American Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Privately owned, family 3rd generation, fun and fast pace environment.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive and small cafeteria with little options.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees concerns.


  7. "Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North American Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loyalty and family. It is not a difficult place to work. If you are willing to teach yourself, you can thrive.

    Cons

    React to everything vs building a future. Need to focus on getting to a billion dollars in revenue. We think we are smaller than we are and get bullied in the market.
    Too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees step out and make mistakes.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "Prison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at North American Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are nice people there that make it a little easier to get through each day at NA. Hot breakfast and lunch.

    Cons

    Executive management and Human Resources do not listen to problems brought up by employees. They turn their heads and pretend not to realize what the true cause of their revolving door is. Management belittles you, restricts your bathroom usage, and embarrasses you in front of entire team once you've returned from a quick restroom break. Management yells at team multiple times a day if things aren't done the way they want them done. Management is not professional, will take a room of people with high morale and suck the lives out of them with all of the miserable negativity. This is not a healthy place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they open up to you.


  9. "NAC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Omro, WI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Omro, WI
    Recommends

    I have been working at North American Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, outstanding product lines and number of SKUs to help any business in almost any industry

    Cons

    Lack of support for field sales, too many internal processes and hoops to jump through to get a simple task done. Very supportive to local home office area employees, anyone outside of corporate office is generally left out of the loop and neglected


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - PROJECT MANAGER & PRINT BROKER in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - PROJECT MANAGER & PRINT BROKER in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at North American Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary but no micromanagement

    Cons

    Management is not good at all


  11. Helpful (1)

    "cordinator"

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

    I worked at North American Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good people and opportunities to pick up industry experience. If the black hawks win, you get to see the cup.

    Cons

    Low wages compared to industry averages, lack of mobility. Tough to build a career over a longer term horizon, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to stay, pay them what they are worth before they leave



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