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North American Corporation Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Some good people and opportunities to pick up industry experience (in 3 reviews)

  • Very understanding of vacations and also pretty good with work/life balance for the most part (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management only cares about the bottom line (in 5 reviews)

  • Tough to build a career over a longer term horizon, high turnover (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Nice Place to Work! Great People."

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    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.


  2. "Great Place to Work that really cares about there emplyees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at North American Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Upper Management,
    Great work life balance,
    Supportive of ongoing training and Healthy Competition.

    Cons

    Salary are below market, benefits package less than desirable

  3. Helpful (4)

    "DO NOT DO IT- You can find much better"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at North American Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours but still feel micromanaged

    Cons

    -Total boys club
    -Management is nice to your face but talks behind everyone's back throwing insults
    - Management has called employees "dumb" and "stupid"
    -Management has no grasp on reality of the markets they manage
    -Benefits are AWFUL even HMO will cost you an arm and a leg
    -"Incentive trip" only 48 -72 hours in which they make you go to meetings during
    -Claim they are family orientated and they are not
    -Refuse to listen to employees on how NA compares to competitors and blame employees when they lose business due to uncontrollable circumstances
    -Very toxic environment to those who are not viewed as favorites

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees on the market changes and do not lie right to their face


  4. "Pay and hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at North American Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The hours are great. I work 11-12 hours Monday through Wednesday and Thursday and Friday shorter hours

    Cons

    The pay could be more


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Place To Work"

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    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

    Overall, the only pro for me was that I learned from working here.

    Cons

    They claim to be a family oriented company but give you grief if you need a day off or if you would potentially want to work different hours. On top of that, nothing seems to change. Upper management keeps doing what they want to do whether it is ethical or not and everyone else just has to deal with it. Many mistakes are overlooked if you are favored by upper management and allowed to do whatever you please as well and blame mistakes on your co-workers.
    Overall, there is a lot of bureaucracy and false hope of growth given if you work at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop only looking at the bottom line and start caring for your employees. People should be treated like assets instead of liabilities and they should be coming to work happy and ready to be productive instead of miserable and looking for other jobs.


  6. "Lacking direction and leadership from the Top."

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

    I have been working at North American Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Flexible environment if you are in sales.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Doing things the same way they have always been done...and no foreseeable future change of direction... Lack of strategy for future. Benefits lagging way behind other companies. Family culture is talked about but does not actually exist.

    Advice to Management

    see cons.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Business Analyst in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Business Analyst in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay for my position wasn't bad, most people barring the operations director were nice, the cafeteria had decent soup on some days.

    Cons

    You will work in Atari screens most of the time, bureaucracy that would put Stalinist Russia to shame, incompetent managers who basically cosplay as the Riddler when it comes to communicating expectations, the company has not met their "goals" that your bonuses are tied to for at least five years if not more, the company occupies a niche in the market quickly approaching obsolescence, everyone with a spouse working somewhere else chooses to be on their partners benefit plan, no plans to invest in new technology to improve efficiency, impossible to get projects approved, non-existent employee morale among anyone under 35, explicit sexism towards female managers and employees, no real training for any position, the operations department, CEO, IT .

    Advice to Management

    Liquidate

  8. "operarot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at North American Corporation part-time

    Pros

    funny to work in this company

    Cons

    there are no cons to work there


  9. Helpful (1)

    "North American Corp"

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    Former Employee - Management in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Management in Glenview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely customer focused , but it creates a world of exceptions to processes. Profitable and financial stable, pays vendors timely .

    Cons

    Executive / top management . When i left i was not paid part of my 2016 compensation which , in my opinion, tells me something about the character and integrity of top management. There is alot of turnover here.

    Advice to Management

    needs to be better training


  10. "Good stop to learn, but not a long term for career minded people"

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    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.


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