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  1. "Northland Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Northland Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment at Northland can be very fulfilling. It is not a typical corporate setting with many levels of red tape. If you are willing to work hard and communicate accordingly, your future there can be rewarding.

    Cons

    The management there is very old school and have very successful with this style. Going forward however, they need to expand their views if they are going to continue to grow.

    Advice to Management

    The management team needs to consider a succession plan and stick to it.


  2. "Could have been good!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Utica, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Northland Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company , family oriented, tight knit group of employees.

    Cons

    Pay was ok for a sales role. Health benifits were expensive for single and even worse for family. The owner claims they try to get a better rate but only as long as they do business with the company that serves the policy.
    The only thing the sales director cares about is your numbers. Effort and learning curve mean nothing. Also, you have to be "a good fit" for her as well. She has random mood swings and does follow her own advice. Training could be much better also. But if you get in the clique, it's all good!!!!
    Good people mostly but working there offers no room to move as they are all lifers. The comp plan sucks. Relationship manager splits the commission with sales folks, even though they have nothing to do with your sale!!! You need to be heavy in the community and if not it will be reflected on your review.

    Advice to Management

    If you plan on getting to 30 mil in revenue in 5 years, you need to be more competitive. Everyone sells "solutions" now, and be better at helping your customers save money, not always raising prices on contract renewal. Too many "gray areas" that I encountered so things should be more black and white.

  3. "A good place to work, but not a good place for a career unless your in business or marketing."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in Corsicana, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative in Corsicana, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A place to receive great fringe benefits such as low cost Internet and Cable TV. Also a great place to meet lots of different types of people from all different ways of life.

    Cons

    Placed technical people under non-technical managers. Considered this unwise because the bosses would not be able to understand what the technicians are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider the structure and relationships of technical employees with nontechnical managers. Especially those of managers relating to customer service in relation to technical service.


  4. "Northland used to be a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Northland used to be a great place to work. Employees ideas were used to help formulate company policy. Respect was give to experience. THe best thing I can say now is that there is respect for family at Northland. When time is needed to deal with family issues, it was granted without question.

    Cons

    Numbers are king and experience means nothing. If you can't quantify what you want to do in numbers, it is a bad decision.

    Advice to Management

    Look at what makes sense, not what data has to say. Find a balance.


  5. "Marketing Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great Company. Family Orientated place. Room for growth

    Cons

    No pay as an intern


  6. "Open environment where I can share my opinion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family focused
    Works hard to take care of their customers

    Cons

    Difficult industry in a tough economy

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on aligning processes with the company vision as well as taking care of customers as well as your employees .