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Novelty Inc. Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "Territory sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelty Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment and decent money..Cool product

    Cons

    Out of town all week. Chains upper management always on a different page.

    Advice to Management

    Larger corporations need to be on the same goals


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelty Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Workload was often easy. So little stress.

    Cons

    Work environment was not always healthy.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Office Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Novelty Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with.

    Cons

    Everything, from one decision maker to the poorly paid employees.


  4. "District Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Greenfield, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novelty Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I work with great people, sell good products, feels self employed

    Cons

    Pay is not up to standards

    Advice to Management

    better pay to Route sales professionals brings better results from employee's


  5. "Great place to work. A new future is now current."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Midwest, WY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Midwest, WY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novelty Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The old way of doing things is now gone. A new vision is now happening.

    Cons

    None that i can speak of....the new way of doing things is now happening.

    Advice to Management

    Continue making the front line of DSD in the field a number 1 priority. Without an offensive line, the quarterback will never succeed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company...Lots of Opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I returned to a Novelty, Inc. about 8 months ago after a 5-6 year hiatus during which time I owned a few different businesses. Previously, I worked for Novelty for a little over 3 years. During my time away from the company, there have been a lot of positive changes and there are more coming soon. If you are looking for an opportunity to earn a good living, you might consider Novelty. Having been self-employed myself for several years, I have witnessed first-hand the pitfalls of running your own business and sometimes losing a lot of money in the process. During my days of self-employment, 75-80 hour weeks were not uncommon and I had a lot of expenses (payroll, rents, etc.) to cover before I ever saw a dime. With Novelty, I am in a position where I can make a good income and have good benefits (401K, health insurance, etc.) without the financial risk that comes with owning your own business. I am not saying I would never go into business for myself again but my current position with Novelty helps me satisfy my entrepreneurial desires.

    Cons

    For me personally, there really aren't many cons. I do work a lot of hours (including some Saturdays) but it is reflected in my compensation.

    Advice to Management

    The owner is in the process of implementing changes to move the company and his employees in a positive direction and I look forward to the exiting future of this company.


  7. "National Sales Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelty Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Novelty Inc. for an extended period of time. Worked with great people. It was an enjoyable place to work while providing for my family. It challenged me daily by having different product on an on going basis as well as having to deal with the liquidation side of the business. My favorite part working there was the ability of the product development division providing me with the trend setting products at a blink of an eye. Always something new to sell.

    Cons

    Cons were few and far between and they were addressed by upper management in a timely manner when brought to there attention.

  8. "great"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Sales in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Novelty Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    best job I ever had. compared to my other jobs in retain management, NO PRESSURES AT ALL

    Cons

    hand held computer was slow


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Key Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at Novelty Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Novelty is an entrepreneurial company ran by an entrepreneur. It is Sales driven and compensates people to sell stuff. If you are looking for a place to blend in and get by, this company is not for you. If you are looking for place to be a meaningful part of a sales team and be compensated based on the results that you produce, you will love the straight talk and the opportunity. You will appreciate that it is a business run by results and not by office politics. The owner is still very hands on in the business and is willing and will help you win. This company is is a creative business and invents some very cool products that sell. This job is not for everyone but the people who are winners will love the fact that their pay is based on their ability and they are not covering for the dead weight.

    Cons

    The business is inherently in a state of change. The products are trend based and to keep up with the trends, the products are consistently changing. It can be a lot to wrap your head around but gives you a great breadth of product to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward your employees that produce results and they will continue to do so.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Novelty Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of anything good to say.

    Cons

    Revolving door. Do not care about the employees only upper management


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