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Novus International Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Turnover rate is above 15% and management does not see this as a problem (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A company that cares about the community at large"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Novus International full-time

    Pros

    There was a large push to be great sponsors of the arts in the St. Louis region

    Cons

    Their office is really far away from anything else.


  2. "real honest review"

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

    I worked at Novus International full-time

    Pros

    coffee mess and lunch service

    Cons

    -advancement of unqualified personnel
    -too much work, not enough FTE's
    -too much oversight, not enough freedom to exercise a decent work/life balance
    -the interview process is ridiculously long. over 6 hours in one day
    -low pay
    -collaborative work environment with the low cubicle walls, no offices. however, you must
     maintain quiet at all times or there will be complaints to deal with.
    -top notch performers will never stay here. only medium to low performers can excel here.
     this is seen in the high turnover ratio the company has.
    -too many audits. at least 1 audit ever single quarter.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Novus International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits package; laid back office environment; able to work with talented individuals every day; cross-cultural employees and work environment; globally relevant work

    Cons

    Lack of communication from the leadership down through directors, managers, specialists; High turnover rate; Feels like constant management changes; Very difficult for upward career movement

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more employee development opportunities or formal programs.


  4. "Senior Manager"

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

    I worked at Novus International full-time

    Pros

    A global company in the area of food production so there are endless opportunities to get involved with employees and business issues around the world, which is great. The majority owner, Mitsui, is one of the largest 200 companies in the world, so there is great long-term stability and a long-term view for investments. There is a well-defined and established management system for managing roles, performance reviews and promotions, which helps achieve a lot of clarity and avoid the mess you see at a lot of companies.

    Cons

    Novus needs to find ways to grow faster through some good acquisitions so that market share, cash flow, ROI and opportunities for employees expand.

    Advice to Management

    Management could improve decision making, productivity and financial results by implementing more process discipline and measurement in ALL functions.


  5. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novus International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits are available if you have time to use. HRA provided

    Cons

    Poor Management , poor HR support


  6. "Good for entry level work only"

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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 Novus International full-time

    Pros

    The only pro is the benefits

    Cons

    Unacceptable management, non-competitive salaries, no room for growth in the company

    Advice to Management

    When a position opens up, hire from within instead of outside hiring.


  7. "Great Products"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and products in company

    Cons

    Leadership team seems a little out of touch

    Advice to Management

    More visibility

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novus International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, complimentary healthy lunches, in house gym etc.

    Cons

    Career advancements can be a challenge considering our industry.


  9. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Charles, MO
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Novus International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits offered on health

    Cons

    Not a very planned and process driven organisation


  10. "Internship Program"

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

    Pros

    I had an amazing experience with Novus's internship program. I was able to learn so much in such a condensed amount of time. They also have a great facilities team, and offer freshly prepared lunches for employees.

    Cons

    No complaints about Novus come to mind.


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