NCH

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NCH Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
44 Reviews
2.9
44 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, but stuck in their ways

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCH

    Pros

    good people; some departments really want to invest in their employees

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and political environment; very low pay in comparison to other organizations; not a forward thinking organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more, everyone there talks about leaving as soon as they get a better offer elsewhere. You are losing talent.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Review 5 years in the making...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at NCH

    Pros

    Able to skate by due to so much going on, no one realizes stuff isn't getting done because everybody thinks someone else is responsible for it so it just never gets done.

    Cons

    This billion dollar company is still being run like a mom and pop shop. Budgets are so strict some departments still have typewriters and are just unable to properly do their job...frustrated with not being provided adequate tools to do their job (but then get disappointing performance reviews for not doing a good/proper job) people get fed up and quit after 1-3 years. I feel their pain.
    Every single employee does the bare minimum to skate by and get their paycheck. There is no company pride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your wallet! You gotta spend money to make money. And remember every person below you needs to be treated like a human.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Family Company with great products and unlimited earning potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCH full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Value based products promote loyalty to rep and company. Uncapped earning potential. Recession resistant. Company very loyal to hard working, high attitude people. Best outside sales training in the business.

    Cons

    Could be more up to date in the technology department...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote ways to connect the outside sales force with each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well established company, been around for many years, stable. You could have a career here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I worked at NCH full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked for Certified Labs, a NCH division. They provided extensive training, and support for me and the rest of the sales team. Management is really respectful, and do a pretty good job. Pay can be decent if you're willing to break your back everyday.

    Cons

    NCH's umbrella of companies creates a conflicting battle for business which is absolutely pointless! Literally the same exact products with different labels, and multiple reps in the same area. This is such a pain to deal with. Expense compensation is TERRIBLE. With all of the gifts they want you to buy clients and potential clients, and the gas and car damage from driving everywhere, the $200 a month is an absolute joke. Also, the industry in which you'll be working is dirty.

    Be prepared to work this job from the moment you wake up, until you go to bed at night. Organizing all of your leads, clients, etc etc, while processing orders (yep, you have to do that too), when you get home from work, you'll spend 3 hours on the computer and then your day is completely gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company makes an extreme amount of money each year. Show some love to your reps in the field who drive their own vehicles almost 50,000 miles a year. Find a more efficient way for reps to enter orders. iPads would make sense. Boom, you place the order right there! Listen up management!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of strategic clarity/alignment. Limited upward mobility.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCH

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment, fitness center.

    Cons

    Poor overall communication between management and mid-managers. Lack of clarity and alignment around corporate strategic goals. Limited transparency around corporate problems/challenges inhibits ability to resolve them cross-functionally. Industry is in decline.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Unprofessional HR department and overrated word of mouth about company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Position in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - IT Position in Irving, TX (US)

    I have been working at NCH full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you can get in and deal with management then you might be ok.

    Cons

    Leave applicants hanging for long periods of time then when they finally turn down applicants they say they are going with more qualified applicants but I have a friend in the company that says they usually fill from within or with cheaper applicants to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to turn down qualified applicants at least have the decency to be truthful and let them know you never intended to hire someone from the outside, you only posted the position because you had to in order to fill it with a pre-selected internal applicant. Sending out a standard email stating that you are going with more qualified applicants without even looking at the resume or qualifications is bad business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run For Your Life - Certified Labs, Mantek, Chemsearch, Parts Master ect....

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    Current Employee - Sales, BDM in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales, BDM in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at NCH full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They do sell good quality products

    Cons

    Management and corporate structure is a joke. They promise the world and don't deliver on anything. They will not give you the pay that you were told or contracted to receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    administrative assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at NCH full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful strip views, opportunity for growth, great humble hard working co-workers. This truly is a great company to work for. There is nothing better when loving your job. Not only is the company outstanding but so are the people. Its a pleasure to work for such a great team!

    Cons

    No Cons! We work Mon- Fri 8-5

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management allows you to grow with the company and you get the opportunity to learn so much!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its golden cage

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sourcing Engineer in Vadodara (India)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Engineer in Vadodara (India)

    I have been working at NCH full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some higher management people are good
    The treats are good
    Nice cross culture experience

    Cons

    Rampant politics at top management
    No long term security
    The vision is poor and immediate
    More emphasis on short term goal rather then organic growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are asset, not just slaves
    Have holistic and patient approach to market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional treatment of potential job candidates

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCH

    Pros

    Great way to polish up on phone interview and practice face to face interview

    Cons

    Hear how you are treated like family, blah blah.. Do not have common courtesy to contact you or respond to status of interview. Met with 2 people that couldn t consistently answer questions regarding compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not leave people hanging in the wind. If you have chosen another candidate then at least send email. Ignoring is very unprofessional

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