The N2 Company FAQ

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36 English questions out of 36

13 September 2021

Does The N2 Company offer life insurance?

Pros

Ownership Culture Relationship building with the community Work Life Balance Christian

Cons

They don't provide Health, Life or Benefits

They don't provide Health, Life or Benefits

13 September 2021

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18 February 2020

Does The N2 Company offer malpractice insurance?

Pros

Your local colleagues are usually great to work with and provide all of the training and support that the company does not give you.

Cons

This is not an employment opportunity. There is no salary, guaranteed income, benefits, or commission. Not sure why they are soliciting on Glassdoor. This is an unpaid position for 6-14 months, and you cover all of your own expenses. N2 converted to a franchise model two years ago to avoid IRS and Dept of Labor scrutiny with their independent contractor agreement. They want you to build a community publication from the ground up. This means selling at least $150K in advertising before you get paid, establish all content, establish all neighborhood relationships, hire and pay your own staff, and pay for the insurance that cover their liability. While it states that you are buying a franchise, you own absolutely nothing. N2 owns everything that you sweated to build. Don't let them use their talking points to say you own the clients. Try leaving the company and take them. Only 10% of those who start actually get to print, especially if you are in a market already saturated with other Area Directors. Businesses are sick of hearing about N2, and those who have tried it leave without a single customer and will never be back. Word spreads and the N2 name is a dirty word in many of the larger markets. The leadership plays the "faith based" company pitch which is just to get potential applicant's guard down. You don't need to believe me. Have any attorney read the Franchise disclosure and they will strongly advise you to run away as fast as you can. If you have the ability to ramp up and run your own community magazine, do it yourself. N2 charges over $10 per magazine shipped including the royalty. You can produce the same thing anywhere for just over $2. If you are distributing to 1000 homes, that is over $100K a year in your pocket extra. Then you build equity for real, can sell your business, borrow against the business, and build something that you run and control instead of building it for a couple of guys who did not spend ten cents on it. If you don't mind working to make them rich, then this is the opportunity for you. Quick books, a local printer, and a freelance graphics person is all you need to replace N2's support. N2 is not a publishing company they are a recruiting company that has a printing press.

Advice to Management

Matthew 7:12 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

This means selling at least $150K in advertising before you get paid, establish all content, establish all neighborhood relationships, hire and pay your own staff, and pay for the insurance that cover their liability.

18 February 2020

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15 February 2020

Does The N2 Company assist with or provide childcare?

Pros

- the people, hands down - opportunities to invest in yourself (classes, lunch and learns, etc.) - unique benefits like fitness classes, fitbucks, and down payment program for first time homebuyers - flexible schedule opportunities, depending on the role - fun product / industry

Cons

- below average market pay - mostly entry level roles, not much available if you want to advance - frequent change in direction from leadership

Advice to Management

N2 has some really talented people. Listen to their ideas, give them a chance to take on advanced projects, and pay them fairly for a job well done.

unique benefits like fitness classes, fitbucks, and down payment program for first time homebuyers

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4 August 2019

What is health insurance like at The N2 Company?

Pros

Flexible schedule, good coworkers. Access to a subscription to Adobe software for use in personal time. 401k match

Cons

Lack of decent pay. A bottom-tier health insurance plan that will cost you upward sales of 3-6x what you’d typically pay, as well as having to change providers 90% of the time. The structure of the company doesn’t realistically allow for growth within the design department. The pay is definitely not sustainable for anyone outside of the “single/no kids” lifestyle. This, coupled with the lack of opportunities within the department, proves that this job is strictly an “entry level” position....regardless of the “we want you to retire with us mantra”

Advice to Management

Learn to appreciate the talent of graphic designers within your ranks. It’s sad to see so many people stifled in their careers in the name of keeping profits high (and keeping salaries, creativity, and opportunities low). Its a well known fact that the past year has been riddled with firings, work scandals, long time employees quitting “inexplicably,” and people being discouraged from speaking up when they experience an issue (one person even being told she “shouldn’t have gone to HR.”) The company’s leadership team is comprised of people who may have seniority in the business, but very clearly do not have experience in managing or leading others. The company’s half-hearted attempt at “clarity” turns into a patronizing attempt at cherry picking questions and concerns to address that seemingly (and conveniently) further their own N2-positive narrative. Stop using the culture deck as a scapegoat. A person vocalizing their concerns does not mean they are “draining” the energy from a room. A person who isn’t thrilled to have their job descriptions changed at a moments notice aren’t “resistant to change.” Start offering sick days in addition to paid time off. For a company that touts work/life balance and family care, it seems odd that people are forced to use their personal days (meant for experiencing “life”) when they or their children are sick and in need of care.

tier health insurance plan that will cost you upward sales of 3

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31 May 2021

Does The N2 Company offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

Flexibility for whatever you want.

Cons

If you're not top 20, you don't exist. The company is a big ship without a rudder. As franchise fees go, you get what you pay for.

Advice to Management

There are more than 20 people working here. Did you know that?

As franchise fees go, you get what you pay for.

31 May 2021

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