Clerical, Saint Cloud - December 3, 2014
A typical day at work involves being actively engaged in fulfilling responsibilities that would typically be assigned to employees in designated positions in other departments but - through no fault of one's own - employees will be expected to "take the initiative" in order to meet the demands of a production environment. This includes calling pretty much anyone outside of their normal working hours at any time of the day or night. What I learned from working here was that mismanagement and poor communication can be propped up by the hard work of enthusiastic overachievers (who are often young and childless) who undervalue their time and skills. Non-salaried office positions afford modest pay; salaried positions pay disproportionately low given that the employees in those positions are heavily overworked and expected to answer on-call phones 24/7. Relationships with co-workers are very warm and friendly; the company values are quite positive and welcoming - but the devil is in the details of the actual work that's done here and I would suggest that anyone who is interested in employment at Nahan Printing come equipped with a thick skin, a high BS tolerance, and a work ethic that is not predicated on requiring pay that is commensurate with one's capabilities. Advancement opportunities are quite limited unless you are in favor with decision-makers, pay raises have disappeared, and employees are currently being encouraged to take time off. Nahan has made genuine efforts to remain profitable and these should be lauded; however, internal practices such as giving sales a great degree of latitude in dictating pricing and service charges in order to attract new business work to actively counter the company's profit-making potential. The print industry is moving away from a more "traditional" model and the company's current practice of devising ad hoc solutions for any given situation will probably play a major factor in whether they continue to be sucessful. If you're interested in coming along for the ride, be aware that you may be taking a career gamble by signing up here; despite that, it can be an enjoyable experience provided you have no personal investment in achieving your highest potential.