Manager (Former Employee) – Sterling, Virginia – March 5, 2012
I was recruited to NEW from a great job at a larger company - lured by the family-oriented environment, better hours, and a more relaxed community, I accepted a position at NEW expecting a fulfilling career in corporate management. Unfortunately, the company leadership is organized via cliques of good ole' boy types who have run the company since its beginning - either you're in the circle or you're out and most of us were out. These cliques manage the entire company via using and abusing more talented individuals recruited from outside of the company; at the slightest quiver in financial status they fire and/or force out newly recruited managers and seasoned employees with little notice. Since I left there have been no fewer than 4 rounds of layoffs with the most educated and productive employees being dismissed in short order. If you are educated and dedicated, want a career, or to be treated fairly - look elsewhere.
nice social environment, company parties, etc., 9-to-5 hours, location
constant layoffs, no loyalty to educated employees
Tech Support (Former Employee) – Work from home – May 18, 2014
Employee, went thru all training, passed all tests, never missed a day. This is a WORK FROM HOME position. My Mother got sick and I had to go to CO right before the "nesting" part of training. Was told I needed to quit. I was willing to take my computer with me and work from my Mom's home. It had all requirements. Nope. Was told I could not do that. Really? This is a work from home position, made it clear this was just for a few weeks and I'd be back in my home to actually start the job, not that it mattered where I was working from. I was given a made up excuse of having to work ONLY from the address I gave on my application. Complete bunch of bull. I could have lied, worked from Mom's house and they would never been wiser. Instead I explained what was a difficult situation regarding my sick Mom who later died and this company would NOT work with me, gave me a hard time, after I was willing to do whatever it took to keep my much needed job. Was told I could "reapply in six months" WOW.
Decent pay and benifits, but be prepared to make this job your number one priority
CCR (Former Employee) – Tupelo, MS – November 10, 2013
As stated the benifits are nice and the pay is okay, but it is definitely not worth it to work there. You will work 3-12pm and it can take even years to be able to change that schedule. They do something called shift bids. Also management is selfish and rude. The attendance policy is absurd as no one can make it each month 100%. You better not get sick or have your baby/family member get sick because you will get wrote up for missing and possibly fired. They will not hesitate to fire for the littlest thing and will do it for no reason. They don't care how much time you put into the company, you're going to always be replaceable to them. The supervisors will have favorites and treat them well and you like dirt. It is one of the worst places to work.
Benifits and pay. Also they fed you rarely.
Ridiculous attendance policy, horrible and rude management, and terrible hours and no chanse of getting a different schedule.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Rapid City, SD – October 16, 2012
I worked there for over 3 years and that was just because of pay, benefits, and friends made during my stay including meeting my husband there. They change their policies every other day and often don't tell you about it. The supervisors, managers, and HR personnel play favoritism and unless you have the best immune system in the world and no children; don't plan to work there. The attendance systems change to give no leeway for being sick and if you live in an area that has bad weather, well too bad. You better be braving the weather to get to work because, as you're told by them, "it's not our fault where you chose to live or what you chose to drive". Direct quote from human resources. So sure if you want to work and get unlimited overtime because they're so short staffed because they fire everyone because no one can meet their impossible demands, great. Work for N.E.W.! Or, if you're an amazing brown noser who can work your way in to a supervisor who will play favoritism with you, more power to you. If your the average worker who is looking for a decent place to work for a few years... if you don't want a headache... avoid NEW,