Who We Are
Meet Our Staff
WHO WE ARE
National Premium is a global company. Our corporate office is located in beautiful Pewaukee, WI – a suburb of Milwaukee, and we have branch offices in Minneapolis and Jacksonville. National Premium also has representation in the Chicagoland area. Our growing business has expanded to join the global perspective by adding offices in the Netherlands and Hong Kong, with representation in Australia. What sets us apart from other companies our size? The people, our values, dedication to our employees, our customers and excellence.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO:
- Harassment free
- Smoke free
- Competitive within our industry
- Seek out ways to grow and continual improvement
- Mutually respectful
- Professional relationship building
- Accessible management team
- Family friendly
- Employee charity drives benefiting (among others) local homeless shelters, domestic violence support services, Crisis Nursery, etc.
- Company sponsored fundraising walk/runs
- Support troops in Iraq with gift bags
- Donations of extra apparel and samples to Goodwill, American Red Cross, etc.
- Professional and personal growth
- Ongoing training
- Support for personal wellness
- Recognition for excellence and years of service
- Free parking
- Travel opportunities (not all positions)
- Over 40 years in the business: still growing and competitive
- Flex Hours
- Annual summer event
- Employee Referral Bonus
- Employee Discounts
- Business Casual
For Your Health
- Prescription Drug Plan
For Your Financial Success
- 401K Savings Plan with Company Match
- Life, Voluntary Life, and Accident Plans
- Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
- Health Care and Dependent Care FSA
- Financial Planning Service
For Your Personal Life
- Tuition Reimbursement and Ongoing Training
- 9 Paid Holidays
MEET OUR PEOPLE
“I believe that if you have the best people you can deliver the best service. That is what National Premium is all about. Our team is proud and passionate about their work. Why? The environment is creative, exciting, family focused and supportive; an environment that leads to great results and a happy work force. We spend extra time and effort hiring people that fit into our culture. When you join our team you can be assured that you have picked a company that you will enjoy. We have an internal mantra that would make anyone look forward to coming in to work – “Make a difference. Make it happen.“ And that is just what we do.”
Chief Operating Officer
National Premium, Inc.
Q. What makes working at National Premium different from working at other companies?
A. National Premium is a customer centered, profitable, international company. We build long term relationships with our customers, suppliers and shareholders. A key ingredient to our success and that of our employees is empowering people to add value by providing them with the support and training necessary in today’s global economy to excel. Each person’s opinions are valued and no employee at National Premium is unimportant.
Q. What type of compensation package do you offer?
A. In addition to salary packages, which vary with each position and is determined by the candidate’s level of experience and skill set, we offer a comprehensive package that includes health, dental, long term disability and life insurance,401K, Paid Time Off, 9 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and more!
Q. What skills do job seekers need to possess to be successful at National Premium?
A. Each position holds its own special requirements, but every employee of National Premium will need to possess an excellent work ethic, be creative, maintain a positive attitude, be prepared to be a team player and display personal as well as professional integrity. Experience within the promotional product industry a definite plus!
Q. What is an average day like at National Premium?
A. Busy, fast paced and fun. A typical day may include a presentation from one of our vendors, a team meeting to bring all members up to speed on the latest projects, catching up with clients to ensure the high quality of service we provide our customers with, answer emails, and HAVE FUN!
Q. What can job seekers expect in the interview process?
A. Above all, respect for you and your time. Our process begins with a telephone interview with the hiring manager and the candidate. If it is mutually agreed upon, a second interview will be scheduled to take place in our office with members of the staff who will determine if our business culture is one that would be conducive to your professional abilities and personality. If it is determined that our culture is a good match for you, we will have a face to face interview with the hiring manager(s) who will further explore your skills and experience. We also use Profile tests to narrow down the field to the perfect candidate. Intense? Yes – but we’re worth it!
Q. What is the biggest mistake a candidate can make during an interview?
A. Being dishonest. Our interview process is extensive and you will interview with more than one person, so any discrepancies are noted. Integrity is a must for our employees, so dishonesty will automatically disqualify you.
Q. How do I apply for a position if I submitted my resume for an earlier opening, but then see another position I wish to be considered for: do I need to resubmit my resume?
A. If you have already submitted your resume for a different position, it isn’t necessarily reviewed for the new opening. However, we keep resumes on file for one year, and if another position opens up that you wish to be considered for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and reintroduce yourself with a cover letter, including salary requirements, and let us know approximately when you last applied and for which position.
Q. What is the normal amount of time, following an interview, for the hiring manager to reach a selection decision?
A. Our goal is to reach a decision within 7 – 10 working days. Sometimes the process will take less time than that, rarely it takes a little more.
Q. How can I find out the salary for a position?
A. We do not post salaries or discuss this with a candidate until the interview process. This makes sharing your salary requirements with us in your cover letter very important. This is one of the first criteria used in screening and allows us to proceed with candidates whose prerequisite is within the salary range we are offering.
Q. May I submit a paper resume?
A. Yes, but we would prefer them to be submitted electronically.
Q. When I submit a resume, is there a particular software program or format you prefer I use?
A. Microsoft Word is the most commonly used software and is our preferred choice.
Q. Is submitting a cover letter really necessary?
A. YES!! This allows you the opportunity to ‘WOW’ us with your communication abilities, summarize your skills/work experience and why they are relevant to the position you are applying for, and to share your salary requirements. Resumes submitted without a cover letter are rarely considered.
National Premium is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer