NAVAJO Company
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www.navajocompany.com 6 to 15 Employees

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Strangest place I have ever worked - mgmt disconnected from clients, the actual work and personal industry relationships

Acct Executive (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

ProsOpportunity to build relationships with clients
Opportunity to work on marketing communications projects for large high tech companies
Detailed processes in place for most clients and projects

ConsRelentless pressure from management about billable time. You will be ‘reminded’ constantly about your billable to unbillable ratio, even if you’re asked to do unbillable work.

Unrealistic expectation/demands to come up to speed quickly on clients’ technologies and complex project management application. Minimal training time does not prepare you adequately to hit the ground running on most projects.

Unrealistic project budgets – owner/manager minimizes dollar amount of project to win the job, but is disconnected from actual work so often under-estimates for project work. Therefore you either go over budget (bad) or bill it to unbillable time (also bad).

Virtually impossible to really take a day off. Most AEs are ‘silo’d’ to one account so there is no one to cover for you should you be sick or on vacation. Taking a vacation day involves major planning to get your day covered; a sick day means you’re on email and working from home while sick.

Poor management attitude toward employees in general – Quick to criticize and rarely if ever demonstrates appreciation, particularly for all the ‘above and beyond’ work you are expected to do.

Owner/manager is very disconnected from clients and from industry in general. Has no real relationships with the clients and is not actively plugged into networking in the Valley so is not capable of pursuing new business. He pressures employees to accomplish this.

Lifeless office environment. Work environment is nearly silent and lacks energy, enthusiasm, creativity. No vibrancy and minimal collaboration with other employees; extraneous conversation is discouraged.

Owner/manager does not do any of the actual work. When things are stressful and deadlines are tight and people are over-worked, he does not/cannot pitch in to help and he is not connected with the clients and their projects so cannot even advise. He simply tells people to work harder.

Salary about 15% under competitive rate in industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a role in your agency beyond budgets and dollar-watching. Build relationships with your clients and get involved in the many networking opportunities in Silicon Valley to make a name for yourself, the agency, and win new business. Take steps to make employees feel valued.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High pressure to take on excessive amounts of work without appreciation

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    I worked at NAVAJO Company


    Pros: 1) Opportunities to learn new skills and learn about the technical industry. 2) Opportunities to build… Cons: 1) Pressure to employees to be productive and fully functional in a position within days of hire. 2) Pressure to employees to bill as many hours… Advice to Senior Management: 1) Personally build client relations and client loyalty; do not rely entirely on AEs. 2) Personally be involved in business development; attend trade shows and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    experience w/ big companies, pressure on employees to work long hours

    Flash Developer (Current Employee)

    I have been working at NAVAJO Company


    Pros: get experience w/ big companies Cons: location, pressure to work long hours at times Advice to Senior Management: less pressure on employees to work long hours Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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