Navis LLC

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Working at Navis

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Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Oakland, CA

I have been working at Navis LLC

Pros

Interesting work, opportunity to travel, and job is secure. Software is one of a kind.

Cons

Long hours, difficult work and software could be more satifiying for customers we work with.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communication and recognition for peoples hard work. Be more proactive in fixing the software before the cusomter points out its flaws or areas to improve.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Promotions from outside.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Navis LLC

    Pros

    Small company, relaxed environment, good employees. Marine industry is relatively interesting, clients are truly world wide and thus there are many opportunities to travel internationally. Some places are much better than others (i.e. New Zealand vs. Middle East).

    Cons

    Marine industry does not allow for much company growth and thus little opportunities are available for employees. Promotions are rare, open leadership positions are usually filled with outside resources instead of internal promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within, every time you hire from outside when good people within the company are overlooked it kills the motivation not only of that one individual but from others around him/her that can see that there are little opportunities for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be underpaid, frustrated, but learn about the shipping industry.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Navis LLC

    Pros

    Some of the people are wonderful, caring, and dedicated.

    They are the Microsoft of the shipping industry.

    For a bay area company, they are pretty formal, which is a good thing.

    Cons

    The wonderful, caring, and dedicated people usually quit.

    The payscale isn't great.

    The software development process is poor and the technology is, for the most part, stuck in the mid 90's.

    The company culture is cold and the sr. management is lackluster.

    This company is what people mean when they say "OBN-Old boys network".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have real conversations with people at all levels and be engaged with the goal of making the software the best it can be. Not the cheapest, not the most efficient, the best.

    Yes, put customers first, but do so by developing your software in a scalable, smart way, rather than scrambling to make undocumented changes at the drop of a hat and crossing your fingers hoping that approach works long-term.

    When you decide to do something new/take an initiative, follow through and make it happen. If you change your mind, explain why. Give employees a sense of how they fit into the plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
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