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Good pay and benefits to compensate for poor employee advancement opportunity.

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Former Employee - Sales Supervisor  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Washington, DC

I worked at Navy Exchange

Pros

Great pay for the field. Excellent benefits offered after 90 days of employment. 401 K available after one year. Best leave and holiday program. 10 paid holidays and 4 hours annual and 4 hours sick leave per pay period. 6/6 for veterans and former military. Worldwide company with and excellent chance to travel the world.

Cons

Because this is a government retail establishment, there are certain unrealistic expectations of the employees. Also there are very limited promotions from within. Most management positions are filled from outside hires. Often a person working as a supervisor for 5 years in one location will have to train two or three new managers. This is disappointing and discouraging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer long time employees an opportunity to advance. Encourage supervisors to apply for open exempt positions and not overlook current employees when hiring for those positions.

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    The worst place to work!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Navy Exchange

    Pros

    Stable job, they will probably never go out of business or be subject to suffering from economic downturn.

    Cons

    Senior management incompetent, work hours are 10-12 hours a day 6-7 days a week. No feedback, no positiveness, pay is a terrible, they sell their benefits which are not even comparable to other similar companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Support to Procurement Staff

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Navy Exchange

    Pros

    - Job security
    - A diverse organization working for a good cause. Not a great cause.
    - Lots of options of career placement.
    - A satisfactory effort for career planning.

    Cons

    - It can take a very long time for a position to open up.
    - There is a lot of unnecessary office politics.
    - No room for any creativity at all whatsoever.
    - Not all supervisors are the same and as competent to even offer the right training.
    - Pay will by nature be 10-20% less than the private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get new computers. The ones in use are very bad for eyesight. A flat screen is not a lot to ask for when the concave ones vibrate.
    - Allow competent employees to move up when it is time, not set them back when a supervisor is not competent.
    - There needs to be more of an open atmosphere for idea sharing. Managers do not steal ideas, it kills morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
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