Navarre - It was good long ago, but went downhill in a big way. | Glassdoor
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"It was good long ago, but went downhill in a big way."

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Former Employee - Senior Buyer in New Hope, MN
Former Employee - Senior Buyer in New Hope, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

In the early days, it was a family atmosphere. Pay was good for the work. Made some good friends while working there. The work was challenging, even during the lean years.

Cons

Siloed organization with a rumor mill that is as damaging as the current culture. The organization runs lean and mean, which can be good and bad, but when communication is as bad as it is now, it is tough to understand priorities. There is little or no advancement potential. Hiring practices in recent years seemed to favor hiring to create a culture, not to bring in the best possible person to do the job. Most people walk on eggshells and are legitimately concerned about their futures.

Advice to Management

Communication must improve. Remove the rumor mill that alienates staff. Wholesale changes must take place to improve the company culture - it just isn't a fun place to work and considering the business Navarre is in, that is sad. It should be fun.

Other Employee Reviews for Navarre

  1. "One lean machine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lean staff means having lots of hats to wear, and lots of varied responsibility, and rare (if any) boring days.

    Cons

    Small organization, so not a lot of room for advancement. Staff is so lean, that it is difficult to take time away, even though the management is supportive of time off.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage a positive work environment. Be creative about recognizing/rewarding hard work. Encourage departments and people to solve problems together, and not in a vacuum.


  2. "National Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navarre full-time

    Pros

    The company culture was this company's best asset. Fun, exciting industry to be a part of and work in. Co-workers were like family.

    Cons

    Too many closed door meetings, too many rounds of lay offs. Upper management was not interested in you, but rather where their stock price was at for the day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the doors open and lines of communication open to the people who are not in management. Hiring new employees fresh out of college that do not require as much salary are not always your best option when this company was built on customer loyalty and trust.

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