Navarre - Great to start, sad at finish! | Glassdoor
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"Great to start, sad at finish!"

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Current Employee - Sales in New Hope, MN
Current Employee - Sales in New Hope, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Navarre full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Casual work environment, flexible schedule.

Cons

Downsizing raises concern over job, morale is getting bad

Advice to Management

Stop playing favorites, promote on merit.

Other Employee Reviews for Navarre

  1. "It was good long ago, but went downhill in a big way."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "One lean machine"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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