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  1. "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.


  2. "Potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comradery was part of the company in the sales department. It was like a second family whom made you feel comfortable.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities within the company are difficult if you are not in the inner circle. Also, the work life balance can be very outrageous during the Holiday season since it's a company based on retail.

  3. "Good while it lasted..."

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    Former Employee - Accounting in New Hope, MN
    Former Employee - Accounting in New Hope, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great bunch of people
    Very clear expectations
    Management was responsive and ready to help when vendor/client issues were escalated

    Cons

    Layoffs - I blame the economy more than the company, though. It's easy to understand why layoffs have to happen, but sad to see our jobs shipped out of the country. I loved working at this company, would have stayed indefinitely had the layoffs not occurred.

    Advice to Management

    Keep jobs in the U.S. - it may cost more, but domestic staff can provide better service to domestic customers.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


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