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Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "Navico Work Environment"

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

    I worked at Navico full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues, benefits and salary were sufficient

    Cons

    Work Life Balance out of context and pro's did not exceed the amount of stress


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It has its moments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Navico full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment is professional, mature and, for the most part, lacks drama. The company seems well-funded. Benefits are solid.

    Cons

    Ownership is in Europe and puppet strings are pulled from there. Everyone I know here has way more assigned to them than they could ever get done. The workload is extremely heavy.

    Advice to Management

    The message from management is that they devalue the thoughts, ideas, opinions, and input from U.S. employees. Condescension is clear. Too bad, you have dedicated, intelligent, and solid people working hard for you.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "not a great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Navico full-time

    Pros

    No micromanaging, decent benefits package

    Cons

    Open office environment, unfriendly atmosphere, hostile. Witnessed and endured sexism and harassment on multiple occasions - management and HR turns a blind eye. Turnover is very high, lack of accountability in the people that are content staying here. The direction of the company is very unclear. Everyone is scared of the CEO, they do whatever he says without questioning anything and it's running the business into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is stale, ideas are stale...need some fresh perspectives or the competition is going to take over. Treat your employees like you actually care about them, money and success will follow when you cultivate a decent culture. Right now your culture stinks.


  4. "Was once a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool new products
    Innovation
    Friendly helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Work life unbalanced
    Focused too much on bottom line and not enough on valuable employees
    Out of touch with employees
    Unrealistic goal expectations. Goals are either partially achieveable then seen as falling short or management supports to help achieve more through an executive push and then the employees are seen as not achieving the goal, management did
    Upper management

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is out of touch with it's employees and it's getting worse over time. See more value in your employees and what they can/do achieve versus being so focused on the bottom line that you set them up to fall short. Look at ways to allow employees to have a better work/life balance


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Has potential but it wont ever go anywhere with the current managment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Navico full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The products and industry is great. Lots of potential to change the way people view the industry and make some money at the same time. Not bad pay. Some really good people here. With some really good middle management.

    Cons

    Overworked and understaffed. Its all about the money. Work vs Life balance is way off. High stress and work load. Not bad pay but you will be expected to earn every penny. Senior Management is never happy with sales, Company is about profit first...quality second. Its like fixing a plane that they wont allow to land. Constantly buying other small non money making companies that put the parent company in debt.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and stick to what you know best. Quality products sell themselves...not the next gadget just because its a different color, or different shape. Stop buying other companies and putting this one in debt only to try and build an empire of lots of little companies that are not making any money anyway or they would not have been so cheap.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Navico full-time

    Pros

    Variety of projects keep it interesting, fun group of people, laid back casual atmosphere (yet professional), company does nice things for employees like celebrating holidays with food and other fun events. Even within the first week of employment, you will notice the great culture and friendly/welcoming working environment that they have cultivated in Tulsa. Many companies have to work quite hard to achieve what Navico has. Yes it is fast paced with much work to accomplish, but it is rewarding work and the amenities offered to the employees are nice and appreciated - wonderful kitchen/break area with coffee bar/cappuccino machine, exercise gym downstairs, nice modern facility and work areas, café/salad bar and grill downstairs, even a ping pong table down the hall! Our manager makes sure employees have everything they need to perform their job from office equipment to any training or conferences as necessary. Manager in this department treats employees with respect and shows confidence in them. Coworkers are so friendly yet professional when collaborating with other departments. It's exciting to be part of a company who is growing fast globally - it is very fast-paced work and never a dull moment. For those who are hourly employees, there is a close watch on overtime so the employee definitely has work-life balance which is greatly appreciated. Something to consider- waking up in the morning going to a job you truly enjoy working with people you respect and who appreciate/value you, feeling like you make a difference, and fulfilling your career goals, sometimes outweighs a high-paying high-stress job with high-profile title.

    Cons

    No profit sharing plan or bonus program for employees and wait 2 years to be fully vested in 401k. Feels short-staffed at times, too much work for one person sometimes but that is job security!! Company growing fast globally, may be challenging to keep up with the evolving work loads and with the different time zones of other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue valuing, rewarding, and investing in your employees, they are the company's greatest asset. Happy employees stay motivated and stay with the company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Anoymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Navico full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked with great people and the manager in finance group was great, not a micomanager.

    Cons

    Everyone is overworked and no one is valued. You never know when someone's last day or who just got fire, laid off are escorted out the door. This is from CFO's to attorney's to customer service representatives.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees. I realize you only want to sell the company and could care less about the people in seats but they are the ones that make the company function.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Just OK"

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

    I worked at Navico (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, nice people in the departments.

    Cons

    To scattered worldwide. Lack of focus. Owned by an investment firm who is just looking to flip the business. Never really felt safe after so many layoffs.
    Working around the clock. Strict about time off.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Navico full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard to find anything good to say. Salary was ok but you were expected to work hard for it. Free lunches on occasion.

    Cons

    Processes changed way too often. Poorly managed. They feel work comes first, family second. No job description. Unfriendly atmosphere. Good people came and left very quickly.


  10. "Great products and technology to work on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Navico full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on different technologies.
    Lots of talented people to work with.
    Innovation.

    Cons

    Salary.
    Sometimes HR policies make things way harder that they should.
    There are high level managers that would only support their close friends and not the most talented people which is why some key people have ended up leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in R&D so that competitors are the one who need to catch up with Navico, not the other way around.
    Take care of your key people, your success depends on them.


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