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106 Reviews

2.9
106 Reviews
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TeleNav President and CEO H. P. Jin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was a lot of free food such as dinner for those working late and lunch at most noon meetings (in 11 reviews)

  • The employees at TeleNav are generally a good group of bright hard working people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low spirit in the company, beaten by Apple and Google in smart phone GPS (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people are now keeping their heads down (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company promote talkers not doers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Friendly development staff and balanced skills sets to get job done

    Cons

    Priorities among the project often not clear. Management like to listen to talkers and pay attention to doers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your doers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    not a good place to be at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - good ppl depending on the group you are in

    Cons

    - no senior direction
    - recent layoffs
    - bad compensation
    - no work life balance
    - major workforce is chinese and russian; extremely poor environment for communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of ideas but so-so execution.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interaction with co-workers was very positive and collegial. Working environment is friendly and doesn't feel oppressive.

    Cons

    Many employees don't receive competitive wages.
    Some business decisions seem rushed or confused.
    Too many projects, not enough resources.
    Some departments have too many managers while others don't have enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    No loyalty, hard to get a promotion and untrustworthy management.

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    Former Employee - Support
    Former Employee - Support

    Pros

    Nice facility, free drinks and food

    Cons

    Management will make stuff up, they are lazy with their yearly reviews, no loyalty towards its hard workers, high turnover rate due to all this and causing people to look elsewhere for work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for their hard work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wish I had a better experience

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    Former Employee - Support  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Support in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Clean work environment.
    Friendly staff.
    Free lunch on Thursdays.
    Benefits package is good.
    Happy Hour every Friday!
    Company Cell Phone.

    Cons

    Lots of Company gossip from management
    Butt kissers get promoted to management positions, not the people with skills or knowledge to manage teams for department growth.
    Company culture of passing the buck, as well as the Blame.
    Managers quick to take credit for work/solutions they had nothing to do with, & could not explain how solution was created or how it would work.
    Very rare for you to move within the company, they seem to hire from outside than promote someone within the company.
    As I know that I have turned in my resume for other positions I have been qualified for, only to hear the dept. manager say they never received it.
    High turnover rate, as lots of coworkers have left for better opportunities.
    Company does not show loyalty to employees that have sacrificed to help the success of Telenav.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP!!! You have lost a lot of great people. Its sad that a company with so much hope, has failed its employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good group of people but needs more strategic direction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    The employees at TeleNav are generally a good group of bright hard working people. Generally collaborative and open to new ideas and ways of doing things.

    Cons

    TeleNav needs a clearer, more sensible long-term business plan. The marketplace for LBS apps and services is constantly changing and highly competitive, however I did not see a viable long term business plan or strategy to address these threats. While the aspriation of what TeleNav wants to do and where they want to be may make sense, the path of how to get there was not particularly sensible. Additionally, competing internal projects contributed to already strained human resources, leading to constant product delays and missed expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Did poorly in a very promising area

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    When joining the company, many people were very excited (However, they may leave soon)
    Flexible hours for some people
    Some projects are interesting

    Cons

    Cross-continetal communication is hard. Many people need to have hours of meeting at evenings from Monday to Thursday. It is a waste of time and enthusiasm.

    Product quality is a big concern. This is caused by disorganized structure, mis-communications, and poor management.

    Some D-level managers are not competent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire E and D level executives with a better understanding of this area. Replace incompetent managers. Have a long term for product planning and quality control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    not very happy

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    good location and flexible working time

    Cons

    too much not necessary meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a lot of time was wasted during meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    It's good to work with smart, young, energized engineers
    Lots of Innovations in the company
    The technology is good and the company is a leader in the industry.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than the industry, stock option is worthless, Management team lacks of experience, Micro-management and disorganized, lacks the view of company's future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a good management team from CEO down to first line managers. Give some good trainings to both management team and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Silent Layoffs!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules.
    Young workforce.
    Cetrally located.

    Cons

    No clarity in the messages coming from the middle management.
    No review processes followed.
    Management taking decision as per their needs. Once work is done, you are not welcome!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the processes honestly.
    Give equal weightage to technical staff.
    Give fair chance to employees before firing them off for any reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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