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117 Reviews
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Trimble Navigation President, CEO, and Director Steven W. Berglund
Steven W. Berglund
79 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employees are pleasant and you can definitely have a work-life balance working here (in 12 reviews)

  • Cutting edge technology in certain areas of GPS, mobile applications and development (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management lack of direction (in 5 reviews)

  • Engineers tend to get forced into management career path (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    How can such a promising company be so screwed up?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO

    I worked at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Trimble shuts down twice a year, giving ample time off (some of the time is charge to the employee, whether you like it or not).
    2. Many travel opportunities since Trimble is a global company.

    Cons

    1. Culture is horrible! CEO encourages in-fighting to see who rises to the top.
    2. Communications within IT is non-existant.
    3. Complete lack of standards and processes in IT and support of the users.
    4. IT management can't make a decision to save their lives.
    5. Performance reviews are a joke! They don't occur!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrap the entire Corporate IT management staff, from the CIO (acting) down. Make a conscious effort to develop an IT function that operates with a vision and mission and one that operates with standards instead of the "wild, wild west" approach in place today. It ain't workin' Steve!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very rapidly declining morale consider employment elsewhere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Continues to grow even with a bad ecomony. Friendly and smart people to work around. Laid back if you can get into the right job..

    Cons

    Company profits continue to increase while the employees benfits decrease. Management walks around with chip on their shoulder, and is very closed minded to employees needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for the people that break their backs for this company. Listen to employees ideals and concerns.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad performance, arrogant nature are the norms for growth opprotunity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work schedule is flexible. Growing company- very nice startegic team. Company headed to the right direction.

    Cons

    There are zero growth opportunities provided in the IT department. Very low compensation. People are not judged by their skills or experiences. They need to be the puppets of the handful of managers to be promoted. Promotion is solely based on favor and not skills or experience. Those who are not good at work have better chances of being promoted. They do not care for a dissatisfied workforce. The local management lives in their own world and do not believe in building a team. They are more focused on external resources and ready to pay big bucks to them. Their employee raises are lowest. Year after year there will not be any employee reviews and raises will be solely based on ‘Manager’s discretion’. It does not matter how bad the performance is, what is feedback from the clients, how many complaints are against a person, the person just needs to be a ‘favorite’ of ‘a’ manager. Personal relationships with these key people are more important than professionalism. You will get zero appreciation for any good work but lot of criticism for any smallest mistakes. Local management is not open to discussions. They do not like any new/innovative ideas. They think people with the ideas are ‘too fancy’ and continue their old school style. Lot of the workforce has come from local area and do not have experience outside of this company. They do not care about losing the good resources even after their decades of services. The only thing is manager’s favorite list for any good things to happen to you. Recently in a very short period lot of people left the company due to their ‘zero recognition’ policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management and 'C' level executives in corporate office shuld take a wake up call. They really lost control over some of their offices. They need to look why there is sudden departure of many resources from one particular office. If the local management really capable of keeping the growth track of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The worst company I have ever worked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trimble Navigation

    Pros

    If you do not care about career growth and want a stable life this is the company you can work for.

    Cons

    No growth opporunities provided.Management does not discuss career path with employess. Even the yearly reviews are not fair. Some management persons decide what will be the raise, review discussion does not happen at all. Very disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to listen to the employees. Need to understand the innovative ideas for a better work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok place - depends on the job

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

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation

    Pros

    There are many intelligent and hard working people within various business groups. Those people stimulate new ideas, growth and strategic changes to address market needs.

    Cons

    Employees are treated as an expense line item rather than as human beings. There are many who have built lifetime careers at the company, and those people fear change. Female employees are not treated well/equally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your biggest asset - your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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