Trimble Navigation Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Trimble Navigation President, CEO, and Director Steven W. Berglund
Steven W. Berglund
20 Ratings

Pros
  • great benefits, work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Good location, interesting work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • no advancement, little discussion with upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • Work life balance is what you make of it (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and no micromanagement.

    Cons

    The product development section of the company is lacking. Market saturation is challenging because most clients have our services.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Electrical Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Trimble Navigation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It is a great place for young engineering to start with. People are nice and help each other. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Slow response on new technology. Engineers are dedicated in small technical area and make it boring over time.

    Advice to Management

    Management team might want share more company information, and give people chance to grow.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Fun, Challenging Place to Work With No Opportunity for Advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Interesting and challenging market in which to work. Cool technologies. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Communication with management is lacking. Career development and pay for performance is non-existent. Lip service is given to things brought up by employees, but that's about it.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are a resource that should be treated as if they want to have a career at Trimble. Please start doing that.


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  5. overall ok company with weak management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trimble Navigation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    product leader in GPS industry, good work/life balance

    Cons

    weak management, always miss deadline, salary is not competitive

    Advice to Management

    carefully make a reality schedule


  6. Helpful (1)

    Incredibly talented developers, incredibly poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Trimble has some of the most talented developers I've ever worked with. They provide market level salaries and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Management is terrible and often has expectations that are out of touch with reality. Upper management gets their positions based on who they know, rather than what they know, and usually have no idea about the technologies they are supposed to be managing. Zero upward mobility. The only way to advance is to apply for another position in a different division of the company.. Miniscule annual raises (merit based raise tops out at 1.75%)..

    Basically, expect to stay in the same position at the same rate of pay until you leave.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to the people who work on your products and have some idea about the technologies involved.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Good overall with big downside

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally great coworkers, laid back atmosphere, ongoing challenges of acquisitions keeps things from getting slow

    Cons

    Layoffs are a horrible surprise. It doesn't matter the time you've been employed there, how hard you work, or how valued you are by your managers. It comes from somewhere up top. Then everyone in your group is left trying to pick up the pieces and figure out how to do your job.
    You have to get a great starting pay, or you'll never get more. There's in internal rule where you can't switch or get promoted to a different group and accept more than a 5% raise. If a job is advertised for making $100k a year, and apply when you make 50k a year, you are only eligible for a 5% pay increase. It's supposedly to prevent "internal bidding."
    It really runs as several different companies instead of getting blended.

    Advice to Management

    Do some research on who you can afford to lose if layoffs are the only option. Perhaps give it more than one quarter to drop great people.


  8. Has it's ups and downs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Time off is a plus, Can work from home sometimes.

    Cons

    Not any chance to get promotions in Sunnyvale, you have to be willing to relocate to get any sort of promotion


  9. Stable company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trimble Navigation

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, work-life balance, Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Too much upper management politics.
    Work environment depends on the group you are working for.


  10. Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Trimble Navigation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work-life balance
    Exciting work
    Very good product portfolio

    Cons

    Compensation could be better
    little employee oriented training
    forced paid time out

    Advice to Management

    invest in your employees


  11. Fingers in many pies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    As with any sales job, the sky is the limit

    Cons

    Tough to navigate internally, no clear reporting structure, claims to be a market leader in every segment - which is not the case

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management, Promote from within



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