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Great product category but no vision in management

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Former Employee - Product Marketing in San Dimas, CA
Former Employee - Product Marketing in San Dimas, CA

I worked at Magellan Navigation

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You can work in one of the hottest product categories in consumer electronics. This makes it possible to be involved in "what's next".

Cons

Management can't see the true opportunities or a successful differentiated business model from what other competitors are doing. Most who work in managment are consumer electronics job jumpers who have never really had to come up with something novel on their own. As a result, most steer the company down the same paths as a dozen other industries. This has lead the company away from high margin, low competition markets to low margin, high competition markets. The problem is that the latest direction doesn't make any money. They can't figure out why and what to do next.

Advice to Management

See beyond the basic core markets. In the end, no one will make money there.

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  1. Just OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magellan Navigation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People were great, even though management wasn't.

    Cons

    The money and product were poorly managed.


  2. Leader in Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. Friendly co workers and executive team that is eager to listen to change. Innovative and cutting edge.

    Cons

    Company needs to focus on customer satisfaction and quality of products to drive more sales and retain a very loyal customer base

    Advice to Management

    continue to empower


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