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Out with the old and in with the new

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Fargo, ND
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Fargo, ND
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

There is a very open work enviroment. Ideas can be shared openly with management and oversight. Very flexible hours. Casual dress.

Cons

Management doesnt manage. Most managers have no managerial qualifications and have no clue of management concepts and are very removed from day-to-day activities. The promotions and raises are catered to those who are willing to agree with managers at the cost of the teams success. Formerly known as Navteq, Nokia L&C went through a re-org that promoted employees based on tenure. This unfortunately meant that even if you were responsible for important project activities and were on your way for promotion, that was squashed. Since the reorganization, people who have been with the company for the longest are making way more money and still have little to no resposibilities, well others with shorter tenure but with tremendously more responsibility and experience are making exceptionally less.

Advice to Management

Get different managers in the Advanced Production Facility in Fargo. Normally I would advise to "train your managers," but these managers are untrainable. Also, devise a fair and value based approach for raises and promotions that will replace the brown-nosing based approach and supplement the what-have-you-done-lately approach.

Other Employee Reviews for NAVTEQ

  1. Helpful (3)

    Good place to sit tight

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Safe, solid job Many talented people doing great jobs quietly. Near to the Chicago train stations Great benefits package offered

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted or move upwards internally. There are many stories of people leaving and being rehired at a higher position after not being able to move up from within.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within using at least as favorable standards as you use for external hires.


  2. Laid back environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment Good work life balance

    Cons

    Salary is not high enough Manager is not compitent


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