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chaos + politics

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

I worked at TeleNav

Pros

- some smart and hard working people
- a good deal of cheap labor

Cons

- chaotic release schedule. product marketing pushes features without thinking how much engineering effort it takes.

- new engineering executie and managers coming in, making the workplace a political mess. kiss ass to keep your job.

- ceo said don't worry about the sprint contract expiriing and don't worry about the stock price. focus on building a great company. reliance on sprint contract as 35% of revenue is a setup for failure when the contract expires and if they don't renew then tnav is screwed. even if sprint renews, it may be a big impact on revenue. Stock price has tanked from 20 to 6 forcing layoffs and closure of beijing office.

- don't work here. many better companies in the valley to work for.

- salary is average.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

cut the politics. pay employees more. don't just operate by the letter of the law, but be ethical.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    It is a great company.

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at TeleNav

    Pros

    1. people here are nice
    2. work condition is good

    Cons

    1. always underpay
    2. not that stable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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

    I worked at TeleNav

    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
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