NAVTEQ Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
167 Reviews
3.4
167 Reviews
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Pros
  • I Guess it is the only company in India which has Work/Life Balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Great work environment, with a lot of room for growth (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Zero chance for career advancement, even for the most ambitious team members I worked with (in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunities for advancement are rare (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long Hours - Work Evenings at Home

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Product Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    Dedicated, smart staff and very diverse work force

    Cons

    Long hours, expecting you to work at home at night as well as weekends when deadlines approach. Family Leave Time off to care for sick family member was denied, as I had not worked there long enough to qualify. Disappoining lack of sympathy for my situation from Management and Human Resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attenion and scrutinize sales management for conduct and inconsiderate treatment of staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great coworkers. Good exposure to new technologies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    Exposure to Bleeding edge software technologies.
    Great people to work with.
    Company growth has been decent during the recession.
    Many opportunities to further personal growth.

    Cons

    Pay is at the lower end of the scale.
    More and more contracting out jobs - mostly in R&D for now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep new technologies R&D and Ops in house. Don't start the popular contracting out to cheap labor.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    Very addictive technology, one of a kind products, huge potential to grow big as a company

    Cons

    Senior management with no technology vision, not employee friendly work place, HR behaves like NAZi's, no fairness when it comes to employees vs management, company does not care about your personal life, no strategy to take the company to the next level, haven for ex Motorolla employees crushing all the principles, values once NAVTEQ cared...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need new blood, new thinkers who has a vision & strategy, current management needs to be fired for incompetency...nothing new in the last 2-3 years...its a shame for a company like NAVTEQ, HR needs have a 360 with NAVTEQ of their policies and attitude...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    NAVTEQ is full of opportunity for advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    Fast moving environment and cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Internal process and culture make new business efforts difficult

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Adapting to innovative wireless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, support for trying new ideas, many opportunities within company, job security, work hard-play hard

    Cons

    Salary is average-at-best and long-time employees are underpaid vs. new hires, many team silos results in confusion and overlapping work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remaining B2B is prohibiting growth especially in wireless

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating, bureaucratic, and losing its market position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    For the time being, it's a very stable work environment and offers good work-life balance, even at relatively senior levels.

    I've always felt like I've been taken seriously and respected in my role - no one should feel like they can't contribute.

    Cons

    There is so much potential for this company to do great and innovative things, but its various divisions are constantly fighting each other rather than collaborating.

    It's very, very difficult to get noticed and promoted. There's almost no attrition at the director level and above.

    Pay is miserable compared to equivalent positions elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a tech company, you should be able to find and retain more technical talent. The folks who have been there 15 years or more are hurting far more than they're helping, and have no idea how to deal with technical innovation.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    good environment, multi culture, no micro management, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Career Growth is difficult, compensation is not good if working for long time and start career with small salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should start to recognize individual contribution during employee performance plan

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    Great work place. Excellent benefits. Value International Experience. Great and friendly people. Opportunities to grow locally and international. Part of a Brand Name Company

    Cons

    Not a Brand Name Company by itself. Not the best salaries. Some areas too much travel

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay good opporttunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    great people to work with
    - teamleads and director are both fair and down to earth people
    - flexible with working from home
    - free workout room, free coffee
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - work requires a lose 24/7 support, no pagers but we periodically log into the network to check apps
    - pay is on the low end of competitiors
    - looks like more and more jobs are being outsourced slowly but surely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

  11.  

    Tech nical Ops

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    - great people to work with
    - teamleads and director are both fair and down to earth people
    - flexible with working from home
    - free workout room, free coffee
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - work requires a lose 24/7 support, no pagers but we periodically log into the network to check apps
    - pay is on the low end of competitiors
    - looks like more and more jobs are being outsourced slowly but surely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - keep our jobs local, not outsourced. employees will stay if they believe their jobs are important and won't some day be outsourced to cheap support.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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