NAVTEQ Reviews

Updated August 31, 2014
Updated August 31, 2014
164 Reviews
3.4
164 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I Guess it is the only company in India which has Work/Life Balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Very smart people, good work environment (in 18 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.  

    Short but sweet

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    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator  in  Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Malvern, PA

    I worked at NAVTEQ full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There was a good employee environment and generally good organization. There was a strong appearance of being able to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Wasn't able to see because my department was sold shortly after my hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Where are they now?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NAVTEQ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Navteq maps and Navteq traffic products were simply technically superior to their competitors, Google, Tele Atlas, etc.

    Cons

    They relied on GPS business but couldn't compete with Google and got lost in the shuffle; Nokia then Microsoft. Don't know where it is now really, it's called "here.com" now, but probably will be something else in a year.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Traffic Editor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Traffic Editor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at NAVTEQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone works together for the same goal.

    Cons

    There aren't any specific negatives I can think of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Technology

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    Current Employee - Manager, Sales & Business Development  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager, Sales & Business Development in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very interesting work that truly is adding value to society. Very smart people, good work environment.

    Cons

    Promotions are tough to come by, salary is just OK

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive atmosphere but low pay

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    Former Employee - QUALITY SPECIALIST II  in  Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - QUALITY SPECIALIST II in Fargo, ND

    I worked at NAVTEQ full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Personal growth; flexible hours; mostly good office atmosphere

    Cons

    short maternity leave; no sick days;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incentives for people; promostions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Agile, and wanting to change for the better

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The area I work in has great management that encourages new software practices and allows engineers to move to areas where they are happy. They do their best to keep good employees, and only hire those with good experience or attitude.

    Cons

    I know that other sections of the company are plagued with old-style barely-agile-mostly-waterfall bad management that pushes out innovation to save a few days on a relatively meaningless deadline. They are burning out employees and do not see the error of their ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To those sections that aren't - Embrace agile and innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sterile environment but great people and great benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at NAVTEQ full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, atmosphere of encouragement and collaboration vs. cutthroat competition, on-site gym, great benefits, good opportunities for movement within the company

    Cons

    Office is a cube farm, with little interaction between coworkers, very quiet. Very few young people working at the company. Difficult to get new ideas to pass through the bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of change.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Geographic Analyst II

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NAVTEQ

    Pros

    Easy work. Laid back.

    Cons

    Low pay. Little to no advancement opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't need geographic analysts anymore. You just need drivers to drive the cars and can outsource the coding overseas for cheaper.

  10.  

    Technology centric company with high caliber senior leaders

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NAVTEQ full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move around the company for those with superb work ethics and a positive attitude

    Cons

    Nokia handset liability that will soon be shed to MS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and retain your workforce, geo-location is niche expertise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice company to work.

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at NAVTEQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are nice here. Don't need to work overtime most of the time. Good benefit plan. Very nice working environment.

    Cons

    Some of the teams working on the same stuff. That is not good for efficiency. Some time there are too many meetings. Need to be careful about choosing the right meeting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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