NAVTEQ
3.3 of 5 162 reviews
www.navteq.com Chicago, IL

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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NAVTEQ CEO Nokia Corporation Stephen Elop

Stephen Elop

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "I Guess it is the only company in India which has Work/Life Balance"
    in 16 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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    Friendly atmosphere

    Traffic Editor (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsEveryone works together for the same goal.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Technology

    Manager, Sales & Business Development (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

    ConsPromotions are tough to come by, salary is just OK

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive atmosphere but low pay

    QUALITY SPECIALIST II (Former Employee)
    Fargo, ND

    ProsPersonal growth; flexible hours; mostly good office atmosphere

    Consshort maternity leave; no sick days;

    Advice to Senior Managementincentives for people; promostions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Agile, and wanting to change for the better

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementTo those sections that aren't - Embrace agile and innovation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sterile environment but great people and great benefits

    Senior Marketing Specialist (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

    ConsOffice 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 Senior ManagementDon't be afraid of change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Geographic Analyst II

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy work. Laid back.

    ConsLow pay. Little to no advancement opportunity.

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

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    Technology centric company with high caliber senior leaders

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNokia handset liability that will soon be shed to MS

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue and retain your workforce, geo-location is niche expertise

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice company to work.

    Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

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

    ConsSome 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall, a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHealth and vacation benefits. Good technical work environment.

    ConsSome people are territorial and don't collaborate well

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore openness

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internship

    R&D (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThey have a great 3D graphics and vision group

    ConsNot much to say. I like working there so much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much. I think they work great.

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