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TeleNav Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
106 Reviews

2.9
106 Reviews
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TeleNav President and CEO H. P. Jin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There was a lot of free food such as dinner for those working late and lunch at most noon meetings (in 11 reviews)

  • The employees at TeleNav are generally a good group of bright hard working people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low spirit in the company, beaten by Apple and Google in smart phone GPS (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people are now keeping their heads down (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent company for gaining technical skills; Good flow of talent out to quality silicon valley leaders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EPM  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Latest technology used, Quick adaptation of best practices. Good training programs by HR and industry experts. Good team members. Free food and Friday social hour. Compensation is competitive to the role.

    Cons

    Loud talker wins, Visibility is through any questions. Benefits so so but tries to be competitive to industry. Leadership takes input too much from newly recruited leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut losing businesses quickly. Consider right/left shift of senior management; Rotate first level management to get overall experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company for learning GIS system

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technology and very helpful co-workers, very flexible working time and balance well between work and home.

    Cons

    no much promotion space for engineers, need to be a big mouth besides working hard and silently, and average salary level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have some bright engineers and good technology.

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

    Pros

    Have some bright, hard working engineers. An environment for getting cross-culture experience

    Cons

    Management has no clear direction. Nobody cares about work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice people and good to learn stuff.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Quite a few of nice colleague to work with.

    Have chance to learn knowledge from back end to front end.

    Cons

    Long term outlook is not that clear or positive.

    Need time to figure out the strategy for the coming several years before money burned out.

    It's not the worst situation met in past 10 years, but still need really good idea to overcome the challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineer needs time for family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to try new things and learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people. Most of them care.

    Cons

    Too many don't care about quality. Too many priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus. Focus. Focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    'Not sure what Management is trying to do.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    HR is what HR should be, supportive, helpful, nice. Co-workers are generally helpful and collaborative. The product and technology have potential to be turned into interesting Apps.

    Cons

    They just layed-off a lot of good people with a lot of experience in the current Telenav core business - navigation and search. Maybe the company is pivoting toward a new direction, but this has not been communicated to the employees, so recent actions seem strange and erratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stabilize the company direction. Flexibility is good to a point. If your direction is not clear, employees and investors will lose confidence.
    UX team has too much influence over product direction. You also have Product Marketing, Product Management and Engineering teams with specific market/product experience to contribute. They are feeling frustrated and marginalized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    QA

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    cool company to work for in SV.

    Cons

    competition is enormous from Google side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Some business are going down

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    Pros

    Free food, fruits.
    Most of the coworkers are helpful and understand their job quite well.
    HR become better and better.

    Cons

    Someone who moved from China to U.S. brought some bad habit and atmosphere. Unfortunately, the high level manager could be easily fooled by such people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go talk to more engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good to work for....but not much growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice benefits. Hr dept was good.very nice team envirinmeny.

    Cons

    Upper management was very bad.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart Engineers with Underperforming Management!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Met some of the greatest talent

    Cons

    Not able to hold on to great Talent and Management has no Vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Better Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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