Telenav Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Telenav President and CEO H. P. Jin
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Pros
  • Free food and Friday social hour (in 12 reviews)

  • Have some bright, hard working engineers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Management has no management skills and are unable to enforce even minimal work related discipline (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Staff Software Engineer in Test

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer In Test in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer In Test in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and good management, People are nice and friendly, Good and deep technical knowledge, People are smart and hardworking

    Cons

    Weak in marketing and brand name creation. May be not aggressive enough to take on new ideas or technology.

    Advice to Management

    Good job on pivoting the product for automobile industry. Looking forward to make the big idea happening.


  2. Great place to work together

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time

    Pros

    A lot of learning and growth opportunities in mobile application. There are lots of genius around. Lost of team building.

    Cons

    Stock not doing well and need more business area

    Advice to Management

    Explore a new right areas or business to keep growth


  3. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork atmosphere. People genuinely want to help each other. A lot of learning and growth opportunities in hot technologies (map and search). it is up to you about how much you can absorb. Freedom to move to different positions and try different things. Least politics in all the companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    Fierce competition in the market place. Stock not doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Explore and invest in the right areas to regain growth.


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  5. One of the best companies I have worked for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. If you have potential, Telenav will have a fantastic growth path for you 2. Innovative work. Executives will set the overall direction and give you the freedom to execute your own way. 3. Some of the best engineers you would work with. Devoted, hardworking and people who care about making a difference. 4. "Genuinely caring for you" executive team and managers.

    Cons

    1. Sometimes you might have to put it extra time to make things happen, if there is an external deadline. 2. Stock price is not growing exponentially.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you do, its a matter of time.


  6. Not Great, but Good

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great team members, friendly, work schedule is pretty flexible, supportive HR and staff, company direction is adapting and taking new initiatives

    Cons

    groups tend to work in silos / politics and tension between directors / not able to recruit younger engineers / too many foreign engineers / biggest problem: a declining product (Scout App)


  7. Telenav summary

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compare with big company, Telenav is more open and you could easily to reach out VP to talk about your insight.

    Cons

    Less process and organization change too frequent


  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor Project Management

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most Developers here are nice , easy to get along with. Developers has high discipline , and know what they are doing.

    Cons

    Poor Management , ESPECIALLY for Project Management. Don't know why the Upper management team transfer some English Major ladies to manage the project. Is this because they can speak English ? ? They don't even know what is the software development process , Com'on , be professional !

    Advice to Management

    Please get to the people and ask the feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Working at Telenav

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineers are full of energy, ideas and passion. A good idea wins here! It always does. This is one company with minimum politics. Senior management is very supportive. Risk taking is encouraged in every area.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can sometimes go upside down.

    Advice to Management

    You have some of the best engineers here.


  10. Overall a good company

    Current Employee - Director Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time

    Pros

    if you are looking for a place to learn and grow this is a right place

    Cons

    food sucks, it's one man show.

    Advice to Management

    Cleanup middle management, they all are junk. Get a VP of engineering, CEO should not act like one


  11. Location Service Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. Lots of opportunities to work on different products. Good employees with great performance got recognition and promotion quickly.

    Cons

    Company is going through transition and facing strong competitors in the market. Has challenge to recruit outstanding engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire top engineers from valley to improve product and service quality.



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