Telenav Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • There was a lot of free food such as dinner for those working late and lunch at most noon meetings (in 12 reviews)

  • The employees at TeleNav are generally a good group of bright hard working people (in 8 reviews)

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

  • Very low spirit in the company, beaten by Apple and Google in smart phone GPS (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Positive opportunity but has challenges

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Trying to do really big things. A lot of good new people.

    Cons

    Execution is not easy. Lot of people have been here forever.

    Advice to Management

    More new people. The new managers and leaders are good.

  2. Good, not great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Telenav has a great product that is actually helpful, and some solid leadership that cares about developing their offering in the market.

    Cons

    While this company has a good offering, unfortunately the management doesn't have a strong focus on innovating. They really need to focus on developing more products and not just keeping up with the competition. They also seem to think that they compete with Google, but really I don't know that they even fall onto the radar.

    Advice to Management

    It's not only important for you to continue to innovate, but you'll also need to develop talent from within if you're looking to keep your top performers as opposed to losing them to stronger companies.

  3. very smart people and good product. growing company and good people. it was great to work there for the ceo

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

    I worked at Telenav

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, 401k and good management now

    Cons

    traffic, no bonus, difficult to move up

    Advice to Management

    be open and let everyone do what they want to do

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  5. Good to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telenav

    Pros

    I have been working for telenav for 11 years.
    1. Work time is flexible
    2. Managers are nice to employees.
    3. The place is in sunnyvale, which is very convenient.

    Cons

    Currently,
    1. It is not profitable.
    2. It starts to lay off employees because of finance issue.
    3. Lots of talents are leaving.

  6. Solid place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people all around, fun to work there

    Cons

    Wish I had more creative freedom

  7. Ok Workplace. Poor Management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I found the benefits and compensation to be ok. Work environment is consistent, so you're not in a 60 hour rat race like in some companies. A few of the teams are smart and well run and many of the newer hires know what they're doing.

    Cons

    The CEO doesn't provide a clear direction for the company which filters down to everyone else. Project priorities are often changing. Communication between teams is lacking. You'll think you've come to an agreement on a solution to a problem, only to find out a month later that not everyone was on the same page.

    Lots of infighting and politicking. The best managers and best engineers leave for other companies. Many of the people who stay and get promoted are good at talking (or shouting), not doing.

  8. Keep looking!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are considering a role here, keep looking: Very weak homegrown managers, worst exec team, CEO can't make decisions

    Cons

    Lack of focus and strategy. Too many people doing nothing, we have a handful of really hard working people, the rest don't even show up to work

    Advice to Management

    Might be time for CEO to find a new hobby and exec staff to retire, please

  9. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good technical people, great technology to work, fun place,

    Cons

    They need better people manager

  10. Decent company, hopefully in a rebuilding phase

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good comp and benefits, smart people.

    Cons

    The company faces a serious challenge with the major players in the field (Google, Apple) as well as fast-moving startups (Waze).

  11. Friendly and nice atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Telenav as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Balance between life and work atmosphere. They also offer challenging projects and the founders of the management has reasonable demands on employees.

    Cons

    Not too much free stuff around the company.

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