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Telenav Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
112 Reviews
2.9
112 Reviews
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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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They need better people manager

  2.  

    Decent company, hopefully in a rebuilding phase

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    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).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Friendly and nice atmosphere

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software QA Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav

    Pros

    Flexibility
    cross cultural interaction
    navigation product experience

    Cons

    Language can be a barrier

  6.  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, lot of potential to grow. The management had this program where if you are interested in a different career path, they let you move after few months.

    Cons

    Not easy communication with the top management,

  7.  

    Dim Prospects?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Business can in theory be turned around according to plan and some strategic growth areas are growing
    Flexible environment
    Engineer-centric
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Upper management is defocused, impractical and out of touch. Founder's syndrome.
    Management is mostly reactive rather than proactive when it comes to keeping employees happy
    Employees are distant second class citizens to management (although it's like this most places)
    Will the company actually execute the turn around plan? It's already missed targets and pushed goals into the future, so I'm unsure if it has the focus and strength of will to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to retain good employees and focus harder on the hard decisions and boring work of turning the company around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have some bright engineers and good technology.

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

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  10.  

    Good company for learning GIS system

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

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  11.  

    Nice people and good to learn stuff.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years)

    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

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