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Telenav Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
113 Reviews
2.8
113 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.  

    Nice people and good to learn stuff.

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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 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
  2.  

    Great place to try new things and learn.

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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 (more than 3 years)

    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
  3.  

    QA

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav as a contractor (less than an year)

    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
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  5.  

    '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

    I worked at Telenav full-time

    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
  6.  

    Some business are going down

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

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

    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
  7.  

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

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

    I have been working at Telenav

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Upper management was very bad.

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    Smart Engineers with Underperforming Management!

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

    I worked at Telenav full-time

    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
  9.  

    working at telenav

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav full-time

    Pros

    smart coworkers, free lunch and fruits

    Cons

    long hours, inflexible management, no work life balance or consideration you have a home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't treat employees(other than engineers) like slaves

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    watching a train wreck in slow motion

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

    At this point, can't think of a single one.

    Cons

    The culture has a lot of dysfunction with mini fiefdoms. Product Design wants to rule the world working on their own pet projects and building their portfolio. Marketing is now organizationally disconnected from everyone else. Senior leadership keeps changing strategy and it is not very clear where the company is headed. Communication and collaboration are at an all time low. There has been another round of layoffs. Good people are now keeping their heads down. This is sad because the Valley is an awesome place for great talent today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are putting some functional areas on a pedestal at the cost of other teams. Some teams that get the most visibility and resources are not held to the same goals and metrics as everyone else. They get all the benefits without having to put their necks on the line.

    The company values were something that the founders and the organization believed in but lately it does not seem like you are being true to your values. The culture has visibly deteriorated over the past year from being collaborative to being very toxic. This tone is being set by your senior leadership in some teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a hardworking company

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and had access to free food on a consistent basis which is great because there's no lunch places nearby.

    Cons

    A lot of the management issues have been solved after I left but going through the IPO time was pretty turbulent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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