Telenav Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. 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

  2. Helpful (1)

    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 a 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,

  3. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  6. 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)

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

    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    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)

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

    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

  8. 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)

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

    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 Management

    Engineer needs time for family.

  9. Great place to try new things and learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Great people. Most of them care.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Focus. Focus.

  10. Helpful (1)

    'Not sure what Management is trying to do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. QA

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    cool company to work for in SV.

    Cons

    competition is enormous from Google side

    Advice to Management

    no advice

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