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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wish I had a better experience

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

    I worked at Telenav full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Clean work environment.
    Friendly staff.
    Free lunch on Thursdays.
    Benefits package is good.
    Happy Hour every Friday!
    Company Cell Phone.

    Cons

    Lots of Company gossip from management
    Butt kissers get promoted to management positions, not the people with skills or knowledge to manage teams for department growth.
    Company culture of passing the buck, as well as the Blame.
    Managers quick to take credit for work/solutions they had nothing to do with, & could not explain how solution was created or how it would work.
    Very rare for you to move within the company, they seem to hire from outside than promote someone within the company.
    As I know that I have turned in my resume for other positions I have been qualified for, only to hear the dept. manager say they never received it.
    High turnover rate, as lots of coworkers have left for better opportunities.
    Company does not show loyalty to employees that have sacrificed to help the success of Telenav.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP!!! You have lost a lot of great people. Its sad that a company with so much hope, has failed its employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    senior software engineer

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

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

    Pros

    like a family, relationship between colleagues are good. small company, you can touch different parts of work as you like

    Cons

    the company depends too much on carriers and car manufacturers, the brand is not that famous. the architecture is kind of mess, several teams build their hadoop clusters respectively

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest more on big data, machine learning. and invest more on content

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    liked the company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The company gave me a lot of responsibilities on different projects and let me lead the teams. Had great relationship with the teammates.

    Cons

    The leadership team has no technical vision. Though the marketing team is OK. But the products are not robust without being boosted by technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, lot of potential to grow, easy communication with top management, always ready to listen to new and bright ideas. Good benefits. The new HR director seems competent and the over all work quality is improving.

    Cons

    Need to retain some of the bright minds. Lot of good talents leaving the organization. Over dependence on off shore china team. Sometimes communication becomes a barrier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the interview process to hire better talents. Must try to encourage people to work on independent projects, other than the job related work. Must go beyond social media to reach consumers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    np

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telenav as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great CEO, great culture and values

    Cons

    no opportunity to grow up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's employees to build their carrier

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The ship is going down

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    - Some nice colleague.
    - Pretty strong offshore engineer team

    Cons

    - With a large wave of talent departure, you can hardly find a bright/creative engineer in the company.
    - Very low spirit in the company, beaten by Apple and Google in smart phone GPS.
    - Many early employees holds important position but are unable to catch up with new technology.
    - Very inefficient project execution, chaos in the middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the opinions from the other side of Pacific ocean, you can easily identify which engineers/architects are incapable of doing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Negatively biased

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Some great engineers and plenty of good people. Been a good place to make friends and work on interesting stuff

    Cons

    No vision, No execution, Dependance on china, people run pet projects like its no one's business, no career dev, poor/avg salary, no incentives, very low morale and lack of enthusiasm. In a crowded space dominated by the biggies Google, apple , microsoft and maybe amazon soon..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake things up, have laser focus, execute at all levels, energize with purpose and passion and not by putting competition down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Better than a few years ago, still room to improve

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

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

    Pros

    In a relevant, growing industry

    Moving from risky reliance on carrier partners to a more diverse mix of revenue sources

    Good cultural changes taking place. Slowly weeding out the people who only say, "No, it can't be done"

    Good work atmosphere and hours. People work late when they're a little behind, but no continuous 12-hour-day death marches

    Great new facilities, with gym, game room, some catered lunches, etc

    Cons

    Talented employees are still leaving. Lots of infighting over scarce talent. Some engineers have to split their attention among 3+ teams

    Software development and deployment methodology stuck in the '90s. Waterfall. Over-emphasis on process, planning and documentation

    Salaries are average, but equity compensation is all but nonexistent. We ought to be handing out stock like candy to motivate people to stay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do what it takes to retain our top talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Becoming friendlier to staff but business prospect is a question mark

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Talented and Friendly colleagues. Flexible working hours. Free fruits served every Mon/Wed/Fri and Free Lunch every Thur. Founders care about people.

    Cons

    Need more compelling story for growth prospect of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more cool product in-the-work to encourage the whole team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    experience director is basically a don draper...without don draper's ideas

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    if you want a stable 9 to 5, this is the place

    it is the sort of place where juniors will get some mentoring from time to time. don't expect it, but when you really need coaching you will get it

    Cons

    if you wanna be peggy olson, be my guest. you are gonna be disappointed.

    the company is financially stable but with apple and google providing free GPS services, it will be hard for telenav to stay around. their enterprise GPS unit is fledgeling too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is very old guard. not a collaborative, learning organization. ideas come from the top, and the junior are seen as incapable and confused children. often feels industrial, which is probably the reason apple and google are destroying you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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