TomTom Reviews

Updated April 11, 2015
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TomTom Chairman, Management Board and CEO Harold Goddijn
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Pros
  • Very reasonnable work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people working there and the international environment is also very nice to work in (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Way below market average salaries (the senior management thinks that they are paying lucrative salaries) (in 9 reviews)

  • lack of vision from senior management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic people and great culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA

    I worked at TomTom full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people and the culture. TomTom was very friendly and good to me, and they offered outings and group events. I enjoyed the fact that I could approach anyone at any time and they would be eager to assist. I felt this helped productivity.

    Cons

    The pay was a bit low, and although management was very willing to give me more responsibility and more opportunities, they were not willing to increase my salary more than the rate of inflation at the end of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great culture - it starts from the top. I learned to value culture and fit more than compensation while working at TomTom. But at the same time, please ensure that compensation is proportional to employees role and responsibility. Nothing is more infuriating than being told by HR or management that there is nothing they can do because according to their secret undisclosed formula the salary should not be adjusted.

  2. U.S. subsidiary of Dutch company providing digital map data and traffic information.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH

    I have been working at TomTom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Worldwide company with some great people working here. Some flexibility for life / work balance for people with children. A nice mix of cultures.

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries. Lots of turnover. Lack of transparency. Communication difficulties between various divisions. Limited training and growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Pay needs to keep up with status quo. Be more transparent and allow for more autonomy.

  3. Helpful (3)

    interesting work, unreasonable targets

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH

    I have been working at TomTom full-time (More than 8 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of interesting and devoted people. Individual targets are reasonable. Not much finger-pointing. When things are messy, the focus is on fixing them. Lots of opportunities to work with people in other offices around the globe.

    Cons

    There's a lot of pressure coming from the industry, which I think forces management to set targets which are not reasonable for the company to reach.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    What is the future?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TomTom full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Low performance bar? Is that really a "Pro"?

    Cons

    No money to invest - resources spread thin world-wide

  6. Helpful (4)

    Good People, Potential. Misdirected management. Secretive and Political

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at TomTom (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, International company, interesting niche market. chance to work with big name partners/customers

    Cons

    Niche Market, performance based on who you know as much or more than what you do. well below market wages. even though company is now operating 'in the black' financially the workers who are actually doing the grunt work not reaping any benefits. perceived competition/rivalry between NAM employees and EU management

    Advice to Management

    listen to people under you, recognize good work. get your hands dirty and learn what you are actually trying to manage, you'll garner much more respect from your subordinates that way.

  7. Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TomTom full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people and work life balance

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with the working bees

  8. Helpful (1)

    luv it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TomTom

    Pros

    they have free lunch for everyone

    Cons

    the pay is not so good

  9. Helpful (2)

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TomTom part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lotsa good employees, good pay, hot people, especially girls and the guys ya know ya know

    Cons

    rude customers lots of work dirty floors broken door

    Advice to Management

    awesome

  10. Helpful (2)

    Like a jazz musician, a business needs to keep up with the changes. This one hasn't.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at TomTom full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are standard. There are offices around the world, and their never-ending efforts to exert control over each other afford opportunities for travel.

    Cons

    Their core product (satnavs / GPS navigation devices) sells to an ever-shrinking market. They have been shrinking at various rates for several years. Are they at risk of extinction?

    Advice to Management

    Pick one niche and stick to it.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Declining Category and Declining Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA

    I worked at TomTom full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    TomTom has some really great people working for it. The internal culture at TomTom was great for a long time until around Q1 2012.

    Cons

    Senior Management breeds a culture of if the higher ups like you, then you can do no wrong.
    One manager had both sexual harassment complaints and more standard complaints against him that were brought to HR over one year. At any other company these sorts of complaints and you are shown the door.... Not at TomTom. In 2013, 3 of this managers 4 total employees left the company with all three siting the manager either directly for the reason to leave, or a contributing factor.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Do something about known problems.

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