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TomTom Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
110 Reviews
2.9
110 Reviews
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TomTom Chairman, Management Board and CEO Harold Goddijn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work/life balance is good, you are trusted to get the job done (in 8 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    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)

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No money to invest - resources spread thin world-wide

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

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TomTom full-time

    Pros

    Great people and work life balance

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with the working bees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TomTom part-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    awesome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pick one niche and stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Do something about known problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Can't deploy a European business model in the US

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TomTom full-time

    Pros

    great engineers in Lebanon, NH
    Great admin and IT support structure
    decent work life balance
    decent compensation
    decent review process
    decent pay raises

    Cons

    •Atrocious management (EU)
    •Office environment that is too “cliquey” (Concord)
    •Complete lack of strategy. The European management team continues to make futile attempts at trying to do things “their way”, but they ought to listen more to the US.

    Unfortunately, TomTom became too comfortable with its relative success it achieved from PND sales several years ago. Sadly, as its competitors continued to roll new ideas and product lines to make up for the declining PND market, TomTom continued to do business as usual without putting considerable thought into future planning. TomTom’s hyper-inflated ego and stubbornness to change has helped perpetuate the company’s rapid decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cash in your stock options, you will either be bought or bankrupt in 5 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Declining category, declining company with mixed values

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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 an year)

    Pros

    - Good Pay
    - Unique job experience
    - Summer hours on Fridays

    Cons

    - Cliquey teams due to previous layoffs. Hard to fit in if you haven't been with the teams for a long time
    - No real direction, especially within marketing and sales. Senior management not reliable on giving where time should be focused.
    - Old school methods, not thinking long term but short term (6 months or less)
    - Declining category

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amsterdam isn't focusing on the US market, there isn't a plan other then sell. Figure out a strategy that isn't streamlined for European sales & marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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