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TomTom Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
96 Reviews

2.9
96 Reviews
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TomTom Chairman, Management Board and CEO Harold Goddijn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are lots of great people at TomTom, and there's generally a pretty good atmosphere (in 7 reviews)

  • I like the International environment (in 7 reviews)


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

  • Way below market average salaries (the senior management thinks that they are paying lucrative salaries) (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2.  

    luv it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they have free lunch for everyone

    Cons

    the pay is not so good

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6. 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

    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
  7.  

    Can't deploy a European business model in the US

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  8. 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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ups and Downs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have some hard workers and they also hire within.

    Cons

    They are filled with empty promises and the industry in general is declining

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Fun culture, unstable workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA

    Pros

    The best part of working at TomTom --hands down--The people! I would also say that pay is fair, there is a comfortable laid-back work environment, and some people have flexible hours.

    Cons

    Due to category decline, there have been numerous amounts of layoffs in the past couple of years. It creates a very unstable work environment and a high level of attrition. Additionally, some products have been released with issues, generating unsatisfied customers—hard to defend as an employee time after time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent: everything floats around the rumor mill and often times, that is worse than what is really going on.

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

    Good people, lots of cut backs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Concord, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Flexible, Casual Atmosphere
    - International company, travel
    - Young

    Cons

    - Frequent layouts
    - Poor to slow decision making
    - Poor managers
    - Poor internal communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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