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PeopleNet Overview

Minnetonka, MN
501 to 1000 employees
Trimble
1994
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Trucking
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1994, PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The PeopleNet platform combines wireless communications, mobility and ... Read more

Mission: Make transportation safer (save lives) and more efficient (drive the economy) through advanced mobile technology. Grow our people; give back to industries we serve.

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  • "To work at PeopleNet, you have to be the kind of person who enjoys a challenge. Every single day, you will be challenged; you will learn something new." -Mike Brochu, Director, Technical Operations Engineering | Ready for something new? Check out our openings here:

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    JOIN US AND HELP CHANGE THE WAY AMERICA DOES BUSINESS PeopleNet is the leading provider of innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, that reduces costs, increases safety and compliance and improves customer service for fleets coast-to-coast and throughout Canada.

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PeopleNet – Why Work For Us?


OUR MISSION: Make transportation safer (save lives) and more efficient (drive the economy) through advanced mobile technology. Grow our people; give back to industries we serve. 

Founded in 1994, PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The PeopleNet platform combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management.

Our products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. We aggressively develop new products that continue to improve fleet management.

Industry recognition of PeopleNet’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment.

MORE THAN A JOB, A MISSION. Our Employees Are Our Biggest Asset.

Working at PeopleNet is challenging and rewarding. We focus on lifetime relationships with our customers, getting to know them and their businesses in order to constantly improve the value we provide. Every member in our organization plays an integral role in helping to achieve that mission, so individual initiative is encouraged and rewarded.

We believe that one of the key factors that has contributed to our success is the quality of our people. We hire the best and the brightest—our team members share the company’s commitment to innovation and our dedication to customer service.


TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING OPPORTUNITES:

PeopleNet is a technology leader in the Transportation, Logistics, and Energy industry with a long history of innovation spanning software, hardware, and wireless communications. Our feature-rich enterprise solution uses the latest technology such as M2M communications hosted in the cloud. Our technology connects in-cab intelligent displays and on-board computers to customer back-end systems using RESTful APIs and data models like JSON.

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Are you passionate about technology? Do AngularJS, Bootstrap and Elasticsearch make your heart skip a beat? Are your shoes already first class citizens in the Internet of Things? Then this opportunity is right up your alley. At PeopleNet we are passionate about our people, our customers, our culture, and especially our technology. Here you can be a part of a development team architecting complex back-end systems with user-driven front ends. This is an exceptional opportunity to make a real difference in a self-empowered and agile organization that encourages new ideas through collaboration and creativity. Come join us and help us build the technology that will define the future of fleet mobility solutions.

For a full list of all our exciting career opportunities, click here.

BENEFITS AND PERKS

As part of the PeopleNet team, you’ll receive a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, flexible spending plan, employer-matched 401k, paid time off and paid holidays.  Other perks: we offer an Employee Stock Purchase Plan that allows you to buy Trimble stock at a 15% discount, as well as an Employee Educational Reimbursement plan.  You can enjoy free parking, an on-site cafeteria and fitness center AND a flexible work schedule and casual dress code.  Oh, and did we mention that you'll also have the opportunity to work and grow with people who, like you, strive to be the best.undefined

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PeopleNet Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
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    I worked at PeopleNet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PeopleNet is a growing company and it was exciting to the the changes over my time there. The people are great and dedicated. Personally for me the two best things at PeopleNet were the local company culture and the work life balance.

    During my time at PeopleNet my family and I has suffered a tragic event and the way the whole company stood with me was nothing short of incredible. My honest opinion is that no other company I have worked for would have done what PeopleNet did. I saw first hand how the actually care about their employees.

    Cons

    Depending on the department there can be a lack of professional advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the local culture in place as you grow and align more with Trimble.

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PeopleNet Photos

PeopleNet photo of: People Week Group: employees wore their PeopleNet blue in honor of the festivities!
PeopleNet photo of: We had a FANTASTIC turnout at Pnet's first Gingerbread House Building Contest! Nearly 70 employees participated. A great display of team building and collaboration!!
PeopleNet photo of: We had a FANTASTIC turnout at Pnet's first Gingerbread House Building Contest! Nearly 70 employees participated. A great display of team building and collaboration!!
PeopleNet photo of: We had a FANTASTIC turnout at Pnet's first Gingerbread House Building Contest! Nearly 70 employees participated. A great display of team building and collaboration!!
PeopleNet photo of: We had a FANTASTIC turnout at Pnet's first Gingerbread House Building Contest! Nearly 70 employees participated. A great display of team building and collaboration!!
PeopleNet photo of: We had a FANTASTIC turnout at Pnet's first Gingerbread House Building Contest! Nearly 70 employees participated. A great display of team building and collaboration!!
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PeopleNet Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at PeopleNet (Minnetonka, MN) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online for a senior software engineer position. I was informed that they required more years of experience for that position, but they offered a different, lower software engineer position. After a cursory glance, the other position looked fair, not very exciting, but good enough to go in for an interview.

    They kept in touch and eventually invited me come in for an interview. Immediately they informed me that the deal had changed yet again, they had re-defined the position I was applying for once more. At first, I was put off. The interview was kind of strange in that they were spending more time selling themselves to me rather than the other way around. They actually spent a lot of time explaining to me how their product and systems work. They also mentioned that they had read my blog and liked some articles I had posted.

    But as they explained it to me, I was intrigued. This time they were presenting me with a hybrid Dev Ops / Internal Tools Development role with decent pay. It sounded like a good fit for me plus a chance to learn some new stuff.

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PeopleNet Awards & Accolades

  • Top Work Places, Star Tribune, 2014
  • Company of the Year, Frost & Sullivan, 2014
  • Tekne Award - Technology Services & Consulting, Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), 2012
  • Top 100 IT Providers, Inbound Logistics, 2014
  • Finalist for Minnesota Tekne Award for Technology Services & Consulting, Minnesota Tekne Award, 2015
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