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Telenav Overview

Santa Clara, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (TNAV)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Telenav is transforming life on the go for people on a daily basis — before, during, and after every drive. Leveraging our location platform, global brands such as Ford, GM, Toyota, and AT&T deliver custom connected car and mobile experiences ... Read more

Mission: Help make people’s lives less stressful, more productive and more fun when they are on the go.

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Telenav – Why Work For Us?

Drive your career in an exciting new direction

Delivering world-class solutions starts with the right people. Whether they’re developing new technologies, defining strategies for growth or helping customers make the most of their services, our employees are working every day to help build a great company. We value the growth of individual skills and strengths while making real contributions as highly collaborative teams. We strive for excellence, take pride in our work and take time to celebrate our successes together.

Telenav has been pioneering location-based technologies for more than a decade. We were the first company to launch GPS navigation on mobile phones in North America. We continue to deliver products that improve the everyday lives of millions of people around the world through premium location-based products and services for consumers, advertisers, automotive manufacturers, wireless carriers and for enterprise. Now the boundaries and capabilities of mobile technologies are expanding exponentially—and we’re well positioned to reach new customers and serve more people in more places, more often.
Where we’re going
Telenav's mission is to help reduce stress, improve productivity, and make life more fun for people on the go. Our personalized navigation services help people make smarter decisions about where to go, what to do, when to leave, and how to get there. 

Our products are available in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America through wireless carriers, automobile manufacturers, advertisers and advertising agencies, and app developers, including AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, Ford, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sprint, Telcel, T-Mobile U.S., U.S. Cellular, and Vivo Brazil. You can also find us in mobile app stores (Apple App Store, Google Play, and Windows Phone Marketplace), connected cars, and on the web at and 

Why work at Telenav? Because we take good care of each other. We work hard to build our culture. We are a diverse, passionate group, focused on building a world-class business that is growing exponentially. Because we are trying to do something huge, we believe in working smarter, faster, and harder than anyone else. We do it together, celebrating accomplishments along the way and giving recognition where it’s due. When you join Telenav, you join a team devoted to helping, supporting, and encouraging each other.


Our vision is to become the global leader in transforming life on the go!

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Telenav President and CEO H. P. Jin
H. P. Jin
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  • "A great team with big potential in an interesting space"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in Albuquerque, NM
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    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than 5 years)


    We have a solid, engineering-driven organization and we have stuck with it and nearly completed a difficult multi-year turn-around now, which means things are getting exciting and will get more exciting soon. I've been at Telenav longer than any other company by far and they've treated me quite well the whole time. I like how open people are to new ideas and technologies and mapping and OSM are a lot of fun. There's tremendous opportunity to make a mark. And in spite of what people assume about competing with Apple and Google, we continue to win deals against them and the not too distant future looks bright to me.


    It can take work and communication skills to get things done in a global enterprise operating in several time zones. You really have to take initiative here and also you have to ask for what you want. It's great for the independently motivated, but probably hard for those who need a lot of oversight.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on profitability. Keep it up.

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Telenav Interviews



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    GIS Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Telenav.


    The interview was long and grueling. It lasted 5 hours and I interviewed with no fewer than 5 people, one of them from another state via Skype. It included typical interview questions (tell us about your experience...), brain teasers and a test of writing Python code.

    Interview Questions

    • You are playing repeated games of Rock, Paper, Scissors. You know that 50% of the time your opponent is guaranteed to choose Rock. You don't know what they will choose the other 50% of the time. What is your strategy to win more than 50% of the games?   Answer Question
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