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TomTom Overview

Amsterdam (Netherlands)
1001 to 5000 employees
1991
Company - Public (TOM2)
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation device, one of the most influential inventions of all time. Since then, we have grown from a start-up, into a global technology company.

We design and develop innovative navigation products, software and services ... Read more

Mission: At TomTom, we power the future. How?

We are taking a front seat in contributing to the future of driving, we are outperforming in both Telematics and Maps and we are creating innovative consumer products at a level beyond competitor ... Read more

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TomTom – Why Work For Us?


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TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation device, one of the most influential inventions of all time. Since then, we have grown from a start-up, into a global technology company.

Our software and navigation technologies power over hundreds of millions of applications across the globe. This includes industry-leading location-based products and mapmaking technologies, embedded automotive navigation solutions; innovative personal navigation devices and apps, and advanced telematics fleet management and connected car services.

We continue to shape the future, leading the way with autonomous driving, smart mobility and smarter cities.

 


Founded in 1991, TomTom has grown from a Dutch-based start-up company into a leading multi-national, global brand. The original founders remain committed to the business and together with over 4,700 employees are focused on driving innovation and helping people achieve their goals.

TomTom began with software development for B2B mobile applications and personal digital assistants (PDAs) for consumers in 1991. Soon after, TomTom became the market leader in PDA software with navigation applications such as RoutePlanner and Citymaps. In 2002, the TomTom Navigator was launched providing customers across Europe with an easy-to-use, affordable navigation solution for the first time.

A year after the successful launch of TomTom Navigator, it was clear there was a strong demand for an all-in-one, easy-to-use, portable navigation device. The result was not just a new product, but also an entirely new category in consumer electronics: the Portable Navigation Device (PND). The PND became the fastest selling consumer technology device in history, as the trusted travel companion for millions of drivers. Demand grew rapidly across Europe and North America and in the 11 years since its launch, over 78 million TomTom PNDs have been sold in 41 countries.

In the years that followed, we continued to innovate and create new products, both in the B2C and the B2B segments. In 2013, our consumer product portfolio was extended with TomTom GPS sport watches, providing sport enthusiasts easy-to-use devices on their wrist, eliminating the need for chest straps, smartphone and wires during their workout. In 2015, the TomTom Bandit action camera was launched, the first with a built-in media server, making it easy to create and share videos in a matter of minutes.

Over the years, we acquired a number of new businesses including Datafactory (which formed TomTom Telematics), Applied Generics (which formed TomTom Traffic), the automotive engineering team from the Siemens R&D division (which formed TomTom's Automotive business unit) and TeleAtlas, one of the largest digital mapmaking companies in the world (which formed TomTom Maps).

These acquisitions provided specialist data, technology, knowledge, and resources to deliver a best-in-class navigation and location-based experience for our customers.

Our Telematics business grew into a leading global provider of fleet management and vehicle telematics solutions, reaching an installed base of 605,000 vehicles at the end of 2015. Telematics is recognised as the largest and fastest-growing telematics provider in Europe today.

We are revolutionising the way maps are delivered, with our new transactional mapmaking platform, that will enable near real-time maps. With the deployment of this important technological innovation, we are uniquely positioned to fully address the need for highly accurate and always up-to-date maps. TomTom is committed to using the NDS map format, which is integrated into our navigation software on device-based and server-based navigation applications. The strength of our technology resulted in TomTom becoming a key partner for important strategic collaborations for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving over the recent years. Together with our state-of-the-art real-time traffic information and navigation software, TomTom's products are sold to customers across various markets, reaching over 800 million people around the world every day.


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It does not take lots of people to deliver innovative products. With 4000 employees, we work like a start-up. We think smarter and work faster.

What does this mean for you? Well - it means that we allow you to touch many parts of a project - not just one.

You work in small teams, with the brightest minds and make big impacts.




At TomTom, we embrace and encourage our employees’ differences and value being a Dutch company with a diverse workforce, welcoming over 70 unique nationalities across our global offices. This mix of cultures is rich with people of all backgrounds, races and perspectives. The collective sum of these individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, self-expression, capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of our culture, and our reputation. And furthermore, they are the key drivers of our company’s achievements and innovation.

To foster a diverse and inclusive workforce, in our Diversity & Inclusion Policy, we commit to the following:
  • Workforce diversity and equality, no matter race, age, nationality, gender, background, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion
  • Promoting and supporting a culture of inclusion
  • Providing career opportunities in local communities

We follow-up on these commitments through initiatives in a variety of areas; for example, through our Learning & Development offerings, leadership development initiatives, Employer Brand work, HR policies and community giving actions. As a technology company, however, increasing gender balance remains a key challenge. The majority of our company is composed of male-dominated engineering roles. This is reflected in our workforce, which is 30% female. We want to do better, increasing this percentage to 34% by the end of 2019. To do so, we need to continue strengthening our efforts to attract and hire more women into technology and leadership roles. We continually support this effort, improving our candidate journey and increasing learning and development opportunities for all employees and leaders. In addition, we are strong advocates of gender equality, encouraging and promoting it in and outside of the company.

TomTom’s diversity initiatives are also applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, promotions, transfers, and social and recreational programmes. In our everyday work, throughout our company, we encourage and support respectful communication and cooperation, participative teamwork, a healthy work-life balance, and contributions to the communities we serve.

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    Began my career at TomTom as a sales intern, but was hired full-time just 5 months later. As an intern, I was given incredible independence and autonomy to complete my job in the best way that I saw fit. My manager gave great advice, supported me along the way, and was a huge advocate for me to get a full-time position. And one of the best benefits of TomTom are summer hours!

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    No standing desks and the office is in Burlington.

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TomTom Awards & Accolades

  • North American Customer Value Enhancement Award, Commercial Vehicle Telematics, Frost&Sullivan, 2012

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