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"Good group of people but needs more strategic direction."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Telenav full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The employees at TeleNav are generally a good group of bright hard working people. Generally collaborative and open to new ideas and ways of doing things.

Cons

TeleNav needs a clearer, more sensible long-term business plan. The marketplace for LBS apps and services is constantly changing and highly competitive, however I did not see a viable long term business plan or strategy to address these threats. While the aspriation of what TeleNav wants to do and where they want to be may make sense, the path of how to get there was not particularly sensible. Additionally, competing internal projects contributed to already strained human resources, leading to constant product delays and missed expectations.

Other Employee Reviews for Telenav

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Headquarters physically in California, in practice...China"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low on large scale office politics and relatively shallow management structure. Some people in the US office are really bright. Travel to China a lot.

    Cons

    No strategy of how to compete in mobile devices against Apple and Google. Automotive work is sub-par and not getting the traction it is capable of.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the US team and come up with a long term strategy that doesn't involve Carriers paying the bills.


  2. "poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - flexible working hour, people are very nice to work with
    - good medical insurance coverage

    Cons

    - different manager uses very different way to manage the team
    - lack of new profitable product.

    Advice to Management

    respect developer, provide them as best computer, cell phone as you can; don't waste time on meeting, let engineer do it.

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