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"The ship is going down"

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  • 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 a year)

Pros

- Some nice colleague.
- Pretty strong offshore engineer team

Cons

- With a large wave of talent departure, you can hardly find a bright/creative engineer in the company.
- Very low spirit in the company, beaten by Apple and Google in smart phone GPS.
- Many early employees holds important position but are unable to catch up with new technology.
- Very inefficient project execution, chaos in the middle management.

Advice to Management

Listen to the opinions from the other side of Pacific ocean, you can easily identify which engineers/architects are incapable of doing their jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for Telenav

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Better than a few years ago, still room to improve"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In a relevant, growing industry

    Moving from risky reliance on carrier partners to a more diverse mix of revenue sources

    Good cultural changes taking place. Slowly weeding out the people who only say, "No, it can't be done"

    Good work atmosphere and hours. People work late when they're a little behind, but no continuous 12-hour-day death marches

    Great new facilities, with gym, game room, some catered lunches, etc

    Cons

    Talented employees are still leaving. Lots of infighting over scarce talent. Some engineers have to split their attention among 3+ teams

    Software development and deployment methodology stuck in the '90s. Waterfall. Over-emphasis on process, planning and documentation

    Salaries are average, but equity compensation is all but nonexistent. We ought to be handing out stock like candy to motivate people to stay

    Advice to Management

    Please do what it takes to retain our top talent


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Becoming friendlier to staff but business prospect is a question mark"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented and Friendly colleagues. Flexible working hours. Free fruits served every Mon/Wed/Fri and Free Lunch every Thur. Founders care about people.

    Cons

    Need more compelling story for growth prospect of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Show more cool product in-the-work to encourage the whole team.

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