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"Decent place to work, recently downsized"

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Former Employee - Engineering Management in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Engineering Management in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

In general, this was a decent place to work. They paid very well with liberal PTO, and had a lot of amenities. There was a lot of free food such as dinner for those working late and lunch at most noon meetings. Scout is a good product in terms of the ease of use (but see below).

Cons

The company recently downsized. They have incredibly stiff competition from Google Maps and Apple Maps and other location-based services like Waze, so the downsize was presumably an attempt to "hunker down" and make a leapfrog move in the technology. However, while they kept all the developers they dumped almost everyone else in engineering (support, QA, PM). I suspect this will lead to problems later on.

The Scout product has flaws that they say are being addressed -- the traffic and routing are currently below par.

There was some "job inflation" in that some of the management were positioned far above their skill level. This led to confusion in direction and a lot of "dropped balls".

Other Employee Reviews for Telenav

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Company promote talkers not doers"

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

    I worked at Telenav full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly development staff and balanced skills sets to get job done

    Cons

    Priorities among the project often not clear. Management like to listen to talkers and pay attention to doers

    Advice to Management

    Check your doers


  2. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working people, brilliant engieers

    Cons

    not too much biz opportunity actually

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