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HERE Technologies Reviews

Updated May 26, 2018
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HERE Technologies CEO Edzard Overbeek
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  • Slow Growth, Other than that nothing as such (in 22 reviews)

  • no cons very good work enviroment helpful people good management good work life balance good company to work (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Client Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Global Client Director in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting company with an exciting vision.... Almost like working at a startup venture. HERE is quickly positioning to be the reality index for the world, an has brought in a new highly qualified and highly energetic sales mgmt team with their focus on the Customer. Huge strides have been made in just a few months during our transformation. My customer satisfaction is at an all time high and my customers have expressed how impressive HERE is. Our corporate culture is extremely postitive with a "win together" approach. Last but not least, the most valuable asset HERE has is its unending wealth of brilliant people.

    Cons

    Transformation blessing and curse. Just like any technology company things move fast and even faster when you are in the midst of transformation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going you are doing great!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best experiences of my career thus far"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been an engineer at HERE for about a year now, and have loved my experiences here -- learned a ton of AWS, front end engineering, getting in the weeds with jenkins, etc...

    Also have enjoyed the people here. Very intelligent, easy to get along with group who seeks to nurture new talent.

    Cons

    A lack of product management at the company has led to engineers taking on a wider role to fill those responsibilities. Would be nice to have more PM's to clearly define a vision, drive building so that engineers have more freed up time to simply develop.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more PM's! Otherwise, great job.

  3. "Nice place to work, good technology & mapping"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

    I worked at HERE Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you want to work on the next generation of maps for autonomous driving, this is the place to be. Great technology, great people. While maybe not known as Google for maps, HERE is still one of the largest mapping companies for automotive - if you've used maps with Microsoft, Amazon, Nokia, Garmin, Honda, BMW, etc. then know that these are HERE maps.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of much.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HERE Technologies full-time

    Pros

    People and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Too much change and transformation that there’s a feeling of instability and lack of trust. You’ll attend an inspiring townhall where everything feels great, and the next week or month you find out your job’s moved to India.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with the strategy of the organization.


  5. "Best Group of People"

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    Former Employee - Principal Designer in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Designer in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people and diversity were the best parts of this job. A great group of international folks regardless of location. Some of the most talented and respectful people i've worked with.

    Cons

    Release cycle was slow and company strategy was often changing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Office and Great Team"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Come to work every day with engaged, insightful coworkers who are working together to drive location-based services to a new level. Variety of roles and organizations co-located at the site means that there is always someone new to learn from!

    Cons

    New technology always comes with new challenges and HERE is no exception. Berkeley is over 100 people but is still a remote site and that can also make communication and focus a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to celebrate failure to emphasize the role that failure has in Learning Fast


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pleasant people, opportunities for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting position in the market. Work life balance is possible. Neither crazy startup nor rigid corporate culture. Global scale that no startup can match.

    Cons

    In bed with automotive groups. If those dinosaurs don't survive the upcoming shift to autonomous, HERE may not last. On the other hand, if those dinosaurs win, HERE wins too.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance in the East Bay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERE Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to achieve a good work/life balance. Pleasant colleagues to work with. Some freedom to find the projects you want to work on. Great office location in Berkeley, CA

    Cons

    Geographically dispersed teams. Depending on the project, sometimes a lack of focus without clear end-goals.

    Advice to Management

    Make tougher choices of what to focus on instead of hedging by trying to meet all customer requests.


  9. "The company is headed in the right direction, but still has some work before it is recognized as a A+ technology company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance (ability to work from home)
    - DTO
    - Kitchen with food

    Cons

    - No stock options
    - Not highly competitive pay for Bay Area company
    - No brand awareness for services sold
    - No focus of software products on open source/developer community
    - Culture and employee engagement is low

    Advice to Management

    Changes in the past year have really been helping employee productivity. Keep reducing all those different crappy login pages for every internal service.


  10. "Great team in Berkeley!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with cutting edge technologies for automated driving, good work/life balance, great new office in perfect location downtown.

    Cons

    There are a few added challenges to working with distributed teams, the research nature of our work means there is some trial and error, and not everything you work on makes it into production.

    Advice to Management

    Hold all teams accountable for executing to the vision, measuring success is as important as acknowledging it.


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