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HERE Technologies Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New Technologies, Helpful Team Members

    Cons

    Lack of Management Direction, constant reorganizations


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Senior Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Location; Great Location Services Provider with great quality data use for autonomous driving and other navigation experiences.

    Cons

    Business Strategy is not clear yet under new CEO and Leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and retain the best talent not just personal friends who lack the right skills and leadership capabilities to help advance the business and drive the right business strategy.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great coworkers, interesting work, dreadful management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some awesome people on some really interesting problems. The benefits were pretty good, with generous vacation policies (legacy of having been part of Nokia previously), and global teams led to some nice opportunities to meet and work with people you really wouldn't have otherwise.

    Cons

    HR was beyond incompetent. They didn't seem to know anything about any benefits. They couldn't be counted on to reply to anything, ever. By the time I had left, they had also removed any ability to send email to HR, only allowing a ticketing system. Also, after several re-orgs, new management came in who had no respect or concern for their actual direct reporting teams. Not only were they only focussed on cutting costs (often at the expense of actually getting work done), they also thought it was reasonable to lie to their reports, about small, daily work-related things, With no respect from the top to the bottom, there is no respect in the other direction either. Shameful. Note - issues may have improved after the sale to the european car makers - I left just around that announcement.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees, demand accountability from HR, and fire clearly worthless mid-level managers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HERE Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    HERE Tech is a great school to prep you toward a role in the Auto industry or as an entrepreneur.

    Cons

    Line Mgr can be closed minded and afraid of changes. Mostly understandable some have been with company for 15y+ at same stable position.

    Advice to Management

    Need for more aggressive reorg is needed.


  5. "Feel like Silicon Valley in Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the absolute smartest and most talented devs in the Chicagoland area. The company is technology first, and lets their technical people run many business decisions.

    Cons

    Working with hyper competitive brainiacs is a draining experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good. Please focus on your high level objects and stop bouncing around.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Programmer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice location, easy to get to

    Cons

    No long term vision will be achieved. The map know one things about.

    Advice to Management

    People are your best asset and your losing them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment, rewards come pretty slow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, good people, and most likely you'll learn a lot.

    Cons

    Raises and salary increases are not the best.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Still a few good people left.
    Good at marketing
    Innovative work (if company comes together)

    Cons

    Last good leader with a vision and ability to execute was Michael Halbherr. Lack of people with technical background in leadership team leads me to believe that non technology (sales) people are running a technology company.

    Painfully slow decision making at senior and executive level, takes months to make simple decisions.

    Technically skilled people moving to other opportunities leaving execution and other longer term problems for the company.

    Hard to get promoted unless you network.

    Lower pay compared to industry

    Advice to Management

    Flashy slideware will only help for so long, execution execution execution is the key and you lack people in senior leadership who can execute. Promote people who can execute, make decisions faster, and get products out fast. Push aside leaders and senior managers who cannot execute to deliver.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HERE Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    a lot of good coworkers, challenging

    Cons

    laid off after almost 10 years with the company.


  10. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at HERE Technologies full-time

    Pros

    It was an amazing experience! I had the chance to learn a lot, and to work on more than one project.

    Cons

    Cannot really think of one.


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