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Telenav Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Other perks include: free food, team events, free massages, on-site gym, low-cost health insurance (in 15 reviews)

  • Software engineers are smart and hard working, many new technology and best practice are used (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • watch how quickly google and apple can drink your milkshake (in 8 reviews)

  • management team changes frequently (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Time to leave"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None, no, nada, zilch, absolutely

    Cons

    Clueless management at the highest levels, no strategy or clue how to position the company and win. Lots of infighting and politicking at the cost of moving the company forward. Talented people leave everyday. Incompetence is tolerated at the highest levels due to a misplaced sense of loyalty

    Advice to Management

    it is time to examine whether you or the rest of the leadership are making the right decisions at the highest levels. If not, it may be time to retire or find someone else from the outside who can lead.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "very smart people and good product. growing company and good people. it was great to work there for the ceo"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, benefits, 401k and good management now

    Cons

    traffic, no bonus, difficult to move up

    Advice to Management

    be open and let everyone do what they want to do

  3. "Positive opportunity but has challenges"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trying to do really big things. A lot of good new people.

    Cons

    Execution is not easy. Lot of people have been here forever.

    Advice to Management

    More new people. The new managers and leaders are good.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good, not great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Telenav has a great product that is actually helpful, and some solid leadership that cares about developing their offering in the market.

    Cons

    While this company has a good offering, unfortunately the management doesn't have a strong focus on innovating. They really need to focus on developing more products and not just keeping up with the competition. They also seem to think that they compete with Google, but really I don't know that they even fall onto the radar.

    Advice to Management

    It's not only important for you to continue to innovate, but you'll also need to develop talent from within if you're looking to keep your top performers as opposed to losing them to stronger companies.


  5. "Good to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have been working for telenav for 11 years.
    1. Work time is flexible
    2. Managers are nice to employees.
    3. The place is in sunnyvale, which is very convenient.

    Cons

    Currently,
    1. It is not profitable.
    2. It starts to lay off employees because of finance issue.
    3. Lots of talents are leaving.


  6. "Solid place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people all around, fun to work there

    Cons

    Wish I had more creative freedom


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Workplace. Poor Management."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I found the benefits and compensation to be ok. Work environment is consistent, so you're not in a 60 hour rat race like in some companies. A few of the teams are smart and well run and many of the newer hires know what they're doing.

    Cons

    The CEO doesn't provide a clear direction for the company which filters down to everyone else. Project priorities are often changing. Communication between teams is lacking. You'll think you've come to an agreement on a solution to a problem, only to find out a month later that not everyone was on the same page.

    Lots of infighting and politicking. The best managers and best engineers leave for other companies. Many of the people who stay and get promoted are good at talking (or shouting), not doing.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Keep looking!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are considering a role here, keep looking: Very weak homegrown managers, worst exec team, CEO can't make decisions

    Cons

    Lack of focus and strategy. Too many people doing nothing, we have a handful of really hard working people, the rest don't even show up to work

    Advice to Management

    Might be time for CEO to find a new hobby and exec staff to retire, please


  9. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good technical people, great technology to work, fun place,

    Cons

    They need better people manager


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company, hopefully in a rebuilding phase"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good comp and benefits, smart people.

    Cons

    The company faces a serious challenge with the major players in the field (Google, Apple) as well as fast-moving startups (Waze).


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