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Updated June 7, 2017
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  • It seems like senior management has given up on the future of consumer (in 12 reviews)

  • Dat zou veel te gevaarlijk voor ze zijn (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Intern to full-time"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Burlington, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at TomTom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Began my career at TomTom as a sales intern, but was hired full-time just 5 months later. As an intern, I was given incredible independence and autonomy to complete my job in the best way that I saw fit. My manager gave great advice, supported me along the way, and was a huge advocate for me to get a full-time position. And one of the best benefits of TomTom are summer hours!

    Cons

    No standing desks and the office is in Burlington.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lebanon, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TomTom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fascinating work, challenging and mind stimulating.
    Good rapport with local co workers.
    Great Benefits.
    Encourage growth and development

    Cons

    Weak and sometimes insensitive Global Corporate Culture.
    Does not instill Company loyalty or trust.

    Advice to Management

    View workers as people. Don't spring bad news affecting their lives suddenly and without warning.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling Company would not recommend it to my colleages"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Lebanon, NH
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Lebanon, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at TomTom could provide some short term work experience in GIS you might not get else where, but not for the long term

    Cons

    This company was TeleAtlas before being bought by TomTom, and it had some of the smartest engineers and GIS experts in the world, most have left or been laid off, to be replaced by engineers in Poland and India , they can be paid less for some comparable work.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your core business of making gps devices.
    Management does not know how to create a good software development work environment atleast in the US ,probably on purpose, since it has continuously eroded that work force, especially in key software development areas, favoring a cheaper work force to a stable experienced and well educated one. They bought into creating core map editing tools around browser based technology when they had better tools already in place. The browser is not an operating system and will always have limitations and stability issues as such.
    Browsers are good for lesser tasks, you have to understand its limitations and where its use is not appropriate.
    They also cut the map editing work force for north america right after they bought the place. It's 2017 now and TomTom revenue keeps sliding downward , seems they would have been better off making devices and staying out of the map data business which is costing them huge amounts of money they don't have. They are just spinning their wheels in an area they could have and time has proven, should have, stayed out of from the beginning. Now again in May of 2017 they announced 2/3 reduction in staff , more layoffs for this little group in the US. I would guess there can't be more than 20-30 people left working there, compared to hundreds when it was tele atlas!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TomTom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment! Great products and brand. Dynamic channel opportunities for all sales and marketing professionals.

    Cons

    Lacking strong leadership and experience in senior management.


  5. "Solid company in a challenging market"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lebanon, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lebanon, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and location (Lebanon, NH). Product and technology was exciting and fun to work on. Travel opportunities to other global offices.

    Cons

    Significant competitive challenges in the space (Google, Apple, Microsoft) and continuing advances in technology have caused significant upheaval in the Personal Navigation Device market, but TomTom seems to be figuring out their strategy and moving forward.


  6. "Vice president"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TomTom (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good atmosphere and open door policy

    Cons

    tightly controlled by parent company


  7. "Career Accelerator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leaders are accessible
    International colleagues
    Flexible work schedules
    Family/casual culture
    Free/reduced products

    Love that my job touches so many areas. I have ownership for most things related to my little piece of the TomTom world, which makes me work that much harder. I'm certain that if I were doing my job in another org, I wouldn't have this much freedom to actually make a difference.

    Cons

    Difficult to influence across continents
    Some employees find any reason to complain
    Small desks, minimal storage

    The open office can be distracting, the chairs feel cheap. Would love some real ergonomic changes for the people who do work at their desk most of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Management is overall good, just not consistent. Lots of new hires in sales and marketing, so I'm looking forward to hearing more positive news about our market position.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Account Manger"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Mound, MN
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Mound, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TomTom (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Financially. Gruop of people in USA great to work with

    Cons

    Do not follow the Ethics of USA

    Advice to Management

    Understand the value of your reps


  9. "Empowering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Freedom to think outside the box and act on it
    - Gold standard company culture - what every company should strive for
    - Friendly, fun, passionate and cooperative co-workers - very team based
    - Inspiring
    - Great work/life balance
    - Really cool products in new and exciting categories (ie: GPS watch, action cam)
    - Very fast paced - never, ever bored!

    Cons

    - Some growing pains due to new category expansion
    - Fast pace means greater need for focus on transparency with employees
    - Lots of work, not enough people

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! TomTom's culture is the best I've ever experienced. It is the "secret sauce" of TomTom - do all you can to encourage and foster it in this next phase of growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I was treated fairly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Lebanon, NH
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Lebanon, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel are plentiful and lots of room for lateral movement. Product line is always evolving as consumers adopt new technologies.

    Cons

    Raises are small and the bonus payout is about the same as one additional paycheck. Prepare to be the person that will do this job for the least amount.

    Advice to Management

    None, they do a good job and now I am just typing to fill the 20 word minimum required to post


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