Since 1991, TomTom’s navigation and mapping products have been successfully leading the way for millions of people. With offices spanning 37 countries around the world, TomTom’s leading GPS-enabled sports watches, automotive software systems, and telematics solutions give consumers the freedom to move, explore, and navigate the world by vehicle or on foot.
Because of its broad employee and customer base, the company is always growing and innovating. “The most exciting part about the future of TomTom is I can tell there is no ceiling on where we can go and what we can do,” shares Margaret Gregory, Senior National Sales Manager. “We really only have one direction, which is up.”
The management style at this company is a large part of what will keep it moving upward. Says Matt Bates, Senior Planning and Inventory Manager, “TomTom's management style is hands-off. It allows me to work more efficiently at my own pace and explore more avenues and processes that may not have been explored previously.”
But even though it’s a macromanagement style with an emphasis on entrepreneurial spirit, managers are still more than happy to be involved in both big and small decisions when they need to be. The open floor plan of the office helps, as all employees—including VPs and the head of office—are in the same type of space. There is no closed door policy here.
When the team members aren’t helping others find their way around, they’re having fun. It’s a very sociable and active environment, with a fitness week, potlucks, and mini workouts in the office, and frequent outings for drinks and bowling.
If you want to work hard and play hard, TomTom may be the place for you (and if you don’t know how to get there, just use one of the company’s many reliable products).
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Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author