Mitchell International Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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Mitchell International President and CEO Alex Sun
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Pros
  • Many great people working there (in 11 reviews)

  • Good people to work with and fair compensation (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a myth, but celebrated at Mitchell (in 3 reviews)

  • Close minded senior management staff (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Enjoyed my time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Mitchell International as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance Good tools/resources Good product

    Cons

    Politics Most people were great to work with unfortunately, my manager was not

    Advice to Management

    Listen to new ideas


  2. Product Management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Management in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Mitchell International (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Location, location, location. San Diego is a great place to live and work, and Mitchell is San Diego's largest independent software provider.

    Cons

    Small company serving a staid industry (insurance), so limited growth.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Good Company need some improvment...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Nice Gym, friendly people!

    Cons

    Payscale, Raises, and too much red tape very siloed

    Advice to Management

    New visionary leadership with decisive decision making for company direction!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance. good opportunity/

    Cons

    need improvement on training. time off policies

    Advice to Management

    keep up a great work


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good if you are in the right team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good campus. Good Salary/Benefits. Company has been seriously doing exercises to build a brand. HR has been taking initiatives to make the place more employee friendly. Company has been going agile.

    Cons

    This might be dependent completely on the team you work for. Lot of politics. Management lacks vision. Lot of effort gets wasted on stuff which are completely useless due to the lack of vision and politics. Criticism of the management team is not welcome. The turnover in my team has been pretty high - but no steps has been done to identify the reason and fix it. Teams tend to play the blame game on any issue rather than stepping up and solving it. Lot of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Identify inefficient middle management and get rid of it. Identify people who really gets the work done and reward them. Welcome 360 degree feedback.


  7. Pretty Good Work Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Campus/Building Flexible Schedule Corporate Structure Improving Management and C-level communication with employees Pay Is Competitive People are friendly

    Cons

    Management lacks vision and too much shifting direction Constant moving people around from team to team Product release management is terrible, with chaotic deployment cycles Very buggy systems. Constantly fire fighting issues. Way too much outsourcing to India. It has caused major issues with code quality Too much process Some people there too long. Need new blood.

    Advice to Management

    Remove some of the process... its way too much. Stop shifting direction so much. Stop moving developers from team to team.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Trial by Fire

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Workforce Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Workforce Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of support, poor resources and infrastructure. No real development or training, you have to figure out a lot of things on your own because the company runs so thin you cannot get enough time from your leaders for the support you need. You often have to wear 3 or 4 hats and perform multiple duties that should be done by multiple people. This causes dissatisfaction with the quality of ones work since priorities are often re-balanced on a daily basis, dropping something you currently are working on to start something else. Really, the flavor of the week when it comes to priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to the teams that require it. Running so thinly on resource-generating departments is bad practice and provides poor customer experience that can turn away current business and present poor first impressions to new clients.


  9. Helpful (3)

    The Mitchell way.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of fabulous people to connect with. Where business and technology meets. A company with a lot of data that can be used for great things!

    Cons

    New work methodology that they are trying to put in which take a lot of meetings and times. Lots of applications are outdated and need to be refactored, documented etc.


  10. Helpful (6)

    These days, I would NOT recommend Mitchell as a place to work, Once was.... NO LONGER

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    .Employees good work environment. Better in the past

    Cons

    Top heavy with Mid and Upper Level Mgt. Old-boys style-promotion

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and get it together. Think of your staff rather covering your own butts and the BOTTOM DOLLAR. Your killing the employee spirit to do a good job with the 24/7 work expectations. Your Mgt style is destroying Mitchell as a preferred place to work. Also. ENOUGH with the endless Employee surveys with NO FOLLOWUP actions.


  11. Great people work at Mitchell!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Delivery in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Delivery in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People you work with day in and day out are awesome. They make it worth getting up in the morning and doing your best.

    Cons

    Regular restructuring cycles have working people nervous about losing their job. Quote from one of the more respected senior engineers "once you reach certain pay grade you are fair game and most likely to be replaced by a junior and less costly employee regardless of performance" - that same individual was expected to work a regular day, be in a night deployment from 10 pm to 2 am and return to work next day in the morning - sometimes repeating the same routine 3 times on the same week.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality engineers and give the scrum teams some breathing room



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