Motricity Reviews

Updated May 23, 2015
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Pros
  • The people who are in non-management roles are very passionate and great team players (in 3 reviews)

  • Nimble and dynamic environment, fast paced culture (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The management and senior management was a ship of fools (in 3 reviews)

  • There are many, namely an outdated business model and huge debt (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Ridiculous!

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Motricity (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros to the company or the job when I was there

    Cons

    Management disaster. Ego driven phony management.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with reality.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Essentially irrelevant and the world's a better place because of that

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Used to be some pros for those that got in the company really early and were able to cash out stock options

    Cons

    Too many to list. But incompetent, nepotistic management, questionable business practices and God-complex CEO made this the worst company I have ever worked for,


  3. Was a good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Used to be a good company

    Cons

    Executive Team had no clue


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  5. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers who care and put up with an awful lot while only occasionally exploding in frustration.

    Cons

    No clear direction or consistency, no vision


  6. Horrible horrible horrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    If you were in early enough you might have made some money through stock options

    Cons

    By far the worst company I have worked at. The CEO, Ryan Wuerch is an ego-maniacal narcissist and the environment he creates is absolutely poisonous. Google him or Motricity and you'll find out all you need to know about him and Motricity

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway so why bother offering advice


  7. Helpful (1)

    Too many problems to list ...

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    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales in Bellevue, WA

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

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

    Pros

    There were some terrific and talented people at the company to work with and, for a time, the company nearly became a true leader in the mobile arena. The salaries were between and mid and high range for most/all positions in the company and the benefits were strong.

    Cons

    Senior leadership was not trusted Strategy was poor and did not align with market Far too much posturing/politicking internally Technology systems were unreliable, leading to client emergencies constantly


  8. Helpful (1)

    I feel happy to have left

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Motricity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The individual contributors are good to work with. Remaining lower- and middle-tier management is realistic about the company's future.

    Cons

    This company is in trouble. It requires new leadership and a new direction. The feature phone business is drying up, and competitors have booted Motricity out of the Asian market. Mobile marketing and advertising have a bright future, but leadership team doesn't seem to have a roadmap for becoming a part of that.

    Advice to Management

    Change.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Politics reign supreme. Forget about responsibilities and just practice your golf swing.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Motricity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The rank and file are good people, who are enthusiastic about life and are genuinely talented. They make coming to work each day worthwhile.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs, insecure leadership, and apathy abound. Zero chance for career growth. Zero recognition. Several of the management team contribute NOTHING and actively work to stay away from their employees. In three years I had exactly TWO face to face meetings with my manager. One senior manager was so out of touch he no longer knew what technology platforms we were using or what projects were being worked on. He cost the company tens of thousands, yet they promoted him. Upper management has giant egos and is far more interested in lining their own pockets than in building a sustainable and successful long term company.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you! You have nothing to be proud of. Just know that you'll you're not immune to the unannounced layoffs or "collapsed positions." Next week could be your last.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Want to cruise?

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Motricity

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

    Pros

    If your goal is steady pay check, 40 hour week for as long as the going is good, Motricity is the place to be. If you have any career aspirations; avoid it.

    Cons

    Zero career growth; constant management turnover; deficient management

    Advice to Management

    New blood and people who are more secure in their skills managing key responsibilities


  11. Helpful (1)

    Incompetent Management Betrays Growth Possibilities

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Motricity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The engineering team and technical group at Motricity were great - they were very knowledgeable and hard-working, and genuinely cared about the products.

    Cons

    The management and senior management was a ship of fools. Promotions only went to long-time friends, and senior management... They should go back to selling cars.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new team!



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