mBlox Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Only senior leadership benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at mBlox as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Met some really great people with very interesting and exciting ideas to share. Good benefits and flexible with work schedules.

    Cons

    No defined bonus structure nor will you know when you will get a raise. Senior management tends to bring people they've worked with previously on board, who are truly not a good fit for the business. No one is truly held accountable, would rather pass on solving the core issue. And there are several managers who act childish and unprofessional. No true leadership, a few barely know how to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leadership development, conflict management training, and maners 101 for all members of management. Stop putting people in positions that are not good for them; managers should at least know how to handle certain situations without loosing their cool.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Nice people, tough business

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at mBlox

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some very bright and dedicated teams are at mBlox, the teams in Sweden are excellent. There are some very talented people as well.

    Cons

    This is a tough market that has undergone a huge number of changes that mBlox will struggle to compete with. It's a low margin business and it's not a growing market.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A great place to for a recent grad to start.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at mBlox

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - There are several highly competent senior level managers in key roles that you can learn from.
    - They offer a great benefit package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, stock, PTO)
    - They try to make the work place fun (monthly potlucks, monthly company wide birthday celebrations, etc)

    Cons

    - The industry overall has shifted and opportunities are limited both within the company as well as in the market.
    - For a small company the environment is very bureaucratic
    - Some employees are overexerted while others don't have enough to do
    - Despite their efforts to maintain morale and a lively culture, they are budget constrained

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire a CEO that will stick with the company, within the last five years there have been 5 or 6 different CEOs


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  5. Great place to learn however not a place to grow.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at mBlox

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people are amazing

    Cons

    Certain managers are promoted but not held accountable and feel that anything negative is their report's problem and don't help resolve in a constructive manner.

    Advice to Management

    Make Managers accountable for their team's performance and don't allow them to take credit for their team's success when you know they aren't impacting that success.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Ok in the past

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Support Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Cool atmosphere, people are very nice.

    Cons

    Company is sinking, they request more from less employees


  7. Rough

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Big Market opportunity that is global

    Cons

    strong opinions at BoD level

    Advice to Management

    with 700M share outstanding, cash-flow the heck out of it and sell it for $700M to PE in global roll-up



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