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30+ days ago

Growth Interns

Mind Candy London, England

This role is paid and will last for 2 months, after which you will be given a full time offer for the role of Growth Hacker depending on your… Mind Candy


30+ days ago

iOS Developer

Mind Candy London, England

Mind Candy's vision is to create the greatest entertainment company in the world for the new digital generation. Our flagship product is Moshi… Mind Candy


30+ days ago

Growth Lead - PopJam

Mind Candy London, England

Working within a multi disciplinary product team, the successful candidate should be a passionate individual that can demonstrate experience in… Mind Candy


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Mind Candy CEO Michael Acton Smith
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    Amazing people, bad culture change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mind Candy full-time

    Pros

    Smartest and most creative people I have ever worked with. Everyone is keen to continuously learn, share and improve. And the most friendly and social work place ever.

    The company has little bureaucracy that gets in the way and uses best of available tech and tools, and if not quickly changes so that they do.

    Free snacks and drinks but that is limited to mostly coffee now. Big communal kitchen table where everyone used to mix and eat lunch together which created a great culture and knowledge share, although now people mostly eat at their desk as too busy.

    Has always been able to recruit good people and salaries are very good.

    Cons

    There are reasons that this company has a higher turn over of staff than a call centre.

    Benefits are non existent. 5 to 8 days less holiday than with competitors. Pensions are not offered.

    Whilst senior management do try to communicate openly, they do make some awful decisions, and in the last few years have hired only Silicon Valley background senior managers with similar bad traits and drastically changed the company culture.

    The company struggle to be agile or lean, with a lot of micro management, big teams and knee jerk copycat change of directions often mid sprints.

    The new culture of frequent prolonged crunch mode has resulted in low quality software and bad company vibe. Partly due to unrealistic hard deadlines pulled out of a woolly hat. A fear of failure postpones or cancels most releases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read The Mythical Man Month.
    Read Peopleware.

    - Embrace failure. Release early. Learn, iterate and move on.
    - Get better at people skills.

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