Mobiquity – Waltham, MA
Led by one of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in the U.S., with a headquarters just outside of Boston, and offices opening around the globe… StartWire
Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
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I worked at Mobiquity full-time (Less than a year)
The people that do the vast majority of the work -- the creative and development teams -- are talented, hard working and love to collaborate. So there's room to hone your craft. Some opportunities exist to work on mobile projects, and fewer chances to work on projects with name brand clients. But the company struggles to bring in enough and interesting work, primarily because the contracts are bloated and overpriced.
The biggest problem for the company is the executive leadership. Though I wasn't a part of their inner circle, I had a chance to work with several of them directly. I found them to be shallow and dim witted. It seems they care only about making the company *look* like it is doing well so they can sell it ASAP. How they can actually believe this might ever come to pass is a mystery, since they are not willing to invest in the people who do the work, or the company itself. They are willing to give themselves fat raises and promotions. The next biggest problem is the office level management, which brings to mind the terms "narcissism" and "fraud". They want nothing to do with the daily drudgery of work. They will lie to your face and tell you anything you want to hear...if it serves their immediate purpose. It took me months to determine what all these dweebs with "Director" titles actually did...and I wasn't impressed when I finally figured it out. Sales is the only thing that matters and the favorite strategy is to sign work without bothering to consult with folks who could give them a reasonable estimate or discuss what's feasible. Yet there they are, day after day, slapping each other on the back and self congratulating. I guess the table scraps that come down to them must be pretty good. As many other reviews mention, you may be fired without notice and for no good reason. After a year of exemplary service, I was. Still, I'll give them two stars. I'd rather be unemployed than waste my time working there. +1 on "don't expect a bonus" -- that part of compensation is meaningless. And there is basically no opportunity for growth, no matter how well you perform, since the company is extremely top heavy and they don't actually care about quality work.
Advice to Management
Just read the Glass Door reviews. It's laid out pretty clearly.