Mbira Technologies Reviews

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Mark Schoenhals
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  • This employer respects my skills -- unlike the recording studios that fired me in the past

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    Current Employee - Marketing/Content/Merchandising in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing/Content/Merchandising in Chicago, IL

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

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm part of the Merchandising/Content/Marketing team. - Huge discounts on instruments and audio gear (everyone's favorite perk) - Majority of employees are musicians/engineers -- I've found some musical collaborators as well as fans - Gear vendors come to the office to train us on the latest and greatest gear -- interesting and useful info - We have access to check out instruments and gear from the lending library and even some access to the on-site recording studio - Opportunity to go to the NAMM show - Management encourages us to bring our own ideas to the table and work independently - Hours are pretty flexible and not insanely long (as they were in my recording studio days)

    Cons

    - Between-department communication can be pretty bad. If you're on the marketing team, and you need something done by a web developer on the IT team, expect it to take months or years. - The company grows, but slowly. So advancements up through the ranks will happen slowly as well.

    Advice to Management

    This company is doing well financially, yet they are understaffed. Mbira always seems to have a huge backlog of projects to do, and not enough people to properly implement them. Why not reinvest profits by hiring more people?


Mbira Technologies Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Mbira Technologies.

    Interview

    I applied on via Craigslist. Either that day or the next day they called me back but left no voicemail or extension number. I didn't even receive an email. So, i emailed them back and received no response. The number that they called me on didn't even allow me to leave a voicemail or to speak with someone. So I figured they weren't interested anymore after their attempt to contact me. So, fast forward about 3 days later, I get a call back from the supervisor/manager. I missed his call so I left a voicemail and he didn't call me back that day. The next day I called him back and he said thank you for calling back , he received my voicemail and was going to call me back later that day. We proceeded to with a preliminary interview over the phone before I could go on with the interview process. First , I was asked why am I interested in this type of position...I answered that one. So the next two questions was a deal breaker. He wanted to know, 1. how many keys are on a piano? 2. Does a passive speaker need an amp? I answered them both wrong and he said both questions have to be answered correctly in order to go forward with the interview process. I was thinking to myself like really? I was upset because I felt like those questions were the two most random questions to ask someone. He didn't even touch my musical background or experience and didn't ask about my work experience. I wasn't even given a chance to explain anything.

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    • 1. how many keys are on a piano? 2. Does a passive speaker need an amp?   1 Answer

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Website www.mbira.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1 to 5 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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