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Regular experience, could be better

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Former Employee - Developer  in  Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Developer in Chicago, IL

I worked at Critical Mass

Pros

- Great people
- Office in downtown, with nice view
- Lots of social events
- Good clients for resume
- Typical American company

Cons

-Office is open space, sometimes too noisy
-Work is like a consulting for clients, no clients - no work
-Very bad management planning for projects and recourses (people), overtimes for employees
-Not much challenge from technical point of view, all the projects typical and rather simple sites to display/save to DB something
-Work with offshore services in Costa Rica
-Lots of games around projects with Canadian guys (they have offices there), sometimes it's annoying, aka family with top management as parents, and teams as siblings hating each other.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Improve planning for projects
-Try not to share work among different offices
-Provide employees with performance review on a regular basis

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work for a couple of years, then move on for career growth and opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Critical Mass

    Pros

    Very good salary, competitive health benefits and vacation time. Critical Mass has solid clients with recognizable company names that can really enhance a resume. The creative work and programs that the company produces is terrific.

    Cons

    The company structure was pretty shallow, which at a certain point you feel like there is no upward movement you can make in your career. Director-level positions and higher have an excellent thing going and they are not going to vacate those positions. I felt that the office had their favorite employees who receive all of the credit for good work done, regardless of who actually did the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked the company top leadership - solid, experienced, capable. Working with all of the staff in the Calgary HQ was a pleasure - really good and nice people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Bad management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chico, CA

    I have been working at Critical Mass

    Pros

    great pay, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    no direction/leadership, lots of cliques

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better recruiting

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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