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The best experience I've ever had.

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Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Mapjects

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

I got to work on what I liked, and came out polished and confident with a sense of pride, so I loved every day of the work.

Initially I was in Mapjects products (Energy Management Systems, Fraud detection, Data visualizations, GIS, BI) and moved to consulting side. So, they trained me ground up on their core products and invested in me without rushing me - For e.g. firms like Accenture put you on the meter, i.e. you have to bill the client to make a paycheck all the time, but here we were more resources they invested and educated, I truly appreciated that effort.

Now to aspect of my work, I came from a sales background, so it took me sometime to come up to speed, and I had all the support I needed, so I loved it, they also have some of the most weird/curious equipments in their prototype/labs. I was able to make a difference, succeed and deliver. I am a "groupie", there was a lot of collaboration, sharing and brainstorming, and these sessions were the core of our engineering sessions, we first mapped out what we understand and went after the goals for the products or the client's objectives. In summary, I liked how they gave me the freedom and still kept me focused - it was a lot of fun!

My horizons grew, because I learned a lot about emerging technologies and trends, like smartgrid, 13514, energy management, financial risk OFAC, PHR, Health Care, Environmental sustainability. This is probably the most important for me, since lot of companies bring you in to use your skills and don't invest, but Mapjects really invested in me when I was between projects, they truly believed in learning. They have some amazing relationships with universities, and companies.

I did get to travel internationally once, I wasn't sure about it, worked out well though, (I lost 25 lbs, and learned a new language) and it was a true eye opening experience.

It all summed up to a very fun experience, great place to work.

Cons

Very little hands on management, i.e. the philosophy was you're adults and motivated through work. While this is a great thing, I felt some of my other colleagues/consultants didn't invest the same time I did. So, I would have liked some more "hands-on" management. Needless to say, their tenure was short lived!

Advice to Management

Invest in marketing.
Polish your products - they are amazing, let the world know!!
Invest in management layer.
The owners don't believe in VC, but angel funds would seriously help you grow much faster.
Good luck in your future, I hope to work with you soon.

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  1. A genuine upgrade to my career

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    Current Contractor - Data Management
    Current Contractor - Data Management

    I have been working at Mapjects as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is a personal feel and deep commitment to their employees.

    A little background: I had a shaky start with their end customer, where a previous incumbent vendor/consultant did not deliver work. I was brought in as an expert after being vetted in technically challenging interviews (and yes I know my stuff, I design large data management solutions for e.g. banks, insurance companies).

    My issues started when I started discovering a lack of basic sound DW/BW architecture. The customer was not technical and was misled by the previous incumbent (with a few fronted screens and clean documentation) that the work was done. While infact this was far from the truth, the data model and cube architectures were not set-up, insecure, missing meta ref, cyclic refs, massive indexes without archives, list goes on etc... telling the customer PM was very difficult, they seemed suspicious of this information and unfamiliar with the backend. In a nutshell I was unable to make the needed changes and deliver progress and stuck.

    If not for Mapjects leads this would have been a disaster, the Mapjects team is highly technical team and had confidence in my work. So, to gain the confidence of the client, they helped arrange staging servers with my design and walking the customer through a few demos and slowly resolved the stumbling blocks. This difference in approach won me over, I felt secure and confident to do my best work.

    Now I take great pride in my work, this was only possible because a smaller organization like Mapjects understood the importance for their customer and me and took the time to make it work right.

    Cons

    Not much really, for any get together's please don't try to get everyone together, please just go ahead with the group you have. That social interaction is important.

    Advice to Management

    For any get together's please don't try to get everyone together, please just go ahead with the group you have. That social interaction is important. You may want to consider a more aggressive approach with marketing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Creative and fun, my branding creativity was challenged - because products are unique

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Consultant
    Current Employee - Creative Consultant

    I have been working at Mapjects part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They were well organized with starter templates, graphics etc
    Plenty of media content
    Distinct product lines, and clear brand identity
    Heavily cloud oriented - made it easy for me to work remotely after 2 week
    The learning documentation provides a good materials to start/learn

    Flexible - I mean really flexible. After I proved myself the first few weeks, they let me work from my hometown!
    I just wish they had more work for me.

    I have been able to do some cool stuff.

    Now (after a few months) it was quite straight forward. The main work was based on an ad agency, from a previous summer experience working as a designer for a campaigns, so my mgr was quite impressed with that.

    Cons

    I had to sort out some of the older content on my own, while it was what they were paying me for, I have a system on how I work, I guess every creative person is different.

    Because they're not the norm, with their product lines, I did spend a lot of creative time , this was perhaps the most challenging part when I first joined. In the beginning, I was a little frustrated, I Just could not come up with a packaging concept, and was finding it hard to describe. I would go to may website to look at competing information, but these product SKU's are so unique, that I had to understand it.

    Once I got their process - got with the program, it was smooth sailing. The previous guy told me this, and I'm glad he did, gave me some breathing room!


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