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Just the right amount of work and play

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Front-End Web Developer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Front-End Web Developer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Message Systems full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Casual dress code, no overbearing supervisor, lots of communication, and great benefits.

Cons

Some things get bottlenecked by the guys at the top of the food chain, but that happens almost everywhere.

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    Startup culture and stressful work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Message Systems full-time

    Pros

    - some of the best talented people around. can learn a lot
    - startup culture
    - free weekly lunch and team outings now and then

    Cons

    - Not the very best pay in industry
    - Work in weekends and off-hours is very common due to bad / un realistic project planning or customer issues
    - Management does not listens to employees. HR policies keep changing very often to suit company interest by compromising employee interest
    - Too much time wasted in mandatory meetings
    - Employees leave or get fired regularly . On average at least 2 persons get fired or leave each month. Indicates very poor job from hiring front and HR recruiter.
    - open cubicles. very annoying most of the times
    - no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    read all the reviews and act on them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I worked in the sales team at Message Systems for nearly 3 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Message Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product, great people throughout the company. The business is prepared to invest in getting remote teams together for training and development. Very approachable senior management team. Incredible customer base and user community. Marketing and, especially, events punches well above their weight for the size of Message Systems.

    Cons

    The company size means that resources are constrained at times and the presence outside of the US is less solid that it could be. As always, sales roles are occasionally high pressure, especially around Financial Quarter ends. Commission structure is not always in line with the effort to close deals, nor the size of the deals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure pay, and especially commission, is on par with industry average if you want to continue to recruit excellent people.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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