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Technically rewarding, verbal expectation nightmare

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Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant  in  Houston, TX
Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Houston, TX

I worked at MomentumSI

Pros

Best of MSI is their ability to ask you to do anything beyond what you've done already - great for folks who want to expand their technical abilities and are self-motivated to learn. They pay/reward well for specific ability. They will also expect your participation in CEO efforts that often expand your technical ability and be of strategic value at the time. Good recognition for those contributions.

Cons

MSI has long hours and are very apt to tell you one thing yet do another. Make sure you get all 'offers' and statements of work in writing - especially when it comes to anything you 'think' you'll receive as compensation for work/travel or expect to do at a client. If you're not currently engaged - be prepared to do low level development or sales support if you're a consultant- this is not a job where you can focus only on your given area of expertise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Formalize the hiring process and ensure verbal discussions match written SOWs and or agreements with clients and employees. Nothing worse than going to a client expecting one thing and doing another. (This is from an expectation on both the client part - and the consultant's.)

Doesn't Recommend

Other Reviews for MomentumSI

  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at MomentumSI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - I worked here for several years before I left to try some new things. Came back a year and a half ago to take advantage of a great opportunity.
    - The fact that I get exposed to multiple leading edge technologies, inherently promotes my job security.
    - Few companies have the learning opportunities afforded here.
    - Management is fair in all matters, internal or customer-facing.
    - The firm is growing rapidly given demand for modern technology services.
    - I get to work remotely from the Bay Area. Although, I collaborate extensively with colleagues on Hangouts, Skype, StatusPath and Yammer.

    Cons

    - Because I work remote, I sometimes miss daily interactions with colleagues on a daily basis in an office environment.
    - If you are not intellectually curious and not always looking to expand your knowledge, you will not like it here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I already provide ideas and feedback to management on an ongoing basis. Glad to report that I get a fair hearing and actions taken based on merit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Worst company I've ever worked for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX

    I worked at MomentumSI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was only there for a week, so it was hard to find any pros. The salary was decent I guess, and some of the people I met were friendly.

    Cons

    Wow, where to begin. First, "up to 50% travel" was actually "at least 50% travel, 100% at first." And the travel was weird: rather than a hotel, you're expected to live in their house ("The Purple Palace"). So, no work-life balance at all.

    I didn't actually do anything the entire time I was there, just read documentation alone. At one point my boss called to criticize my wardrobe (perfectly standard; slacks and a button-down shirt).

    Then, after a week, they fired me but refused to even say why. Pretty infuriating actually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think this "virtual company" thing is working for you. I also don't think you know how to interact with adult professionals, as opposed to frat boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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