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M5 Networks Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
7 Reviews
3.5
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    M5 was a great company with a fantastic culture!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at M5 Networks

    Pros

    Excellent corporate culture, good benefits, competitive salaries, everyones voice was heard!

    Cons

    Growing, smaller company which resulted in regular management changes and the eventual buyout by ShoreTel.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Place to Work/Great Culture

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at M5 Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast growing Company, a learning culture, opportunities for advancement and making a difference

    Cons

    Fast growth means that most likely you will always have plenty to do, so if that is not your personality than not a good fit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Disillusioned

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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Rochester, NY

    I worked at M5 Networks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay rate per hour
    Location in Rochester NY

    Cons

    As soon as the new management arrived (no promotions or transfers from within, mind you), the entire atmosphere changed. We were no longer a team with comradery, we were working drones. No more beer after 5. The pay changed for on call time (went down, of course) and the atmosphere changed from appreciating what the employees did to 'do more, go faster, have a BUBBLY tone'. ??? Stats and calls per hour became a really big deal, instead of quality. Also, contests were done but promised prizes never given out. Even worse, there was a hostile atmosphere of sexual remarks, comments, and jokes. Even at times, by higher ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees. Not only tell them what they can improve on but thank them for what they do RIGHT. Take sexual harassment seriously, and punish those who attempt retaliation.
    Stress quality over quantity on calls. Stop taking away perks and keep continuing them. Not everything can be or is 'by the book'. Management needs a more approachable, down to earth 'face'. Instead of "I'm up here, you're down there, the lowly tech".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice working environment, growing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at M5 Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Casual working environment, friendly co-worker, fun activities, potential to growth

    Cons

    Change process not very good managed, internal resource limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved working here until new management arrived

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at M5 Networks

    Pros

    You can start very low and make your way up if your dedicated and have a good manager and they have a fun community and after work activities

    Cons

    Terrible Senior team especially the Sales lead. New lead from another giant company has come in and ruined the character and moral of sales and marketing. Also a terrible place to work as a woman with little advancement, many remarks and general disdain from old school party boy managers. Also very low pay and appreciation of lower level employees who still taken on the grunt of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at how the company culture is changing because you will be losing many employees to other companies in the future because even with the hoax of HR events there are some true issues that are not dealt with and a night out drinking every once and a while will not change that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall good experience, few complaints though.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at M5 Networks

    Pros

    Quickly promoted to new positions

    Cons

    Not always fair compensation, some unfair management practices.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good people, some lack of direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at M5 Networks

    Pros

    good people. very good culture, good sense of community within the organization and nice events hosted by the company. moo.

    Cons

    grew too quickly for itself. bad feedback from managers and lack of recognition for accomplishments. lots of drama internally as the organization struggled to come into its own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay closer attention to the contributions your employees are making. perhaps more importantly, walk the walk of encouraging growth within the ranks and helping people find their best roles.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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