MYMIC Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Great perks, great clients

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MYMIC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a contract consulting company, MYMIC gives their employees genuine opportunities to work for quality clients. The work is legitimately challenging, and you will work for your dollar; however they stay true to the 40-hr a week rule, and rarely make you ever do overtime. The perks for the company are amazing for a small company, and they do their best to retain for the long-term.

    Cons

    MYMIC HQ seems to beam-down on their consultants in the most infrequent times, and their leadership is extremely disconnected from their own workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Mind your own business, don't pretend you know your consultant's job or client more than your consultant.


  2. No chance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at MYMIC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. There are very few positive things I can speak upon. In high hopes they can turn this company around.

    Cons

    Owners are running this company into the ground. Lack of vision with a "slap the mudd against the wall and hope it sticks mentality". They have all their eggs in two baskets with limited diversification. Sinking ship waiting to happen. Out ragious benefits cost.

    Advice to Management

    Stop leveraging your employees to do three different jobs. Focus on your strengths even though they are limited. It is a must to get arid of the CEO and take the owners hands out of the pot. They are to clear factor running this company into the ground.


  3. Serious Lack of Vision and Leadership. Bad Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Technology in Portsmouth, VA

    I worked at MYMIC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The only pro was that the project I worked on was good. Unfortunately, the company ran it into the ground. Some employees are good people. Office facilities, parking and location is good.

    Cons

    The owners/leadership are a complete joke. They treat their employees badly. They run off the good people only leaving behind the bad ones. They run a technology company, but have no understanding of what it actually takes to execute a engineering project. Therefore good projects with potential get run into the ground, then the employees get the blame. The workplace can be very stressful when there is interaction with the C-Suite. To make matters worse, some coworkers will throw you under the bus to get ahead and are unfortunately encouraged to do so by some managers. Do your career and health a favor and stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Stop meddling in projects that you fundamentally have no understanding of. You must understand that in all cases for any organization, the trouble comes from the top down. If you acknowledge that, then maybe there is a shred of hope. But knowing this place, it will never happen.


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  5. Sinking Ship...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, VA

    I worked at MYMIC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros working at MYMIC

    Cons

    A 1 star rating is still more than they deserve! This company is a ticking time bomb, the leadership has no clue! I'm surprised MYMIC is still in business.

    No communication within the company. Leadership is unclear and lacking brainpower.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone in your organization fairly, treat everyone as though they have a voice and they matter. You have lost numerous great people due to your ignorance of your industry, egotistical attitudes and backstabbing procedures. Replace the CEO and hire someone who truly cares about the overall growth of the business and the employees.


  6. Employees are great, CFO is an idiot.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MYMIC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff are quite friendly. The human resources management is great. They are fair with scheduling and work-life balance.

    Cons

    The CFO and ownership provide poor leadership. They do not understand what drives value in their business and will run that place into the ground if given enough time.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the opinions of your employees, and avoid micro-managing. They are valuable and will be lost if the same sort of leadership continues.


  7. this company continually changes its strategic goals and leadership--for the worse.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Indirect Support in Suffolk, VA
    Former Employee - Indirect Support in Suffolk, VA

    I worked at MYMIC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their personnel who provide direct, customer support are awesome and committed to providing the best solution.

    Cons

    Inept leadership which routinely values short-wins rather than an overall steady increase in performance.

    Advice to Management

    hire, and keep talented leadership; accept criticism and leverage lessons learned. steady decline in growth is an indication that all is not well.


  8. Good company, good benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MYMIC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package, the billet I'm in pays well.

    Cons

    I work away from the home office, so I can't say much about the company environment.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Bad Culture, Bad Leadership, No Future

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MYMIC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are average for this type of business. Salaries are decent but not great. Work life balance and working conditions are generally good. There are quality people working there in some areas.

    Cons

    *Senior leadership has no experience doing the work, but are convinced they know more than the mid-managers or employees.who are doing the work.
    *Senior leadership routinely uses the Corporate staff to make up for bad business decisions.
    *Vision consists of "wanting" more revenue and more profit without ensuring adequate resources, vision or strategy to be successful.
    *Success is informally measured by how many hours you are at your desk working, regardless of whether it leads to anything. There is no formal measurement of success. .
    *Personnel are often hired for one job description but end up executing a different one after hire, then punished for not being able to meet expectations for the new position.
    *Expectations are extremely high without supporting justification.
    *New job titles and pay raises are awarded without a supporting performance system..
    *New positions are created without a corresponding balance between responsibility, authority and accountability.
    *Employees move in and out of senior leadership's good graces based on the latest whim or business focus.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves with others who genuinely care about the employees and who know what it takes to be successful in the government services environment.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Potentially good experience blighted by indecisive, uncommunicative and feckless top tier Management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Arlington, VA

    I worked at MYMIC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Back end support I have seen. They do great, within the contraints of the lame stovepipes that are set up for HR and Timekeeping /Billing. The front end of this company does amazing gyrations to get things that support the earners done. Nothing wrong there! The only reason I give three stars is the front end and the things they do daily to make a bad situation better.

    Cons

    Top Executive leadership is indecisive and uncommunicative to subordinates. I worked here a couple of years and still had no idea where they wanted to go when they became a real company.
      Key functions for the worker use the cheapest solution instead of the best value.Timekeeping is not easy, HR system is clunky.
      Changing policies without consideration for their impact on the field workers that earn the companies majority of income, is a problem that should be worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Until you admit the Top tier promotion mistakes you have made and clean out the deadwood, this company is going nowhere.
       Changing the direction of a company and failing to base that change on a Business Case study or market research is very bad business practice. Failing to communicate that top leadership has totally decided not to go in that directionand to fail to inform your subordinates at the VP level and below that you have changed your mind, after telling them to move that way, is unsupportable in a business environment.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great potential marred by bungling executives

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MYMIC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fun and interesting work in a high-technology field. Fun coworkers for the most part. The flexible work schedule is very forgiving for family emergencies and other things that pop up in life. Ability to work from home and on the weekends is a plus

    Cons

    Executive leadership is absolutely clueless when it comes to technology, yet have strong opinions about it. They spout buzzwords and nonsensical technical jargon like ADD squirrels hyped up on high fructose corn syrup, and in general are paragons of ineptitude. They make poor decisions, and blame their subordinates when things go wrong. They make the Pointy Haired boss in Dilbert seem reasonable and competent.

    Advice to Management

    Take an extended vacation to Pakistan



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