MeLLmo Reviews

Updated May 19, 2015
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  1. Great people, great location, great prospects

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Solana Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Solana Beach, CA

    I have been working at MeLLmo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome team with exceptionally smart people. Small company with great prospects means your work has a big impact. Product itself is excellent -- something you're proud to work on. The new CEO has unified the company around a coherent product vision and is lining up high value deals and partnerships like it's going out of style.

    Work/life is very well balanced compared to a lot of startups. Office is literally across the street from the beach -- surfing at lunch is a thing.

    Cons

    The company went through some tough times and had to lay off some good people. Luckily things are looking MUCH more promising these days. Budgets are still a bit tight, meaning perks and benefits are a bit thinner than similar sized companies.

    Advice to Management

    As the company starts growing again be sure to devote some resources to the people who stuck with you through the lean days.


  2. Some ups and downs like any startup, but currently on the up and up

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

    I have been working at MeLLmo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has to be one of the most talented product development teams anywhere. Good relationship between business and product teams. Everyone on the same page. Everyone at the company understands business goals. Product and technology are evolving rapidly with smaller team and more engaged developers

    Cons

    There has been some attrition which has affected morale, but in most cases it has actually been a good thing for the company and for the overall health of the organization

    Advice to Management

    Continue the open lines of communication with all employee's
    Don't be afraid to communicate transparently when there is attrition, its a normal and sometimes healthy part of a company's evolution


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great location, free vending machine

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

    I worked at MeLLmo full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great location, free vending machine, nice office, people other than management are okay, the building is on a beach and it's nice to go there for lunch.

    Cons

    Management is not that great, No transparency, they ask for all of your time and offer no incentives besides a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    I can't help you


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sinking ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Reveal
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Reveal

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

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

    Pros

    Product was ok in the beginning, but stale now. The older team was fun to work with. They built relationships on trust. But this is non-existent now.

    Cons

    Lack of execution, no transparency or morale. They brought in garbage from a legacy company to manage and this essentially ruined the culture of trust and innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your fundamentals and reward by merit.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great Culture, Sinking Ship.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Solana Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Solana Beach, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Location is amazing. Unfortunately, sacrifices in focus and effective leadership are made for prime ocean front location. Most employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks ability to effectively motivate company. Future is very uncertain and strategies are extremely inconsistent. Sales cycles are are very complex and long- if completed at all. No one is held accountable to sales performances.

    Advice to Management

    Well, it was a good run. Move onto the next project.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Tough Place to Work

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

    I have been working at MeLLmo full-time

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

    Pros

    -Great people
    -You get experience in a lot of different areas

    Cons

    -Huge workload
    -People quite / get laid off and no one replaces them
    -Low moral
    -Large budget cutting

    Advice to Management

    Boost moral


  8. Helpful (3)

    Sinking Ship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MeLLmo

    Pros

    Great location in solana beach

    Cons

    Does not treat developers well

    Advice to Management

    shouldnt have focused so much on ios


  9. Helpful (2)

    Stressful, Chaotic, Lots of work, enjoyed the people, nice location

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

    I worked at MeLLmo full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice Location, Team of people are great

    Cons

    Too Much work - not enough resources. Depends who you report to and make sure they are doing well or you may not keep your job


  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice coworkers, but chaotic even for a startup

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice, intelligent coworkers. Office is located across the street from the beach. Not a lot of pressure to put in "face time" of extra hours beyond getting your work done. Not a lot of direct micromanagement.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low side, and there are no annual reviews or merit increases. No bonus program or stock options. Rather than delegating responsibility/ownership, management tends to assign tasks, so it's difficult to feel autonomy in your job. There is zero team planning and releases tend to drag out and hurt morale.

    Advice to Management

    Please do something to focus on employee retention--we're a big enough company now for annual reviews. We've lost a lot of good people in recent months and will lose more unless some incentives beyond a steady paycheck and location across from the beach are offered. Let team members help with planning--you might come up with more realistic release plans that way.


  11. Casual fun work environment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA

    I have been working at MeLLmo full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team is passionate about the work they do!
    Expertise in data visualization!
    Amazing product
    Really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Only con, but not really is that we are growing quickly, so we have to build out new offices. This is actually a positive thing! Amazing to see the growth!

    Advice to Management

    Cannot think of any.



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