Mimecast Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
17 Reviews

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  1.  

    Small Market Business

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    Current Employee - SMB  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - SMB in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, Growing company, $10 for lunch everyday, three weeks vacation plus sick days and floating holidays, competitive commission structure.

    Cons

    Growing companies come with growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Watertown, MA

    I worked at Mimecast as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    *The work you do as an intern is very much self directed.
    *Team was very tight knit and helpful.
    *Easy access to upper management.

    Cons

    *Different departments can get cliquey.
    *Coordinating with the London office can become a hassle.
    *Easy to get off task, assignments could have been more challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Remember to keep on keeping your employees happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Work place!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Development Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Mimecast as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. A highly experienced team. Great job to learn.

    Cons

    Could have been more challenging

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great growing company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mimecast

    Pros

    The people, the culture, compensation

    Cons

    Very few, I guess you could say micro-management has gone up recently.

  6.  

    Fantastic working environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Mimecast full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great pay/benefits
    -The executives and management are fully available and invested in their employee's success
    -Work hard/play hard motto (and feels like a (more mature) start up
    -Very upwardly mobile company
    -They rarely hire from the outside and like to grow their own talent (this is less true than it was 3/4 years ago)
    -Free lunch
    -Fun and fast paced

    Cons

    -They are growing their operations team and some of the internal workings can move slow at times
    -Since they never hired from the outside, they are now having to invest in a more formalized training program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    As good as it gets...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Mimecast full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent People, excellent management. Excellent work place in general. Management really wants to keep their employees happy and turnover low. Everyone right up to the CEO wants to make sure you are not only content but truly happy to come into work.

    Cons

    Maybe start stocking Dr. Pepper in the drink fridge? I really can't think of anything but there is a twenty word minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lost that start up feeling. It's important that everyone knows each other and what all the departments do. Continue to be innovative and keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, great compensation and you know you are part of something greater

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    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Software Applications Developer in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Mimecast full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company invests in its workers, management is hands-on and involved, there is opportunity to travel (but, at least for developers, it is not necessary), every project you work on is important to the success of the company and your success with these projects is highly visible thanks to a great management team. On any given day I could run into our CEO and he will know what projects I am currently working on. The environment is fun and laid back, the company says things and actually follows through with them [e.g. catered lunches every Monday and Wednesday, all sorts of free drinks all day and every day (from sparkling water, red bull, v8, coffee, etc...), fresh fruit on Mondays and Wednesdays, breakfast on Fridays]. I wrote this review on my own accord and simply with the hope that it helps us attract more talented individuals to join, contribute and learn from/with an amazing community of people. I have worked for several companies including companies that have grown from millions to several billions of dollars during the time I was there. I have friends trying to pull me into consulting (which has been my goal since I started programming). This is the first place I have ever truly been happy and I hope to stay here for a while.

    Cons

    It's really difficult for me to say anything negative about Mimecast. It is not because I still work there, but honestly because I can not think of anything. I have since edited this review, but I previously had a note here on technical project management... however, that was something that was really quite specific to one of my projects and it involved working directly with a partner (Developers typically will not work directly with partners or clients on long term projects - we may, of course, be asked to join a meeting to gather requirements for an enhancement, brainstorm solutions to a client problem or non-standard request, etc...). Either way, the item I listed as a "con" has since been addressed and is no longer applicable :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Notch Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Mimecast

    Pros

    Mimecast is a great place to work because of the people. Management cares about employees well-being and professional growth and support this belief with training and opportunities to advance when ready. The office is fun, lively and can be seen as work hard play hard. I am happy to work for such a great company with an awesome product.

    Cons

    The benefits are the area that I think are lacking, the medical and dental coverage is great but PTO and flex time could be improved as well as implementing some other perks. With this being said I have seen a noticeable change in management implementing new programs to address these issues as we now have free lunch a couple times a week and free breakfast!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! This is a great company with an excellent product that with your leadership will only continue to get better!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect to make a difference

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Operations Engineer  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Operations Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Mimecast

    Pros

    Large multi-continental network
    Start-up environment
    Good compensation package

    Cons

    24x7 pager duty where you will be woken up each night to perform mundane tasks that can be automated
    No documentation of how to support the platform that you are responsible for
    Automation is frowned upon and not trusted
    Most developers and overseas Tech Ops are unhelpful and do not answer questions
    Extremely cliquey

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that you hire. What's the point of hiring a professional with experience and frowning upon thoughtful recommendations for improvement?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Individual people working there better than management

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

    I worked at Mimecast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good work life balance - home working allowed
    - freedom to work on your goals
    - very clever bunch of people working there

    Cons

    - Management has no clue what you do in the company.
    - continuation on expansion for the sake of it, no good or beneficial reasons
    - Poor salary
    - No career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Take interest in Talent management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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