Mitchell International

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Mitchell International Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
109 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I got to commiserate with some great people about all the crap we had to endure at this place (in 11 reviews)

  • Good people to work with and fair compensation (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is a myth, but celebrated at Mitchell (in 3 reviews)

  • Close minded senior management staff (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    No No No

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Mitchell International

    Pros

    decent salary (I suppose)
    I would say if you have learned how to cheat the system, you could do very well for yourself.
    I honestly can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Where do I begin...
    Ego centric. Everyone believes they are better than anyone else. You are treated by your pay grade.
    People are overworked and stressed out while others just coast along.
    People win awards who do not deserve them. When I say do not deserve...I mean they work remote and go surfing while other people slave away at their cubicles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. Just leave. And the company needs to hire a people who haven't been infected with the diseases culture festering in this organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Developer Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Mitchell International as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really liked the people working there and the company vibe. There's many activities to get the employees up and socializing.

    Cons

    The work was very easy. The only challenging part was picking up new tools and getting set up. Other than that it wasn't really challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International

    Pros

    good work life balance. good opportunity/

    Cons

    need improvement on training. time off policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up a great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Business Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of activities and trainings.

    Cons

    Like all big companies, it is bit slow as far as making decisions and/or making actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mitchel is a big company and it is like a big machine that needs some labrication to work smoother and faster. Departments are slow in making actions and/or making desicions sometimes. Improve communications between departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mitchell Is the #1 place to work. Best People, Best Pay, They Truly Care about you !

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Advisor - Inside Sales in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Advisor - Inside Sales in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I personally have an amazing boss. He's the Inside Sales Manager. He works very hard for us. He makes sure things are fair for you. He works with you for any extra Training. As a "sales" team we work great together and help each other . Salary is great, Benefits Great, Targets are Attainable and Commissions are Amazing. I've worked here 18 months. Before this job, I worked as a sales person for 13 yrs at similar company. They treated you awful and didn't pay you no matter how amazing your performance was. I will be making close to 100k this year with Salary and Commision combined. That doesn't count all the extra rewards they give throughout the year. My previous company selling four times as much I made less than 50k. It starts with M1.

    Cons

    I don't see any..Honestly. I would recommend this Career path to my family and all my friends and previous co-workers. Actually I HAVE !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT US AS PEOPLE AND OUR FAMILIES.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Collaborative Work Space

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, meritocratic workplace, good training, decent benefits, learn lots of highly relevant technologies, they are in the process of converting to agile

    Cons

    Salaries for engineers are somewhat lower than industry standard, data management policies can cause bottlenecks and blocks in software engineer productivity, required to work with a lot of legacy code that is not well tested (making it difficult to change)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to become more agile, remove bottlenecks in software development process, trust engineers with more DB priviledges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is great to work for. Good benefits. Great people. Got laid off, outsourcing support.

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Until I got laid off this position was a guaranteed job since the call center was getting an increased number of calls.

    Cons

    Some of the less pleasant things that I needed to do were fill out a self assessment, goals and other related information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good growth potential to a point

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open to new ideas. Gym. Good growth for junior and mid-level people.

    Cons

    Vague path to upper level promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Map career paths in writing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good if you are in the right team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good campus.
    Good Salary/Benefits. Company has been seriously doing exercises to build a brand.
    HR has been taking initiatives to make the place more employee friendly.
    Company has been going agile.

    Cons

    This might be dependent completely on the team you work for.

    Lot of politics. Management lacks vision. Lot of effort gets wasted on stuff which are completely useless due to the lack of vision and politics. Criticism of the management team is not welcome. The turnover in my team has been pretty high - but no steps has been done to identify the reason and fix it. Teams tend to play the blame game on any issue rather than stepping up and solving it. Lot of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify inefficient middle management and get rid of it. Identify people who really gets the work done and reward them. Welcome 360 degree feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Meh...

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It can be a good place to work if you don't care about producing quality products or delighting the customer.

    Cons

    Mitchell is faced with the hard realities of driving the business purely on short-sighted financials for way to long. Non-existed product quality and more than a decade of technology catch-up to do. Not a company for those who value engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a meaningful vision. Find the company's identity and fix the hiring practices. Learn to trust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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