Mitratech

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Mitratech Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
44 Reviews
3.5
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Mitratech as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great vibe. You are surrounded by talented, smart, passionate, and young people.
    - Great company culture.

    Cons

    - It takes a long time to evaluate and analyse the ideas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Something has got to change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mitratech

    Pros

    Good group of young employees who make up the constituency of the company. Many don’t have experience, but really want to make an impression, and hope to use Mitratech as a platform for bigger things. They draw strength from one another, and believe, albeit too ideally, in what they are doing.

    Cons

    Management is under a lot of pressure to fill ranks with low salary constraints, esp. in development and sales. Which often spills over into fake reviews, and positive recommendations on various job sites, in an attempt to bring in new hires at low salaries, compared to industry norms. Someone said it before, "dont let the fake reviews fool you".

    The product offering is cobbled together through acquisition, not with a focus on making all the products work together through tight integration on a single platform, but instead to push cross selling of new offerings on unsuspecting customers. In the sales cycle, Mitratech is facing many new competitors in various formats, who long ago recognized the changing landscape of technology, software as a service, mobility, and accessibly. Even though Mitratech dug into a deep market niche over time, they are severely behind, and find it difficult to sell against newer competitors who are gaining traction on various fronts, with better, more economical, strategic solutions. Mitratech clearly looks like the old man in the room clinging to nostalgia in every sales cycle.

    Sales management is misguided. It comes across as highly misleading, with a desire "use" for self gain, with little or no empathy to the company or fellow employees. Moral is overtly low, and the company is only buoyed the young culture of the office. Many young people come for the experience, and low bar needed for entry, but move on when something better comes along. The inexperience of new employees and management provides lack of upward mobility and industry experience, making it difficult to get things done, while being effective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The main thing Vista needs to do is: CLEAN HOUSE! Reexamine the people you have put in key management positions. If your strategy is to bring in new hires at below industry standards with regards to salary and experience, than at least provide them with managers who have real experience, and leadership skills.

    Refocus sales, marketing and development strategies to capitalize on a shifting technology landscape. Devise a long term strategy that implores a higher recurring revenue stream around a core, integrated offering with better pricing. Don't focus on single large license wins as much, but more of a subscription approach to build momentum, and make the company more more desirable for the future, esp for acquisition. Find people who understand the shifting sands in enterprise technology, and not those trying to use a cookie cutter approach to sales and development learned in the past, which is no long effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Concerned about the current direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Office culture, CEO genuinely cares

    Cons

    Work/life balance (a LOT of barely compensated weekend work), below average pay. A lot of entry level employees, some of which should be weeded out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring more employees to balance out the work load. Listen to employees when problems are brought up, and don't act surprised months later when those problems are brought up by other groups

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, challenging environment, with opportunities to contribute from the ground-up...but with small company issues

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

    I have been working at Mitratech full-time

    Pros

    People are great across the board - helpful, enthusiastic, energetic
    Very flat organization - you will interact with all levels, right up to the CEO. Senior management is very accessible and involved.
    Strong backing from Vista Equity Partners, the equity firm that owns Mitratech as part of its portfolio. That also provides opportunities within Vista, outside of Mitratech.
    Competitive compensation and benefits
    Senior management is excellent and listens
    Very, very young workforce

    Cons

    Small company environment means that sometimes, things seem a little half-baked, or not thought out
    Work-life balance is a challenge; feels like an "always on" type of place
    Processes can be a bit overwhelming for a small company. This may seem contradictory, with tons of process in a small company, but that is a function of being part of the Vista portfolio. Vista drives out best practices to all of its portfolio companies.
    Products can sometimes be a bit buggy, or behind the curve
    Career paths can be hard to figure out or don't really exist
    Also as a small company, highly impacted by swings in sales performance. A bit worriesome, at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on transparency and communication; continue to LISTEN to the employees
    Better define the career paths and progressions
    More investment in development and QA/Testing resources
    Get more field (employees and customers) input on the roadmap and product features. In the latest release (4.0), it seems that some key, common sense (to customers) feedback was ignored.

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

    Focused on all aspects of growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Mitratech's the right size where change can happen and it does. Change can be uncomfortable for people who want to come into work and experience the same thing every day. I sure don't. I like the fact that people are open to solving problems for the business and hearing my opinion.

    Cons

    Providing technology to a client base that isn't very technical has its challenges. They don't always appreciate the extra mile because of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on cross-departmental gaps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keeps getting better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Mitratech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been with Mitratech in Austin for over 2 years. The first year after the acquisition was rocky and plagued by poor leadership (as come of the other reviews allude to). However, the leadership team in place over the past year has been solid and extremely transparent. The culture and the company as a whole keeps getting better. I love coming into work everyday and I feel like my opinion matters.

    Cons

    Like all companies, there are some people who don't like their jobs and do nothing to improve their situation. Additionally, if you don't adjust well to change and you don't like processes, Mitratech is not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Continue the communication.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great team and culture, building a great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    No shortage of opportunity to learn, grow and be challenged for people who think creatively about their careers. For a company of its size, Mitratech takes training very seriously and puts a lot of time and effort into onboarding. While it's not all perfect, the company takes culture and communication very seriously. Very transparent in terms of sharing company performance, values, priorities, reasons for decisions, etc. Casual atmosphere and a lot of great people to work with. Minimal politics.

    Cons

    Change is a constant when "continuous improvement" is a core value. Not a fit for everyone. Still a relatively small company, so advancement may not be as obvious as rungs up a ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to be a great company. Challenge yourselves to be true to the values you measure everyone else by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced and rewarding career experience

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

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

    Pros

    -Opportunities to work on projects you wouldn't get at other companies
    -Career mobility within and across sister companies
    -Focus on continuously improving; few problems persistent over time and "that's just the way it is;" successful employees must also embrace evolving and your own professional development
    -Small company feel with the financial backing and support of a larger company

    Cons

    -Speed and focus on process isn't for everyone; if you do not appreciate quick pace and efficiency it will not be a strong cultural fit
    -Career proposition isn't understood by all; lots to take advantage of if you know the opportunity for what it's worth; believe this to be true for all levels of the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Keep doing what you're doing and maintain focus on people and their development; they're your greatest asset

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Coming together

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Mitratech full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most employees are very intelligent-as is management. Processes have taken a long time to gel, but they're finally getting there. Great benefits and casual work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes seems that strategy changes too often. The platform is buggy as can be--chicken wire and duct tape. Be prepared for a complicated data model and complicated architectural design that causes a lot of issues and negatively impacts customers. In addition, the rally cry/mission of 'maximizing shareholder wealth', whether factual or not, makes absolutely no one passionate about being there. Poor choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and fix the product-there will come a point where you can no longer sell unless you do this. If you don't get ahead of that reality, it will likely come back to haunt you. The world is full of platforms that have had to do so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Mitratech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Competitive salary with good benefits
    - Great coworkers
    - Potential for upward mobility within Mitratech and Vista portfolio

    Cons

    - Lots of internal processes
    - No shares / ownership in company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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