MobileIron

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MobileIron Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
60 Reviews
4.2
60 Reviews
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MobileIron President & CEO Bob Tinker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The free food at the office is a good perk (in 3 reviews)

  • Everyone is on the same page and strives to achieve the same goal which is to make this company better than it already is and number 1 in the market (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • engineering culture needs a reset in order to scale (attitudes, 360 reviews, execute on feedback) (in 4 reviews)

  • The Engineering culture needs to improve (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Intensely customer-focused team with a very high bar for performance

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

    I have been working at MobileIron full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a young, aggressive team with a very high bar for performance. One of the company values is intellectual honesty--which requires, in part, that we are open and honest about both the root causes of our success and the ways in which we can improve. It's quite an adjustment for many of us--and a breath of fresh air for others. It requires that you suppress your ego and deal with a lot of competing ideas on how to best do things. The up-side is that we quickly develop a shared idea of how to do things and our code is often better and more robust as a result; the down-side is that it's rough many developers who aren't used to such open criticism. As in many growing companies, it's a fun place to work, because there are all the resources you need to do your job (good hardware, great ops support, a well-stocked kitchen, a comfortable office space), a general sense of optimism pervades the workplace, and the quality of the team is very high. Everyone is an owner, so we all do well financially if the company does well. If you're the sort of person who can see a job that needs to be done and then goes and does it, you'll love it here. If you thrive in sharing what you're doing with your peers, and learning from their comments, without expectation that every idea you have is a good one, you'll love it here.

    Cons

    As with any rapidly-growing company, getting a plan in place is hard. Most people are running as fast as they can to stay in one place. The team is a little understaffed, which means we have to pick up the slack for each other, and planning is a bit more chaotic than many will want. If you are egotistical about your code or need someone to feed you work and shelter you from others, this place will drive you crazy. There are many strong personalities who will comment on what you're doing, and expect that you'll change things that may seem wrong or insignificant to you. If that kind of group focus bothers you, you'll hate working in engineering here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue to review what's happening in the trenches; you're strong in this area, and need to get stronger
    - We need to get a mid- and long-range technical vision pushed out to the whole team
    - Many processes are still immature, and unfairly load a few people; we need better, more objective processes for defining changes and releasing new code to the main line

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New to MobileIron

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

    I have been working at MobileIron full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This place is great so far... Very welcoming and exciting environment.

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment. I'm just too new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for. The work is hard but rewarding and great management is at every level.

    -Free food
    -Unlimited vacation
    -Great management
    -Friendly staff
    -New and exciting tech

    Cons

    -Very fast moving company, can be challenging to keep up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 10 people found this helpful  

    Might be okay for sales people, but not for engineers

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

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

    Pros

    Free food from Costco in each of the break rooms (cereal, fruit, candy, soda)
    Hours are mostly normal in engineering
    Free lunch on Thursdays at the All Hands meeting

    Cons

    When I saw the reviews here I was puzzled by the number of positive ones. At one point there was an internal push to fill Glassdoor with good reviews for the company, but that still doesn't really explain the number of positive ones.

    The reason I believe this happens is there's two worlds. First off, it's a sales driven company, starting at the very top. That's world one. Remember that. If you're good at selling the product, this might be a company you'd want to look at, if your total compensation is high enough. You work for a while and make some money while you can and know it won't last forever. It's sort of like Uber, if you like what you hear about that. Then, there's the other world. If you're an engineer, it's the opposite. The engineers don't call the shots. Using the Uber analogy, we're the guys driving the cabs. Either way, there are only a couple of good engineers, the people who might be able to get a job at the "A" companies in the valley.

    If you're an engineer, stay away. Engineers are under a lot of pressure and get fired fairly often, or forced out.

    As an engineer, you won't be sent to training or developer conferences. It doesn't matter who you are. Your job is to sit at the desk and write code, or go to the daily meetings. I can't emphasize enough the level of micromanagement. Your manager will look over your shoulder to check what you're doing. They'll make silly comments in your code review because they don't know what's going on, but they can't let go. You took a sick day? Explain why. Now go fill out the sick day form. So, as you might guess, many engineers cycle out of this Orwellian world quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, learn and grow

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

    I have been working at MobileIron

    Pros

    Company values and benefits are excellent, we have some strong highly technical folks from the silicon valley working for the company

    Cons

    The workload is enormous and you have to be very aggressive to survive the competition. The company is under evaluated and I hope to see strong growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Decent company but really cheap

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

    I have been working at MobileIron

    Pros

    Hot product space with a bright future

    Cons

    No matching 401 K
    Bonus Program only pays annually and paid in stock, which takes weeks to get and will likely dip before it can be converted to cash
    Spends more money attracting new talent than rewarding existing talent
    No vacation policy...let's all be honest, that's just a way to get an accounts payable off your books. When I go on vacation no one does my job, it just stacks up. At least with a vacation policy I'll get paid out when I'm burned out and quit.
    The 7 - 5 stock split was slap in the face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so cheap to your existing employees.
    Do an honest annual review.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from engineering

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

    I worked at MobileIron

    Pros

    Awesome Sales & Marketing . Very good top management.

    Cons

    Engineering is managed by really crappy people.

    Engineering is more like friends & family party with selected few. There is no professionalism.

     There is no appreciation/respect for each other. Totally hierarchical for a small group with crappy leaders

    Each one is trying to prove the other that they are better with nonsense code reviews. Lack of common sense is mind boggling!

    People are fired for no reason.

    There is no vision or roadmap for the product.

    QA has no clue about software development and are total liability. They add no value to the product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on engineering not just sales & marketing. Engineering needs reboot with different set of people heading it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 14 people found this helpful  

    Firing employee is on top in Mobileiron

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

    I have been working at MobileIron

    Pros

    Here most of the reviews are either from sales or marketing which is self justified but for engineering situation is totaly different.
    I would like to tell real situation in Mobileiron for Engineering Team which is firing every month .There is no job security now.This new trend started around 9 month ago and there were firing of engineering team member every 3 month but from last 3 month every month one member.

    Cons

    There is no security for Engineers and Mobileiron has adopted firing their employee every now and then which is making condition worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make fridays better as normally pink slips are given on friday without any notice.

    Prefer giving 2 weeks notice so that a person can search some where else.

    Let everyone know that there is a good trend of firing employee in Mobileiron.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    MobileIron Response

    Dec 6, 2014VP HR

    Thank you for your feedback. At MobileIron our commitment to our employees and to our culture is our top priority. We work very hard to maintain an intellectually honest environment and a culture of ... More

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-moving, innovative company leading the Mobile First revolution!

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

    I have been working at MobileIron

    Pros

    Great culture, incredibly smart staff, startup feel, great perks, excellent product suite with top right Gartner status, unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    No matching 401(k) contributions today. Other than that it's great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on customers, don't lose startup-like agility and culture, and continue innovating rapidly!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Start to a Company, incredible market opportunity

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

    I worked at MobileIron full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Well timed company.
    Great first wave of customers.
    Seems like the choice for Enterprise.
    Strong Channel partners
    Tunneling and AppConnect are a great advantage.

    Cons

    President and exec team seem disconnected from employees and customers.
    Politics are on the rise.
    CEO only asks for feedback and only trusts a few people in the company. To get anything done, you need to be in favor with the few...
    the sales reps don't seem trusting of the channel
    Marketing is a sham.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open up the internal communications
    stay close to your channel partners, they will differentiate you over time
    bring the big ISVs into AppConnect
    fix marketing
    force the CEO to communicate or get him out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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