Mocana Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
15 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.8
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
James Isaacs
4 Ratings

15 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Inside Sales Manager

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

    I worked at Mocana full-time

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

    Pros

    Very open to moving to other jobs in the company.

    Cons

    The company can be a bit "clicky" and certain groups can be inviting. Management needs to communicate more. Everyone always seems to be on a different page.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to communicate more. Everyone always seems to be on a different page.


  2. Sales

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    What can I say I Enjoyed my team.

    Cons

    No company culture and stressful environment


  3. Too soon to tell

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

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

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the team, the flexible hours and the responsibilities of the job.

    Cons

    The company's trying to find it's path and without a firm GTM plan, it's an unstable environment.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out which product to back and what market to target. You have an excellent team in place to get you there, but they need to know what they are selling and who to sell it to.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Rewarding, challenging, and fun

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

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

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

    Pros

    Since the leadership and product shift over the past few years Mocana has become an entirely different company, as well as moving into the public spotlight as a promising start-up. Every Engineer I've met in this company was hired for a particular reason - they are incredibly smart, talented, and dedicated. In the short release cycles we are currently experiencing, every single engineer produces solid, well-designed and well-implemented code at an impressive rate. The culture in both offices is typically relaxed, upbeat, and friendly; everyone has a good sense of humor, a strong desire to learn and collaborate, and never take themselves too seriously. Having worked at a few companies previously, I have found that Mocana has become one of those companies most Software Engineers wish to end up working for.

    Cons

    Growing pains of a start-up. The Atlas Engineering team is constantly under deadlines, so the workload and stress level can get high at times.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to solidify long-term goals and sell along those lines


  6. Helpful (1)

    Never make a mistake....

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are awesome, great groups of people.

    Cons

    Executives are extremely critical, overly harsh and lack communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Give the assistant a chance to learn the ropes, have one person mentor/train the person so they can succeed. If people are set up to fail, they will. Give people the tools to do their jobs effectively such as IT support for calendar issues and a travel so the EA is NOT a travel agent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Wickedly smart, hardworking fun people

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collectively - some of the smartest engineers I have worked with. Really nice office. Free lunch on Thursdays. Flexible schedules. Very exciting bleeding edge technology. A very supportive culture. Great career opportunities - lots of promotions from within the org.

    Cons

    As a previous poster has pointed out (repeatedly) the company has changed direction a few times in recent years, which can be frustrating and disruptive for long time employees. However, new leadership has articulated a clear product strategy for an end to end mobile application protection solution which is getting significant industry support - so the turbulence of the past is unlikely to be repeated

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent on company strategy


  8. Helpful (9)

    Ain't Goin' Nowhere

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

    I have been working at Mocana full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    All these other reviews are 100% true except for the ones that rate Senior Leadership more than two stars. Those reviews are obviously fake and written by current management. Unlike other startups, our problem is relatively simple - current management. If we fix this problem, our business will get better quickly.

    Cons

    I do not repeat what others said about the cons. Too many lies, too much politics and confusion for a small company like us. No one likes current management, and they have to go.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. Admit your incapability, and accept responisibilty for your mistakes. Find someones to replace current management.


  9. Helpful (8)

    Could be good...

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

    I worked at Mocana full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, decent pay and benefits, good location, industry is growing rapidly, no weekends or crazy hours, recent round of venture capital.

    Cons

    Management gets in the way of getting product out the door. Lots of conflict between teams and departments. CEO keeps saying company is doing great even when there are layoffs and poor sales and thinks a game of ping pong is company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting in the way of the potential of the company.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Completely true.

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

    I have been working at Mocana full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    All these other reviews are 100% true. It's really nice to know I'm not the only one who feels this way.

    Cons

    Been thinking about leaving for a while, but the thing that really did it for me was when they canned the CFO. Not only was he by far the most liked and respected exec across the company, but then the CEO sent out a company-wide email to EVERYONE explaining in detail how bad he was. I mean, I'm sure he had his reasons for letting him go, but beating him down in public like that is just plain wrong, unprofessional behavior no matter what the situation. If they could treat the CFO like that, what's to say they wouldn't do the same to any of us?

    Advice to Management

    Accept responisibilty for your mistakes.


  11. Helpful (9)

    Great set of people, long term plan was never clear from Senior Management

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

    I worked at Mocana full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Talent and efficient engineers in Engineering. Have a great product in the cryptography side

    Cons

    Not enough customers or purchases to really grow the company. Plan for how to sustain growth is unclear. CEO seems to be either in Ivory Tower or doesn't know what's going on. CEO relies heavily on others to chart the vision of the company. Management doesn't know how to get to 100m or more revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone with a true vision of what to do with the product(s) and make them CEO.



Showing 15 of 15 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.