Modular Mining Systems Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company, some issues

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, good benefits, growth-oriented, profit-sharing bonuses

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit low, highly cyclical business cycles, some strange business initiatives

  2. Helpful (1)

    Something amiss

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

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits packages offered are good, and exposure to life insurance related to client-site-safety is a big bonus. Willingness to meet salary expectations was good.

    Cons

    There are people working here younger than the design paradigms in use, the office culture is highly resistant to change for a software company, sick leave is bundled into PTO, occasional mismatch of calls for extra hours versus need for those hours.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work.

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

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time

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

    Pros

    You really feel like you're on a team here. There are many really good challenges and many of them you can simply pick up and run with.

    Cons

    There is a lack of documentation on the products and very little training for new hires. You have to be a self starter for this job because if you aren't no one is going to hand you what you need to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the documentation and training for the whole company.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great global environment, opportunity to travel and contribute to exciting global projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Modular Mining Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Modular is filled with very capable engineers from around the world that are developing cutting-edge systems for the global mining industry. Their corporate headquarters in Tucson, Arizona is a melting pot of languages and cultures - very exceptional for southern Arizona. Pay and benefits are competitive. Most managers foster a supportive and collaborative work environment. Work-life balance is supported with flexible schedules and a generous paid time off program. Most employees site "the people" as the top reason they like working at Modular, followed by the exciting technology. Around the world, Modular offices promote a relaxed and open work atmosphere. Employees who travel to other offices are generally given plenty of support from management to make the travel as comfortable and painless as possible, as opposed to being very stingy at some other companies. This is very important because many employees spend a lot of time on the road in some very exotic locales. Every day at Modular offers something new - I was never bored, and I had a lot of fun. Overall, Modular is a great place to work, no matter what office you work at. I highly recommend it to anyone up for a challenge.

    Cons

    Modular is in an increasingly competitive market, so depending on your role, you may be under significant pressure to deliver on critical projects - many employees thrive in that kind of environment, but it's not for everyone. Technology in mining is advancing quickly, so like most high-tech companies, change at Modular is constant. Employees who are successful at Modular enjoy adapting to changes. One challenge for Modular (as well as many other high-tech companies) is that because their products are extremely technically complex, most employees lean more towards technical aptitude as opposed to people skills. Many technically skilled employees find their way into management jobs and struggle to connect with their people on a human level. To counter this, Modular invests heavily in training managers to handle people properly, and they try to recruit new employees with a mix of people skills and technical aptitude.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest improving access to information required to perform on-the-job. The technology and business is complicated, and while work in this area is definitely underway, information and communication delivery mechanisms have not yet been fully optimized. This is a huge challenge and opportunity that requires significant investment to be addressed correctly.

  6. Need Improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Level II in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Level II in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Modular Mining Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Modular is the industry leader in fleet management technology in mining. Mining industry is still booming. This is a good time to join the company where the jobs are relatively stable. The company uses the latest technologies and some projects are very challenging. The salary is above the average and is relatively fair.

    Cons

    There are not many innovations recently. The company’s culture does not encourage software engineers to think and contribute creatively.

    Advice to Management

    Need to select the leaders who are not only can write code fast but can also make solid technical decisions to reduce the risks of redoing the work again and again.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Incredibly poorly run project, constantly late, constantly changing directions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Modular Mining Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    There appears to be very little guidance on the direction of some projects
    The management, up to mid management, show a lack of professionalism and a tendency to play favorites
    The actual physical facilities are very rundown. It is noisy, and generally chaotic
    I worked on only one project, and can really only speak to that - other projects may be run better.

    Advice to Management

    Develop some sense of where certain projects are, what they need to be delivering, and whether they are capable of delivering it

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Product - Terrible Management

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

    I worked at Modular Mining Systems full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Products, Pay, and flexibility with time off.

    Cons

    Management processes, Customer Care, Management at every level.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more Americans. Create processes to meet customer needs such as ITILv3. Create better project management of future products. Make manager accountable and 360 degree reviews to get a clear picture of the whole company management and why the underperforming sections are the way they are. Hire more Americans. Cannnot communicate well with workers whom do not learn the language of the country they are working in.

  9. Sometimes frenetic; always interesting!

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

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diversity, Growth, Decent pay, Fantastic people, Great Corporate Culture

    Cons

    Company growth some what chaotic - structure is a little bit in flux.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company, pay stinks!

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

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great team, great work load, awesome work environment

    Cons

    Pay sucks, like 15k lower than industry!

    Advice to Management

    Give better pay

  11. High technology, poor management

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

    I worked at Modular Mining Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    John idealized a market leader product.
    research and development are a focus of the engineering team.

    Cons

    NO training on the products is offered
    You need to be a self starter to survive inside the company
    Too much travelling - bad life balance when on site
    Low salaries,
    CEO shows no confidence in employees

    Advice to Management

    trust your employes, give them directions, develop them and pay them better

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