Moka5 Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Cool people, super boring work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Moka5 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - People at all levels were pretty smart.
    - Work flexibility, could work from home whenever needed.
    - Latest IT equipment.

    Cons

    - Work was too boring... slow release cycles which took months of planning.
    - Zero chance of advancing in career.

    Advice to Management

    - Let information flow more freely. Having inner circles are bad for companies.

  2. It was nice here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moka5 full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, friendly people, flexible working hours, plenty of things to learn

    Cons

    The product is not that exciting

    Advice to Management

    nothing I can think of..

  3. Overall an average software company to work for, nothing bad, just nothing too exciting.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Moka5 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible environment. North side salary range.

    Cons

    Products are a little boring although somehow challenging.

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  5. Not a career-boosting company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Moka5 full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The product itself is a bold divergence from conventional approaches in the enterprise. Salary and benefits are ok. Hours are flexible, and people are generally affable, usually pleasant to work with, and some of the engineers are bright and stimulating to talk with.

    Cons

    The product is a bold approach, but not very exciting. All but one of the founders, and all of the first and second wave of engineers moved on years ago, leaving the product in a barely maintainable state. The few who remain, and the third wave of recruits, are mostly B and C players attempting to turn around 7 years of poor design and poorer implementation. Every day brings another three-alarm fire where some crucial account is having an issue with basic functionality of the product.

    Advice to Management

    Regarding how management works with the staff, they are doing fine, pretty good, actually; I have no specific advice to offer to improve that. I just wish they were better at driving strategy, focus, and quality of service.

  6. Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Moka5 as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I came in as a freshmen in college and didn't know much about the work and definitely learned a lot and got up to speed quickly enough to make an impact with my project. People are very willing to help you learn. The CTO is a very fun person and held a lot of intern events. Rock band breaks during work! Very flexible hours.

    Cons

    My project was not very relevant to what the company was working on. My supervisors were frequently unavailable when I was stuck.

    Advice to Management

    Have more intern supervision and put interns in a group with full-time engineers so that interns can work on relevant projects and have a team to get help from.

  7. Good management team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Moka5 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team of people at the company.

    Cons

    Slow market penetration. Need additional technology innovation.

  8. Helpful (1)

    typical startup

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Moka5 as a contractor

    Pros

    very small company,you have a room to play

    Cons

    the management team is not very efficient

  9. Recently departed

    Former Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Moka5 full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great product wish I had the option to purchase my options

    Cons

    New management may not have asked enough questions before canceling a successful program that was saving money for sales

    Advice to Management

    Get to know what has taken place before changing too much too fast. Rebuilding can be costly with folks that are new and think everything that was done was bad. They just may be uninformed.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great coworkers but monotonous work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moka5

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice office area where people on a team tend to eat together, good organization of responsibilities.

    Cons

    The work tends to be monotonous, workspaces and hardware are less than ideal as well. While I mentioned as a positive 'good organization of responsibilities', I felt my responsibilities were largely unimportant, which was frustrating.

  11. Awesome technology, really solid solution others can NOT even imagine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Software Developer
    Former Employee - Anonymous Software Developer

    I worked at Moka5

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    People, Challenge, cool work, Fun parties

    Cons

    Hard work, Must think, Agile development

    Advice to Management

    Give people more rewards.

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