MoneyDesktop

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MoneyDesktop Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
12 Reviews
3.4
12 Reviews
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Ryan Caldwell
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  1.  

    Great place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Smart people and sweet perks

    Cons

    hard work, not easy, this could be a pro though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting, but tumultuous

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at MoneyDesktop

    Pros

    Open vacation policy, upbeat atmosphere, very cutting-edge in everything they do. Employees are generally very talented.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is skewed towards work, turnover in development is high, company has redesigned its' entire platform about 3 times in 3 years (the entire mobile team quit when they announced a shift in platform strategy, throwing out a large volume of high-quality work).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a solid platform and stick with it. Focus on the transition from start-up culture to established enterprise culture, while still keeping the fun elements. Rapid innovation is great, but stability is the key to long-term success once the base elements are established.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, but not the place for experienced hires

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

    I have been working at MoneyDesktop (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Cool and helpful colleagues
    - Product UX is pretty rad, solves real problems
    - Stocked kitchen, all meals paid for if you work past 7pm
    - Decent collaboration between teams

    Cons

    - Nepotism at it's finest
    - "Bro" network at the top, outsiders not welcome
    - Below market compensation
    - Unclear priorities, does the revenue uptick really warrant spending all this $$$ on a new shiny HQ?
    - High turnover, recent management addition left within 6 months of arrival

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall a disappointing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at MoneyDesktop full-time

    Pros

    Good food and good location. The snacks and drinks are nice. Large company parties and meetings that are fun. You'll shoot nerf guns and what not.

    Cons

    You have to have a really specific personality to feel comfortable here. Trust your gut as you interview here to make the best decision. It's important to become familiar with the product (there's a lot of hype and if you can't get excited about it, you'll have a boring/tedious experience here).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment that has the potential to change a large industry. Great technology with some very talented people. If you can produce, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Typical start-up challenges. If you are not ok with things being in flux this is not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Iterate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Long term employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at MoneyDesktop full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was fun while it lasted, but then the money stopped

    Cons

    The 'clicks' within management. No budgets were ever setup...if you were popular with the Executive team, you got whatever you asked for...while others were told they what they had was just fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are building a finance management tool, yet you have employees you have not paid who worked for Money Desktop. Those that could afford to stay on got paid, but those who had to go a full month without pay and had to leave had still not been paid...4 years later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not the best company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at MoneyDesktop full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The engineers are very smart and talented. Management tends to only hire those that are top notch.

    Engineers are encouraged to be active in the community specializing in their discipline.

    Senior engineers get sent to multiple conferences per year

    Sales representatives get sent to a significant number of conferences per year and are compensated extremely well with many job perks.

    Ryan Caldwell is an excellent salesman and has amassed an excellent team of sales representatives. Because of this, business is going very well. MoneyDesktop's revenue is skyrocketing along with the number of clients they've partnered with.

    Cons

    There's a tight circle of friends around middle management, engineering. It takes a specific type of person to be included in that circle.

    Engineers are encouraged to ask questions and discuss things with senior devs, however, there's no guarantee the engineer asking the questions will get treated with any amount of decency. Often times the response senior developers give is just shy of insulting.

    No real opportunity of advancement within the company. They prefer to hire managers from outside of the company rather than promoting from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe the cons I listed sum up my advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern at MD

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Finance in Orem, UT

    I worked at MoneyDesktop as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, Great Vision, Great Food.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. It's still growing.

  10.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    - Hands off management
    - Clear product strategy and company priorities
    - A lot of talented engineers, especially ruby
    - Free dinner if you work after 7pm
    - Free snacks, soda, coffee 24x7
    - Lots of free company swag - tshirts, hats, etc.

    Cons

    - Lack of clear requirements provided to QA and engineering
    - Growing pains - there are a growing number of mid-level managers that appear to have overlapping responsibilities that create some chaos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let engineering and product development continue to experiment. Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if they would have been good about payroll and tighter on vision.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I worked at MoneyDesktop

    Pros

    We were solving a cool social and technical problem. The opportunity was great originally, profit sharing, feeling like you were making a difference, etc. The technical team was very talented.

    Cons

    They didn't pay us for a month or so, so several engineers left. Payment to some of those that left still hasn't been made more than a year later. IMHO the reason payroll was terrible is that the owners at the time weren't experienced in this type of business and didn't know how to manage it let alone come up with a vision for actually executing on the product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would help your current hiring/recruiting efforts if you'd pay former employees their back pay. You've got billboards up to recruit, but some of us are still getting asked if back payroll has ever been made, and we have to answer honestly. It's not anything against you guys per-se, but I've had several people come to who were interested in working there, but whom ask if they've paid me yet. When I answer no, they lose interest.

    Doesn't Recommend

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