Monitise Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Nice team, great people and good values (in 3 reviews)

  • Good to learn mobile banking domain (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Useless and lying HR department (in 2 reviews)

  • Keeping track of all the new faces, making sure that people know what I do (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Recommend

    • 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 Monitise full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong development team with smart and technically skilled engineers.
    Gets the mobile banking industry and domain very well.
    Good office location in SF

    Cons

    Needs to adopt new technologies and tools quickly, else will risk getting stuck.
    Legacy product is too complex for a newbie to understand, needs to be simplified.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open, adopt new trends and hire better people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A place where you can really make a difference

    • 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 Monitise full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Current momentum is great relative to both product/technology and culture.
    Its been a year of tremendous change and renewed focus on the company's mission
    The market for our products is ripe and demand it trending no where but up
    The America's business is growing increasingly more dependent from the legacy UK based business; no criticism of the latter, but culturally, we want to be more nimble, agile and start up like

    Cons

    We work hard; still a lot of ground to cover to achieve our strategic objectives - so in that regard not everyone out there may be able to keep pace.
    May not see the entire benefit of our efforts for another 6 - 12 months, but it will be rewarding.
    Company needs a more prominent brand in the talent market (lots of initiatives under way to accomplish this)

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees informed
    Celebrate more
    Invest more in learning and development for the long term


  3. Helpful (1)

    New CEO - New office - New Energy

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

    I have been working at Monitise full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong Engineering team 100% located into the new SF office.
    Great office location, good vibe, dynamic and energy place to work
    Recently started hosting tech industry meet up
    Strong product vision aim to build the next generation of mobile banking applications and Banking alerting capabilities
    Constantly looking for new technologies and looking for ways to execute more efficiently, the latest we adopted was Ionic
    Good mix of senior and junior developer

    Cons

    Until recent months US and UK were still 2 separate companies , but now changing under the new CEO leadership a lot of changes and progress have been made. As consequences there is still work to do in the "One Company value and Culture"

    Advice to Management

    Continue the company transformation


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Go back its a trick

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monitise (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are some good people in the engineering department, and the opportunity for growth in the industry (mobile banking and mobile money) is pretty good.

    Cons

    There are some real ego-maniacs at the helm who are both misogynists and misinformed. They (management) make rash decisions without consulting knowledgeable leads. This is a good place to work if you like to be told what to do and don't care to have any independent thought or creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Decente Situation

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

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, nice office, fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Company seems to be holding on by a thread. Not sure if everyone will have a job in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


  7. Helpful (1)

    consultant

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

    I worked at Monitise

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

    Pros

    Strong vision for the future of banking. Compelling product set. They have great relationships with banks. Well respected in banking sector.

    Cons

    The senior management team is capable and visionary, but they may be a bit ahead of themselves in selling this vision to banks and other partners. It is not clear that the delivery of Monitise's services can live up to the high valuations the company has had in the past.

    Advice to Management

    The senior team should try to balance the need for a strong vision of the future with the delivery of excellent products today.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Engineering

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

    I have been working at Monitise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Salary is competitive
    -Some good technologies

    Cons

    -Personally do not like work culture
    -Personally very unhappy with management and leadership in organization


  9. Helpful (6)

    Technical

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

    I worked at Monitise full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There were pros when the company was still ClairMail. Hard to find any since Monitise took over. The US people are nice. In my dealings with UK employees (mostly management) they showed themselves to be incompetent.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they are doing. This company is doomed. They won't admit it but deep down I think they know it. Don't expect this company to be around within a year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Own up to the fact you have zero idea what you are doing. These monthly town hall meetings where everyone sings kumbaya isn't fooling anyone.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Overall, I enjoyed working at Monitise. I was with Clairmail before Monitise acquired Clairmail.

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

    I have been working at Monitise

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

    Pros

    Good people, friendly office and HR staff

    Cons

    No leadership, false promises, everything takes a long time. Business as usual does not mean what you might think.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to help people feel secure. Everyone works really hard, and there is not much recognition.


  11. Solution Architect

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

    I worked at Monitise

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Very few benefits to employees..

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits offered to full time employees.



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