Monitise
3.0 of 5 20 reviews
www.monitisegroup.com London, United Kingdom 150 to 499 Employees

Monitise Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 2014
Monitise – London – “Monitse”

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3.0 20 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

Monitise CEO & Co-Founder Alastair Lukies

Alastair Lukies

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A good place to work

    Software Quality Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Rafael, CA

    ProsExecutives appear to be Smart Folks, delivering on the plan to provide the best platform to enable mobile commerce, bank anywhere, buy anything, pay anyone; this is exciting stuff

    ConsConnectivity and security can sometimes frustrate your in-the-zone-flow

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter IT support/responsiveness; Just buy the software tools I think are needed; this would me feel taken care of, and it costs less then the hours having to justify to you that it is really needed (penny wise pound foolish)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Monitise Americas, fka Clairmail

    Professional Services (Current Employee)
    San Rafael, CA

    ProsSmart people, in the forefront of software development for mobile. Expertise in the payments industry. Part of a global company with diversified strategies to take advantage of explosion in mobile sector as it unfolds in each global region. Some excellent managers in culture of mutual respect and cooperation. Lots of opportunity to develop as a professional.

    ConsThis location is the former Clairmail, merged into Monitise, a UK company, last year. Just coming out of some rough spots in the transition. Still has a way to go in developing inter-departmental cooperation so as to leverage expertise in various departments and realize economies of scale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue development of processes for streamlining work and handoffs between departments, in consultation with mid-level management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not Worth Working for

    Technical Lead (Current Employee)
    San Rafael, CA

    Pros- Great Technology Stack
    - Great People

    Cons- Politics between Product and Professional Services
    - No Idea what to do with the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease get your act together and make this company better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    boring domain, mortgage driven projects

    Senior Java Developer (Former Employee)

    Prosrelatively high salary, no pressure

    Constoo many inadequate architects, boring domain, architecture is awful

    Advice to Senior Managementhire good specialists

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good senior management, good engineers, poor middle management

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood location in the City. Initially at least we were working on cutting-edge technology. They offered decent starting wages

    ConsNo steer, constantly shifting targets, zero communication on project direction. Shambolic middle management. Project teams working on the same code base not allowed to ask questions of each other. Wages not industry level.

    A lot of good developers were sucked up by Monitise and given menial work to do rather than anything interesting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a step back. Don't try to do too much at once. Look at the managerial structure and whittle out those not pulling their weight.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lead Solutions Architect (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsExciting company to work for... a lot of new things happen

    ConsSmall company with a lot to learn. Monitise need to act like a startup rather than mimic banks

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay industry level salaries to retain the best people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best of both worlds

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsWorking environment of a start-up creative agency, benefits of a UK Plc

    ConsRapid growth makes it hard to keep track of new faces and projects kicking off

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in more people with a similar attitude to those that have been there for a while

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Squeezes the last drop of blood out of you

    Systems Tester (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsAverage Pay
    Good location in city
    Talented People, especially in Technology

    ConsRun like a Sweatshop
    Lack of Professionalism
    Cronyism
    Refusal to work slave hours results in your team spirit being questioned
    Refusal to work slave hours results in your performance being criticised
    Try to make you feel all your long hours are justified because you get to work for a special place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop begin whip boys/girls of the upper management.
    Open your eyes and smell the coffee
    Fight for the people who report to you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed the role just a bit more than being homeless

    Service Operations Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsSome great professionals with fantastic work ethic that can delivery anything you ask of them work there. If you're lucky to work with them you will learn more than any where else.

    ConsLack of support from management.
    No vision.
    Clique culture.
    Constant fire fighting.
    Lack of investment in people.
    No recognition for achievements.
    Blame culture.
    No training.
    Back stabbing
    Useless and lying HR department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop wasting money on solutions broken by design and invest in good people instead.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best team in the business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic people, great projects and unlimited growth opportunities for all

    ConsKeeping track of all the new faces, making sure that people know what I do

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the socialising going.
    Integrating new people is hard but so important

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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