Monitise

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Monitise Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Regional Vice President

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monitise

    Pros

    Great to work with new banking technology and being a leader in the industry in the US. People are great, especially my boss.

    Cons

    Being a startup, there were many changes in direction in short amounts of time, which made being successful difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage the company finances better.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential with seasoned operators running the company

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

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

    Pros

    Great leader in mobile technology; Has solid legacy product and platform and as well as emerging technologies as products evolve.
    Talented team that is highly collaborative; no egos here and fun, competent people to work with

    Cons

    We work hard - there is a lot to get done so its intense during the work day. Most people, however don't pull too much overtime so work/life balance is good.
    We are experiencing a lot of change as the company pivots in response to new execs, clear vision and evolving strategy - the changes are essential and very confidence inspiring, but there is a lot of change, which not everyone responds to well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for some of the recent organizational and directional changes.
    Continue to listen to the employees (great start with the company-wide employment sentiment survey)
    Keep everyone updated throughout the year as these changes are implemented; we want to know and row hard toward success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Program Manager

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

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

    Pros

    It is one of the good companies in the mobile space. Company has great potential. People are intelligent and hardworking. Company has good strategic vision. Office culture is casual. Perks are OK, not great.

    Cons

    Still a growing company. Struggling with execution of vision. Product lacks nimbleness and hence all the project implementations are involved and expensive. Career and training opportunities are limited. Resources are over utilized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Nurture the talent and help them grow within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some great people, not all, poor product.

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

    I have been working at Monitise full-time

    Pros

    Mobile money is exciting and is starting to take off. Not a stuffy place to work. Casual atmosphere. The compensation is fair. Some very strong and intelligent people working here. Snacks in the kitchen are nice perk.

    Cons

    Product is stale - no new features in years. Customers complain product is not flexible and too hard to implement and takes too long to do so. Company direction is constantly changing every 6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monitise

    Pros

    Nice team, great people and good values

    Cons

    Benifits, No Personal Growth, Compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some great benefits for employees

  7.  

    A good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Executives 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Monitise Americas, fka Clairmail

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

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

    Pros

    Smart 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.

    Cons

    This 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue development of processes for streamlining work and handoffs between departments, in consultation with mid-level management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Not Worth Working for

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

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

    Pros

    - Great Technology Stack
    - Great People

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get your act together and make this company better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    making mobile banking beter with great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Rafael, CA

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

    Pros

    - supportive team
    - competitive salary
    - wonderful people
    - relaxed office space
    - interesting product design challenges

    Cons

    - the development team is over-subscribed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help them engineers out and invest in more talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Awesome product, technology, team and culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Recruiter in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Recruiter in San Rafael, CA

    I have been working at Monitise

    Pros

    Mobile money is at the intersection of everything cool in the mobile ecosystem. Our B2B2C model offers new technical challenges for our engineers. We have a culture of inspired innovation. Our leadership team offers amazing opportunity for end to end ownership. We are intent in designing
    innovative consumer experiences. Everyone's input and ideas make a difference. We have a small team culture and work with a strong sense of collaboration. We have a strong leadership team that inspires greatness. We are located in beautiful San Rafael in Marin County.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to working at Clairmail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am grateful and very honored to work with our leadership team.

    Recommends

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