Monument Systems

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    past due

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tucson, AZ

    Prosstaff are allowed to work from home if desired

    Conslayoffs with no severance can occur

    Advice to Senior Managementneeds stability

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hell on Earth

    Software Engineering Manager (Former Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsThere are few pros. Depending on the project/area assigned, the quality of work can be good. Occasional work from home. Convenient location. You get a chance to work on different areas. Some good people to work with. It pays the mortgage. Decent PTO accrual (but good luck getting to use it).

    ConsWhere do I start? There is no consideration for life or family. This is supposed to be a software development company, but professional methods are discouraged. Rather than move toward more modern techniques and processes, cowboy coding is mostly appreciated by upper management. Upper management does not understand the value of institutional and domain knowledge. Putting out fires and oiling the "squeaky wheel" is more important than maintaining the integrity of the product. It's better to be one of the COOs smoking buddies than it is to be competent.

    Management sees themselves and the company as dominating their environment, while nothing could be further from the truth. Management identifies so completely with the company that there is no clear boundary between their personal interests and the company’s interests. They think they have all the answers. They ruthlessly eliminate anyone who isn’t completely behind them. The COO is a consummate spokesperson, obsessed with the company image at the expense of the actual business. They underestimate obstacles and stubbornly rely on what worked for them in the past, despite all evidence to the contrary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead "The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives." Get rid of the bullies or you will lose some (more) very talented, key contributors. Assist employees in career development instead of leaving everything up to each individual employee. The focus is all about the customer. You forget there wouldn't be any customers without employees first.

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

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    Started out great and been going downhill ever since.

    (Current Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsOne of the very few Tucson software development companies. The office location is nice and the people that work here are very friendly.

    ConsManagemenent doesn't have a clear picture for the future of the company, clients are supported at a monetary loss to the company, software engineering as a department is treated like a support organization. No pay raises are ever given (over 8 years for some people). Pay raises aren't even given for many promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is in the middle of self-destructing. Unless a really solid and realistic plan with achievable objectives is created very shortly, the company will soon be unsustainable simply because crisis management isn't working. In addition, there needs to be some balance between wlnning the hearts of customers without losing the trust and minds of the employees (which is what is happening right now).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful

    (Current Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsIt's a fairly casual environment where you can where jeans and sandals most days. The office is relatively centrally located, so it is fairly convenient. They haven't missed a payroll in years, so, with the economy so bad, I'm glad to have enough income to pay my bills.

    ConsManagement has no consideration for people's lives, and they don't respect the people who work there. They are throwing out hard won gains for an unprofessional approach to development. Professional people are treated like custodial staff, and the pay scale is way behind the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is in real trouble. Current projects are certain to fail, and will take the product and the company with them. The idea that "the customer is always right" only goes so far. It makes employees unhappy, it gives abrasive customers an unfair advantage and some customers are bad for business.

    You can’t treat your employees like serfs. You have to value them. If they think that you won’t support them when a customer is out of line, even the smallest problem can cause resentment.

    When you put the employees first, they put the customers first. Put employees first, and they will give better customer service because they care more about other people, including customers, they have more energy, they are happy, meaning they are more fun to talk to and interact with, and they are more motivated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Poorly Run

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery laid back environment, remote opportunities are really great. Working with other employees are great, very good people. Interaction between peers is good and office is nice.

    ConsThere is no communication with the Monument organization. Employees rarely know what is going on regarding deadlines, company goals and direction. Training at the company is non-existant and employees have to rely heavily on peers for information and guidance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFormal communication is sorely needed and training is a must. Employees need to be empowered and allowed to do their job without holding back on research and asking other employees questionsl Senior Managment needs to relook how the company is running and re-asses how things are working. Employees are now starting to leave and find jobs elsewhere, as the company and clients are truely suffering.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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