MotionPoint Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since I've been here business has been growing every year. People I work with are great.

    Cons

    While the platform to support our clients is state of the art, many of the internal technologies used to handle day to day work lag innovation and a lot of things are done manually.


  2. Helpful (4)

    A learning experience, not a career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with important, global clients as well as smaller companies, to help them expand internationally. Learning more about technology and what makes a website successful. International environment with people from virtually every continent.

    Cons

    Politics. Ineffective leadership. Management that pushes their agenda down on you and does not value employee feedback nearly enough. Ineffective Middle managers who would rather not stir the pot too much, and usually relay only the information that their superiors want to hear, filtering out ongoing problems that should really be addressed. This is because upper management does not seem to care much. They want to keep the status quo, and sweep issues under the rug until they are too obvious to ignore. Finally, as others have stated, there is a Lack of real growth opportunities. Very outdated technologies make the day longer and more frustrating than it should be. A few people work 12-hr days just to feel they are keeping up with projects. Others just say "screw it" and develop a bad attitude... Can't blame them after all.

    Advice to Management

    You have lots of work to do. Take a good look at yourselves and each other. ask whether you had this kind of environment in mind when you founded this company. Change can be painful, but it is necessary if growth is to be sustained. Value ALL your people, not with token events, but with real communication and openness. Only happy employees that are valued and respected can keep your company successful.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to work, but no growth potential

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MotionPoint (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly Good work environment You get to "work" on websites for major companies Good job security. No one ever gets fired unless they do not perform well.

    Cons

    There is no growth opportunity here. Everything is proprietary so you won't learn any skills that will help you in other jobs. Most middle management do not feel like real professionals at all. Middle management is made up of people who were fortunate enough to be here early on. As the company grew they became managers. They have a good thing going, so they will never leave and the company does not grow fast enough for new management positions to be created. As a result, you will never go high here. You can only move laterally between departments. "Promotions" never come with a pay increase (although, you do get 0-4% pay increases at your yearly review). Any promotion, even within your own department, is just a job title change. Go with MotionPoint if you need a steady and secure job, but do not stay here longer than a couple years.

    Advice to Management

    Most people are not really that happy here. They might be their first year, since there is much to learn and it feels exciting. But then they realize they will never move up and everything they're learning will not help them. Update your tools to be more in line with other companies; let people actually create things instead of do the same cookie-cutter work every day; make promotions actually mean something.

    MotionPoint Response

    Aug 27, 2015

    Thank you for your ongoing contributions and for your candid feedback. While I’m pleased you find MotionPoint’s work environment friendly, positive, and secure – your comments about growth potential ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    endless hopeless work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MotionPoint full-time

    Pros

    If you work in middle management or above you are probably very happy at MotionPoint. Read the other reviews here, you will see the pattern. Inside upper people and sales give all the good reviews. Most others will have nothing but endless disorganized work with impossible deadlines. There is lots of work and job security. But you will go no where at this company no matter what you try to do good work. A special very few get real promotions. If you want endless over load, with no hopes for career advancement, and are willing to do the same job year after year, then MotionPoint is perfect for you. The pro is job security, its just the same job, for as long as you want.

    Cons

    Many of the hard working people at the bottom are not happy. If not, they haven't been there long enough. People quit when they finally realize they wasted years for nothing. It is sad because the managers have some really good people working for them. They just don't value them professionally. Proof is the below average pay for the impossible complex work done. Cake, ice cream, and occassional lunch are nice, but that does not help peoples careers or pay bills. There is tons of work and this company truely have global domination and very good future. They just wont share it for some reason, and you will not be rewarded with better pay. There is job security, but just know if you come work here, it will be the same job level year after year no matter how good you are. Managers say they want you to grow but it is misleading. There just isn't anywhere for you to go, except another department at same level under the same small group of managers. By the time you figure this out, it is too late, you've been there for years. And now you are stuck with experience that just doesn't relate to other jobs. The work here is very special and custom. No other company does this kind of work. No training. What they call training, is really just managers telling you how to do things their way. Managers now tell you how to title every single ticket you make. And you must document every little thing you do in tickets, so they can figure out things when it goes wrong. Confusing completely manual internal processes, that just don't work. Managers know it, but you will still be expected to work under giant project loads on impossible schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Middle manages are made up of most the original people who have been at the company forever. Managers are dug in and rarely leave an opening. Mainly why there is no careers advancement for anyone below them. There has been pretty much very very few additional real professional positions created in middle to upper managers. And nothing under them has changed in years. You need to personally know someone or be friends with them in this highly family oriented organization, to survive the work load. Certain people are allowed to do whatever they want, while the hard workers are left with the bulk of the work loads. Some are given the easier lighter work loads. Was not like this before, but has slowly gotten worse this way. Its same for departments. Some departments do whatever they want, others must follow every changing rules else they get talked too by the managers. Everyone just pretends everything is good and pretend everyone is happy. The good people burn out, then leave. Which makes it worse tor the people left behind, to have to train the new replacements. Computers that don't work, slow software, outages when you are trying to meet deadlines. Then you get called by someone to move your parked car, so they can leave, because there is not enough parking. All investment and support goes to certain departments. Rest are left to make impossible project deadlines happen with old broken computers and software and processes that don't work. These are nothing but entry level jobs there, with a very long learning curve because of the poor manual processes. Managers will promise you growth. But what management calls a promotion might give you a title change, senior this, engineer that, but you are no better off. What they mean is more work load. No promotion pay increase either, unless is at annual review. Then you will get same small annual increased pay as everyone else, no matter how hard you've worked. Growth in your work load-YES! Growth for you personally or professionally? NO.

    MotionPoint Response

    Aug 27, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that your experience at MotionPoint did not match the excellent one for which we strive. MotionPoint appreciates all of its team members, and the ... More


  6. Steady growth

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Translation Account Manager in Coconut Creek, FL
    Current Employee - Translation Account Manager in Coconut Creek, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since I've been here business has been growing every year. People I work with are great. Lot's of nationalities and cultures make for a diverse workplace which has allowed me to learn a lot. Hard work is recognized publicly and significant opportunity for career growth for those who put the effort.

    Cons

    Not all jobs have a clear career growth path. While the platform to support our clients is state of the art, many of the internal technologies used to handle day to day work lag innovation and a lot of things are done manually.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to do a great job for our clients.


  7. Helpful (7)

    A OK company with no growth opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice location in Florida; friendly people from different cultures, can learn a lot about different cultures and traditions. small company where you can easily talk to different groups. for the most part nice people around you

    Cons

    Overall, lack of investment into personnel and internal tools really hurts this company. Particularly, technical positions. In order to be the leader and innovator in the field as this company claims to be they need to have high quality tech staff (which is hard to get in Florida in general) and technology which both are non existent. For the most part, people are frustrated because of work overload, low pay and inflexible work schedule. Cannot work from home (what rest of the world does) - again comes back to not having appropriate internal tools to do that. And because ppl are overloaded with basic tasks there is no room or time for innovation. Top management does not listen to other employees, they have their own agenda. No opportunity for growth - only lateral with not that many options to be honest. The market and competition moves very fast so if there is no improvement in current technology or most importantly more innovative tools that do not break this company will not be able to grow. Very specialized field, for some positions, there is no other place to go work for , that's why ppl stay there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't economize and invest into the quality of staff and technology. Listen to the subject matter experts and value their opinion. Show appreciation in monetary way


  8. Helpful (1)

    Where Diversity Meets

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coconut, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coconut, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a medium plus company on the path to mega growth, the environment is super friendly and welcoming. The coworkers are always helpful and the job is very fast pace and always interesting. I also love the diversity in this company, which makes this job both fun and exciting. The picnic and the group events are just the icing on the cake.

    Cons

    As with any company that is on the path of growth, something you have to put in a little overtime. It is not often or even common. When you do end up putting overtime, the supervisor is great by acknowledging it (and some case you get paid for it if you sign up for on-call duties).

    Advice to Management

    Better specification (and time management) on project deliverable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Mixed Emotions

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MotionPoint full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home if needed.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for work load. Also Not adequately recognized for hard work.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Only If Your Desperate!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Coconut Creek, FL
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Coconut Creek, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Causal dress: skinny jeans, tight clothing, high heels...

    Cons

    The company is a dead end road for those who want a real career. Everything you will learn at this place will not serve you anywhere else since their software is proprietary. Everyone is so overloaded with work and very short time schedules that there is no room to breath. Also the salary is very poor. Most everyone speaka the Spanish and they will not make an exception if you don't speak it as well. People seem very helpful but they will just stab you in the back. Good efficient people are let go easily without second thought. Everyone will try to give you the impression of happy people. Almost each employee is unhappy working there. They have performance reviews every 6 months after your initial 30, 60, 90 day review for as long as you work there. The job is very sedentary. You are chained to your desk to meet the deadlines for 8 hours except for bathroom break or lunch. Then your obligated to go out for happy hour after work. Middle management is under qualified and brown nose to stay in their positions for years and years. Even though this a technology company the work is very manual. You feel like your working in the cave man days. Their servers crash every hour which causes disruption and frustration. They use a messaging system called Sonork which crashes constantly. And it's hard to get a hold of I.T. to get things fixed. You have to kiss up to everyone to get anything done. They ask for advice on how to improve the technologies but yet are not open to accepting it.

    Advice to Management

    There is too much politics and not enough organized processed.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    solid company. Have not seen lay offs only firing of bad employees

    Cons

    middle management is the worst. No experience and all they care is to kiss up.

    Advice to Management

    hire outsiders to bring in new talent for middle management



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