Motive (Texas) Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Good fast paced group under Alcatel Lucent with growth prospects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motive (Texas) full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Not horrible work-life balance
    - A growth group with in Alcatel Lucent

    Cons

    - Salaries have not kept pace with the market
    - Still functioning in a quasi start-up mode and somewhat disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide pay raises to your long term employees who have stuck through the bad times
    - Bring more structure to the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. What's not to like?

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    Current Employee - 300 Level Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - 300 Level Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motive (Texas) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Good communication. Good starting salaries.

    Cons

    Could use some more staff
    Many have gone over 5 years w/o a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge cost of living increases.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Keep Looking

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    Former Contractor - Professional Services in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Professional Services in Austin, TX

    I worked at Motive (Texas) as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work. Management style was more laid back than similar sized companies before and after sale to Alcatel-Lucent. Small autonomous teams were the norm with only a few practice managers who were obsessive micromanagers promoted from one particular group that was the company's cash cow of dubious value.

    Cons

    Management is extremely myopic when it comes to recognizing the talent already working at the company in Austin. Promotions tend toward title rather than salary/responsibility expansion. Perpetual hiring freezes left contractors in benefit-less limbo for years. Department consolidation and endless reorgs and talent shifts to isolated groups off shore left many unsure of company direction or future in Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus product offerings and after-sales support follow up badly needed. Let your professional employees do their job without constant second guessing at practice manager level. Promote team collaboration instead of isolation and cage match infighting over shared resources and scheduling of prod pushes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Sweat shop but people where awesome (came on right after acquisition)

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Motive (Texas) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great talent
    - Exposure to different parts of the business

    Cons

    - No manager training
    - Just "Do it" and don't ask question attitude
    - Stock remains in the toilet (after almost 4 year RSU are still worthless)
    - Directionless execs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that would be of value. There is so much churn at the C-level any advice would go out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Solid midsized company slow being taken over

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Motive (Texas)

    Pros

    - Good benefits for Austin
    - People are very good

    Cons

    - They are slowly being subsumed by Alcatel-Lucent, so a lot of the small company feel is going away

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. very good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    really great people at work

    Cons

    need to expand across the world looking at its capacity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to expand across the world looking at its capacity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Okay place to work. Don't expect to be inspired.

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    Former Employee - Staffing in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staffing in Austin, TX

    I worked at Motive (Texas) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stable environment.
    Clear investment in infrastructure & process.
    Pockets of decent management.

    Cons

    Executives were out of touch when I worked there, but things have probably changed...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Stable place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Motive (Texas)

    Pros

    The company had some bumps and has repositioned itself to a stable place to work.

    Cons

    The euphoria of the early days of Motive is not there anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has been some time since I left. So no opinion here.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Motive is a great place to work with fun and smart folks, at a junior to mid level position

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Motive (Texas)

    Pros

    casual work atmosphere, entrepreneural spirit. There is a lot of intra-department interation that goes on and thus everyone gets to know a lot about other groups within Motive and their challenges.

    Feedback from different groups is taken in a very positive way and is incorporated in to the product.

    It is a very fun environment, with frequent team outings and team building activities.

    The work-life balance at Motive is one that stands out the most. One has the flexibility to schedule work around other non-work activities within reasonable limits.

    But managers and employees alike are not financially conscious and hence cost consciousness is something that does not run top-down in the company.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, Bad cash management, Executuve Management has no vision at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on profitability

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. a good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Motive (Texas) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    people are great and helpful.

    Cons

    development is moving slow, still use a lot of old technologies and hard to upgrade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the people before they leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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