Motricity

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Motricity Reviews in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
51 Reviews
2.4
51 Reviews
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Pros
  • smart people, work-life balance, decent pay (in 3 reviews)

  • There are still good people working here and the challenges and experiences you can get are unmatched (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Incompetent executive team needs to be replaced (in 3 reviews)

  • Communications need to be improved and more direction delivered from the management team (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interesting place to work

    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    fast paced, mobile space, technology

    Cons

    seems to be always laying people off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on a strategy to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Things went downhill after InfoSpace "acquisition"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Engineer in Morrisville, NC

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

    Pros

    The majority of management was located on the east coast and they were very understanding and flexible to work with the time difference.

    Cons

    It was difficult to work on assignments when the majority of the team was on a 3 hour time difference. There were about 2 overlapping hours where all members were in the office and not at lunch. The senior management (2007-2010) showed very little promise beyond basic sales and hype-filled presentations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Essentially irrelevant and the world's a better place because of that

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Motricity full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Used to be some pros for those that got in the company really early and were able to cash out stock options

    Cons

    Too many to list. But incompetent, nepotistic management, questionable business practices and God-complex CEO made this the worst company I have ever worked for,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers who care and put up with an awful lot while only occasionally exploding in frustration.

    Cons

    No clear direction or consistency, no vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Normal work for programmers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Motricity

    Pros

    Normal work for programmers who know Java

    Cons

    Could be boring at times and not challenging

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized and no sense of direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior QA in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Motricity

    Pros

    - Good commute
    - Nice buildings
    - nice people

    Cons

    - Disorganized
    - Unskilled management
    - No sense of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The quality of a product is a reflection of its management. Get more organized.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, play hard.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at Motricity

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Motricity is the ability to work in the mobile industry. Mobile is very exciting and changing everyday, which offers interesting business and technology challenges.

    Cons

    Because Motricity's business is driven by a few, large customers, there is a big focus on custom solutions for these clients' short term needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motricity should remember that the most important investment you have is in your people, the intellectual captial, at the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Motricity

    Pros

    What you do matters in this fast pased environment.

    Cons

    Typical small company chaos, nothing unexpected though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing because it is working.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Thoughts!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at Motricity

    Pros

    - Be able to take ownership of things and be able to openly share ideas and opinions.

    Cons

    - Not enough communication from executive team and not enough faith around some of the decisions being made. A lot of times it is possible that a day will feel as if they are not a part of the company itself - this affects the employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be Open in two way communication.
    - Employees like when the management is part of their day-day life and if there is a friendly atmosphere that prevails. Motricity had great working all last year and if the same continues - the company can hit great heights.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Tremendous engineering organization betrayed be incompetent senior management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Motricity

    Pros

    The engineering organization within Motricity is the strongest that I've experienced in my professional career. The team is extremely dedicated to their work. Not only is the team technically talented but it consists of genuinely nice individuals who are both professional and a joy to work with. The compensation and benefits package are very competitive and raises are consistent with individuals' performances in my experience. The Motricity building in Durham is a very nice place to work. It's in a wonderful area of downtown Durham right by the Durham Bulls Stadium and the American Tobacco Campus. The company is also very understanding of the work/life balance. They're very accomodating of vacation requests whenever they're made.

    Cons

    Senior management that consistently fails the talented and dedicated workforce. While the physical location is great to look at and well situated, the actual workstations are far from ideal for a software company. They don't offer sufficient insulation from distractions to be as productive as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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