Mountaintop Technologies, Inc

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time, talent, and money squandered.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc

    Pros

    Compensation and career tracking was reasonable until a freeze on salaries and promotions that's been in effect for the last few years.

    At one time, the workload was ample and varied, giving employees exposure to many different projects.

    Highly talented production team.

    Cons

    That's all in the past. The few remaining employees must work far beyond what they're being compensated for, since higher level (read: higher paid) employees have been released or otherwise driven away.

    New contracts are non-existent. Employees are asked to milk government contracts for maximum time/money while doing little of value.

    Veteran employees are being offered the "choice" of working part-time (which reduces your pay now and in the future, should you end up on unemployment) or quitting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please level with your remaining employees. Tell them there's a plan for getting back on track (and what it is), or tell them when they should expect to be released.

    Don't disrespect loyal multi-year employees by reducing them to part-time; keep them on or lay them off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is now out of business

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was almost five years of experience to put on my resume. Working at MTT gave me experience working with Apple hardware and OSX.

    Cons

    My worst experience there was the day I had the office mostly to myself (nearly everyone else had be laid off), and had been working furiously and productively, when the office manager interrupted me to see whether I had a square or rectangular trash can, as she wanted all of them to match. And this type of thing was not unusual for this company. The second worse incident (for me) was the day I was asked if I had Jesus in my life. At work. In a meeting. By upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very Stressful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The production team was full of highly talented people who know their jobs and were eager to do their best.

    Cons

    Management was lost. All decisions were counter-productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late. There is no more Mountaintop.

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  5.  

    All beyond the mayor of incompetitence

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good, nice, co-workers. Cheap cost of living.

    Cons

    Low/medium pay, vice president of company made decisions out of fear he'd be shown up by his employees, not given needed software to complete projects - didn't care as long as they could bill to the gov't on contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't run any more companies into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A soul-crushingly terrible environment to work in

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely talented base of employees, easy commute, casual fridays

    Cons

    Overwhelmingly hostile and negative work environment, no raises or promotions, ineptitude at all levels of management, ownership is openly combative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership should have treated the people they employ with trust and respect, not with contempt and suspicion. Learning communication skills would have also done much to improve the work environment. Lack of dirty looks whenever one had the audacity to use the bathroom would have been nice as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working with such a talented technical (production) staff made an otherwise disfunctional company tolerable.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc

    Pros

    Despite the lack of leadership/management skills, the owner/founder's intentions were good. The products being developed are of significant value to our national security and military health, safety and effectiveness.

    Cons

    Disfunctional, if not toxic, work environment due to a total lack of understanding of how business is managed; senior management decisions are not well thought out resulting in significant financial and operational setbacks; nepotism grossly supersedes business acumen; poor understanding of business development, marketing and sales -- closing the deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a knowledgeable executive team and give them the autonomy to move the organization forward. Limit the 'family' to board member roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very very backwards!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, low cost of living area, limited traffic in local commute, production-level employees create strong friendships even throughout disciplines,

    Cons

    Very old style mentality across the board. They do not offer any alternative work schedules (they had previously and removed it without giving a viable reason). Senior management/leadership are out of touch. Nepotism is very apparent throughout management. Often times unnecessary purchases are made despite needing software/hardware in production in order to complete contracts. They are suspicious of employees, even monitoring the comings and goings to visiting the restroom. Leadership show little to no respect for employees. Despite clients being extremely pleased with the work of production, leadership has consistently taken no-cost incentives away from employees that created a healthy and happy work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees who work daily on the contracts, you have become VERY out of touch with your employees. You're creating a very unhappy work environment with employees who don't care about the work they do because there are no incentives to work towards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bizzaro world

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc

    Pros

    Pay is OK compared to similar jobs, low cost of living in a low-crime safe area. Generally a short commute. Small company where you don't feel lost in the shuffle.

    Cons

    Just a strange culture across the board. Senior management is out of touch. Nepotism is rampant. Middle management is borderline clueless, often making irrational decisions. All the best senior and middle management have been driven away. Complete lack of communication from the top, down. Promotions are very rare below management level. Contrary to company policy, reviews will sit on the VP's desk for as long as a year requiring only a signature, to the point that it has become a punchline. Mac company designing for PC which makes testing, QA and software compatibility a NIGHTMARE. Mac is a religion. Questioning the company's Mac policy, in the past, has cost people jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to production more. Management needs to think before they act instead of making knee-jerk reactions. As a whole the company needs to open up the purse strings and learn they have to spend money to make money. Holding out over a $200 piece of software to complete a 2 million dollar contract is just silly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Iffy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johnstown, PA

    I have been working at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc

    Pros

    Short commute. Low cost area to live in.

    Cons

    Little incentive provided in any way, culture, not a team environment, poor leadership from managers, little opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees and value their expertise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Frustrating and tiring...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mountaintop Technologies, Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Highly talented, skilled and knowledgeable production team.
    Casual-dress Fridays.
    Leadership is well-meaning, desiring to run the company as though an extension of their family.
    Projects have so much potential if the company would be willing to manage it correctly, market it better, and WAIT for a return rather than putting a site up a month after building it and expecting people to subscribe.

    Cons

    Non-existent employee incentives.
    Leadership seems very disinterested and divested in projects.
    Madly understaffed, resulting in an overworked production team, who take on the roles of higher paid disciplines without receiving compensation for the newly acquired skillsets, even though employees learn the new trades on their own time at home.
    Leadership treats production team like children, speaking about them with middle management as though they weren't there, and disrespectfully responding (or not responding at all) to beneficial suggestions or questions that were meant to help build an array of solutions to rising issues.
    Though bringing concerns to Leadership is promoted, employees experience backlash for doing so, generating a fear of voicing opinions.
    Leadership makes poor decisions that had they thought about more thoroughly or actually momentarily considered, would have been beneficial, profitable, and cost them nothing.
    Leadership takes away privileges for no apparent reason even when production is receiving wildly positive feedback from clients and producing top-notch work, and especially when it costs the company nothing to provide them.
    Haven't given a promotion or raise in almost 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and consider advice given from people more experienced than you in marketing and production. You don't have to decide in their favor, but you should absolutely be respecting them and giving what they say some thought.

    Give up the pointless imagined power struggles. Nobody is trying to sabotage the company; they are trying to help by asking questions. Responding with a "Why?" is going to get you an answer, so if you're trying to say "no" - say "no".

    You have experienced business owners as part of your team. Get some help from them.

    Many businesses spend a year building a site before they release it. Don't expect the same amount of quality from less people in less time (by 90% less time even) and then expect people to subscribe. Build it, get a stock of products in the bag, and then release - this would have helped your team from falling behind the schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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