Mozy

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Mozy Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
16 Reviews
3.6
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Grove, UT

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Breakroom food is great. Compensation amounts are OK, considering the majority of the workforce is in UT.

    Cons

    A little bit of politics. The culture is slowly starting to form to a corporate culture (coming from a small start up).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to not lose the small start up feel. Corporate culture is nice for benefits but not regarding conformity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Used to be the best place to work in Utah

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA Manager in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Former Employee - Software QA Manager in Pleasant Grove, UT

    I worked at Mozy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance, great people

    Cons

    No clear innovative vision by upper management and poor execution/work ethic by middle management made for a frustrating environment for top performing first-line managers and individual contributors. Most of our top talent left and performance reviews are a joke, so it basically creates a dead-sea effect on talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work longer than 3pm every day. You're pace setters--how do you expect to have a high-performing team when you're just looking at the clock? And innovate... you really really need to get relevant again. Winning a deal here and there will feel good this quarter, but it's a death sentence. Mozy will not survive a more innovative competitor who's positioned correctly. Grow or die. To accomplish this, start by letting go of all the middle management and start over. These are the things that made Mozy successful (hard work, brilliance, innovation, the 'hacker' culture) all of which feel lost with the current team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Pleasant Grove, UT

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

    Pros

    Snacks, management, great place to work.

    Cons

    Little investment in r & d.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in R&D.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits; fun, casual atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pleasant Grove, UT

    I worked at Mozy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, involved leadership, fully stocked break room. They have an xbox and a wii, ping pong, foosball, and more for breaks. Lots of company parties, external activities and groups (mountain hiking, road biking). Great mix of work and home life.

    Cons

    Becoming more corporate, less start-uppy. Sometimes the company has trouble with maintaining focus and direction without the "ooh, a shiny object, let's chase it" syndrome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication of company progress and goals. Put everyone's jobs in context of the greater vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Fork, UT

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

    Pros

    Cool culture - they retained some of the nice perks from being a startup. Pay is decent, and if you love the outdoors the location is pretty great.

    Cons

    The company has gotten kicked around a bit post-acquisition. First stop at EMC and then a handoff to VMWare has been a tough transition. Definitely some growing pains as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value people. Promote from inside. Don't kill perks to get just a few extra points on the bottom line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    For me, it was an all-around great college job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Manager in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Manager in Pleasant Grove, UT

    I worked at Mozy as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, a fully-stocked break room, fun activities, laid-back atmosphere. The Pleasant Grove location is close to all different kinds of outdoor adventure.

    Cons

    I was a contractor on the Mozy team -- I didn't have access to a lot of the perks of being a Mozy employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Figure out what their needs are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great people, great pay, great benefits, but trying to keep up with the rest of the market

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

    I worked at Mozy full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture and a family atmosphere. People try to take care of those around them.

    Cons

    They can see what's going on with the rest of the market. They have a great roadmap. It's difficult for them to execute on future feature sets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your talent across the board and provide upward mobility with a clear path of how to get promoted.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Management and development are not afraid of change.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pleasant Grove, UT

    I have been working at Mozy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Even though waterfall was the ad hoc development process for the company my team was allowed to experiment with Scrum. This is now being allowed to expand into other teams through a grass roots effort that is fully supported and encouraged by management.

    Each week we have training on all the products and services that the company is producing so we can know what is going on with other teams.

    We also have additional off site training. For example 25 employees became Certified Scrum Masters though training that was paid for by the company.

    Cons

    There are no white noise generators so it is easy to hear others speaking rows away. It is not realistic to move conversations into a conference room.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mozy and its technologies are interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Grove, UT

    I have been working at Mozy

    Pros

    Interesting technology
    Good people
    Individual contributors are laid back, work around issues and get stuff done
    Mac and Unix are both embraced equally as much as Windows

    Cons

    Not identifying clear priorities and staffing to accomplish them
    Different Geo's causes mass confusion and all kinds of unclear priorities, offshoot projects, and lack of focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flatten management by consolidating into one location
    Improve communication by consolidating into one location (or at least doing equal VP level management in Pleasant Grove to bring some semblance of cohesion to the teams)
    Improve product focus by consolidating into one location
    Hire back some smart people, and hire more smart people who can really contribute
    Make it a personal mission to not let any more key contributors leave, make them feel the love

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not that great of a place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasant Grove, UT

    I have been working at Mozy

    Pros

    Free lunch on Wednesdays
    Stocked break room
    Some good people work there
    Competitive pay
    Smart front line (non-management) people
    Easy location

    Cons

    Nepotism
    Leadership has their head in the sand
    Inconsistency in direction given
    Poor internal infrastructure to be able to complete tasks given
    Hugely political environment
    People play rock band instead of working
    Lack of resources and planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing course every other day. It makes it very hard for there to be a clear vision of what the goals of the company are. Trust your employees and their experience. Stop making knee jerk reactions and allow time for planning and execution on projects. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Far too many inconsistent messages being sent.

    Doesn't Recommend

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