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  1. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super office culture, casual dress, smart people who are also fun.

    Cons

    Nothing con. Best place I have worked.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (2)

    5 years past its prime

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mzinga full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, good healthcare benefits, interesting and diverse customer base

    Cons

    Lack of management -- The company has been run by a board member for a number of years and there's no one 'driving' the company who has experience in software or technology companies.
    Lack of support - So many employees have left the company that there is no support for you or your customers. There aren't enough developers to resolve issues, there aren't enough service or support staff to support the customers. As an employee, you'll end up working 4-6 different jobs simultaneously, many that you're not qualified for (you're a help desk analyst, a project manager, salesman, a member of QA...). Aside from a developer position, management doesn't believe that roles don't require a specific skillet and that everyone is interchangeable (which is insulting to anyone not in an entry-level position).
    Lack of customers -- Customers are leaving at an alarming rate (as quickly as employees) which makes the future feel really uncertain.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Disfunctional

    Former Employee - Developer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Developer in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Mzinga full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people and cool office

    Cons

    Poor upper management, and compensation


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  5. Helpful (2)

    The past is better than the future here

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

    I have been working at Mzinga full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mzinga has a good work/life balance with the ability to take off for family events and personal emergencies. The work day is very casual. Free sodas and employees are welcome to bring alcohol into the office.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of attrition by choice and "position eliminations." The technology stack is very dated and it seems that the most interesting work is passed on to outside consultants. There has been a freeze on 401k contributions and raises. It isn't clear what direction management wants to take the company in or what role their current employees should take in it.

    Advice to Management

    I can't see this company becoming viable again without bringing in new talent and establishing a clear direction. I think there is real potential here but it can't be realized without more investment.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Mzinga

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mzinga full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flextime
    Free beer
    Free snacks
    Good location
    Pay is okay

    Cons

    Company is a former husk of itself.
    Employees exiting at a high rate on their own and with some layoffs over the past two years.
    Financial health is very poor, and outlook is not improving.
    Customers leaving and not much new business in years to replace them.
    No one likes to answer their phones for fear of it being a collection agency.

    Advice to Management

    There really isn't any management. Interim CEO spends most days locked in an office focused on his full time business that isn't Mzinga.
    Al Nugent is not the CEO anymore and hasn't been for a while.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Most of the good talent is long gone...that includes development, senior management and sales.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mzinga full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many many great people have come through the doors... very few, if any of them are left.

    Cons

    -Culture of micro management
    -Products lag behind the market
    -Sales team during my tenure had way too many people chasing way too little business. We needed a smaller, leaner team if anyone was going to make any money.

    Advice to Management

    If you're committed to staying, are you committed to making fundamental changes?


  8. Helpful (2)

    Bad Senior Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I worked at Mzinga full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Wondeful culture
    Work from home
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    No communication from senior management
    Mismanagement of funds. Was once a profitiable company and then new/current management let egos get out of control. There is potential for the product but not with the current leadership.
    Major layoffs every couple of years

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower level employees. Communicate with the company.


  9. Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Mzinga

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location close to Boston but not too close!

    Cons

    Very software focused as a company

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say


  10. Doing Well in a Competitive Space Despite the Economic Conditions

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

    I worked at Mzinga

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The office environment (Waltham).
    Healthy respect for work / life balance, ability to work from home.
    New technologies.
    A great group of people.

    Cons

    The office location (Waltham), can be very hard to get to during rush hour.
    Not recognizing what employees could do beyond their current position.
    The couple of people I wouldn't include in the great gorup of people mentioned above.
    Some fiefdoms.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of marginal performers who are still there just because of legacy.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Years ago It was a great place to work at!

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

    I worked at Mzinga

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Honest, dedicated employees who are extremely talented. Free Coffee. Good location.

    Cons

    Long Hours.

    Mismanagement of corporate funds by Executive Staff.3 months before laying off most of the staff, they purchased Large screen TV's, expensive banners and hosted internal "training" lunches which were catered by expensive restaurants.

    Management can not be trusted to tell the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage.



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