Mzinga Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
13 Reviews
2.6
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mzinga for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing con. Best place I have worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Disfunctional

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

    I worked at Mzinga full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people and cool office

    Cons

    Poor upper management, and compensation

  3.  

    The past is better than the future here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer  in  Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I have been working at Mzinga full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mzinga

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

    I worked at Mzinga full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Mzinga full-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bad Senior Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I worked at Mzinga full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Mzinga

    Pros

    Location close to Boston but not too close!

    Cons

    Very software focused as a company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much to say

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Doing Well in a Competitive Space Despite the Economic Conditions

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Mzinga

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Years ago It was a great place to work at!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Mzinga

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work when it existed

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer  in  Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Developer in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I worked at Mzinga

    Pros

    Laidback environment work with knowledgeable and friendly people. It was the bees-knees back in the day and then they board kicked out the main guy and a new company was formed

    Cons

    Getting taken over and having good people get laidoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None since none are there anymore

    Recommends

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