OpenMarket

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OpenMarket Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Flexible, but little room for career growth

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

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

    Pros

    Good focus on work life balance
    Downtown Seattle location - very nice office space
    Fast paced and challenging work, in a good way

    Cons

    There is not much room for career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A decent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at OpenMarket full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, popular products, senior management has clear vision for the future direction of the company, financially stable, good location.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career development and advancement, technology stack is quite old (to be expected from a company that's been around for a long time), work/life balance is getting worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, management is actually doing a good job. However, people development/training/advancement could be done better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly run company, limited career potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Group Leader in Seattle, WA

    I worked at OpenMarket full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, competitive pay/benefits

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to move up, poorly integrated acquisitions/systems, no employee support, culture is too laid back (lack of accountability; long timers were very unproductive)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus the business and execute it well, from front end to back end. Too many mediocre performing areas of the business. Needs to be more accountability at every level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    OpenMarket

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

    I have been working at OpenMarket

    Pros

    New technology. Mobile space. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Parent company red tape can be frustrating.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Years of work crammed into months

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at OpenMarket

    Pros

    Interesting technology and market space. Smart, collaborative employees

    Cons

    Lack of direction, firefighting. Promotions and bonuses reserved for the "favorite children" Poor business performance (missing numbers) resulted in no increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focused - Listen to more than the chosen few.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    OpenMarket provides services in the rapidly growing mobile device market which allows opportunities for career growth.

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

    I worked at OpenMarket

    Pros

    OpenMarket is a content aggregator for mobile devices. This is a rapidly growing market. It is in the process of expanding into international markets with a recent purchase of MXTelecom in London. The company has good benefits and senior management understands work/life balance. It also allows a lot of flexibility in schedule with the ability to work from home if needed.
    OpenMarket uses cutting edge technologies like REST and other open source technologies to create its web services.

    Cons

    OpenMarket is owned by a multinational corporation based in Israel. This relationship adds multiple layers of bureaucracy and can limit advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Fast paced, ever changing environment

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

    I worked at OpenMarket

    Pros

    OpenMarket has a great group of employees. They are all extremely personable, supportive, and push eachother to perform. I also think management is very rewarding to hard work with salary increases, ad hoc bonuses, and promotions.

    Cons

    There are a handful of managers/directors/VP's that make OpenMarket a successful and fun company to work for. The main con I can think of is the difference in company culture that OpenMarket has in comparison to their parent company Amdocs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be smart about your growth. Growing too fast without an operational plan for employees could lead to unintentional self destruction.

    Recommends
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Will be a great place to work one day

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Southfield, MI

    I worked at OpenMarket

    Pros

    Great young crowd, all kinds of benefits from gym reimbursement to a free pop machine on site. Lots of parties and social events. Salary was initially competitive.

    Cons

    Severely understaffed, Impossible to take time off due to under staffing issues.
    Poor management both middle and top.
    Salary was not increased despite explosive growth within the company.
    Goals and development not properly aligned within the company, sort of a growth at any cost mentality, often at the expense of existing customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build your foundation before you start over reaching the company. Get redundant people and hardware to better reach that 99.999 your sales people are promising. Multiple sites to better take advantage of global coverage.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OpenMarket

    Pros

    Great culture, office is open plan and very relaxed

    Cons

    Company is not that well known, and the location is not ideal, very expensive places for lunch

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Needs new vision

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

    I have been working at OpenMarket

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Laid back environment
    Casual atmosphere
    Competitive pay and benefits
    Lots of opportunities to grow
    Agile development process

    Cons

    Perks are being cut
    Direction of the company isn't clear to employees
    Core of the business is still premium SMS - and industry that is in decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs a clear vision for the future, branch out into other areas to bring in new streams of revenue.

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