mBlox Reviews

Updated February 1, 2015
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  1. Radically different place from last year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at mBlox

    Pros

    The change in CEO has brought huge change to the company. People really enjoy working with each other, the silos that existed are getting blown up, people are working on cool new projects in the mobile space, objectives for the company are posted and there's alignment between teams. People laugh and have fun - small enough to know everyone but big enough to have decent perks.

    Cons

    Still work to do to get everyone working as a team. Very dispersed organization - Sunnyvale, London, NY, Sweden - makes schedules and communications challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep open to feedback, be up front about the challenges.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. About as far as an ideal work environment as one can get.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at mBlox

    Pros

    The text messenging space is somewhat interesting. The office is near many good restaurants, and they offer free brewed coffee.

    Cons

    Poor communications at all levels. Their reporting systems are horrible, and there is very little support - good luck getting any new reports or resources to automate anything.

    Almost no product or system training for new hires, making the learning curve slow for people not familiar with the industry, not to mention adding to mis-communications, mis-understanding, and errors.

    Lots of blame to go around and very little accountability to those who continue to make poor decisions.

    EXTREMELY high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide good training to new hires and make senior managers more accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. You're on your own

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at mBlox

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, flexibility, work / life.

    Cons

    Sr level indecisiveness. No direction. No recognition for job well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Think twice before coming here to work :D

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at mBlox

    Pros

    If you're lucky, you can be working under some "brilliant" mangers that you think you're the smartest person in the world.

    Cons

    This is a place for you if all you want is a pay check. Do not come here if you expect any sort of career growth. HR is almost useless and if you want to leave, they will pave the road for you instead of offering you some kind of solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employee and especially those "brilliant" managers who do not do much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. N/A

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    Current Employee - N/A in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at mBlox

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience in a short amount of time. Come prepared to hit the ground running and dive in head first.

    Cons

    If you dive in head first, don't expect management to forgive mistakes or save you. People are expected to know how to do everything, but without formal training or previous experience. And don't anticipate actually receiving any of the information you need ahead of time (lots of unsaid expectations and lack of communication across groups on status or deliverables).
    Raises are generally around 1-2% (if that).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jeff Clark is not the CEO of this organization. Andrew Dark (managed out of the UK) is the CEO at mBlox.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good environment, interesting technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, not pressurized work place, great technology

    Cons

    CEOs that made wrong choices and that made a lot of people redundant moving almost everything back to USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more positions in London and support does matter!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Lacking leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tier II Client Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Tier II Client Support Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at mBlox full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Initial training was very good. Unfortunately this staff has moved on.

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    Lack of development
    Poor office location

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Ok in the past

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Support Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Support Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at mBlox full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool atmosphere, people are very nice.

    Cons

    Company is sinking, they request more from less employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Gd culture, bad pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at mBlox full-time

    Pros

    Working culture is great, they encourage shifting to various department in order to prevent job stagnant.

    Cons

    Need to work more on the salary in order to retain talents.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. Rough

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at mBlox full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Big Market opportunity that is global

    Cons

    strong opinions at BoD level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    with 700M share outstanding, cash-flow the heck out of it and sell it for $700M to PE in global roll-up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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