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21 English questions out of 21

August 7, 2019

What is health insurance like at inMusic?

Pros

-get to work with music software and hardware that we are passionate about -the staff (for the most part) are some of the nicest people you could meet

Cons

-low salary (lower than a sainsbury's shelf stacking job, I could barely afford cake) -sociopathic line manager (be prepared for bullying and bizarre mind games) -no benefits (no healthcare, dental,gym) -office is too small and there is no air conditioning (Cambridge got to 37 degrees this year, imagine being stuck in an office with about 100 computers / hardware all on at the same time in that heat)

Advice to Management

pay your staff what they are worth before they find companies that'll double their salary. Actually train your staff, not expect them to have knowledge of the ins and outs of your company and backwards processes. Treat your staff with dignity and try rewarding instead of pulling people up all the time for trivial things

no benefits (no healthcare, dental,gym)

August 7, 2019

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August 7, 2019

Does inMusic offer dental insurance?

Pros

-get to work with music software and hardware that we are passionate about -the staff (for the most part) are some of the nicest people you could meet

Cons

-low salary (lower than a sainsbury's shelf stacking job, I could barely afford cake) -sociopathic line manager (be prepared for bullying and bizarre mind games) -no benefits (no healthcare, dental,gym) -office is too small and there is no air conditioning (Cambridge got to 37 degrees this year, imagine being stuck in an office with about 100 computers / hardware all on at the same time in that heat)

Advice to Management

pay your staff what they are worth before they find companies that'll double their salary. Actually train your staff, not expect them to have knowledge of the ins and outs of your company and backwards processes. Treat your staff with dignity and try rewarding instead of pulling people up all the time for trivial things

no benefits (no healthcare, dental,gym)

August 7, 2019

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August 14, 2019

How are career development opportunities at inMusic?

Pros

Working with a seriously passionate team who love the digital music industry. Exciting ever evolving product line. Great supportive management that want to see you succeed and progress your career and offer extra opportunities outside of your job title. Successes for the newly set up southern hemisphere team are celebrated equally across all employees and communicated to everyone in standups. Very transparent office, everyone feels involved and welcome. Your ideas and views are valid regardless of your position. Strict kanban/scrum/agile approach to working allows scrum teams to correctly self manage their workloads Nice modern work environment right in the heart of Karangahape Road. Good snacks.

Cons

There are too many communication tools.

Advice to Management

Keep going, very much enjoying, we're making dope music products, what's not to love.

Great supportive management that want to see you succeed and progress your career and offer extra opportunities outside of your job title.

August 14, 2019

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March 2, 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at inMusic?

Pros

Some great people to work with, some of which I have stayed in contact with. Personally I had a lot of opportunity and support to progress and learn, ultimately giving me skills and knowledge needed for where I am today. Management was good, erratic at some points, but overall supportive and clear.

Cons

Certain departments are limited. Starting in a support role, It was clear there was a ceiling no matter the quality and quantity of my work. Lower roles feel forgotten and ignored, however opportunity to get out into other departments was available.

Lower roles feel forgotten and ignored, however opportunity to get out into other departments was available.

March 2, 2021

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October 12, 2021

How are promotions handled at inMusic?

Pros

- A great place to grow professional skills in nearly all departments for junior staff. - Good internal promotion opportunities - Fun product lines if you enjoy music

Cons

- Uncompetitive salaries - Toxic culture from the very top - Salaried staff are expected to have 24/7 accessibility - Fast turnover of externally hired experienced staff (1yr or less in most cases). Retention beyond 3 years is mainly with internally promoted employees. - Very little diversity in Product Development - Mainly 35+ White Males. - Poor training for internally promoted employees - ability to self educate is a must - Poor internal communication and processes - Poor executive management. - Staff is mainly of junior level including some executive global management, limiting potential. - Staff is asked to wear “many hats” but really means 4-5x the work.

Advice to Management

- Hire a more diverse staff and stop the chauvinism. Senior staff telling a female staff member she had “girl arms” should explain the current culture from the top. - Stop taking the path of least resistance and selling your direct customers and end users short on product quality. - Communicate business goals with key members of staff clearly and timely. In my decade of employment business plans were rarely made beyond 6 months, and when plans were made they were rarely stuck to. Seen as a strength by company vets, it’s really your weakest point. - Stop chasing industry rumors and commit to your own road map and, again, communicate that to the staff. - Stop talking to yourselves and change your marketing strats. Your brands aren’t mentioned positively nearly as much as you think vs Native Instruments, Serato, Roland, Pioneer on a daily basis with musicians. - When you hire external employees with experience in their field(s), actually listen to them. Your staffs experience level is far too low vs a proper educated and experienced employee. - Human resources is treated more like a party planner by execs and therefore doesn't have proper tools or expertise to help staff with internal issues or burnout.

Good internal promotion opportunities

October 12, 2021

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