Mindlance – San Jose, CA
The PKI Administrator will be involved in the implementation, maintenance and support of Adobe’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Strong… TheLadders.com
I worked at Mindlance full-time (Less than a year)
My coworkers were amazing people. I learned alot from working with them day to day. Everyone communicated to each other and we were on top of our work. The leads were very much in touch with the team and cared about our existence and livelihood within the company. The work environment was clean, organized. We were allowed to come casually dressed. Lets move on from whats obviously not the real issue here.
I will preface this by saying nothing was screwed up until the very end, which should hopefully satisfy any assumptions that I'm being too negatively slanted in any other aspect. My negative experience comes from what happened at the very end of employment. Its taken me over a month to get over all that's happened with the sudden layoffs. The contract was supposed to last at least a year and that's clearly not what happened. Nothing was being told to us and communication had gone strangely silent. And when we finally got called in for a meeting I knew something was up. Saying they "wanted to keep it professional" as you hand out paperwork acknowledging you aren't getting what you were promised then saying "sorry-well, we're not sorry" is just shocking. I didn't have any way to formulate how atrocious the upper management's behavior was and how out of touch they were. They were more willing to sack a whole division rather than phase people based on skillset to projects that they needed the muscle on right then and there to avoid a mess. Avoid this at all cost and take any guaranteed contracts with a grain of salt if you managed to somehow be employed by them in this area. Treat every day like its your last because there will be no warnings.
Advice to Management
Warn us first and attempt to place us where we can be used within the other department. If I had any warning, I would've been seeking employment elsewhere where I am respected enough to be told I'm purely "at will". Stop saying there's contracts and make it all "at will" with no guaranteed timeframe. Budget yourself properly and don't lay it on then employees that you hired in huge waves making promises you can't keep. You should warn future employees that you will not honor your contracts.