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Mango Languages Overview

Farmington Hills, MI
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Education Training Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

Rosetta Stone, Duolingo

Mango Languages creates lovable language-learning experiences for libraries, schools, corporations, government agencies, and individuals. Mango’s software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here.

Mission: Mango exists to enrich lives with language and culture. We were founded in 2007, and are now the leading provider of language-learning resources in North American libraries. Mango is privately owned and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Mango Languages Reviews

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    "Rewarding work despite casual environment"

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    Current Employee - Finance Department in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Finance Department in Farmington Hills, MI
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    I have been working at Mango Languages full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have grown so much at Mango. I quickly learned that there are a lot of things to do, and I was encouraged to take on more and more responsibility when opportunities were present. There is emphasis on ‘taking ownership’ and ‘finding a way’ This emphasis leads to more growth opportunities than would exist in larger organizations. I have had 3 different managers at Mango, each very different. Despite differences, each has been very supportive when I have been stuck, and each has taught me A LOT.

    There is a conscience desire to put employees in their unique ability. I have moved between departments a few times. As have many others. Employees that explore ways to create value tend to thrive. Failure is not toxified. I have made more than my share of mistakes, however I was told that mistakes are like the tuition that you pay to learn.

    There is a strong culture. There are some great and very talented people here. The environment is very collaborative. There are probably a lot more ‘small company’ aspects than big company bureaucracy. Much of the day to day work is done through teams. Though most individuals tend to work closest with those in their departments, almost anyone will help individuals outside their department if it helps the company. Despite small company feel, there is very structured operating system that involves weekly team meetings and weekly one on ones with your manager.

    Then Owners truly care about the well being their employees. There is a strong desire to enrich peoples lives through language and culture. I am so glad I listened years ago when one of the owners 'found' me and convinced me to take a chance on this young language learning startup.

    Cons

    Unlimited PTO and Flexible hours can make it unclear on how much vacation to take.

    Flexible work schedule makes the place seam only half full at any given point

    Aggressive growth goals.

    Liberal use of ‘work from home’ makes it hard to find people.

    Dealing with changing priorities when we have to commit to our priorities each quarter.

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Mango Languages Photos

Mango Languages photo of: Mangos Give Back! First Volunteer Day. Starting at Gleaners.
Mango Languages photo of: Mangos eating lunch at Colors during our first Volunteer Day
Mango Languages photo of: Mangos take a break for lunch and a tour!
Mango Languages photo of: Mangos visiting volunteer site number 2: The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
Mango Languages photo of: Manguito Day 2015 (Bring your child to work day!)
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Mango Languages Interviews

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    Receptionist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mango Languages (Farmington Hills, MI).

    Interview

    I was called back after checking in on an application. About a week after the phone call we set up an interview. Though on resume it had said that I was still taking classes at college when the interviewer found out that I was still in college he seemed to have lost all interest in hiring me. He kept sighing heavily, looking at his watch, looking at his phone, he even had the audacity to leave his ringer on and almost answer it during my interview. The only interview in my life that I actually considered walking out on.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time that you've struggled and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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Mango Languages Awards & Accolades

  • Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 101 Best & Brightest, 2014
  • Salute to Entrepreneurs Award, Crain's Detroit Business, 2014
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