Mission: Mavenlink’s vision is to be the leading technology platform, connecting businesses and people, enabling them to thrive, in the global services economy.
Best Places to Work: 2017 (#45)
I have been working at Mavenlink full-time
1. Great Working Environment - Everyone here is really helpful and friendly to work with. Even people that you don't directly work with are willing to share their knowledge if it helps you. And fun work events help to spice things up - WE NEED MORE OF THEM!
2. Great Training - I have attended several training seminars that have really helped my communication skill both professionally and personally. This company is willing to invest in their employees.
3. Best Product In The Market - When you know you've got the best product in the market, you can't help but be fired up to sell it.
3. Catered Lunches & Fully Stocked Snack Bar - Can't go wrong with that. EVER.
1. Growth Pains - This company isn't without some growth pains. Compensation plan has changed a few times since I've been here as well as a few management changes. But we're working through it. I'm confident in our executives' abilities to adapt to these changes and lead the organization in more positive light.
2. Clear Career Development - There has yet to be a more clear structure for career development in other departmental role other than sales.
Advice to Management
Perhaps, a mentorship program of some sort or career day to learn the details regarding other departmental roles and how to get there. It would be nice to have Mavenlink Networking Event for us to connect with other departments since we don't often get to cross-network.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Mavenlink.
I was referred internally by two different people. I had a screening with internal recruiter, a call with the hiring manager, and a Webex with another director-level employee.
The recruiter was impressed (especially because I came so highly recommended), the hiring manager was very responsive and dug deep into process and mentoring/coaching and team building skills. Then came the interview with the other director via webex. He was clearly uncomfortable and never made eye-contact. Several times he mentioned that he was the senior level person ("practically a VP" he told me) and that he was making all the decisions in that department--though the hiring manager had told me he was fairly junior to the role and they were looking for someone with more experience to help run the division. I took his comments to mean he wasn't very keen about sharing the responsibility with anyone, and felt that he should really be promoted to the more senior role.
He ask a lot of questions about how I would fix the business model problems, which I couldn't answer because I didn't have access to business data, and frankly that wasn't part of the job. I did present several hypothetical approaches I would take as a contributing team member, but I made clear that any solutions would need to be validated with data from the biz-dev team -- which I did not have.
At the end of the interview, he told me that they'd only just started looking (they'd been looking for 3 months already) and so I'd have to be willing to wait 2-3 months before they made a hiring decision while they interviewed others.
I followed up immediately with the recruiter who said she'd get feedback and get back to me. She never did. They ghosted me. My take-away was that my age and gender was the issue and the reason for the interviewer's discomfort. I am female, over 40, and he clearly was uncomfortable with the idea of collaborating with me or potentially taking direction from me.
Leadership at Mavenlink really needs to get control of their hiring process or they will only ever hire candidates that don't challenge the least competent of their employees. Not a great way to grow a business.
Santa (Ray Grainger, CEO) knocked our socks off!
2017 Mavenlink Halloween presents Nightmare on Irvine Center Dr.