I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (Less than a year)
A lot of really smart & talented people! There is a ton to learn, and everyone is really supportive. Atmosphere is fairly laid back. You are given a lot of autonomy. Cooperation is valued more than competition.
Too many cooks in the kitchen at times & overlapping responsibilities, sometimes loses focus on the end user because of it & it can be difficult to pinpoint who is ultimately responsible for certain processes & tasks to be completed. Also career paths are not clearly defined. No set performance objectives. Benefits are standard / slightly below industry average.
Advice to Management
Break the silos between the the different departments. Set clear definable roles & clear performance objectives.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Mitchell International in February 2014.
The hiring process can be slow and cumbersome, however, it is also very thorough and provides you with a fair representation of the company prior to making a decision. Note that they do administer two tests plus an essay. Overall, seems like they know what fits and what doesn't and use these methods to ensure the new hire is right for the position and the company.
Negotiation was fairly easy. Critical items like salary range, benefits and title were discussed early in the process, so the final negotiations were straightforward.