I have been working at Monitise full-time
New Americas management is actually interested in developing product and growing the business. The past year was spent brutally downsizing Americas, then dressing up the unit for sale. That deal was trashed, and now the president of the Turkish group is running Americas. He has brought new energy and direction to the business, but developing new products and landing new customers will be challenging given harsh resource constraints and poor delivery to customers in 2016. Still, direction, purpose, and product vision go a long way toward improving morale.
Nice office. Good location. Fair compensation. Capable staff.
Group still must answer to well-compensated jackanapes in London. The company's IPO was years ago, and management have so thoroughly obliterated shareholder value that it'll be years before they can show their faces at the Equity Corral.
Advice to Management
Give the Turk money and room to maneuver.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Monitise (San Francisco, CA) in March 2016.
Interview process was normal as same as other companies. Received a mail fro HR about phone screening which was scheduled on particular time. Got a call from one of their engineer than again received a mail next day for scheduling in person interview at their San Francisco office. Office location is really very good. The in-person interview lasted for around 3 hrs including their engineers and PM and at last HR. I got a mail from HR that the team really like me and gave a offer. Than I tried negotiating the offer and HR told she'll speak to the manager and get back to me in 2-3 days (after the date offer given was expiring). Then I received a mail from HR stating they have chosen another employee because that employee was asking for less money. I really found this behaviour unprofessional from a reputed company like this, if they couldn't negotiate they should tell that in first place that they have fixed budget and they arn't willing to negotiate, rather just keep delaying me and at last telling they found someone who is willing to work for less. I guess they should more concentrate on quality of employee not on how cheap can they get their work done.