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Monotype Overview

Woburn, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (TYPE)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Monotype empowers expression and engagement, and you see our creative assets at work every day. For more than a century, we’ve helped bring the world’s innovative designs, campaigns and projects to life – from page, to device, to site, to app, to ... Read more

Mission: Monotype’s mission is to be the first place to turn for the design assets, technology & expertise that empower brand engagement, self expression and the best user experiences.

Company Updates

  • The SST typeface supports close to 100 languages and offers designs that are highly legible across sizes to give brands an identity and voice that is uniform across media and cultures, and can endure for generations to come. #MeetSST

    SST®

    Monotype's Akira Kobayashi and Sony Creative Center's Hiroshige Fukuhara created a hybrid of two typographic styles, geometric and humanist. A sharp, solid, geometric edge is evident in uniform line widths - tempered here and there with just a few tiny optical adjustments - and balanced by softer, more organic qualities of humanist design to improve readability at all sizes.

  • Email is here to stay. If anything, we’re on the cusp of a new era for email marketing, in which brands invent creative new ways to interact with their customers via the inbox.

    How web fonts help you build emails customers actually want

    It seems like email marketing is always escaping the chopping block. As new marketing strategies come and go, email remains one of the most effective ways brands can reach their customers. Despite being "old" in technology years, email marketing has managed to evolve and innovate with the times.

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Monotype – Why Work For Us?


Monotype is one of the world’s best-known providers of type-related products, technologies and expertise. Our fonts and technologies are designed to enable creative expression and give brands a distinct global voice. We’re behind the text you read in newspapers and books, in the apps on your phone, in the websites you browse, on the dashboard you scan, on the goods you buy, and in the games you play. We bring the world’s words to the page and the screen.


We have a library of over 20,000 typefaces, the product of the world's most celebrated and gifted type designers. Our library includes some of the most famous and widely-used fonts, such as the Helvetica®, Univers® and Fruitger® typeface families, as well as innovative and experimental fonts from the newest type talent.


Are you just our type? Are we just yours? We’re 800+ people in 13 cities around the world, dedicated to type, technology and design. We’re fired up about what those three things can achieve when they’re put together, for our clients and for society. So we work together to make that happen in inspiring ways – type designers, developers, engineers, account managers and many others – with the freedom to act on new ideas and the opportunity to make a difference. If you can see yourself slotting in at a company with an inspiring heritage, a name for creativity, and the widest possible range of clients, we’d love to hear from you.


  • Design

Design runs deep at Monotype. It’s what we stand for. And, by coupling design and technology, we create meaningful and beautiful experiences for our users and customers. Design should never stand still, so we’re constantly on the alert for new, gifted people to help us move things forward. Our design team is an ongoing collaboration between type designers, web designers, developers and researchers, both inside and outside Monotype.

  • Engineering

Our engineering experts work in small teams to crack interesting problems. Using Agile practices, we develop solutions that leverage a vast range of technologies. For example, we build eCommerce sites such as MyFonts and Fonts.com that make it easier for designers to find and license fonts. We develop embedded software such as the Monotype Spark™ solution to make it easier for designers of wearables and other low-memory devices to use better, more legible fonts on their screens. We’re building web platform APIs that allow our partners to offer more fonts in their design tools. Anywhere that fonts might be needed, we apply technology to create a better, easier experience.

  • Sales

Our sales and marketing team is a talented crew that’s finding innovative ways of communicating the value of type to people working at the crossroads of design and technology. We stage and deliver memorable, transformational event experiences like our Type Reinvented series, the AIGA Century exhibition and TYPO Berlin. We create award-winning publications like The Monotype Recorder to celebrate the art and craft of typography. And we develop webinars and educational eBooks to attract and inspire new customers.



We want our people to work in spaces that are inspiring and liberating. When we refurbished our 42,000 sq ft headquarters in Woburn, Massachusetts, we wanted the design to mirror our brand and reflect our commitment to design and typographic innovation. Our new work spaces in Woburn, New York, and London celebrate the ‘glyph as hero’, with letterforms abstracted through entrances and lobbies, along corridors, and embedded into flooring. We’ve maximized the open floor plan to enable the kind of collaboration and co-creation that Monotype employees enjoy.

We also have opportunities in other countries including:

United Kingdom
Germany
India
China
Korea
Japan

  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical (HSA Plan available*), Dental and Vision Plans
  • Critical & Accident Insurance*
  • Health Advocate*
  • 401(k) with Company Match (or international equivalent)
  • Stock grants/options
  • Commuter Benefits (Mass Transit, Parking, & Bicycle)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)*
  • Dependent Care Spending Accounts*
  • Paid Maternity Leave (offered in most countries, time off/pay varies based on law)
  • Paid Paternity Leave (offered in most countries, time off/pay varies based on law)
  • Adoption Assistance*
  • Pet Insurance Discounts*
  • Home/Auto/Renters Insurance*
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Debt Assistance (Student Loan Genius) *
  • Company paid Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance available*
  • Company paid business travel insurance
  • Weekly fresh fruit delivery and complimentary beverages*
  • Monthly happy hours*
  • Free garage parking*
  • Complimentary gym on site*
  • Employee Discount Site (AnyPerk) *
  • Corporate Uber (Ride home after 9pm) *
  • Seamless – Dinner delivery if working late/weekends*

* US Benefits only

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    Pros

    The company has made some exciting acquisitions in the past few years and is currently tying it all together. The sales team has been reorganized and set up to aggressively hunt for new business. There are a lot of new faces on the sales team (including myself), along with some very tenured people who are always willing to help when you have questions. It's not uncommon to see senior management walking through the office and conversing with any employee, regardless of role. They're very approachable and care deeply about the organization. There's a ton of opportunity to come in here, be creative, and grow professionally.

    Cons

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    The organization is going through a transition, like almost every other technology company out there. In order to stay relevant, companies need to be flexible which means employees need to be flexible. An "adapt and overcome" mindset is a must at any organization.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. Continue to communicate. Continue to train on products and leadership skills.

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Monotype (Woburn, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I was referred to Monotype by a former colleague. I had an exploratory discussion with the hiring manager several months before the position became available. The actual interview process included a phone screen with both the hiring manager and recruiter, followed by in person interviews that lasted approximately 90 minutes each. The interview had more of a "discussion" format, which I appreciated.

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