Mandli Communications - Couldn't be happier | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Couldn't be happier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Fitchburg, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mandli Communications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great family owned company. If you've had a real jobs at big corporations you'll understand the value of working for a family owned company. You are treated like a person not a number. Anyone can approach Ray if they have a question or concern and he will address it for you. They give whatever tools you need to do your job and challenge you learn and grow. Seeing the bigger picture of where things are going is... important because this company is alway on the up and coming of technology's. If your a go getter, with good self management skills, good work ethic, then you'll thrive here! Truly works toward doing more for the employees: Small family owned- understanding 401k matching Best insurance "huge encouragement to personal health" Multiple Company events

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    Cons

    Hard to watch the people that take advantage of the family owned company atmosphere. Self management and motivation to help the company succeed in more of the employees would be nice to see.

    Advice to Management

    Managers that lead By example always seems to be the best and most successful.

    Mandli Communications2018-04-13

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Fantastic Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Fitchburg, WI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mandli Communications for less than a year

    Pros

    I had a very positive experience at Mandli. They care about their employees and want them to succeed. Tasks given are challenging but realistic. I learned a lot and there is always someone who is willing to help. Would highly recommend this company to anyone.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about Mandli.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Mandli Communications2019-08-08
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Low Value, short-term stepping stone. Veterans avoid."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Specialist in Fitchburg, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mandli Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Got to work with some really great, bright, and talented people. Average effort and work ethic with some attention to detail will put you well above most of your peers (although how much that matters to management is questionable). Those who are self-motivated and new to being in positions of team leadership can safely develop, experiment, and hone their leadership styles in a very low risk environment.

    Cons

    Weak and poor leadership. Deceitful management. Lack of professional development. Low pay. Minimal useful training and experience outside of propriety software - this is not what would be recognized in the industry as a GIS job. Rampant nepotism and favoritism. HR.

    Advice to Management

    I'm taking time to write this because there are so many people that work here that deserve much, much better and should be employed by a company worthy of them. This isn't mean spirited, angry or disgruntled. I want nothing but success and improvement for all those involved. Upon leaving I was nearly 6 months overdue for an annual performance review. Additionally, management was dragging its feet submitting... paperwork following a promotion for myself and others which resulted in a pay increase almost a month late (with no back pay). Everything said in previous reviews about micromanagement, "PIP", and watching over adults like school children in a professional employment setting are all true. However, they, along with mistrust and disrespect, are common manifestations in weak leaders. Without personnel changes these issues won't be solved. That said, although things like completing performance reviews and ensuring your people are properly compensated are very important, and does ultimately fall on the reduction manager, I don't entirely place the blame on them. They, like so many others, are a product of the culture of disfunction here. I do not believe that this company is either willing or able to properly take care of its people. For over three years I had heard the same lies and empty promises about the direction of the company, opportunities for employee growth and development, and the utilization of industry standard software. Nothing. A couple examples: First, you will not use industry wide utilized software thus you aren't actually gaining any valuable GIS experience that can be transferred anywhere. Second, the understanding and utilization of things like MySQL are key to DS work, yet there isn't any formal training on MySQL or the language. You must find time to teach yourself in order to perform essential job functions or continuously ask others for help. It's unclear exactly what the purpose of all the dishonesty is, but what is quite clear to everyone is reality. Production and profit are valued well above employee wellness. The HR department, yikes... Management will at times refer to specific company polices and will inappropriately coerce employees under the guise of said polices, like the forced usage of PTO for missed time at work. Besides HR not being available and willing to protect employees, issues like these are further confounded due to HR not making the employee handbook (with all of the company polices) available to anyone. It cannot be accessed or read by any employee. Again, personnel is the issue here and no HR professionals in the department with a mix of nepotism is creating serious issues. A quick word on exit interviews, actually do them. Unacceptable turnover and the inability to retain quality employees are probably issues you want solved. Having formal exit interviews, with standardized questions, and actually writing down what is discussed are probably good places to start. The exit interview was entirely unprofessional, but unfortunately on brand. Finally, there are a lot of really smart, hardworking, and fantastic individuals here. It is by far the best part about working here, but also one of the largest frustrations. The lack of development and advancement opportunity means that some people are flat out stuck. Their potential is not being tapped into at all and their abilities wasted. There are quite a few people who can right now step into leadership and management roles and have an immediate positive impact on the company and its employees. Unfortunately, at this company, they won't get the chance. I really hope they come to realize their potential and value and move on. They deserve success and recognition. *Veterans - This is coming from an E-6 and an 8+ year veteran, avoid this company. The lack of challenge, consequence, and accountability along with little to no development/advancement, weak leadership, and minimal professionalism will be a constant source of frustration. This is the culture here and will very likely not improve. Additionally, the skills, leadership, and experience you have earned through your service will be minimally valued (if at all). Veterans deserve and can obtain much, much better. Please avoid.

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    Mandli Communications2019-09-12

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