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    "Was one of my favorite jobs until.."

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Fitchburg, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mandli Communications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedules. Depending on the department you're in(there's the kicker), it's always easy to make sure you meet your hours even during emergencies -Decent benefits -A LOT of the employees there are really nice down to earth people

    Cons

    -Nepotism runs rampant in this company. If you're friends with anyone from the executive level, you're set for life -Everything done in the company is done with the end goal of cutting as many corners as possible. I've even been told by engineers building our company vehicles to just look the other way for lower quality parts, broken parts etc. There isn't any inspiration to fix anything within the company -The... CEO wants you to believe he's on your side. He isn't. He's in it just for himself, I mean one of the first core company goals, is basically to entertain & challenge the CEO. Not to mention the 5 year long promises that are made each quarter about how most of our jobs will be pointless "soon" because it's all going to be automated -Knowledge Hoarding. The whole point of being a subject matter expert in any field, is to share your knowledge with people, to help build them up. Of the 150 or so employees, you'll be lucky to find 5-10 "experts" willing to share any knowledge with you, making any form of support and troubleshooting almost impossible without being at the mercy of what they want to do. -Management in this company is a joke. Half the managers want to just say yes to everything any executive says to them regardless of feasibility. The other half, the other half just want you to crank out as much work as you can possibly do without going insane. They also almost never tell you that you're doing a good job, without nitpicking several things first to make you feel like a bad employee.

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    Advice to Management

    -Treat your employees better. Setting "goals" for a pizza party that are almost impossible to obtain doesn't boost morale, it just angers everyone when they know it's almost always going to be out of their reach. -Realize that you're a data factory. Regardless of what is said about the company, it's a factory. Processors sit for 8 hours a day doing nothing but processing routes. If you don't meet the "target"... rate, you'll be scolded. I've lived through that, and witnessed it dozens of times. -Don't fire someone because they're willing to say no to ideas. On 3 separate occasions, I've witnessed the CEO screaming at his executives and throwing/breaking items in the office such as laptops, phones etc. just because he wasn't getting his way. -Stop being afraid. Everyone in that company is afraid of the next step up from them and what could or would happen if they so much as stood up for themselves. Not a single managers temper tantrum means you're less of an employee. All of you there deserve thousands of times better than what you get day in and day out there. Stand up for yourself and realize you can do better

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    Mandli Communications2019-02-08

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  1. "Fantastic Experience"

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    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
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    "Absolutely avoid"

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    Former Employee - Data Processor in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mandli Communications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They do provide health insurance

    Cons

    Completely worthless HR department, lack of professional engineers, no knowledge of industry standards. Honestly I worked here for almost a year and walked out one day because I felt like I had made a huge mistake working there. I have 10 years experience in Engineering, I needed a job after a contract ended overseas. I took this job because I needed something. Within about 1 week, I realized that I had been... decieved into thinking this company would accomplish anything. If you're a veteran, avoid this company. During my time here I interacted with people who are in charge, who know very little and have almost no professional engineering background. It was seriously disturbing to me. The work is not challenging. I made a serious effort to approach the owners to get them work. I had a contact with the General Electric Geospatial Department vice president. I knew him from my time working for the government. I called him and asked about work. I then approached senior management about the project. The project was overseas and was just up the alley of the work Roadview does except it would deal with pipeline work. I wrote a proposal and gave it to a management member that I thought would hear me out. The work itself was around 11 million in revenue. Which at the time, seemed like it could have desperately used. This management person laughed at me. I then gave him my aquaintance business card, explained I used to work for the federal government, etc. Would you like this work? I can get you the project information. The management leader said "we don't really do that, we do stuff with roads." A month later I interviewed for a project manager position. I felt that I would get the job. I have an enormous amount of experience with the government. They gave the job to a recent college graduate. It seriously upset me. Although I was confident I was still the top candidate, I was seriously frustrated. The following day, while sitting at my desk. I went outside to smoke, thought about my situation. 10 minutes later, I walked off the job. It was the best decision I have ever made. The company is a joke. They are not concerned with making money. A week later I got a new job as a senior designer at a real engineering company. After leaving I consulted an attorney because I very seriously felt lied too about the position I held. Weeks later, I let it go. But my greatest advice is absolutely do not work at this company. It has all the looks of a engineering company, but it's absolutely not in your benefit to work for this company.

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    Advice to Management

    What exactly are you trying to do with this company? That is really the biggest question? What are your goals because I don't see any vision for this company.

    Mandli Communications2019-10-22

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