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Helpful (5)

"Fantastic place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Mirantis full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

* Solid vision, product focus (Be the premier solution for organizations seeking OpenStack expertise, guidance and support)

* Clear leadership toward that focus (Appropriate funding, staffing, sales and R&D to support the vision)

* Exceptional HR support (Avaialble, thoughtful and AGILE HR)

* Actively setting an appropriate corporate culture (Really thinking about hte things that make an employee want to work here; while they are small and can't provide Facebook and Google Cafeterias: they do provide snacks, food, lunches, events that for their relative size are great. They are very considerate of the diversity of families and individuals and provide flexible work options)

* Allow for your desired workstation of choice - you spec it.

Overall - its a very good company that recognizes what it takes to set themselves aside in SV and accomodate quality talent.

Their only barrier to growth is the spped at which they can attract quality talent.

The barriers to entry on massively scaled private and public cloud infra is almost eliminated with the use of Mirantis technology and services. There are so many that could benefit from deploying their own "AWS" level-quality infrastructure with a massive support base in such a short period.

If you see dev-ops and IT-ops as commoditizing over the next few years, where a small, highly effective team can build massively scalable infrastructure extraordinarliy quickly so long as they are backed by world-class guidance and support -- then you can see the value Mirantis provides.

Some if the projects in the pipeline, should they be awarded and successful will be major milestones on the open source cloud history timeline.

Come be a part of this.

Cons

As an employee commuting from the East bay who despises driving, the only downside to Mirantis thus far is that public transit via caltrain is difficult.

There is competition for the professional services that Mirantis offers - but no other competitor provides a tool as useful as Fuel.

Companies like Facebook and Google will draw talent toward their closed, proprietary platforms. If you REALLY support the idea of OpenCompute then you should get some experience deplying OpenStack via Mirantis as you would not suffer from the myopic view of how a behemoth focuses on themselves.

Advice to Management

Please provide incentive to take public transit to the office. Taking Bart/Caltrain costs upwards of $400/month to come to the office daily.

Other Employee Reviews for Mirantis

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not engaging enough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This company pays well and provides great benefits. Great pay, free food, work from where you are. Opportunity to work with new technologies.

    Cons

    Currently needs help with direction in where they are headed. A lot of guys aren't being used to their full potential as they are put in roles well below them or are kept on projects not because their skill sets are required but because the head count fulfills the contract. In completely objective terms its basically glorified temp agency.


  2. "Fading fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mirantis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good and there are opportunities to rapidly take on more responsibility.

    Cons

    The company has changed strategy three times in a year, and senior management is unable to articulate what the new strategy actually means. That causes immense confusion, particularly since the company has laid off approximately 33% of staff over the past year.

    The senior sales leaders are very disorganized. They don't respond to emails, are condescending to other parts of the company, and use wildly optimistic pricing models to justify their forecasts.

    The CEO and his top advisor define a new product strategy in such a vague manner that it could be interpreted in four ways. I think they honestly lack the depth of knowledge to lead this company. A strategy that malleable cannot be used to direct the rest of the company.

    Morale is constantly low. Working hours are long, stress is high, and good employees are constantly leaving to take jobs with higher pay at the competition. Those good employees are not replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company if you can.

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