Mitratech - Getting better but miles to go. New people are excellent. Parent company not. | Glassdoor
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"Getting better but miles to go. New people are excellent. Parent company not."

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Current Employee - Will Not Provide in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Will Not Provide in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Mitratech full-time

Pros

Responsibility level high - opportunities to learn high.

Cons

Parent company smart but problematic

Advice to Management

Don't take parent company too seriously.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Keep away!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you really want to live in Texas.

    Cons

    1. They keep hiring people, but also keep firing people. People are trying to leave this company consistently. For this size of a company (100 employees), every week you hear new (young, innocent) staff is coming or someone is leaving or getting fired. And you don't even know why those people are getting fired - they are doing pretty good. The logic of any vista company is to hire new guys at really low price (that's why some of the senior positions still cannot be filled for more than a year), and then they treat them very bad, see them as deposable items. They fired a lot of experienced people to keep the cost down, fire random managers when the company finance look bad, or fire anyone who has different opinions. They fired all the experienced developers who was with the company for more than 10 years to save money. They fired at least 6 managers so far for no reason. Significant amount of people chose to leave here within their 1 year of service. Oh they just fired the CEO recently after his one year at Mitratech.
    2. Very very low pay. Much lower than the market. But they are expecting you do much more. Just stay away, you are much better than that. look good, then sell the company to another investor at a good price, despite of the business model cannot last after it is sold because of the quality of the software. They want immediate results, near sighted, never think about long run results. And they lie, never take their words seriously!!
    4. Not much career growth for most people. Well, I bet you want to leave the company after you spend several months there anyway.
    5. Management again. A lot of department leaders lack of the capacities and even the understanding of their business. They cannot make a good decision. And the decision making process is not transparent; they always want to hide something. And they don't want to communicate. They really need to respect people. They don't want to listen to you.
    6. The work culture. A lot of young people, so can be fun sometimes, also a little immature. That's fine but the most important thing is that not much trust among the team. They want to shift blames and play too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    I feel sorry for them. They are just toys of vista company, and they can write some sort of management experience on their résumé even though they are doing horrible things.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great foot in the door opportunity, but delivers true value"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Worker in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Worker in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to those seeking to break into the software development, support, management, etc industry.
    Values aptitude over experience and offers training and mentoring to cover the gaps. I have seen some new hires (as well as many old) of senior and managerial be let go despite industrial experience - where it wasn't compatible with Mitratech's expectations of quality.
    However, much experience in development and support is on the job - again an excellent opportunity to prove onesself.
    Changed focus to development from services - deficiencies are being addressed proactively instead of reactively as per old Modus Operandi.
    Chain of command is highly respected. No dealing with more than a single boss or two.
    Strong initial PTO and fairly laid-back and friendly environment.
    I have seen people moved from one position to another they are more suited for and have a desire to work in. Several interns being made full-time or promoted. Strong upward mobility.

    Cons

    Reliance on swarth of overseas labor reduced: job is no longer a sinecure as per pre-Vista. Old Guard mentality eliminated after acquisition.
    Still a slave to patchwork/reactionary development due to yet unstreamlined customizations nearsightedly cobbled during pre-Vista acquisition.
    Obstructionists let go - sadly, so did knowledge of workarounds, patchworks, and the spaghetti logic of product.
    Aggressive and at times unrealistic product release schedule.
    I do worry about Mitratech being a stepping-stone to other Vista companies in some cases.
    Compensation and bonus aren't very exciting and potentially below market - focus seems more on the opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Continue respecting chain of command, this works well. Constructive criticisms should be given, but restrict complaints without solutions. Focus on interdepartmental synergy and how we can help each other - blame shifting must cease. Finally, aggressive cycles should be re-evaluated and focus placed on evaluating available resources: stretch us to but not beyond our limits.

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