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"A good place to work and be challenged"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Operations in Emeryville, CA
Current Employee - IT Operations in Emeryville, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people are great, and caring. The work can be challenging and complicated but you are given a lot of leeway and autonomy. Work/life balance is excellent.

Cons

Benefits are ok. Management has gone through some turnover and sometimes it can feel chaotic.

Advice to Management

Hire good folks who can carry on the super cool culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Monsoon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be an amazing place, can we get that back?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monsoon full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, friendly and fun coworkers, great benefits and time-off, family and pet-friendly environment. Generous opportunities for advancement into different fields of interest, be it QA, CS, DBA, Marketing, IT, etc. etc. Regardless of job title and/or skills, everyone works together as a team to support each other and share responsibilities. Open-door policy, whoever you are - you can grab lunch and talk with anyone from the CEO to the office manager with openness and ease. Casual/comfortable dress, wear a button-up shirt and tie if that's your thing, or roll out of bed and throw on flip-flops and jeans.

    Cons

    Changes in upper level management and the new approach to company culture has left many feeling disgusted and looking for other job opportunities - it's now an environment of distrust and instability. Zero inter-office communication and collaboration, our 3 locations may as well still be different and independent companies. Quite a lot of short-term, "good enough" fixes that compound problematic system issues in the long run. Uncertainty of where the company plans to be in the future, and how it will evolve with the changing world.

    Advice to Management

    After the recent rounds of restructuring, your employees are feeling shock, fear, and low morale. People are overwhelmed and over-worked, and don't want to hear how they can take on more responsibility to "stretch their wings" or "expand and grow their skills". Hire some help, even if it's just a few contractors to help alleviate the immediate burdens. Empathize and support your people into believing in the company vision again, rejuvenate their enthusiasm and happiness to come work for you... you're beginning to come off as corporate, uncaring, and passive-aggressive.


  2. "Declining returns on once profitable company erodes once vibrant culture."

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

    I have been working at Monsoon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, convenient location.

    Cons

    Below industry standard wages, lack of internal advancement opportunities for upper level positions, reduced benefits, zero bonus payouts.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees, not in shiny pennies.


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