Mood - I'd rather go to Hell than have to walk up to the doors of this place every day for another year | Glassdoor
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    "I'd rather go to Hell than have to walk up to the doors of this place every day for another year"

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    Current Employee - Client Satisfaction Representative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mood full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Cheap Vending Machines - SOME people are easy to get along with - They have a bathroom - They pay me (Poorly at that) - I get to leave every day

    Cons

    This is probably the easiest thing I've gotten to describe all day. Let me start with the training. It's an absolutely sorry excuse for any kind of "training". You're put in a room for 8.5 hours with a supervisor that sounds less than thrilled to be alive and you have to listen to them talk and talk and talk. The information they are trying to cram into your head is far too much for the short amount of time they... actually spend putting forth an effort to teach you anything. When they don't feel like actually trying to teach you anything, they stick you with one of the more tenured reps, regardless if you've learned anything they are trying to show you to do. Skip ahead after all of this lecturing and expecting you to understand it all, they throw you out there on the floor. More recently, our call queues have been RIDICULOUS, so they are trying to pump more and more people out of training classes to help take calls. There is one huge issue here; They choose quantity over quality, did I mention we ran out of cubicles? So now we're stuck unable to train people because they ran out of space and had to fill the training rooms with temporary desks and Jerry-Rigged Computer setups. You can't expect to train people poorly and then throw them to the sharks and see any kind of an improvement in your wait times. You've got people ill-informed or with not enough training to understand what's going on, so they are then in term putting the clients on hold longer, thus creating longer and longer wait times, it's a mess. When they go up to the sups to ask any questions, they seem to really not care. They poorly answer your questions while continuing to type and scroll through emails, hardly batting an eye at you. It's pathetic and useless. Let's look at what I deal with on a daily basis... I am constantly working to resolve issues for clients, through and through. But I have a job and a department that I am supposed to work within the perimeters of. I am Client Satisfaction. But i end up doing SO many things that are not in my job description. I do plenty of billing issues which we should have specific people for, but for some reason they want the Client Satisfaction Reps to look into it when we had no official training on it to begin with. Not to mention that they work you 6 days in a row with no guarantee for OT. They'll work you on a Sunday and then the following week for Mon-Fri, since it crosses over to the next week, it won't count for OT, so there's that. Oh, the inconsistent schedules are a doozy. You could be working from 7:30-5 for about a month straight then randomly you're working 8:15-5:45 one week and the following 10:30-8, you never know. Pre-merging between DMX and Muzak, things were.... Manageable to say the least. They had separate reps for all the queues (DMX and Muzak were separated and they had people trained specifically for both). But some GENIUS thought it'd be a great idea to cross-train everyone (Train DMX reps on Muzak equipment and control sites and Muzak reps on DMX equipment), thinking that if you have more people in both queues, everything would be all fine and dandy, but the result was disastrous... This created more traffic jams and issues rather than remedies. They tried cramming what takes about 3 weeks of training into 1 horrible, stupid, and less than informative week of Hell. We learned close to nothing about the other systems and equipment, and I still know about zip on them.

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    Advice to Management

    Start actually at least ACTING like you really care about your employees. Listen to their opinions and outlooks, they are the ones on the front line while you get paid your salary and hide in your office all day. People, especially your employees, would hold a higher respect for you if you just maybe took into consideration they are dealing with things OTHER than slaving away for a sorry excuse for a paycheck at 9.5... hour days 5 days a week. People want to enjoy coming to work, based off of all the reviews I'm reading on here, no one wants anything do do with this company other than the paycheck. Those shouldn't be the standards we all have to deal with. I hope you take some of these things into consideration and use it as an opportunity to make you're work environment and organization into something that someone will look at and think "Hmmm, that's really well structured!" because I can tell you from what I hear from the customers on the phones, we should be looking up to our competitors. Also, give a little recognition to ALL of us rather than sending us less than encouraging "Coaching Emails" expecting us to actually learn from it, all it does is tick us off and make us want to punch the screen. Take some time to say "Hey, nice work today!" or "You're doing great, keep it up!" to us individuals and give us a little confidence boost. Sending out emails telling us to "Get in the queue!", "Put All Else Aside and Take Calls!!" or "NO Worktime! Take Calls!!" puts a whole load of stress we don't need added to our day.

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    Mood2014-09-25
  1. "Outstanding company to work for"

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    Repair Supervisor in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mood for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Overall comfortably fitting for anyone to work. Friendly atmosphere. Voted one of the best companies to work for in SC. Benefits are top notch. Relaxing atmosphere and fun with all of the extra activities that they do for their employees. If you were to work somewhere. This is the place you would never want to leave. Salaries are on point and earned with pleasure there. Top pick.

    Cons

    Location of headquarters moved from SC to TX. Layoffs and cutbacks since changing its name from Muzak to Mood. Combined it's company with its leading competition BMX and created confusion for most employees that left for other opportunities. Still under change of new policy to accommodate it's new subsciber base that they just acquired.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the constant change in policy and planning for future employment.

    Mood2016-12-31
  2. "Cool company, pay is bad"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mood full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cool products, live music, middle tier mgmt is great, fun events, good growth. Teams can feel like family.

    Cons

    PTO is horrendous if you're new. I believe it's only 2 weeks (sick + PTO). Pay is not up to par with other cool Austin companies. Raises are few and far between. The execs and product VPs are always quick to introduce the next big product before other products have had time to grow and just as customer service and support teams are finally getting the hang of it. They just want more, more, more which isn't... always a good thing.

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    Mood2019-10-07

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