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    "Great Stepping Stone to other Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motive Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Startup atmosphere - Happy hours and other team building events - Some flexibility in changing process (depending on your team) - Ability to learn the full lifecycle of mobile adtech - Great if you're in your twenties and are willing to forego some benefits to gain experience quickly - Little micromanaging - you can take a lot of initiative - The employees are fun to work with and knowledgeable - Beer... fridge, team lunches, holiday events

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    Cons

    - Culture stemming from upper management breeds competition within and across teams, holding back collaboration because everyone feels like they need to look out for themselves. - Communication at all levels and between teams, despite it being a "company value" - This is a sales company, even if they try to market themselves as a tech company. Just keep that in mind if you are coming in as a developer. Proper... software architecture and planning may have to be put on hold for getting things out asap. - Lack of mentorship - self-learning can only take you so far, but there's no one to mentor you to the next level - No matching 401k or company equity - Dependent benefits are horrible (paltry spouse life insurance, employee responsibility for monthly premiums for dependents) - No consistent schedule for promotions or raises - Yearly bonuses are replaced by a little tech gadget or a gift card

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    Advice to Management

    - Value your employees by giving them proper compensation and benefits that match the market - they will be more willing to have more "grit" - Actions speak louder than words - don't say one thing and then do the exact opposite - Competition can be good if used effectively, otherwise it can breed a toxic work environment

    Motive Interactive2017-10-26

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    "Bringing a little bit of San Francisco to San Diego"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motive Interactive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Awesome office - Beer fridge / plenty of snacks and drinks / constant free lunches and parties - Weekly massage therapist - Lots of company branded swag - Plenty of autonomy in work - Flexible hours with opportunity to work from home on occassion - Commissions based on overall company growth as well as individual growth - Excellent work stations (new computers, mice, keyboards, monitors) - Lots of shared... space to collaborate and or just hang out and chat with co-workers - Management is quick to act on new ideas

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    Cons

    - Repetitiveness in daily job (probably most jobs though) - No 401k match (this should be a given) - No company equity (would be cool) - Forced "9 to 5" (sometimes you finish your daily work early)

    Advice to Management

    Motive is trying to bring a little bit of that frantic high-tech San Francisco style of company to laid-back So Cal and has succeeded in many ways, but also has its faults. The industry itself is fairly cutting edge, but we're not changing the world, there's no need to try to convince the staff that we're doing something greater during this short time we're here on earth. We're serving ads. Companies have served... ads long before us, and will long after we're gone, let's just have fun with it while we can! The best part about Motive is the collaboration and the people. Management does a great job at hiring, and if you are so lucky to get a job here, treasure it! You can make the job what you want, there's plenty of people who would rather come in, do their work and leave, which is fine, they get their 'stuff' done, but there's also those who enjoy working together, solving problems and using the shared spaces in the office to toss around new ideas. The new office spaces are very conducive for such a growing group of people. We spend so much time at work and management, especially the CEO, really tries to make Motive a place that you want to brag to your friends and family about, and I do!

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    Motive Interactive2017-11-13
  2. "Great place to work, hope it stays"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary, benefits, work environment, support, outings, co-workers are friendly

    Cons

    Productivity could be better. Important to stay competitive with similar companies.

    Motive Interactive2019-03-19

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