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InTheMO Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  1. "This company has been closed for 5 years... it shuttered in 2010"

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    Former Employee - Senior Dev in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Dev in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InTheMO (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looking back there where a lot of hard working, dedicated designers, developers, executives and employees. vision was solid, launch was impressive, but way too hard to compete against yelp.

    Cons

    I've worked in the industry for 20 years and this was a trip. Clearly a first time start-up run by a young team. I had a great time and learned a lot. The CEO and CTO were very passionate and smart people. The operations were a total joke and the team was always fighting an uphill battle. Not sure if there even was a business model, classic web 2.0 failure. Heard they are doing great things now, and its not surprising bc those guys were some resilient mofos.

    Advice to Management

    Congrats on your current successes and keeping some of your core devs together.


  2. "Terrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InTheMO full-time

    Pros

    - Beer on tap
    - Good office location (they've since moved)
    - Dog friendly office
    - Lots of space (cause they kept firing people)

    Cons

    - Terrible salary
    - Terrible culture
    - They held the visas of foreign workers over their heads (probably illegal)
    - CEO was in NY for some reason even though the whole office was in LA
    - No organization
    - Leadership was a disaster and allowed/encouraged negative office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Do something else. I can't believe you still have a company. Just go and read all of their reviews on yelp for the rebranded company, MoPro. Still pulling the same bs they were pulling before.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Just Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at InTheMO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen
    Employees are extremely nice
    Good Location

    Cons

    I debated for a while whether I wanted to review InTheMO simply because I didn't know what to say. But I decided that it would be better for me to write something than nothing. Basically the company is a disaster. Upper Management have no clue what they are doing. They promote open communications and the ability to do whatever you want, but it's not true. As much as I think they really do want to do great things they are trying to do WAY too much and everything gets lost. Unfortunately since the CEO is never there, the former COO now CMO has no background and clearly no understanding of technology all of the responsibilities fell on the CPO (who left and they never replaced) and the CTO.

    The CTO seems like a nice enough guy, but plays games with the employees, holds the foreign employees work visas over their heads, and promotes a culture of fear. It simply doesn't work. There are different rules for people working on the tech side and those who don't. There are also different rules for people who are not from America. I don't actually feel like it's fair to blame it all on the CTO though, I think he was duped by the CEO into joining into a company that has promise, but is really a disaster and he's just trying to pull it together somehow. Unfortunately, the CTO doesn't know how to do that and has created a totally negative environment.

    Basically, of you are looking to work at InTheMO just don't. It's really not worth it. You'll hate it everyday that you're there and when you leave you'll be embarrassed of your time there and think of it as a stain on your resume.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees. Feel the energy of the office when you're there and realize how miserable everyone is. The free beer, food, and nice office can't make up for the stifling work environment and total disorganization. You're clearly struggling to stay afloat and if you want the company to be successful you need to fix your internal issues before selling products that don't work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Liars and Cheats who prey on desperate people who have no alternatives."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Better then working at McDonalds or any other place that pay minimum wage. This place will give just about anyone a chance, but that's because they prey on desperate and the hungry.

    Cons

    They lie to you with promises of future raises, compensations, and anything else to get you to work harder. In reality they don't give anything like that. They pay 1/2 the going rate of the marketplace and prey on people who are either immigrants, right out of school or just desperate. It shows in the quality of the product and the competency of the senior management.

    They pay their coders $80 a day, who can't really complain because to get around job restrictions by claiming them as "Interns". Yet these guys work 12+ hours a day with grueling deadlines and unreal expectations.

    They try to win you over with "perks" including free beer at the office, but really its just to stem the frustration and anger. The Egyptians used to feed their slaves gruel that has alcohol in it because they knew it would make them inebriated and keep them from rioting.

    The upper management have no idea what they are doing, there has been over a dozen "launches" with still no real public launch date. They can't get any media source to take them seriously, nor can they get any serious funding.

    They work their staff to death doing client work, while paying them next to nothing.

    What are the upper management doing while all this is happening? Flying around the world, "meeting with investors" in vegas, and basically living off of the hardship and sweat of all the hard workers.

    If I could describe the company in one word, I would say its a "Sweatshop"

    Advice to Management

    Stop being greedy, get some real experts, and treat your workers like human beings. Stop preying on the desperate and be a responsible businessmen.


  5. "Great experience and fun with little to no upward mobility."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    fun, new, exciting, being part of something big, potential for it hitting it big, the unknown, the ability for it to take off

    Cons

    the lack of upward mobility, the lack of full time jobs avaliable, the fact that yelp is a competitor, the unknown

    Advice to Management

    Advice is to just keep of the good work. The path you are going on is positive and one day it will make it big.


  6. "Very bad"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    High expectations, small team, and located in Santa Monica

    Cons

    asked to hit targets from day 1. All that you are judged on is the number of task/bugs you resolve. Nothing else counts. And engineers are treated like second class employees in relation to the other employees.
    People being asked to work 6 days a week sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Be good to your employees and give them a little bit of breathing room. They will return your kindness by giving their all a lot of the time


  7. "Horrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cant think of anything

    Cons

    Like everyone said - one really bad company to work for

  8. "Word Hard, Get Paid Less"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InTheMO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked there for 8 months. No Pros that I can think about. Joined only to get some experience so I could move on to better opportunities. Last I heard, they laid off 50% of their employees due to budget cuts

    Cons

    Work extra hours EVERYDAY and get paid much less than the standard market rate.


  9. "Worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment was nice and good

    Cons

    The hired many peoples and paid huge salary for more than a year Without allotting any proper work. After a year they started laying off employees batch by batch...

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal to loyal and hard working employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Awful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pretty office, experience, beer that no one drinks

    Cons

    unrealistic deadlines, high turnover rate, poor management...the company looks good from the outside and turns on that perception once you get in


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