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Mandli Communications Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Great high tech company with dedicated management and loyal employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mandli Communications is working on leading edge technologies that will eventually make our lives better in the transportation arena. For a small company the challenge is exciting and worthwhile. I feel part of a vibrant organization

    Cons

    Sometimes there does not seem to be enough time in the day. Will continue to better manage time to optimize output

    Advice to Management

    Maybe better prioritization of objectives. Formal project management training would be a wonderful improvement.


  2. "Roadview is a enigma"

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    Former Employee - Data Processor in Fitchburg, WI
    Former Employee - Data Processor in Fitchburg, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complimentary healthcare
    Good starter experience for someone straight out of college

    Cons

    Low pay
    Little to No advancement
    Incompetent human resources department

    Advice to Management

    During my time there, not a single manager or supervisor would interact with me. And on one occasion an engineer who worked there was pretty rude to me on my first week of working there.

    Employees at roadview seem to be pretty miserable. Data processors, Data Technicians, Data Specialists do most of the project work but are compensated poorly.

    Stop spending money on Apple computers and either use Linux or Windows. You service the State Government, the state uses Microsoft Windows.

    Don't let Company family members who work there part time in the summer who fall asleep at their workstation be moved to another department. Fire them. Hold them to the same standards.

    Don't have a meeting telling employees your going to raise wages and then not raise wages

  3. "Mandli Communications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mandli Communications full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere with potential for growth

    Cons

    Unorganized management and poor interdepartmental communication


  4. Helpful (3)

    "People are going overboard in these reviews."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Etc in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Data Etc in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a full-time job with health insurance, paid vacation, 401k matching to reward longer-term employees, Benefits like that can be seriously hard to find for college graduates nowadays. Can take vacation before you've earned the hours (company allows you to go up to 40 into the negative on those). Also as a data processor you will never have to take your work home with you, literally or figuratively.

    Cons

    There is a culture of negativity among the other processors - not everyone, but enough to make it feel oppressive. The blame for this is most easily placed on management, but after a good bit of time here, I'm really not sure. People do a lot of judgment of their peers, and those that get promoted are often subject to gossip about their unworthiness based on that. Yes it would help if company paid more per hour, but the job market for recent grads sucks in Wisconsin and most other states, and they dont take the common route of limiting everyone to 32hrs so they don't have to pay health insurance. Management is opening to hearing you out if you feel you have something else to bring to the table at the company, that doesn't necessarily mean you'll get a promotion out of it, but some i never would have expected have been promoted. Fact is everyone is coming here with various levels of experience and skills and they don't all show just from doing the data processing. I think a lot of the negativity is because the company tends to promise everybody that with hard work theyll be promoted quickly, and that's objectively not the case. It takes more than that and i havent figured out the formula yet but i can say those that complain the most tend to be the ones that don't move up.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more team-building stuff so people can get to know each other outside of just the day-to-day work on a group project or talking at lunch or whatever. Also there is a weird tension between first and second shift people even though they have to work on the same projects, there should be a focus on getting both groups together for fun stuff now and again. It helps when we feel more plugged in and aware of what the company is doing beyond the data processing and collection we already know about. Sometimes we get to hear really cool stuff that sounds exciting but then we don't hear about it again for a while. Upper management & owner sometimes talk about these things but it feels like there's a separate operation we only hear about every few months and i know a lot of us are interested in what will change or what kind of jobs there will be down the line.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Big talk, empty promises. This is a family based company but unfortunately the owner loves himself too much."

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    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Fitchburg, WI
    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Fitchburg, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good for young people right of college. Free healthcare. 3% 401k match after 2 years.
    Bagel Tuesdays!

    Cons

    There are too many layers and managers. The name suggests 'communication' but unfortunately the company doesn't perform that way. With all the layers, information gets lost playing 'telephone' and the wage gets spread out over too many people.

    If you don't brown-nose, nobody will listen to your suggestions.

    HR is very biased. Mentioned complaints don't get recognized unless their team was already thinking about it themselves.

    The very high turnover speaks for itself. People hate working here and are miserable after staring at their screen for 40 hours a day.

    Low pay. Maternity leave is a bad agreement.

    Advice to Management

    Take your people seriously.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid working here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefit program is not bad.
    Get to see the country as Field System Operator.
    Can get lots of hotel reward points.

    Cons

    At the office there is no social interaction.
    You will not gain much for future jobs unless you stay in their very specific field.
    Time away while as FSO takes a toll on personal life.
    Pay is not great.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have to make some kind of incentive for people to continue working here as the turnover rate here is just ridiculous. The pay is not great and just looking over the "pit" you should be able to see just how sad everyone looks working here.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great field to be in, questionable management"

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    Current Employee - Field Systems Operator
    Current Employee - Field Systems Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mandli Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great first job. Pay is decent. Traveling the country is great. Immediately felt like I was helping the company. Invaluable experience.

    Cons

    Communication throughout company is very lacking. I don't feel management cares for those below them, as though employees are dispensable. Time away from home gets old after a couple months.

    Advice to Management

    Please appreciate your employees. Compensation could be better for everyone, considering the work out in and the money coming in to the company.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Family Owned GIS Company With Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed privately-owned culture, caring employees. Good place to start off and gain GIS experience out of college. Good opportunity to move up within company to mid-level positions, including management positions. Good future potential of the company, great place within the industry.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to obtain high-level management positions, sometimes resources are limited being a private company.


  9. "Things are getting better..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is great, very laid back. The President is very hands-on and truly cares about his employees though sometimes it doesn't show the best at all levels. Management does try to promote from within. Lots of passion behind what is attempting to be accomplished. Good family/work balance. Great group of people to work with. Awesome healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    Company is experiencing growing pains, but attempting to make things better.
    Limited resources due to family ownership can make planning and growing a challenge at times.
    No 401k plan. Pay is not very competitive, but HR is working to improve this.
    Lack of direction from management for career growth/path. Limited management positions available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Truckin'. You are heading in the right direction, change can be very good if it's the right kind of change.
    If you can't trust your managers maybe you need new management.
    Communications is very important, especially for the lower level positions. Everyone wants to be on the same page and know what they are working towards. This means daily not just quarterly.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Interesting technology, less than interesting company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent health benefits, relatively lax work environment depending on what department you are in. As mentioned in the title, the technology they work with is very interesting, but I would not say they are on the cutting edge of it.

    Cons

    Departments don't communicate, high-level management is extremely disconnected with how the company is run on a daily basis. Other than decent health benefits, the pay (across all positions) is low and employee morale/satisfaction is not a priority.

    Advice to Management

    The company honestly needs new or outside management to restructure the whole company, set realistic goals, and develop a business plan that can compete with other large companies that will soon offer cheaper and better alternative to the services the company offers.


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