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Updated February 20, 2018
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Martin Mercer
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Could use more technical management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Melbourne IT full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly smart development and service people.

    Cons

    Management was sometimes disconnected from workforce, and more often disconnected from customer needs and the products they wanted.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer service to get the most out of the amazing development team.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Best to Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Melbourne IT full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with the latest Microsoft technology, and all facets thereof.
    You can work from home occasionally.
    They mandate that you obtain Microsoft certification in your speciality.
    They provide MSDN membership for technical staff.
    You are paid for scheduled on-call rotation, but given time-off-in-lieu instead of overtime pay.
    There is no waiting in line in the womens bathroom. Ever.

    Cons

    This is the worst place I have ever seen for women in technology.
    They have a very complex environment yet provide no training in how to use it (sink or swim mentality). You are not allowed to ask many questions.
    The culture is do "what is right for the company" not "what is right for the customer".
    You should never expect your manager to have your back, unless you are one of the boys.
    They mandate that you obtain Microsoft certification so they can achieve a corporate discount. Training is to be done on your own time.
    Your expected availability is 24x7x365 (mobile phone and laptop provided).
    Their inner team culture is one of competition rather than cooperation.
    If an improvement suggestion comes from the wrong person, it is ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Do not ignore the complaints that staff present. You are ripe for a lawsuit.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not much opportunity for growth"

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    Former Employee - Order Fulfillment Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Order Fulfillment Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Met some hard working and good people.

    Cons

    Lack of management support, lack of growth opportunity and communication throughout the company. It seems management did not take time to care about the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and listen to your employee feedback. Show that you care about what they say and take the time to promote from within.


  4. "Very good organisation"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends

    I worked at Melbourne IT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice work culture.
    Promote people with talent

    Cons

    More employee benefits
    There is nothing as such


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Melbourne IT full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, good people to work with, focus on innovation

    Cons

    Innovation budget is too low, no in-house product or frameworks or open-source contributions

    Advice to Management

    -


  6. "Don't waste your time and just go look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    like everywhere - you'll meet some amazing people who are the only reason to come to the office

    Cons

    ugh, where do you want to start?
    - lack of direction
    - killing anything that's good
    - clueless managers, looking only after themselves and god forbid there was anyone who had ideas or was smarter than them
    - no communication between departments, super siloed
    - talking the talk, but never walking the walk: they do engagement surveys, no actions whatsoever
    - I don't even want to start on integration or rather the lack of it

    Advice to Management

    doubt Martin would ever read that, but mate... stop sugar coating and fix the issues at the root base. New offices and one party a year (on Thursday, lol) won't make it a "company with great culture".


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent compensation
    fast moving environment
    good schedule

    Cons

    typically bad management
    dont know where the company is headed towrds

  8. "With growth comes opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Melbourne IT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Melbourne IT is in a great position to grasp with both hands the opportunity available and realize it's ambition to become the leading digital solutions brand in Australia.

    Cons

    There is a lot to do to take advantage of this opportunity however with clear priorities and trust in each other it is possible.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold with change


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growth phase is good"

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

    I have been working at Melbourne IT full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Good strategy - clear on direction
    Interesting work

    Cons

    still integrating
    lots of change
    some silos within the business, bit of 'us and them' in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, but do it faster!

    Melbourne IT Response

    Aug 23, 2017 – Talent Acquisition, Employer Branding

    Thank you for taking your time and writing this review! We are doing our best to ensure the team understand our strategy and direction, while working on the recognized challenges and opportunities... More


  10. "Going Places"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of growth, cool people, great benefits (gym, coffee, frequent lunches and Friday beers), company is doing some amazing things for their clients.

    Cons

    Heaps of complexity due to lots of new faces and businesses. Systems need investment to keep up with growth.


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