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MentorMate Reviews

Updated May 7, 2019

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Björn Stansvik
19 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "A fun, friendly company for mid- to senior-level employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people at MentorMate are very kind, caring, smart, and independent. There is virtually no office drama, which is incredible. - There is a lot of interest in trying out new ideas, and giving leadership opportunities to those who take ownership, make a case, and do the work to make it happen. - Management is approachable and cares about the success of their employees. - Everyone is committed to making a good client...

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    Cons

    The senior leadership doesn't communicate much in the way of long-term plans or goals. There is no mission statement saying, "We want to be known as the best company for X, Y, and Z." The extent of planning and vision is, "Let's try to make $X revenue in the next 3 months." If the company is not on-track to hit revenue goals for a given month then all spending is restricted, even on small items like one-off $20 software...

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    Advice to Management

    Take the time to define a mission statement, even a lofty one. It will add real value to the client and employee experience.

    MentorMate2017-12-17
  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MentorMate full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people, great atmosphere and location. Everyone is accessible and works together to achieve ultimate success. Wide range of client interaction and engagement.

    Cons

    If anything, would need to mature in growing/scaling.

    MentorMate2018-12-07
  3. "Fantastic Journey! Miss the experience, employees and clients everyday..."

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    Former Employee - Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MentorMate full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture is #1 at MentorMate. Open communication with all employees about how the company is doing via monthly update meetings. Leadership Team both in the USA and Bulgaria are long-standing and outstanding. Great colleagues and clients to work with. Fast growth, fast-paced, high energy, great offices, and great office locations both in Uptown and throughout Bulgaria and Sweden. What's not to like about MentorMate

    Cons

    Having to continue to hit their aggressive growth targets. Leadership sometimes too hard on themselves and therefore their employees to meet revenue and profit goals.

    Advice to Management

    Set more realistic revenue and profit growth goals in 2018 and beyond. No need to continue to outpace both their competitors and affiliate companies year after year.

    MentorMate2017-10-13
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting Company, Surprising Lack of Communication, Honesty and Professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MentorMate full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company lunches Nice office space Some genuinely cool people

    Cons

    Lack of honesty and transparency from leadership (particularly Human Resources) Poor communication from senior leadership Expensive and limited benefit packages Low pay in comparison to market value Limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Professionalism, honesty and integrity do not have to be mutually exclusive. If department leaders are not able to be open and honest to employees with questions regarding certain policies and operations, please disclose such instead of giving deliberate and blatant false information. I'd suggest making to a point to promptly and clearly respond to communications from subordinates. Instead of the standard...

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    MentorMate2017-10-11
  5. "Great place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MentorMate

    Pros

    No boring job, different projects and clients keep it challenging and interesting. Young and very smart employees. Great culture with quite a bit of happy hours, get togethers, charity work, sport teams, free Wednesday lunch and full stacked kittchen, open office

    Cons

    Can be stressful from time to time. Not much training

    Advice to Management

    Create consistency in management and process.

    MentorMate2017-01-25
  6. "Great place to be at!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MentorMate

    Pros

    Great company, strong leadership and open culture

    Cons

    It is great to have remote teams, but that can be challenging to work with at times.

    MentorMate2016-06-30
  7. "Great Place to Learn and Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MentorMate

    Pros

    MentorMate is an exciting place to work. There is a lot of opportunity to learn and grow professionally and personally - I have learned so much from senior management over the years. The people are awesome, the office is in a great location, and we work on some really great projects. Because it's a fairly small office, it has a family feel to it. MentorMate has been like a second home for me and the time that I have been...

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    Cons

    The environment is very fast-paced and always changing, so it's not a good fit for everyone. Just like any job, it can be stressful or frustrating at times. Benefits could use some improvements.

    Advice to Management

    With the continued success of the company, remember to acknowledge and reward the hard work everyone has put in to get us there.

    MentorMate2016-01-18
  8. "An excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MentorMate full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, modern atmosphere, lots of talented people, really nice location, positive leadership, opportunities to define your role, grow as a professional, and stand out. High expectations of employees.

    Cons

    As with many small and growing companies, internal processes are illusory and constantly shifting. Boom and bust cycles common in this industry. High expectations of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give praise where it's due - to individuals, not just in company meetings. Keep experimenting!

    MentorMate2016-01-15
  9. "The challenge I've been craving"

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    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MentorMate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Open floor environment with a cool vibe. HR does a great job recognizing their employees by making everyone on the team lunch every Wednesday and providing a stocked kitchen with food and snacks. The work is fast-paced and challenging. You have the ability to try new things, fail fast, and learn lots.

    Cons

    Can be challenging for some who don't like to wear many hats...there's a lot going on at all times. Would be nice to have standing stations.

    Advice to Management

    Hold monthly leadership updates so staff can stay up to date on how the company's doing.

    MentorMate2016-01-14

    MentorMate Response

    January 27, 2016Social Media Manager

    Thank you for your helpful feedback! Great advice for us to take action on.

  10. "Best kept secret in Minnesota"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MentorMate full-time

    Pros

    Egos are checked at the door, high autonomy with high expectations. Freedom to achieve and create are real and present for everyone. Engaged leadership team and great co-worker camaraderie. Sweet Uptown location and good benefits.

    Cons

    Pace of change and expectations are high and some people may not enjoy that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and remember to keep communicating frequently.

    MentorMate2016-01-14

    MentorMate Response

    January 27, 2016Social Media Manager

    We're so happy you enjoy working with your MentorMate family. Thank you for your advice and honest feedback. Keep up all the great work!!

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