MentorMate Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2021

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Pros
  • "The people are awesome, the office is in a great location, and we work on some really great projects(in 6 reviews)

  • "A lot of different and interesting projects(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Fairly negative work environment on the business side(in 3 reviews)

  • "Senior leadership is another story altogether(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Feb 4, 2020 - Senior Project Manager 
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      Pros

      It's a great place to work.

      Cons

      There is not a single downside.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Dec 7, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      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.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Business Reality, Client Satisfaction, Innovation, Deliver Value

      Jul 10, 2015 - Director of Client Solutions in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      I have been in client solutions for over 3 years. MentorMate is a forward thinking company, a trendsetter in mobile and web since 2001. The creator of www.mobcon.com. A competitive marketplace demands employees go the extra mile to satisfy clients. The consultants, Pm's, designers, developers and operations are top notch. The leadership guided MentorMate through choppy economic times of late 2013 when other companies closed their doors, MM thrived. MM management then negotiated the August 2014 sale to Taylor Companies, a long term benefit to all employees and clients. There are monthly employee events available for participation i.e. last weeks barbeque at the lake. Mobcon Digital Health Panel 2 weeks ago with 20 well known Health Companies in attendance at MentorMate. The Uptown Art Fair open house is scheduled for August. Mobcon is scheduled again for November. I had a client CEO tell me last week that they are extremely satisfied with MentorMate. MentorMate is right on track with balance business goals and client satisfaction.

      Cons

      Didn't find MentorMate sooner. For the record, I am not upper management. Also, upper management is not related whatsoever, as mentioned in another post.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      You will learn a lot, and will be undervalued

      Aug 20, 2015 - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Very talented co-workers willing to help you grow and learn. Some of the projects that get worked on are a lot of fun and challenging. They are always looking to improve and to be technology agnostic - whatever tools you need to do your job well, you can use. The office space in Uptown is outstanding; definitely one of the best perks. Great for an entry-level or slightly higher job.

      Cons

      Management is not visible. There is little to no interaction from leadership with the rest of the company. Everything feels shrouded in mystery. High turnover of employees; they completely clean out their sales team every 6-8 months and seem to live in fear of failing. Salaries are well below market value except if you're in an upper management role. The value of your work will be questioned regularly and there is an underlying feeling of needing to prove yourself and your worth everyday.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Place to Learn and Grow

      Jan 18, 2016 -  in Minneapolis, MN
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      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 working here has been invaluable. I feel appreciated and proud of the work I do.

      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.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to learn about mobile, but not long-term

      Apr 21, 2015 - Designer in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      - Strong team cohesion among the rank and file - Designers and developers are very forward-thinking and creative - Great place for someone looking to break into the mobile app industry, or someone fresh out of college...you'll learn a lot in a few months. - Creative and mid-level leadership is strong and competent - Cool office space

      Cons

      - Senior leadership is another story altogether - President is a horrible micromanager who doesn't seem to trust anyone to do their job. And he yells. - Some project managers don't seem to understand how a software development project works, and their ignorance (and sometimes outright belligerence) has created uncomfortable situations for clients and team members alike. - Salaries are below market - Benefits are just okay - Sales team completely turned over every 4-6 months

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Fantastic Journey! Miss the experience, employees and clients everyday...

      Oct 13, 2017 - Executive in Minneapolis, MN
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      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.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fast paced company that's results driven

      Jul 10, 2015 - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Nice location. Allows employees the autonomy to make a difference. Fast growth provides opportunities for those able to take advantage of them. Solid, high integrity, executive management. Very dynamic work across lots of clients and industries.

      Cons

      Not really a con, but this is a fast-growth environment that might not be for everybody. If you are able to keep up and contribute the opportunities for making a positive impact for the company, and for clients are numerous.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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

      Dec 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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      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 client experience. - Very few of the salespeople are paid on commission, which ensures the sales team really wants what's best for the client. - There's very little busywork, or tasks that you have to do "just because." - Developers and engineers are allowed to express their opinions and communicate directly with clients in a structured fashion. - Snacks, drinks, and staff meals.

      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 licenses. This creates a background feeling of always being on the brink of panic. MentorMate's value proposition is not well-articulated. Defining what the company is working toward (other than general growth) would make it easier to say what differentiates MentorMate from its competition. It would be very valuable from a marketing, sales, and emotional standpoint. As it stands, the brand statement is basically "we're smart and cost-effective," which is the same unremarkable brand statement that every generic development company uses. MentorMate's HQ has a small-company feel. It's an excellent place for mid- and senior-level employees. However, its lack of identity hinders the company's growth, and makes a job at MentorMate feel like a stepping stone rather than a career destination.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The challenge I've been craving

      Jan 14, 2016 - Social Media Manager in Minneapolis, MN
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      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.

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