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MentorMate CEO Björn Stansvik
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Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good colleagues, understanding management and potential for growth(in 9 reviews)
  • "Great culture is #1 at MentorMate.(in 5 reviews)
  • "good atmosphere(in 4 reviews)
  • "Courses and trainings(in 4 reviews)
  • "The people are awesome, the office is in a great location, and we work on some really great projects.(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Excellent culture

    Mar 15, 2022 - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    We have very talented colleagues across all of our practices. Our culture is work hard play hard, but also very understanding that we all have a life outside of work.

    Cons

    US based employees can end up with early morning meetings depending on the client and need. I’m not bothered by putting in time early, but this probably isn’t a great fit for someone who anyone who doesn’t like working before 8 am.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good First Job

    Jan 20, 2022 - Social Media Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Enjoyed my coworkers and environment

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in my specific area

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Several Weak Links

    May 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There's a lot of super interesting work. Plenty of opportunities to express curiosity and shape your role into what you want it to be. Depending on your values this can be enough to counterbalance the cons below.

    Cons

    Some individuals and practices are very sophisticated in the work they do while others are not. It is like chess vs checkers and it negatively impacts the ability to deliver on complex projects. It's a bummer to be proud of your work and slowly watch it fall apart as other departments manage it poorly. Poor project management and scope management capabilities.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee

    boring

    May 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    fun place to work, independence to work,

    Cons

    not good, boring and irritating

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place to work

    Feb 4, 2020 - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    There is not a single downside.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Business Reality, Client Satisfaction, Innovation, Deliver Value

    Jul 10, 2015 - Director of Client Solutions in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
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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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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    You will learn a lot, and will be undervalued

    Aug 20, 2015 - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
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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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    8 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

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

    Oct 13, 2017 - Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
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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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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Fast paced company that's results driven

    Jul 10, 2015 - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
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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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  10. 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
    Recommend
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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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MentorMate has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 87 reviews left anonymously by employees. 89% of employees would recommend working at MentorMate to a friend and 82% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 24% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, MentorMate employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at MentorMate. This rating has improved by 9% over the last 12 months.

89% of MentorMate employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated MentorMate 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at MentorMate to be culture, career development, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, benefits, management.

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