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MindTouch, Inc. Engineer Reviews

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    "Smart, fun, well-balanced"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Diego, CA
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    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - All MindTouchers I work with genuinely want to do the right thing, and do things the right way - Office is really nice and fun location Downtown - Regular social activities and fun traditions - Smart people who are open to learning from one another - Great product, well engineered, and lots more potential

    Cons

    We're not completely through some of the ripples of past organizational changes yet, but I expect that to have settled down in a few months

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the current path; it's working

    MindTouch, Inc.2019-06-04
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Mindtouch is full of intelligent, positive people who really believe in the product and want to make it the best it can be. The culture fosters learning, growth, and fun.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of doesn't really apply to me. Since the location is down town the parking situation isn't great but MindTouch reimburses its employees for a monthly trolley pass so I don't need to worry about it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture going as it is through this period of growth.

    MindTouch, Inc.2016-02-08
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    "A tremendously solid team feeling a bit of growing pain"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * "Beginner's Mind" approach - Good balance between valuing existing methodologies as proven, and trying new things out because they might be better * Positive mentality - everyone in the company is passionate about what they're doing, and want to be doing the right thing by the customer * Shipping culture - weekly releases happen aside from two or three major holidays. focus on getting code out to get it validated...

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    Cons

    * Process churn - how to communicate progress changes often as the company grows * Personality dominance - you have to speak confidently, loudly, and repeatedly about what you want to get other people on board * Office layout - open floor layout with not quite enough meeting rooms makes it easy to get pulled into side conversations that can't happen away from the main work area. * Resource constraints - company...

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    Advice to Management

    The people and product consistently surprise me in a good way - keep up the feedback loops and structure that make building things right the easiest thing to do.

    MindTouch, Inc.2015-11-25
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    "A place to grow as a Software Developer/Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc.

    Pros

    MindTouch is a great place to learn, be challenged, and grow in the software engineering field. From day one I have been exposed to new technologies and challenges that have been extremely rewarding as I love to learn. The team at MindTouch has a healthy mix of people (cultural background and age). All of my co-workers are very talented individuals who are constantly willing to share knowledge, collaborate, and even...

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    Cons

    Not everything is rosy, currently the company is growing a lot and space is tight until we find a bigger office space in the next few months. The onboarding process is a work in progress and the first few weeks can feel a little daunting as you discover all the different presses. The rooms could have better names that are easier to remember.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on fostering collaboration and communication between all different teams to work as cohesive units. This needs to be a priority as the company continues to grow.

    MindTouch, Inc.2015-11-25

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    January 11, 2016Founder and CEO

    You can't remember Jotunheim? Alfheim? Really? ;-) Thanks for your feedback.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    MindTouch has some of the most talented and passionate people. I enjoy coming to work everyday primarily to learn from my coworkers and build something great together. In the last few years there has been large focus on personal development, and team work. This has helped streamline the workplace into a very productive and innovative environment. MindTouch also is great about growing talent from within rather than hiring....

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    Cons

    Not a lot of benefits, though there is the prospect of that changing. Salaries can be on the low side, but highly depends on case-by-case basis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing from within, the people here are passionate and smart. Let's get a clear, forward-looking roadmap going.

    MindTouch, Inc.2015-11-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc.

    Pros

    Excellent working environment Very smart and passionate people Catered food 3 times a week

    Cons

    Sometimes the office can be really noisy Finding parking is always hard

    Advice to Management

    I'd love to see more communication between sales and engineering

    MindTouch, Inc.2015-11-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you love what you do, then this is the place for you. I've worked at companies big and small, and this is the first place where I truly felt at home. My co-workers are amazing people who care about what they do and treat each other with respect and kindness. There are plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself, learn new things, and become a better version of yourself. Management is a easy to work with and they...

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    Cons

    Downtown parking isn't always easy, though the company does offer a partial parking reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    It may have been rocky in the past, but you have turned that around and made sure that everybody is heard and appreciated.

    MindTouch, Inc.2015-10-08
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    "Highs and lows over time, very bright future"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    * The product works and customers buy it - they also come back and renew. Not going out of business any time soon. * Blameless engineering and operations culture (post mortems are constructive). * Pinball, nerf guns, friendly office culture, catered lunches. * Salaries have improved dramatically + Stock option grants. * Very open financial details, very competent COO. * Simple management structure (very flat). *...

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    Cons

    * Nurturing and fostering internal development ideas and technology or features has been a mixed bag. Its historically been difficult to promote your ideas internally. * Expensive downtown parking (they do offset some of the cost, but not all). * Getting something out of engineering and into customer's hands stalls - there are considerable bottlenecks that need to be addressed. * Low engineer count for expected roadmap...

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    Advice to Management

    * More data to show why a feature or direction is the right one, no gut feelings or made up stats. * Allow for more company sponsored internal R&D.

    MindTouch, Inc.2014-12-18

    MindTouch, Inc. Response

    August 30, 2015Founder and CEO

    Thanks for your feedback. You advice has been incorporated into the PTG meeting. I think we've come a long way on this front over the last year. Bjorg and Birkfeld have done a great job, imo, on this front. Do you agree?

  9. Helpful (1)

    "MindTouch offers an excellent atmosphere for professional growth coupled with a real opportunity to influence others."

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    I have been working at MindTouch, Inc.

    Pros

    MindTouch offers a great culture and employees truly are diligent about accomplishing ambitious goals. MindTouch employees are very tight-knit and strive to learn more about their profession through a high level of team engagement. MindTouch employees enjoy an open floor plan which fosters an excellent team atmosphere.

    Cons

    MindTouch is located in the heart of San Diego which make for an excellent lifestyle. However, San Diego doesn't have a well formed tech industry so you miss out on some of the excitement you would experience in other cities such as San Francisco or Austin.

    MindTouch, Inc.2011-09-10
  10. Helpful (3)

    "MindTouch: Love it while it lasts."

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    I worked at MindTouch, Inc.

    Pros

    MindTouch has a great product and an excellent technical crew. They are on the verge of something very, very big. The people are great and friendly and there is a family atmosphere. There is a sense of excitement and fun. Since it is a startup, each individual can have a strong impact.

    Cons

    It's a startup, so the facilities and amenities are few. Very open plan offices, noisy. People work hard and long hours, and you will be expected to, as well. As an example, lunch is provided three times a week. Employees will grab there lunch and immediately go back to work at their desks. Practically no promotion from within. Much more likely that higher positions will be filled from the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Need to set more defined strategic direction.

    MindTouch, Inc.2009-02-08
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