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Mindfield Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "Creative Producer Account Lead"

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    Former Employee - CREATIVE PRODUCER and ACCOUNT LEAD in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - CREATIVE PRODUCER and ACCOUNT LEAD in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Mindfield full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small, intimate work environment. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of focus and process


  2. "Needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - CCR
    Former Employee - CCR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very friendly atmosphere
    -They do a great job of letting you know where the company is at
    -The pay isn’t bad
    -They try to make it a place you want to be working at

    Cons

    -They are terrible for micromanaging
    -Too many meetings/huddles
    -Unrealistic bonus structure where they play fast and loose with the rules
    -The software they use is ancient and holds you back
    -They waste a lot of time with metrics (they try to say this is a good thing but really the pros don’t outweigh the cons)
    -Nowhere to grow in the company
    -Not allowed to work from home (mainly because of their need to micromanage)
    -No matter what they tell you, you’re PUNISHED for doing quality over quantity

    Advice to Management

    -Invest heavily in updating your software
    -Let your employees do their job
    -Simplify your bonus structure

    -While you do a lot of things to show your appreciation and keep the work environment fun I think it would go a lot further if you actually did things to benefit your employees rather then these nice but meaningless gestures. Most of your staff would prefer health benefits or a more attainable bonus program over bagels, wine, and candy. It would also help you keep employees. You say you have a great referral program but that’s only because for the first 3 months of working for you it’s like a party. You need to show employees you’re loyal to them like you want them to be loyal to you.

  3. "Wake up, Mindfield!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mindfield full-time

    Pros

    Companies target Mindfield employees on LinkedIn because they know how unhappy we are and we're desperate to get out. They know we work hard for little pay. Mindfield is slowly being recognized as the industry joke. So this is a pro when you are job searching.

    Cons

    They are falling apart. Their biggest clients are doing their own hiring or not renewing their contract. There's no growth in this company. If you want salary/benefits and to not be laid off during the slow seasons (2-3 months of no work), stay far away. It's rare to get salary after your 1 year mark. People are quitting and getting fired every week. Even people in top management positions leave on a bad note thinking this company is a joke. Mindfield is losing money and it's brand

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company cheap


  4. "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great coworkers
    - Awesome people committed to team success

    Cons

    - Company is so behind technology
    - Managers with little experience leading teams
    - Poor compensation plans


  5. "Good Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door for HR/Staffing. You will learn lots and your co workers are awesome. Fast paced work environment, and a pretty good bonus program.

    Cons

    Minimal communication from management, very hard to be set up for success on some of the more difficult accounts. Very high turnover and no specific growth opportunities for new comers.

    Mindfield Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Director of People & Culture

    Thank you for taking the time to rate Mindfield on Glassdoor. We really appreciate it when our current employees share the specifics of their work experience at Mindfield. We are very proud of the... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CCR"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, you feel welcome, good experience and good people. Many perks to the job and a whole week for training. Dedicated management pushing the business forward.

    Cons

    Some of the training is excessive and overwhelming. Pay should be a tiny bit higher.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people who are more loyal to working here. Also increasing pay so people do not leave so quick. A good place to work otherwise, really encouraging environment where you develop real key experience for the future. Founder is really dedicated too which is awesome to see firsthand.

    Mindfield Response

    Jun 27, 2017 – Director of People & Culture

    We are thrilled to see a current employee taking the time to express an authentic view about what it’s like to work at Mindfield. Thank you! We take all employee feedback very seriously and... More


  7. "Great First Job!"

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

    I worked at Mindfield full-time

    Pros

    Amazing team culture
    Strong training
    Great hours

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth potential
    Commission structure is flawed - not attainable for some teams
    Transparency between management and teams

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent, offer more growth opps

    Mindfield Response

    Jun 23, 2017 – Director of People & Culture

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your views on your employment experience at Mindfield. We appreciate the recognition of our culture, excellent training program and hours. We regularly... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Talent Acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mindfield (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture / Family style environment
    Flexible schedule
    Open door policy
    Management / CEO has a good vision - smart!

    Cons

    Low pay - but this is entry level!
    Lack of growth opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right people!

    Mindfield Response

    Mar 2, 2017 – Director of People & Culture

    Thank you for the positive feedback on our workplace. Our values-based culture is very important to us as we continue to build our team. We know that listening to our employees and taking their... More


  9. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Young, energetic group of people

    Cons

    There is high turnover in the company

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to start. Don't stay too long."

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    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a place to get your start post-university. They hire without office experience and are mainly looking for the right personality (can talk on the phone and connect with people).
    Working as a recruiter can be repetitive but you do talk to some genuinely interesting people sometimes.
    This position gave me the experience that was necessary to move into my career of choice. Everyone I can think of who has left the company was able to move into a great position that they genuinely wanted.

    Cons

    The job is really repetitive. It is basically working in a glorified call-center.
    The management tend to think that they are the s*** and talk a lot about all the opportunities coming up in the company because it is growing so much. I don't know if they believe what they are saying or just hoping that all employees will buy in. The opportunities didn't come and talking to people who are still there, they still haven't. This doesn't mean that it is a bad place to work but I wouldn't invest more than 1-2 years in the job.

    Advice to Management

    Tell it how it is. Recognize that most employees at your company are doing remedial, repetitive work and embrace that. Company culture will improve!


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