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3.4
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Patrick Nichols
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Pros
  • "Free lunch on a Monday and Friday and fresh fruit on the office for the week(in 20 reviews)

  • "MindManager is a great product, German team are brilliant(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Catered lunches, awesome building, amazing people, Just awesome all around !!

    Cons

    None to speak of, Sorry! :(

    Advice to Management

    Excellent Job!! I would like to come back! :)

  2. "Great Location, Benefits, Good Culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mindjet full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Location, benefits, culture, relaxed environment, opportunities for knowledge and career advancement

    Cons

    Frequent shifts in focus, unclear end-goals

  3. "Cool product in search of market fit"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mindjet full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Long history of innovation in visual brainstorming, lots of nice perks (location meals)

    Cons

    Politics and expensive costs, in search of business model

    Advice to Management

    Pivot company (which they were already doing)

  4. "Love the product; great team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mindjet full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Lots of enthusiasm for MindManager. World leading mindmapping software. Strong marketing leader. Well respected in the industry.

    Cons

    Company was looking for direction. Purchased Spigit and promptly missed its quarterly number causing a layoff. Impacted morale and focus. MindManager has since been sold to Corel.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Culture Pre-Merge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mindjet

    Pros

    Fun group of people to work with. I enjoyed my time at Mindjet. Perks included free lunches and treats, flexible work from home schedule, and great events.

    Cons

    Lots of shifts in the business model made executing tricky. Most of my co-workers were wary of the changes happening.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency in business shifts, more articulate long-term strategies, and maintain the flexible work culture... a lot of people depend on it!

  6. "Good but can be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mindjet

    Pros

    startup mentality, open door policy

    Cons

    sales too demanding to change code for specific clients.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great focus and significant momentum starting to build"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Sales Operations in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mindjet full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Company has been performing consistently despite lots of changes. Renewed focus on MindManager provides good opportunity for personal growth and earnings

    Cons

    The frequency of change over the last couple of years including the merger with Spigit has made it difficult to stick to a message

    Advice to Management

    The renewed focus on MindManager is great.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Completely confused leadership"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Hillsborough, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mindjet for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice office location on the Embarcadero.

    Cons

    This company is poorly managed. The merger with Spigit was a complete diversion from the core business of Mindjet, representing another change in "strategy." They squandered a market leadership position with their desktop mind mapping software. Have taken debt financing to keep the ship afloat. Many folks have left. Run.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to a private equity firm... turn the reigns over to folks who know how to run a business.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting Time"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mindjet full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great location and a few quality executives. If you support their enterprise product, it is an interesting time to be at a company that is mid-way "across the chasm."

    Cons

    A lot of change over the last two years, ranging from acquisition of another company to layoffs & attrition due to the merger, to the installation of several new executives leaves the company without a common culture and vision.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the GTM for both products, instill a common culture, and communicate to employees.

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Should never have left the Larkspur Landing offices."

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    Former Employee - Sales/Marketing in Larkspur, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mindjet for more than 4 years

    Pros

    It was great back in the day when we knew where we were going, and we felt like a cohesive team in the old Larkspur Landing building. There were some great people there, but the turnover became so severe after we moved to SF, that either we couldn't find talent, or the talent we did find wouldn't stay.

    Cons

    Supposedly one of the main ideas in moving to SF was to have a bigger talent pool to draw from. In my eyes it's precisely this supposed talent pool that changed MJ for the worse. Once we moved to San Francisco to the (relatively) gigantic, oversized, underutilized, fancy, over-priced architect-designed space, it all started to fall apart and it was never the same again. They said the move was for the talent pool, but...

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    Advice to Management

    Take the company back to Larkspur Landing and hire locals. Then quit.

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