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Minitab Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed my time and career growth with Minitab"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Systems Engineer I in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Software Development Systems Engineer I in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minitab full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Work environment is good and people are friendly. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Located in State College, PA. It is a fun college town but doesn't have as much to offer as larger cities.

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop a variety of new products going forward in order to grow. Main product sells well but has limited growth potential.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Once great company now a chicken with its head cut off..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Minitab full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice facility and offices. Some very good (talented, sincere) people are still working here. Sadly, many have chosen to leave.

    Cons

    This is hard to write, but it is honest. The company turned south in a hurry when the new company president was appointed in late 2015. The President, CEO, and executive management team live in an uninformed and egotistical bubble. (Unfortunately, this is not an exaggeration or dramatization. It is what it is...the truth.) Possibly even worse, no one trusts these people. People have no confidence in the company or in the safety of their jobs (regardless of their knowledge and/or performance). Their new business "strategies" are ill-informed, helter-skelter, and will almost certainly cripple the company in the long-term. This company was once the best place to work in this city. It was once the leader in its niche industry around the globe. Many people here are very worried about our future...and rightly so.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give because it lands on a deaf ear. Intelligent advice will not impermeate egos, especially when they are scrambling for self-actualization of their performance.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "no longer a great place"

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

    I have been working at Minitab full-time

    Pros

    its a job, has benefits

    Cons

    A Mess with no direction.

    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to yourselves


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  5. Helpful (19)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Minitab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues. Good benefits and PTO (although they have been reduced). Flexible work schedule. Great selection of coffee. Minitab used to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Check the ratings trend and you’ll see that starting in late 2015 the reviews all become very negative. This coincides with new, secretive management. Teams used to make decisions for themselves--now, it’s all about micromanagement. Management has recently cut benefits, PTO, salaries and halted some planned raises. Layoffs have been constant for over a year. Management doesn’t always tell the truth. Summer 2016, at a companywide meeting, management assured everyone that the layoffs were done for that year. Two months later, we hear that more people were laid off. Among those not laid off, many have left voluntarily to get out of the toxic place. Between the ongoing layoffs, brain drain, cuts and arrogant management, I’m considering doing the same.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in someone who knows how to run a company. Quit the micromanaging. You have talented people (for now), listen to them and let them restore Minitab to its former glory. Understand that the employees are your biggest assets. Mistreatment is not a successful growth strategy.


  6. Helpful (16)

    "A falling star..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Average or slightly above benefits.

    Cons

    Poor work environment, it used to be great but under the new management it is difficult at best.

    I would not recommend this company to anyone except for new grads looking for a leg-up based on an old reputation.

    Advice to Management

    You had a great company. Return to your roots.


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Sad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Quality in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Quality in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Minitab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The nicest group of working colleagues you will ever meet. Brilliant software engineers, statisticians, and trainers. So many people would envy you as an employee of Minitab including college professors and managers in large companies with good jobs. I want to encourage anybody that is not at peace and still working in a tough work setting-- there is a larger world out here and so many opportunities.

    Cons

    The strategy from management was bad. For example, one software product has not been updated in ten years. Not the fault of the coders, management changed the goalposts. Managers 1 on 1 meetings with employees gave them power, isolated from team consensus and you would not believe the unprofessional bullying tactics.

    Advice to Management

    You can count on one thing for sure: the management is congratulating themselves for having courage or guts or some amazing attribute related to the crisis underway. The flagship product was oversold, consultant six sigma people are jerks, it can't be us. Look in the mirror.


  8. Helpful (28)

    "was once a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Minitab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have decent benefits, a flexible work schedule, nice fitness center and even a pool.

    Cons

    Culture has changed drastically since new president stepped in. Significant layoffs, long-time employees quitting, and fear of more cuts creates a terrible work environment. Execs have shifted focus solely on increasing short term profits via layoffs/cost cutting and have provided no plan for the future. There is little hope for career growth now. I completely agree with the earlier 2016 reviews, they are spot on!

    Advice to Management

    Stop denying that there's a morale problem. Start appreciating the skill and talent that you have before it's all gone. Provide an overall vision and strategy for the company.


  9. Helpful (17)

    "Future Not Bright"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office building. Great gym. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Incompetent and paranoid management. They know they are incompetent and get rid of anyone who can challenge them. Management is not held accountable for their bad decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the short-sighted middle management and replace them with people who have had success at other companies.


  10. Helpful (17)

    "What's Next? Uncertainty."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Minitab (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, comfortable work environment, focus on the customer. Free coffee, swimming pool, access to a great fitness center. Good work/life balance, particularly helpful with kids in school.

    Cons

    Ongoing layoffs without a shared corporate vision is creating much anxiety in the ranks. The loss of a once-great culture for which this company was known has shaken all to the core. The changes made by leadership continue to go unexplained. The behavior of upper management diminishes confidence in leadership and raises doubts about the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate a clear plan with your employees. Explain why these changes are being made and how they map to an overall vision/strategy for the company.


  11. Helpful (18)

    "Used to be a great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Minitab full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free coffee (if you even drink coffee), benefits, and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    New Management that has no idea what they are doing, owners who want very little to do with the company, getting rid of good employees and keeping incompetent people who constantly make mistakes, lie to their employees to make things seem better than what they are, stressful work environment for some and a country-club lifestyle for others, managers who are incompetent and should not be in the positions that they are in.

    Advice to Management

    You need to get management who actually knows what they are doing. Ken and Glen would be devastated to see what has become of the company that they helped to build. Tina K. was smart to leave this company, especially since she did not agree with the direction that the company was taking.



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