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Minka Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Product Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Minka full-time

    Pros

    Great experience with the product development life-cycle and international travel.

    Cons

    Poor design of hierarchy and responsibilities. High turnover.


  2. "Could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Minka full-time

    Pros

    Laid back environment, a lot of good people

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

  3. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality owner and management team

    Cons

    President tends to be a micro manager and make false promises for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Replace President


  4. "Data entry"

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    Current Employee - Data Entry in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Data Entry in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Minka (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed place to work

    Cons

    Underpaid on proper training. It is,learn as you go type of place

    Advice to Management

    Unknown


  5. "linux system admin and Oracle apps dba"

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    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrative & Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrative & Oracle Applications Database Administrator in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The IT environment is a mix of windows server and linux server with oracle dbs. It is a good environment to learn skills

    Cons

    The management sucks, they only consider their personal interest and their positions. No upward movement for ordinary employees. They made lots of money but treat employees badly. The workers are more like competitors, if they think they will find a cheaper guy replacing you, they will kick you out without mercy. I am glad I left the company. Besides, they try to copy other company's products without paying any proprietary fees.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. I am happy left the company and found a wonderful linux engineer's position in a fortune top 500 company


  6. "Disorganized / Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minka full-time

    Pros

    Good hard working people. However, most would likely leave if given the opportunity to do so given the poor work environment.

    Cons

    Don't expect training or any guidance. Equipment is old and outdated. Policies and procedures are archaic and promote division. Senior management is pompous and arrogant leading to excessive turnover. Executive management is clueless about the working environment due to separate location from main departments. HR is impotent due to the poor departmental structure.

    Advice to Management

    Executive Management needs to


  7. "Interesting Lighting Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Minka full-time

    Pros

    Witnessing new designs in the design department being drawn up was fun. Business casual environment. Convenient Conveniently located off the 91 fwy.

    Cons

    The customer service department looked like a huge sardine can. Dozens of girls crammed together in small cubicles.. Onsite parking was limited.

    Advice to Management

    Although there are many employees, please remember that they are all people with feelings and families families. Employee recognition can go a long way.

  8. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive coworkers and growing company

    Cons

    No real infrastructure and shaky finances

    Advice to Management

    Management should more broadly train employees on new systems and changes to existing systems


  9. "Low morale. Not worth it."

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Clerk
    Current Employee - Purchasing Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Minka full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Close to where I live. Nice location.

    Cons

    Low pay, management in purchasing is self absorbed and only favors Chinese speaking subordinates! So if you are non-speaking Chinese, good luck to you. Promotion is close to NIL unless you are Chinese speaking employee.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond your skin color and start making real and not race base job reviews/promotions.


  10. "The Black Abyss"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Corona, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Corona, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Minka full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close to my house. Easy to get away with everything.

    Cons

    Bad pay, bad management, political, NO ADVANCEMENT opportunities, you are just a number to them. That place is a revolving door... the only reason anyone stays there is because they will not get fired for not showing up or coming in late. Just make sure you have at least one friend who is a lead or manager... maybe even the HR.

    Advice to Management

    Check yourself. The whole customer service department needs to be revamped. Stick to your guns for once! Fire people that need to be fired! It needs to start from the top to the bottom. Petty leads who either do nothing or are unprofessional. Just an FYI


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