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Mirror Image Internet Reviews

Updated November 5, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Run, Don't Walk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Tewksbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mirror Image Internet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some talented people work there.
    - Some of the products show promise but overall poor execution.
    - Very flexible
    - Very supportive VP of Sales and sales team.

    Cons

    - Incredibly unsupportive management.
    - Nothing more than a tax shelter.
    - A shell of its former self.
    - Very much behind the technology curve.

    Advice to Management

    When push comes to shove, you have to look inside. Entirely mismanaged. I wished more than anything things would change but they didn't.


  2. "Couldn't take it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    * A couple of decent people work here- most all gone now I hear with 1 or 2 left.

    Cons

    * no pay raises
    * they do the same thing there over and over - no real marketing or go to market plan.
    * a finance guy who thinks he's the CEO
    * another person who 'works' for the company - but won't acknowledge it on LinkedIn.
    * core group who make decisions, never listen - and always blame and fire someone low on the food chain when "the board" gets angry.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck riding the gravy train while you can - most managers there wouldn't last a day anywhere else.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Problem company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Tewksbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology.
    Some very smart people.

    Cons

    High level management is never there.
    Decisions require OK from senior management, who are never there.

    Advice to Management

    Do not try to cut your way to profitability


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "I left before a year."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Software Development in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to leading edge technology. Peer co-workers were good to work with but did not enjoy working with management. Good location for commuting.

    Cons

    Manager was very aggressive and combative with regards to work schedules and road blocks that were thrown up and trying to get them resolved. Was difficult to get most simple things accomplished due to roadblocks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the company and people fairly with competitive recognition. Appeared that people were laid off before stock options matured to save money.


  6. "A mistake"

    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 Mirror Image Internet (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well intentioned managers are lacking support from above.

    Cons

    There couldn't be a more dysfunctional ownership and CEO. I don't understand how it has stayed in business this long. There needs to be a clear strategy and then commit to it.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on results regardless of a clear plan and consistent direction from the top. There are a few very smart managers that know what need to be done, in spite of conflicting feedback and direction.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don't bother - no future here"

    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 Mirror Image Internet full-time

    Pros

    The core group of employees are awesome to work with.

    Cons

    No reviews or pay raises in years. You never knew how well or how bad the company's doing. I can't remember the last time we had a company meeting. Privately held company with cheap owners and therefore no company stock or bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some cash to compete in this market or get out and stop wasting people's time.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere, high turnover, poor treatment of employees & constant stress over job security."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In No Particular Order:
    1) Access to real world technology
    2) Very intelligent and helpful and friendly colleagues.
    3) Cutting edge technology where budget allows
    4) Amongst colleagues open technical discussions and open discussions for improvements.

    Cons

    This List Is In No Particular Order:
    1) High employee Turnover, willing and unwilling.
    2) Lack of process, procedures, documentation.
    3) Sink or Swim mentality and no available training or docs for training
    4) Unknown/Vague Expectations with no guidelines to measure personal performance
    5) Internal Political Tension
    6) Due to # 1-thru-5 above causes constant stress over job security.

    Pass on employment here if you can! I am one of many who have been extended this critical and very true advice! Ethics goes right out the window here, whether you are planning a long term commitment or a shorter one, you will be treated as if you have one foot out the door. Probably for a good reason, they have left that foot out there for you! If you must take the job and I hope you do not, you should absolutely continue your job search as they have no loyalty to you and seem to be OK with this modus operandi. If you are a rock-star you threaten someone working there; if you are not, then you are an unnecessary burden (on the budget or someones' time). In what I have witnessed there seems to be a no win situation except whatever serves their need at the time.

    There is no feeling of job security, this is NOT a grudge but the simple truth.

    Advice to Management

    1) Implement a structured training program for employees, for new and veteran employees.
    2) Create documentation that is up-to-date and thus relevant.
    3) Create a system for employee recognition and accomplishments.
    4) Start a company wide meeting where #3 above can be presented and company road map discussed.
    5) Implement an employee suggestion box that can be anonymous, if so desired, for improving the workplace atmosphere.
    6) Add criteria and expectations as a guide for personal performance.



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