Mitchell International Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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2.9
43%
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76%
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Mitchell International President and CEO Alex Sun
Alex Sun
188 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company culture and work-life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • "This has made for a great work environment, one where I enjoy my peers and have clearer lines of sight to leadership(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great People and Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture is collaborative and your coworkers treat you like family. Everyone is here to help you grow in your profession.

    Cons

    The pay could be more competitive

    Mitchell International2020-03-10
  2. "Okay"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good tech stack and coworkers

    Cons

    Politics In the management, less pay

    Mitchell International2020-05-19
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting position"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, variety of tech (which is good and bad), decent place for juniors - unless you are thrown into a difficult project/team.

    Cons

    Poor management - tech is all over the place. Many people are very unprofessional - people are yelling during meetings. Projects get started but don't get completed. Pay is very low. Managers don't train the newly hired staff. A lot of nice talk but not implementation.

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    Mitchell International2020-04-27
  4. "Claims Specialist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Mitchell International full-time

    Pros

    great company good benefits work balance telecommute good staffs

    Cons

    low pay need more training need more selection of food in the cafeteria sad that work is being outsource

    Mitchell International2020-04-12
  5. "Good company and team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mitchell International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team and people are good and helpful.

    Cons

    Management team could be better.

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    Mitchell International2020-02-14
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Run"

    1.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Mitchell International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You do get a paycheck.

    Cons

    Management fosters negative feelings towards other members on the same team as well as other teams. Supervisors and managers play favorites. Pay is not in line with the same position for other companies. The insurance provided is not all that good. Managers and supervisors tend to gossip and allow others to gossip in team meetings or in other areas of the office. Many employees don't get a cost of living raise each year. Gossip is out of control.

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    Mitchell International2020-03-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mitchell International

    Pros

    Management, culture, interesting job, busy

    Cons

    Training, supervisors foster bad environment

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    Mitchell International2020-02-12
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great company to start your career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mitchell International full-time

    Pros

    1. The people. Seriously, they're the best. You're going to meet people who will really have your back, and people who you'll end up hanging out with after hours. 2. If you're fresh out of school, or only a couple of years into your career, this is one of the best places you can find yourself. All teams are woefully understaffed (obviously a con) but this becomes a pro as you'll be able to quickly build out your resume. You're going to be tossed into projects in a "sink or swim" environment, and you'll be running projects on your own pretty much from day one. This enables you to learn a lot, and have exposure to all levels of company leaders. 3. Cafe on site - It's kind of expensive, but a recent change in ownership of the cafe brought in pretty decent food, and since it's right on site, you don't have to worry about leaving the building. 4. Work from home flexibility - This kind of depends on the team you're on, but most don't really have a problem with people working from home. 5. Most of the leadership team is actually pretty great. They all have open door policies, and are good people. Some of them are really, really knowledgable in their areas of expertise, and if you can learn from them, you'll be in a great spot.

    Cons

    1. Forget any sort of work/life balance. Because of the understaffing, there is always too much work. And yet, the leadership is always trying to bring in new partnerships, which creates more work, yet no new people are ever hired. As such, those who are there, are just expected to do more. 2. Forget about getting a fair raise and/or promotion. Whatever your compensation is when you are hired is pretty much what you're going to stay at for the remainder of your employment. Promotions happen usually out of desperation (ex. the manager left and they need someone to plug the hole), so don't be expecting promotions for hard work. And if you do get one, you'll get a new title and whole lot of new work, but will see maybe a 3% raise. Yearly raises usually average 1-3% IF the company is actually handing our raises that year, and not on a wage freeze. There are zero paths for career development, so once you've figured out the skills you need to move on, make sure you move on. 3. There's a total lack of recognition of hard work. People that are recognized are usually in the small elite of leadership favorites, and aren't always the ones doing the work. If you have a great manager, you might see an MVP award, but that's about it. 4. Compensation is REALLY low for the area, and benefits are abysmal. Again, if you're at the beginning of your career and are looking for skills over money, this is the place to be. But otherwise, no one is paid well. Benefits are awful. PTO usually averages out to be about 3 weeks, which is good, but health benefits are really expensive and ultimately don't cover a whole lot. 5. Overall facilities are lacking. The building is showing its age, and any money the company allocates for updates usually end up being funneled into a new security system required by a customer. Parking is awful. Unless you arrive by 8am, good luck finding anything within a mile. And don't even think about leaving for a mid-day appointment or lunch, because if you do, there's no point in even trying to come back.

    Mitchell International2020-02-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Busy but rough environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mitchell International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You won't be bored. There's plenty to do in every department. Trophies are awarded for just about everything.

    Cons

    Little to no work/life balance as every department is understaffed. The internal politics from Managers on up is positively Tudorian. Keep your head down.

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    Mitchell International2019-12-19
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Look elsewhere."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mitchell International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Quitting time was always fun.

    Cons

    Constant need to exceed in your work. The pay increase / promotion system is not defined. Work hard all year and you'll find raises are predetermined by some mysterious formula, not by your work ethic. Nothing like manager excuses for a few years. There are some good managers at Mitchell. Most just toe ELT line. More than a few do not deserve the title. Sadly, it’s the last two who have probably listed the job you are looking at. Lousy health benefits; overpriced, poor coverage, and getting worse. FYI, my new employer covers the cost of my insurance 100 percent. Nice NOT to hear excuses for why employees get the shaft on healthcare and feel valued again. Work/life balance is nil. Understaffed, never time to do it right. The more you do, the more that is expected from that time on. Constant pressure not to take time off, worry about keeping your job. Over the years, Mitchell has been bought and sold by several equity firms. Seems to be several silent equity partners too. Quite a move to expand locations and purchase competing companies also. The rise in equity input, acquisitions seems to be all geared towards bottom line. Benefits have slid rearward or just vanished over the years. Employees to be thought of as a fixed cost, not people. Just crank up the pressure, make them work harder. Toxic, caustic work atmosphere, all geared to the pie-in-the-sky bottom line, which upper management seems to eye as the key to the future. Backstabbing seems to be in vogue in many departments. Raises and promotions are laughable. This is a horizontal company, you might get a title change, but upper positions are filled from the outside, not by competent, current employees. Yes, promotions do occur, but it seems to be a sell your soul agreement. HR paints a glorified picture of this company, it's not true. Be very suspicious of 5-star reviews. Quarterly meetings along with smaller department meetings are more like indoctrination sessions then informing and firing up employees. Parking is great if you arrive very early. If you have a late start time or are just late one day, count on walking several long blocks. Not fun in the dark or foul weather.

    Mitchell International2019-12-28
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