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Updated December 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is fantastic, because there are no looming deadlines employees can get quality work done instead of rushing out buggy code (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people and culture, company invests in the employee's growth and development (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is completely disconnected from what happens under them (in 10 reviews)

  • Very little room for growth, since management doesn't care about employees, you may find yourself in an unfavorable environment among colleagues (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time

    Pros

    - Room for growth and advancement
    - Interesting projects
    - Empowerment from Management (not micromanaged)
    - Great company values that can be seen in action

    Cons

    - Can be challenging to get cooperation cross functionally with teams outside of your dept, team, or business unit

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Just OK"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to be if you're middle management or higher. Work-life balance is pretty good, though that's heavily dependent on what team you're on (some managers can be very micro-manage-y)

    Cons

    Pay is grossly uncompetitive, especially at the lower levels. Once you become eligible for annual bonuses (read: senior level positions and above), it becomes a much nicer place to work.
    Industry as a whole is very ancient, UI feels like it's from the 90s.

    Advice to Management

    Make annual bonuses accessible to lower levels of the organization. Turnover at the lower levels is so high because there's not much reason to stay when other companies pay more, are in more exciting industries, or both. At the end of the day, you are a software/technology company, so you need to be comparing yourself to other software/technology companies in the area in terms of pay and benefits (read: Qualcomm, Intuit, ServiceNow, etc.)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great starter company, no room for growth with in Marketing."

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    Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Designer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company over all is diverse

    If you don't want to be ambitious with your career the work life balance is great.

    Strong female leadership, great place to start a family at.

    Cons

    No room for growth especially in the marketing department.

    My creative portfolio stagnated, often I would have to do my own personal projects to learn new skills. Two years in I did not feel challenged.

    Management takes the side of the customer, some projects go through 15 to 30 revisions.
    The role of management to me was to facilitate, educate and manage the clients expectations. It seemed like politically management never wanted to go to bat for us.

    High turn over rate, constantly had to train new people.

    Management started to outsource a lot of the work, the client revisions became too much for the team to handle. To a freelancer this was a dream, Mitchell spent a lot of it's budget doing this.

    The most demoralizing thing personally was when we created content for the big conference the CEO would recognize the events team and not mention the Creative team.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, instead of just waiting for them to quit.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Need improvement in many ways"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours and good work/life balance

    Cons

    very low salary
    poor management
    poor benefits

    Advice to Management

    need bigger office
    need to provide better salary


  5. "Software development engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Trying to win the industry. Care about customer needs only not employees. Less salaries and no hikes. There is nothing much to say good about this company.

    Cons

    This company does not encourage Work from home policy. Delivery management doesn't support the growth of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Employees leave managers not companies.
    Try to take care of employees then profits will follow.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "APD needs serious work"

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

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

    Pros

    The team mentality, at least on my team, was excellent. The engineers are the hardest working I've ever worked with. Dev leads are also excellent.

    Cons

    1. Pay is laughably low, especially for Southern California. Benefits are also poor.
    2. Middle management needs to wake up! Connect with your team. Pay attention to what they need instead of making poor decisions and hoping the team can pick up the pieces.
    3. Cut middle management in half and hire more product managers and UX designers!! The number of APD repair PMs compared to the work load and what needs to be done to enhance the products is pitiful.
    4. There's not a single scenario I can think of where cutting dev resources yet increasing product expectations makes sense. Mitchell is famous for this. They don't put the necessary resources into products, except for new ones, and then wonder why they fail time and time again.
    5. PM/PO structure is completely inconsistent, so some PMs serve as the PO as well which doubles workload especially when they have more than one product.

    Advice to Management

    Cut management and hire more people who actually work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Decent company but very boring work

    Cons

    no motivation or no career improvement plans

    Advice to Management

    Employee is hired and left as an orphan. No career plans or no motivation and no bonuses or increases which is pathetic

  8. "Simply terrific"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Training Professional in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Training Professional in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible work environment accompanied with awesome benefits. The leadership team understands the benefits of work/life harmony. A very accommodating company to its employees.

    Cons

    Need more parking spots.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "Mitchell Values Great Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO is truly inspiring. He cares about his employees and is very charitable.
    Dedicated leadership team, each person on the team takes time to chat with their employees and are always striving to give our customers the best products and experiences.
    Amazing culture and people. Benefits are decent, they a have nice 401k matching program and some tuition reimbursement. Management supports self-growth. If you work hard and generate innovative ideas, you'll be rewarded.

    Cons

    Insurance plans are okay. Their in-network options are terrible, and out-of-network plans are a little pricey.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Software Developer Engineer APD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting job
    Some talented people - really skilled and knowledgeable
    Interesting projects - yet outdated technology

    Cons

    Favoritism - will step into politics
    Projects don't run to completion - biting off more than one can chew
    No code ownership - most projects get moved offshore
    No user experience - limited best practices - creation of 'tiger teams' for temporary clean up or duct tape of code
    Micromanagement
    Job title does not include all the duties of what you will actually be doing - be aware of this.

    Advice to Management

    More training, better retention, don't put starting people on complex system where 10+ years of hands on experience is needed - they will suffer


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