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Mixpanel CEO Amir Movafaghi
Amir Movafaghi
53 Ratings
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  • "Some growing pains but nothing that is not worth working here(in 12 reviews)

  • "Extreme focus on business competitors can be demoralizing, though it's clear why it's necessary right now in the overcrowded analytics space(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Miserable Experience"

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

    I worked at Mixpanel full-time

    Pros

    They defined the market and at one point had a game changing product. Small enough that the current CEO can really run the whole show. Some great people.

    Cons

    Founder stayed about 5 years too long and totally hampered growth. Revolving door for management. Current sales leadership is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Sell and move on.

    Mixpanel2018-06-05
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Summary Reflections on Two Years"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel

    Pros

    Early on, I was able to work with some very motivated folks. Learned a ton year one.

    Cons

    Product's fallen behind. Morale is low. Leadership is below average. CEO is a bad fit. Experience varies by department. Revolving door in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Try new things.

    Mixpanel2018-01-26
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  4. Helpful (12)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mixpanel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch, trips to tahoe, fooseball tables, coconut water, etc

    Cons

    I have a really tough time believing the positive reviews are real. If you are considering joining Mixpanel, do yourself a favor and talk to people other than the interviewers. HR person made a comment at one point that they were "trying to do something about the negative reviews on Glassdoor" Mixpanel had a great idea in 2009, raised a ton of money, rested on their laurels, and failed to capitalize on growth. Recent product releases have flopped because products are built in a vacuum without any consideration given to customer feedback. This has resulted in customers leaving the company in droves. If interviewing ask what the annualized churn number is. Sales and marketing leadership has been a revolving door. Good people have left and will continue to leave. A meritocracy this is not, loyalty to the CEO is the trait valued above all else and is the main lever used for promotion. No 401k match, below market-rate equity packages. No one exercises options.

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    Advice to Management

    Swallow your pride and sell the business.

    Mixpanel2017-04-26
  5. Helpful (36)

    "It starts with leadership"

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    Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel

    Pros

    - Great product that re-invented the mobile and web analytics space - Incredible momentum as the mobile space grows - Standard perks like free lunches, dinners, happy hours, toys, referral bonuses - Annual ski trip to Tahoe and other outings - I've made a nice bit of money selling this product - Having Mixpanel on my resume has helped get job opportunities now that I'm planing to leave

    Cons

    - Relationship between sales (customer) and engineering (product) is terrible: total isolation and now confrontation as the company grows; it's like Revenge of the Nerds but in reverse - Frat culture: the CEO's three favorite things are talking about how much he likes to drink, comparing himself to a gangster rapper, and a juvenile lack of self-awareness - Revolving door of talent: some attrition is to be expected, but even senior-level managers and top performers are leaving in droves (some pretty quickly) - No strategy or focus on growth: some of the numbers look great but others really, really don't - Horrible leadership: yes, he's young and relatively inexperienced, but the CEO also just treats people pretty badly

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    Advice to Management

    It's easy to just party when revenue looks good (the sales leadership is pretty great), but there's a problem when churn is going up, leads are going down, competition is surging, morale is wavering, and the CEO continues to act like it's his world but only some of us are allowed to live in it.

    Mixpanel2015-11-14
  6. Helpful (13)

    "Regardless of success (or mission), treating people without respect and dignity makes for a terrible place to work"

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

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Mixpanel has terrific office space, lots of free food/lunches/dinners, located in the heart of downtown sf, product is respected/known in the space, high growth start-up

    Cons

    Awful place to work, approach with caution. Management thinks employees are disposable. Management doesn't know how to communicate in any tone other than condescending/demeaning. Culture of negativity and fear. It's a revolving door, so don't expect a long stay. All start-ups have problems, but the ones at Mixpanel go above and beyond typical behavior and etiquette.

    Advice to Management

    No real point in offering advice, management doesn't care to listen.

    Mixpanel2014-02-24
  7. Helpful (15)

    "Mixpanel = Revolving door"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time

    Pros

    Free food once a week.

    Cons

    This place is a revolving door. Every month the CEO has let someone great go. Heartless management.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat employees as human beings. The next person let go should be the CEO.

    Mixpanel2013-07-10
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