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  1. "Fast paced company with a lot of room for learning and growth."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Watertown, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot. If you have talent and energy, you can move up.

    Cons

    If you want a slow office job, this is not the best place for you.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A business model built around SMS subscriptions. Seriously."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was paid a decent salary during my short tenure at MM. Nice building with easy access to a mall and decent food court. Monday morning bagels.

    Cons

    The primary business model at MM is SMS subscriptions. Remember those old commercials ("text IMASUCKER to 12345 to receive daily horoscope messages")? Well, MM still does that. (Or at least they still did a few years ago - I thankfully have no idea what they're up to today, though it wouldn't surprise me to learn that they're still up to their old shenanigans.) I was sold a long story about how they're looking to move beyond this SMS business model, which is why I left another job to take a position at MM.

    Upon starting my new job, I didn't receive *any* training, most notably on their proprietary content management system (which was AWFUL, yet essential to many peoples' job functions). The staff seemed resentful that I was brought on board, so I was treated like dirt by most of my colleagues from the get-go. When I was hired, I was told that the company was going to provide me with any and all tools I need to get the job done. When I requested software (required to do the work I was asked to do), I was almost laughed out of the room. A thousand dollars in software licenses? Please! In short, I was basically put into an impossible situation where success was far beyond reach. As such, I was let go with little explanation and a sad severance package.

    Lastly, executives at MM make ungodly amounts of money. You'll see Ferraris, Maseratis, etc in the parking garage. Not suggesting they didn't earn it, but there was undoubtedly a boys club at the top of the MM food chain and they seemed to revel in their separateness. It's demoralizing, to be sure.

    Advice to Management

    Find a business model that doesn't make you look like scam artists. Work harder to make new hires not feel like red headed stepchildren. Drop the absurd business-casual dress code because you won't find young talent who will put up with slacks and button-downs every day.


  3. "Learned some good skills, but management limits opportunities for growth."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software/Test Engineer in Watertown, MA
    Former Employee - Software/Test Engineer in Watertown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learn about mobile industry
    Learn about web as well as LAMP stack.

    Cons

    Shady business model
    No raises or bonuses in the two years I was there.
    Management limited opportunities to expand skills or grow.
    Management prioritized everything as an emergency, so there was constant firefighting
    Business model focused on SMS "sandbox" for too long, so opportunities to expand into newer aspects of mobile space (tablets, Android) are stifled.
    Several rounds of layoffs have occurred, many employees have left Watertown office with no effort to backfill those positions.


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    "Turbulent start-up environment with lots of opportunities ti make things happen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mobile Messenger full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere (Australian owners), good pay and benefits, good work life balance, good company events

    Cons

    Business model slightly shady, very abrupt changes and restructuring, questionable long term growth prospects


  6. "Great and not so great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Innovative company and growing in the mobile advertising medium.
    Great atmosphere and location.

    Cons

    A lot of hours and not enough compensation
    No room for vertical advancement

    Advice to Management

    Look at the big picture and take care of your employees first everything else will follow.


  7. "Very little communication from senior management and silo'd approach to decision making"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Well paying, leader in the space.

    Cons

    Little delegation or empowerment from senior management. Little management or oversight.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees and share information.


  8. "Good place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I learned a lot from these guys. It was challenging at first, but once I understood the business model, I was fine. They helped me all along the way.

    Cons

    The hours were long at times. But the people made up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people


  9. "Some really great people worked here but management was immature"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People, offices, pay, interesting work, clients

    Cons

    immature management, lack of processes, lack of collaboration across workforce,


  10. "head count"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mobile Messenger full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    love it it is so rewarding in an environment of going the distance and running with the pack going to this meet today in pocahontas state park wight the kids well

    Cons

    not much bit I can imaiging there may be some in some light but it was good while here and hope to be here even longer so here we go.


  11. "Decent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay and employees are not micromanaged

    Cons

    disorganized company with much favoritism


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