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Mobilitie Reviews

Updated January 25, 2019
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Mobilitie President and CEO Christos Karmis
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Pros
  • "Good Pay and Benefits for the short term" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits for full time employees" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management seems to be lacking in direction" (in 9 reviews)

  • "No one knows or can do everything, but that’s why the word" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is in a exciting industry, especially in 5G century, also it is energetic, friendly environment, great people around, good benefit, free water and snack, the most impressive is that people are all smiling at all the time, a lot of smart people, some are big names in the industry.

    As I can see the founder and chairman Gary is really ambitious in business and has very strong vision in 5G and related industries, a very nice business man

    Cons

    So far as I can see there is no concern for me as a engineer who used to work in 5 big companies in past 20- years


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn’t Reward Hard Workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee, snacks, and frequent lunches
    Rarely a need to work beyond 8-5
    Quarterly bonuses were nice
    You have to be a SUPER terrible employee to get fired. Like there are multiple people there that should be fired (work performance or personnel issues), I don’t know how they’re still there.
    Convenient location in downtown Chicago
    The work itself is super easy

    Cons

    People who work hard are rarely the ones that get promoted. It leads to a lack of effort for some, and for others it leads to frustration. People who are lazy are allowed to skate by doing nothing and getting the same pay/credit as hard workers. It’s also a project based industry, so layoffs happen when the company doesn’t have enough work.

    Advice to Management

    Promote good employees, regardless of how popular they are. You will lose good employees and keep subpar ones.

  3. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location is very convenient

    Cons

    Stress is prominent in industry


  4. "Culture of Executive Bullying"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deployment Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Deployment Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers
    Great pay and Benefits

    Cons

    Asked to perform functions that were owned by other groups and then held accountable for unfavorable results

    Advice to Management

    Certain personnel in Executive Management positions might need to be re-evaluated


  5. "Permitting Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Permitting Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Permitting Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, teamwork, positive environment, management support

    Cons

    only con was job instability


  6. "Politics and Family"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like the others employee reviews, snacks are great! Fun team building events and a SHORT list of dedicated, wonderful people who place the companies needs before themselves.

    Cons

    Mobilitie portrays itself as a small, growing company that values employees as family. The reality is unless you are one of the 1% of employees who are "family" in this environment, you may find the culture toxic while trying to rationalize questionable direction from management in order to keep your job.

    Advice to Management

    You are VERY talented and accomplished. Get your focus back to the original Long Term Customer and Top Talent retention that made this company great!


  7. "Not trying to take orders from a guy in a ponytail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NRE Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - NRE Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The espresso.
    ZERO stress.
    Pool table outside.

    Cons

    Those who are impressed (or proficient in pretending to be impressed) by unimpressive people are rewarded and advanced.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I cant think of a single Pro.

    Cons

    Leadership promotes lying to customers about project status. Leaders commit to unrealistic objective with customers and then blame workforce for not achieving the unrealistic goals and objectives. Never had a performance review in the two years I worked there. The HR team is a revolving door of staffing. All VP's are scared of the President and just tell him what he wants to hear even when it is untrue.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "NRE Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mobilitie full-time

    Pros

    Consistent hours; great co-workers; nice office; easy conversion to permanent employment

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement; job stability


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Mixed feelings. Company needs more transparency."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for full time employees. They offer quarterly bonuses if your department meets monthly forecasts for the client. Hard working and well educated workforce dedicated to the Sprint small cell deployment. There are some great people who work here and that was by far the best part of working at Mobilitie.

    Cons

    They play the blame game and entry level workers bear the brunt of it. Multiple mass layoffs. You are always wondering whether the company is stable and management is not transparent about the company's position. There are minimal professional development opportunities at Mobilitie and human resources is non existent. They make sure to take care of the favorites and chances to work on new projects go to workers with experience. Regulatory compliance issues could be impacting the company's chances for new deployment projects.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. Develop a more robust human resources department and invest in career and professional development resources for workers.