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Modea Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Creative Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, fun employees. Hard workers. Great pay and culture for business in that area. Good advancement opportunities at the time.

    Cons

    Company was struggling to figure out it's direction when I left in 2012, but I think it's got it now that it's spun off it's simulator business.

    Advice to Management

    Expand into fields you are not familiar with. There is a whole range of applications the technology and work you've created can help in autonomous vehicles, trucking, aerospace, entertainment.


  2. "A stepping stone."

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

    I worked at Modea full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch Friday
    Friendly work environment
    Good work life balance
    Free snacks
    Autonomy but is also con
    Overall a good place to start a career

    Cons

    0 career advancement opportunities
    More management than product oriented
    Lack of tangible recognition
    Generally limited growth opportunities and support

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in people than process.


  3. "Fun company and kind of the problem"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Modea part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere
    A lot of company functions
    For the area, paid reasonably well

    Cons

    Never really sure of overall direction the company was taking
    A lot of priority placed on teams that weren't pulling in as much revenue
    The "work-hard, play-hard" atmosphere swung a little too heavily to the latter
    Went with external hires rather than internal promotion

    Advice to Management

    Especially for roles requiring any kind of leadership, look within the company rather than trying to always gambling on a new hire. It didn't seem to pay off all that much.


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  5. "Positive Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning more than I would at a larger company and gaining extremely valuable skills. Great culture and folks to work with

    Cons

    Unclear of the 6 month horizon...every 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on securing new clients and painting a clear picture for the employees of what their development and upward mobility looks like


  6. "DPR Department"

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    Current Employee - Digital Content Developer in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Digital Content Developer in Blacksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modea part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, friendly people, this company wants you to learn and grow. DPR is about to spinout into its own company. A lot of growth is happening here.

    Cons

    A lot of deadlines, and there are sometimes a lot of distractions. You don't have a boss breathing down your neck, but that also makes it hard to get stuff done.

    Advice to Management

    Plan better for difficult times. Give employees a heads-up that things are about to get hairy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Growing technology company in a great location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits & Work/Life Balance
    Culture (engaging and supportive)
    Community/Location (Blacksburg, VA is ranked one of the best places to live, and raise a family)

    Cons

    Need to recruit more experienced professionals


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disaster"

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

    Pros

    free lunch on Fridays. In Blacksburg, great lifestyle town.

    Cons

    Lack of a hiring strategy. no real investment in bringing in new clients or staffing appropriately to retain the current stable of clients. A "play favorites" environment where some were untouchable. The co-owners and founders are incompetent, and unwilling to learn. No commitment to quality. No commitment to client service. Wildly overpriced for the value provided.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better hiring and staffing practices. Invest in client relationships. Hire people from outside for critical positions.


  9. "Great small company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Modea full-time

    Pros

    Open and relaxed atmosphere located in a college town in the mountains. Owner/founder pair is easy to communicate with and encourages innovative thinking. Great place for those seeking a life style opportunity.

    Cons

    Struggling to find their mission and develop of comprehensive growth strategy. Although receptive to new ideas the leadership has not learned to accept input from more experienced people.

    Advice to Management

    Make a definitive decision about the company vision and mission and then execute a cohesive strategy or not.....


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A Growing Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modea part-time

    Pros

    The workplace is becoming more structured, which was sorely needed. It is still loose enough where you can have fun while doing you work though, which is awesome. There are also a lot of great perks, even for part-time employees like myself.

    Cons

    There is still a lot of work to do in order to get everything organized, however, like I said, it is rapidly getting better, so this is a small con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the organization, but still remember to keep things entertaining for the employees!


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Too much focus on process instead of great product."

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

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

    Pros

    Some smart process thinkers. Lax work environment. Free lunch Fridays and a kitchen stocked with candy. Blacksburg is great if you've done the city thing and are happy being distant from any major metropolitan areas.

    Cons

    Complete lack of product quality makes for very unsatisfied product creators . The company invests in big salaried process people but not at all in product creators. A lack of leadership and changing company direction makes this a scary place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people that can lead and execute world-class work and stop wasting company dollars on shiny new hires for positions a small company doesn't need. Focus on creating great product experiences, and the rest will follow.



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