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Modular Mining Systems Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small, tight nit company with great feel and great opportunities for young engineers

    Cons

    Difficult to advance once you have reached management level.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be Careful..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Modular Mining Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Opportunity for international travel.
    -Mostly friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    This company was started by a group of innovative people over 35 years ago who developed a successful product which became the standard in the industry. These people have long been gone and the remaining leadership has slowly been squandering away the advantages the company once thrived on. Product development efforts are usually a big disappointment and often joked about internally. Subsequent attempts to pawn the resulting faulty products off on the customers are borderline unethical. Recent plans to reinvigorate the company through restructuring have mostly resulted in more chaos. The management team has a strong “good old boys” club feel to it and people that shouldn't be there remain due to this. The proof is in the results which is consistently declining market share and demotivated employees. If you just need a paycheck and don't mind dealing with the circus environment, this company might work for you in the short term. Otherwise, it might be a good idea to go somewhere that isn't on the decline.

    Advice to Management

    Komatsu would be wise to shake this company up and bring in fresh management.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Spaghetti Software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse workplace. Opportunity for extensive travel.

    Cons

    Ancient product technology. First-to-market mentality that devalues SQA. Absurd take on agile software development.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your six.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Above average company to work for in Tucson"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Modular has many excellant employees, technology and a wide range of mining applications in globally diverse locations. There is a lot of variety and the work environment is generally positive and cooperative.

    Cons

    Many technical personnel are promoted to managers with little aptitude or training, especially in employee development. Product development is burdened by excessive and frequently changing processes.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees. There is a lack of authority and accountability below the VP level which leads to late or incomplete project completion.


  6. "Product Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Modular Mining Systems is a little big company in a little big town. Despite our overall size of 700 people globally, we all seem like a large family in a friendly, casual office environment. Although the very vertical job titles, everyone seems to work on a rather horizontal work platform on the technical side.

    Cons

    The common hardships of being a global company; having development resources scattered throughout the globe means working together as a team can be challenging. Connecting with technology is key to advancing technology.

    Advice to Management

    Stay attune to the market, visit customers regularly and fully understand the environment, problem statements and user stories our products are developed to solve.


  7. "Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting job as well as very smart and interesting people working there. The cultural diversity in the company is amazing, you get to meet talented and smart people from all over the world. The ability to travel can be a good thing as well as the ability to expand your knowledge and visit mines. Days off and holidays are okay.

    Cons

    Although the job and software they deal with is very interesting, it is also very limited to the mining fleet management software industry, which is also very limited to few companies.
    The pay is a bit low and the PTO is shared with your sick time off.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation could e increased a little bit and I would invest a little more in the documentation and organization of that documentation of the products.


  8. "Decent place to work - lots to improve"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to explore if you are willing to travel or get as much technical as you want. Decent benefits. Good people.

    Cons

    Some not good technicians turned into bad managers. Low salary range for high level of performance expected. Poor H.R.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect an average salary range to maintain or attract world class employees. Internal departments need clear definition of responsibilities.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment
    Cultural company
    Growth opportunities
     Base salary is good compared to other companies

    Cons

    sometimes managers/supervisors are a little bit selfish instead of do teamwork


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Product Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is OK
    People are nice
    Travel to different site is nice
    Ability to keep reward miles is a definite plus

    Cons

    PTO is not good
    Forcing personnel to take 4 days at Christmas is not fair, especially to non-Christians
    Medical insurance has gone down hill each year for the past 3 years
    You are either on the "in" crowd or not

    Advice to Management

    Look for the high performers, not those who are "yes" people.
    Look at peoples past experience, and utilize people in areas that they are experienced.
    Trust the opinion of experts, and not those who have been with the company a long tim.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Something amiss"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Modular Mining Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits packages offered are good, and exposure to life insurance related to client-site-safety is a big bonus. Willingness to meet salary expectations was good.

    Cons

    There are people working here younger than the design paradigms in use, the office culture is highly resistant to change for a software company, sick leave is bundled into PTO, occasional mismatch of calls for extra hours versus need for those hours.


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