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  1. "Enjoyable startup experience"

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

    I worked at Molecular Imprints full-time

    Pros

    Advanced new technology
    Great people
    Great benefits
    Small company so you knew everyone

    Cons

    Customer expectations often a last minute scramble to fulfill

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. "Low pay - low stress - mismanaged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere, relative job security for high tech

    Cons

    Highly reactive management style, very poor communication, weak compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Implement actual management processes and at least monthly department meetings. You can't communicate efficiently in "hallway converstaions."

  3. "Senior process engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Molecular Imprints full-time

    Pros

    working on all new stuff, very interesting. Only ~15 people and they are all nice and passionate. It is good working environment.

    Cons

    It is too small size, worried about next step in next year. Due to the uncertainly, several talent employees left already.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to find a way to motivate engineers. Otherwise, there is no way to deliver target on time.


  4. "Poor management leads to poor working environment"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Molecular Imprints full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Imprint technology was the best part of working here. The customers made the job worth it.

    Cons

    Long hours. Long 2-3 week trips to Japan away from family. No career development. No possibility for promotion or significant salary increases. No accountability for those that continuously fail at their milestones. Executive culture of secrecy.

    Advice to Management

    When deciding to give yourself the bulk of any acquisition profits and leave nothing for the hard working employees, do not pretend that you had no involvement in that decision. You stood in front of your employees and told them lies. No company can recovery from that until the management is replaced.


  5. "Interesting work but very poorly led"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an interesting place to work on new technologies and to give you a chance to work on both hardware and software if you're interested in that. The staff and engineers work hard and are talented people.

    Cons

    Serious failure of leadership. The leadership has fostered a "go nowhere" culture. They don't reward hard work or talent, and if you're good at a job, expect to do that job the rest of your time at the company (for the same pay as you were when hired). This has lead to a significant drop in morale (in 2010) where many of the best (most marketable) people left. Then, to nobody's surprise, they then had layoffs in early 2011 and people have continued to leave since then. I really do hope they turn it around, but at this point I wouldn't recommend working there to a friend.

    Advice to Management

    Start providing REAL LEADERSHIP! Start fostering a culture where leadership and talent are valued and rewarded. Find those with leadership potential and promote them. Find those in leadership positions who aren't leading well and get rid of them. Stop letting senior management getting bogged down in the tactical details and lay out a plan with where you want to take the company (IPO, buy-out, whatever), and drop all the pointless junk that isn't part of that vision. Admit your mistakes and stop pretending that any executive can put in less than 100% (effort and time) and that vision still be achieved.


  6. "Company in a good position at this time."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smallish company with good growth potential and funding. Leading position against competitors in certain field. Good IP position and alliance with customers.

    Cons

    Equity plan does not provide enough incentive to employees to share the potential success.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate and reward your employees if you want take the company to a higher level.