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Monotype Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Make Our Company Great Again!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monotype full-time

    Pros

    Really good, dedicated people on the creative side of the font business.
    Good 401K match and benefits
    Forward-thinking with acquisitions to diversify the business

    Cons

    Sales management that has done nothing to endear themselves to the troops.
    Not motivating as leaders.
    Management rolled out new, ill-conceived organizational plan when it was anything but ready.
    Management doesn't seem interested in hearing feedback from team about how to better the structure.
    New sellers bait and switched about what they will be selling and unhappy about it.
    New sales structure forced on the team and clients is not working for the best interests of clients.
    Increasing the sales force by 10 fold with unachievable quotas setting up lots of people for failure.

    Advice to Management

    Slow your roll. Be smart about the changes you put forward by getting all stakeholders on board. Good change is great. Flawed change is bad for business, employee morale and employee retention. HR talks constantly about being the employer of choice, yet the actions of sales management sends a different message: accept their way or get out. Make our company great again!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not likable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Lead in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Lead in New Delhi (India)

    Pros

    Facilities, gym, flexible work hours, package industry standards, high energetic people

    Cons

    Not good work,
    Lot of work


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Lack of culture"

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

    I have been working at Monotype full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, nice people, newish office space

    Cons

    Corporate culture is lacking. The exec team 'thinks' the company has a good culture, but there is nothing modern or forward looking about the culture. For a Tech company based in the Boston area, it's pretty disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious about building Monotype as a fun and engaging place to work, hire executives who have personality and are personable to employees.


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  5. Helpful (11)

    "50% Old-World Artisan, 50% Software Startup, 50% Lost Confused Child"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monotype full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, eclectic workforce -- hipster code-slingers, multidisciplinary artists/designers, blue-blooded sales reps and financiers. Relaxed office environment. Frequent banquets, corporate outings, ice cream socials. Not uncommon for employees to "settle in" during the good old days, forge friendships, and stick around for 15, 20, 25 years. Plentiful opportunities for travel, given office presence spanning 11+ countries.

    Cons

    Dangerous levels of constantly-changing brand strategy, disorganization, and interdepartmental confusion. Near complete lack of accountability. Slowly-shrinking legacy revenue base (printers, fonts) shifting into questionable new investments (rent-a-font websites, ad-banner imagery, emojis). Careers tend to stall and calcify at Monotype, due to limited industry exposure and (lack of) growth paths. Some hints of faltering investor confidence, layoffs, offshoring to cheaper venues.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like this grow-an-experimental-new-software-shop-out-of-legacy-printer-money tack isn't working out. Too many random toss-a-dart-at-the-wall acquisitions. Senior leadership is mired in cliquish turf wars, and ill-suited for this sort of transformation. Strongly consider "getting back to basics," casting off extraneous business units, and carefully re-evaluating your next step(s).


  6. "company review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management at higher level. Good company assets.

    Cons

    Not much room for knowledge expansion and research and development

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Increase participation in employee satisfaction measurement at lowest level.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "High attrition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Management approachable.
    Stable company and benefits

    Cons

    you may feel the guy working with you is paid more than you.
    People are leaving company.
    Manager's first company.
    No good projects and work.
    Poor leadership.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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

    Pros

    Stable, profitable, clear direction, great benefits, flexible work-life balance

    Cons

    Uninteresting location in an office park

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  9. Helpful (1)

    "If you are passionate to work with edge technology, Monotype is a place..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am working here from 5+ yrs. People in this company are very cooperative. I have found a lot of thing here to learn based on new Technologies. Till now, I have found it a best place to work either for Experienced and freshers.

    You will get opportunities to work on new technologies most of the time :)
    People are appreciated here based on their talent.

    Cons

    Not found any cons yet...

    Advice to Management

    All seems good...


  10. "Nice Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun environment at work.
    Regular discussions and technology enhancements opportunity.
    Every task is challenging and enjoyably.

    Cons

    Can't say anything right now.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is cool


  11. "Organization for the Learners..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    1.Challenging tasks and work on innovative ideas.
    2.People who have self motivation, it is the best place to work with...As it keeps you grow at every stage.

    Cons

    1. Monotype Work Culture is amazing..."No Sir, No Ma'am" but "Respect is for All"....
    2. Everything is transparent between managers/leads or Employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep this Healthy environment !!



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