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Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Make Our Company Great Again!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Good salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Noida (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On time salary with nice payscale

    Cons

    No onsite opportunities. Only 1 week business travel with no pay


  3. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at Monotype full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy the work environment. It's a great company to work with. Good salary and awesome benefits.

    Cons

    So far nothing bad to say.


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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. "Excellent company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is the best company i have ever worked at. Helpful staff, kind HR, and wonderful managers. Culture is the best part about working at Monotype.

    Cons

    Since it is a US based MNC, there are calls and meetings in the evenings for many team members but the laptops provided help with taking calls from home.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "High attrition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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)

    "Not a good place for freshers.Pathetic Training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monotype part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is relaxed.
    People are supportive.
    No politics

    Cons

    Training program for freshers is pathetic.
    They teach you stuff relevant to Monotype which wont help you in your future.
    Hire trainees only to fulfill their needs.
    Company is not famous.

    Advice to Management

    Improve training methods.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nowhere to go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monotype full-time

    Pros

    The benefits in the US are excellent, although they are getting more expensive every year. Great 401k match. Fair amount of time vacation, unlimited sick time. Most departments offer some type of flex time. Work is challenging.

    Cons

    No room for growth. It is almost impossible to get promoted. While the executive pay and bonus payouts get bigger every year, the average raise for everyone else is 2.5%. Stock is given to high performers only, which is a political process. In additiona, the constant company rebranding is exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Find your identity and stick with it. Every time you acquire a new business, you change your mind about who you are. Remember to reward the people are actually doing the work day to day.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good company but smaller teams may have bad, toxic managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company, as a whole, is friendly and healthy.. I would give company 3.5/5 overall. They have a real product and not much competition.

    6% 401K match.

    Low deductible, BCBS health insurance

    Senior engineers who have many years of experience and know what they are doing (e.g. This company is not some crappy start-up with senior engineers two years out of school).

    Cons

    If you're a software developer, Monotype's pay is low with industry standards in the Boston area.

    Your experience will depend on what team you're put on and who your manager is. My team was particularly toxic with a temperamental manager that emotionally and verbally abused employees. Half the team left at the end of the year!
    Would give my team 2/5 stars.

    Difficult to move up and get a raise.

    Would NOT recommend this team to a friend.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to employees who complain about bad managers and fire when applicable! And keep a closer eye on what goes on in the smaller teams!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not likable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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



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