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Updated January 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Casual work environment- jeans every day (in 7 reviews)

  • Good job security, no one gets fired due to downsizing or to cut costs (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • As other reviews have noted, management rewards their longest tenured employees by promoting them into middle management roles (in 5 reviews)

  • Limited career growth opportunities, overwork (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    MP is a great place to work. Great team and work environment. Casual dress code and open door policy. Mid size company with a lot of potential and great growth opportunities if you're willing to put your effort in and be patient for the right opportunity. Great company benefits.

    Cons

    It's a growing company breaking out of the small company mindset. Currently going through a lot of organizational and structural changes which can make some people feel a bit sour but its all for the greater good.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to change and revisit current processes that may need some updating. It might benefit the company and make everyone work more efficiency.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not too bad, but not good."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MotionPoint (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, casual dress code, lots of interaction among coworkers

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities, overwork

    MotionPoint Response

    Jan 16, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience at MotionPoint. We’re glad you enjoyed the friendly and casual workplace we’ve been able to create here, though we’re disappointed to ... More


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Once great, now fading for many reasons"

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

    I worked at MotionPoint full-time

    Pros

    As other reviews have noted, MotionPoint has a talented and diverse workforce blended with a fun work environment. With few exceptions, the people there are very engaged and a lot of fun to be around. The various company sponsored events are a good distraction and offer a unique kind of team building not seen at many other employers in the area.

    Cons

    Sadly, all of the above cannot compensate for many poor business decisions by management which have led to uncertain times for the company.

    As other reviews have noted, management rewards their longest tenured employees by promoting them into middle management roles. While it is nice to see people rewarded by the company for their loyalty, in many cases these were the wrong people to put into middle management because they lack leadership and management qualities. These middle managers are the same people that feed the rumor mill and many of them quash great ideas brought forth by their direct reports.

    Senior management is working to pivot the company in a new direction. Regrettably, these people are guilty of groupthink. While they talk about having a unified vision for the future, most people working there can see that management is steering the company the wrong way. Productizing will result in MotionPoint having essentially the same platform as one of their struggling competitors. Why go there? The real value in MotionPoint is the service part of the business.

    MotionPoint is a one-trick pony with an aging proprietary technology. There are many alternative ways to serve up a multilingual website and most of them are more affordable.

    Advice to Management

    MotionPoint was mired in years of unneeded litigation with a much larger competitor. Instead of innovating, it is clear that MotionPoint's leadership took their collective eyes off the ball and were instead worried about the competition. It shows. Forget about productization, instead expand the offering by acquiring your sister translation company and look for more ways to generate income through diversification.

    MotionPoint Response

    Jan 4, 2017

    Thanks very much for your thoughts on our progress here at MotionPoint. As you highlight, MotionPoint has a wonderful and long-standing track record of success. Having spent time here, you’re ... More


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  5. Helpful (20)

    "I once was blind, but now I see"

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

    Pros

    People are friendly, and the dress code is pretty relaxed. Free Monthly lunch with the boss.

    Celebrations and free food on special events/holidays, and usually cake for birthdays (although that varies per department). The HR department is really wonderful.

    Good job security, no one gets fired due to downsizing or to cut costs.

    Cons

    There's a lot to say.

    First, the pay is not very good unless you're a software developer or a department manager/director. You get a yearly raise that's supposed to be based on your performance, but your performance actually doesn't have much to do with it; it depends on how much the manager likes you (I know that sounds cynical, but it really is true). MotionPoint is generally not a good place to advance your career if you're in IT. Most of what you learn is proprietary or it uses outdated technology. Your career WILL stagnate at MotionPoint if you're in IT, so don't stay longer than 1-2 years. If you're a MotionPoint-employed Web Engineer and reading this, you need to get out! You're not growing and you're underpaid (and you know it's true). The company stopped growing a few years ago, so there are minimal growth opportunities. People do get "promoted", but that's only a title change. Based on my experience, promotions never come with a raise (internally, we call this a "Motion Promotion" as a joke).

    Some of the managers/directors are great at their job, but others lack the required experience and knowledge needed for their roles. I'm talking about Directors who make technology and development related decisions, without having technology and development experience. They'll disregard the advice of knowledgeable employees, and show obvious favoritism towards the employees that they are on very friendly terms with.

    Most newly hired people are referrals. MotionPoint has a very nice 2500 dollar referral bonus if you refer someone and they're hired. Sadly, this is another area where you see favoritism. The favoritism becomes very noticeable when you see the same person getting their referrals hired over and over again. It's well known among existing employees what's going on.

    There are many more things I can say, but I'll end with this: the parking situation is an absolute nightmare. Be prepared to have to park behind the building (there is no parking lot, it's just pavement), where someone will have to park behind you, and then you're trapped until you can find them and ask them to move their car. Also be prepared to be asked to move your car if you got in early and parked in the front, because a client is coming and they want a space available for them.

    Advice to Management

    For top management: MotionPoint is not as unique and special as you think it is. You don't need to spend so much money on proprietary software. Why did you guys commission an entire proprietary CRM be self-developed? All project managers and support members hate it, and every single day it has to be taken down for maintenance. Why not just use Salesforce or something else that already exists? Same with our ticketing system; a pain to use and completely proprietary, when wonderful, industry-standard solutions exist out there. You're one of the few companies that thinks the answer to any problem (real or imaginary) is to internally develop a new tool or platform for it.

    Stop being so afraid of the cloud. There are vastly bigger companies handling much more sensitive data that aren't afraid to use cloud products. You can start by dumping the atrocious and universally hated Sonork chat client, and replacing it with something modern. It will help productivity.

    For middle-management: There's an excellent chance that if you're a manager or director of your department, it's because you were in the company at a very early point. Some of you are truly amazing at your jobs, but others not so much. Don't be afraid to listen to those below you. They're dealing with issues and problems that didn't exist when you started. Furthermore, favoritism is an ugly thing. At least try not to make it seem so obvious to everyone.

    MotionPoint Response

    Oct 17, 2016

    Thanks very much for your constructive feedback. In response, it may be helpful to reiterate that our goal at MotionPoint is to create a collaborative and innovative environment where we’re each ... More


  6. Helpful (19)

    "An Affair to Remember"

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, for the most part. Some holiday lunches, alcohol included, and watch special events on TV, mostly sports.

    Cons

    "Special relationship" no one talks about or are afraid to bring up for fear of retaliation or just no one wants to be the one to call it out. But little does anyone know this is slowly bringing down the dept to the point where the good ones go and the ones that stay are just there for fear they cant get a better job (which they can). But the good ones are made to look like they are/were no good at their job or incompetent (although they are/were there for years), when in fact its their "leader" that doesn't have a clue what they are doing cause they are too busy doing googly eyes at a tool that isn't going to save the company or dept - and can't think for themselves, so just lie and blame it on someone else. No one does or says anything so nothing changes, and the few that do speak up...well no one listens anyway. But lets hire interns to do a full-time job, that'll solve everything - the company doesn't want to spend money on new people anyway. And they'll hire their special friends so that they can collect the referral money cause they need it (not like anyone else could use it) but surprise, that person also isnt good at their job.

    Advice to Management

    Some of you actually have your TEAM together and priorities straight. Others, well, lets just say...you need to find different employment.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Innovative Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Quality Assurance in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Web Quality Assurance in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great environment and people to work with. This is a very innovative Company, that always think out of the box and care about the clients, providing them the right tools to accomplish their goals. The managers are awesome people to talk to, they always care about how to make the company better, and also how to make the job easier for the employee.

    Cons

    Work distribution, some employees handle more work than others. This should be something to take care of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great work environment.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coconut Creek, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coconut Creek, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You meet some nice people who have potential to become friends.

    Cons

    Run away as fast as you can in the other direction.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Comfy but No Growth Potential; Leave Ambition at the Door"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MotionPoint full-time

    Pros

    Understanding about emergencies and flexible about working remotely. Great job security (in reality they can't get anyone non-local to stay in the area), willing to take chances on hiring a truly diverse staff. Lots of extremely well put on events throughout the year and a good attention to birthdays and the like.

    Cons

    Zero growth potential. Upper management are either people who were founders or your typical MBA-type outside hire. I cannot think of one example of one upper manager who started his career with the company. Even aiming lower the company is not growing fast enough to offer anything other than token title changes or vertical movements.

    Despite having a fantastically diverse staff both culturally and in terms of work experience any input outside the upper management circle is completely ignored. Driven individuals used to being encouraged to take the initiative to solve problems or push the envelope and not be dismissed will be extremely frustrated. Locals looking for a career they can keep until retirement, are happy with their lot in life and don't aspire to grow their skills will be extremely comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    What type of employees do you want? People who will drive your company forward or ones who will follow orders and not think beyond? Employees shouldn't be telling new ones things like "Keep their head down" and "Why? You will only be disappointed".

    MotionPoint Response

    Dec 28, 2015

    Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. While we certainly appreciate your unique point of view, it’s important that we balance your perspective here for the benefit of others ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "MP Employee"

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

    I have been working at MotionPoint full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a unique offering. Every day is a challenge and extremely fast paced. Not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to learn something everyday!

    Cons

    So fast paced, that sometimes you don't have time to catch your breath.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better remote access platform to work from so employees can be efficient even when working remotely.


  11. Helpful (9)

    "Will be great, but a long ways to go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development in Coconut Creek, FL
    Former Employee - Development in Coconut Creek, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MotionPoint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting technology, very friendly coworkers, sunny office space, excellent HR department

    Cons

    Management, particularly senior management, has a lot of issues. One-size-fits-all senior management style treats every non-manager like temps. Senior staff do not have good people-management skills, yet insist on micromanaging. Bad culture trend of scheduling meetings over lunch time. Very limited growth in IT limits growth opportunities. Very strict attendance policy (must be in office and working at 8am, period) for no particular reason. Parking situation is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Development is an act of creation, and requires flexibility and respect. Don't treat them like children, and ask their opinion once in a while.



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