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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Really interesting and stimulating place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic team deeply dedicated to success
    Amazing product in field of predictive intelligence and emotion
    Huge impact on clients; gigantic results
    Autonomy and innovation for team members; leaders support risk taking

    Cons

    Really fast pace of growth creates challenges
    Environment can be intense at times, especially with huge companies as clients

    Advice to Management

    Sustain efforts to hire great team members
    Don't stop innovating ever
    Publicize more; Motista is like "the best kept secret"


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fun and challenging place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are passionate about what thy do and their personalities make it a great environment to work in

    The work is interesting and keeps you engaged in what you are doing

    Cons

    The pace of the work coming in sometimes makes it a challenge to keep priorities in line and keep to project deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop standard practices and guidelines to develop streamlined processes that will align with the company's growth.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Really exciting, growing fast, challenging work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Client Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Motista full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, innovative predictive intel product
    Strong team
    Fantastic investors
    Rapid growth
    Flagship customers
    Strong culture promotes risk-taking, autonomy, innovation

    Cons

    Company stretched thin in some areas
    Demand outpacing capacity; can't hire fast enough
    Sustaining high quality in the face of growth

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on building the market leader for emotion intelligence long-term
    Make sure hiring stays on pace with growth


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Run away. Do not walk."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motista full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You are reading this and will avoid burning time you will never get back.

    Cons

    Scott. Scott. Scott. And Scott. Did I mention Scott? Wow. This guy could not run a lemonade stand.

    Advice to Management

    Stop watching "The Social Network". It's a movie, not a business model. By now you know the difference between real success and the fantasy.

    Motista Response

    Sep 3, 2015 – Executive

    While Motista is growing rapidly and building an amazing culture, the company is not the right place for all team members. Unfortunately this unhappy former team member has chosen to communicate a ... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Growing quickly, intelligently"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Solid and working business model
    Realistic, stable and low-drama work environment
    CEO with proven track-record
    Emerging thought-leader in the marketing intelligence space
    In a period of accelerating growth with a real possible upside to stock-options / equity in 1-3 years

    Cons

    Thin technical team (but growing)
    Lots of impending change
    Production pressure currently on the rise threatens the maintaining of a long-term view
    Not top of the line office or equipment
    Good salary but not a lot of perks outside of that

    Advice to Management

    Keep a big picture view of the business at hand and don't too quickly discount the value / need of a technical backbone to your product.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Innovative and Exciting Culture"

    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

    I have been working at Motista full-time

    Pros

    Innovative and unique product delivers measurable results to clients, which makes it easy to see the impact of day to day work. Fast pace and rapid growth makes work challenging, collabarotive and highly rewarding. Common thread among team members is the passion we share for the highly differentiated products and solutions we have to offer our clients which translates into an innovative and exciting culture.

    Cons

    Fast pace can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to add staff to match rate of growth. Continue to innovate and optimize products and solutions.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Building a great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Motista full-time

    Pros

    Hiring best and brightest. Transparent and collaborative culture. Very unique predictive intelligence product. Product has huge impact on Fortune 500 clients. Rapid growth. Great investors.

    Cons

    Demand is so robust hard for team building to keep up at times. Rapid pace of innovation and client adoption can be almost dizzying at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be relentless in hiring fantastic team members. Stay focused on building a warm culture. Keep the pedal to the metal to build a huge business here.