Motive (Texas) Reviews | Glassdoor

Motive (Texas) Reviews

11 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
David Stevenson
3 Ratings

11 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Good fast paced group under Alcatel Lucent with growth prospects"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Professional Services Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Motive (Texas) full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Not horrible work-life balance
    - A growth group with in Alcatel Lucent

    Cons

    - Salaries have not kept pace with the market
    - Still functioning in a quasi start-up mode and somewhat disorganized

    Advice to Management

    - Provide pay raises to your long term employees who have stuck through the bad times
    - Bring more structure to the organization


  2. "Was a startup, but not sure now"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had a fairly flexible work environment; some people were nice

    Cons

    Some people were *extremely* unprofessional

  3. "What's not to like?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 300 Level Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - 300 Level Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Motive (Texas) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Good communication. Good starting salaries.

    Cons

    Could use some more staff
    Many have gone over 5 years w/o a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge cost of living increases.


  4. "Sweat shop but people where awesome (came on right after acquisition)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great talent
    - Exposure to different parts of the business

    Cons

    - No manager training
    - Just "Do it" and don't ask question attitude
    - Stock remains in the toilet (after almost 4 year RSU are still worthless)
    - Directionless execs.

    Advice to Management

    None that would be of value. There is so much churn at the C-level any advice would go out the door.


  5. "Solid midsized company slow being taken over"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits for Austin
    - People are very good

    Cons

    - They are slowly being subsumed by Alcatel-Lucent, so a lot of the small company feel is going away


  6. "very good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    really great people at work

    Cons

    need to expand across the world looking at its capacity

    Advice to Management

    need to expand across the world looking at its capacity


  7. "Okay place to work. Don't expect to be inspired."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staffing in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable environment.
    Clear investment in infrastructure & process.
    Pockets of decent management.

    Cons

    Executives were out of touch when I worked there, but things have probably changed...

  8. "Stable place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company had some bumps and has repositioned itself to a stable place to work.

    Cons

    The euphoria of the early days of Motive is not there anymore.

    Advice to Management

    It has been some time since I left. So no opinion here.


  9. "Motive is a great place to work with fun and smart folks, at a junior to mid level position"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    casual work atmosphere, entrepreneural spirit. There is a lot of intra-department interation that goes on and thus everyone gets to know a lot about other groups within Motive and their challenges.

    Feedback from different groups is taken in a very positive way and is incorporated in to the product.

    It is a very fun environment, with frequent team outings and team building activities.

    The work-life balance at Motive is one that stands out the most. One has the flexibility to schedule work around other non-work activities within reasonable limits.

    But managers and employees alike are not financially conscious and hence cost consciousness is something that does not run top-down in the company.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, Bad cash management, Executuve Management has no vision at this time

    Advice to Management

    Focus on profitability


  10. "a good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 Motive (Texas) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    people are great and helpful.

    Cons

    development is moving slow, still use a lot of old technologies and hard to upgrade.

    Advice to Management

    keep the people before they leave.


Showing 11 of 12 reviews
Reset Filters