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  1. "Interesting place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Motricity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fast paced, mobile space, technology

    Cons

    seems to be always laying people off

    Advice to Management

    focus on a strategy to grow


  2. "Things went downhill after InfoSpace "acquisition""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Motricity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The majority of management was located on the east coast and they were very understanding and flexible to work with the time difference.

    Cons

    It was difficult to work on assignments when the majority of the team was on a 3 hour time difference. There were about 2 overlapping hours where all members were in the office and not at lunch. The senior management (2007-2010) showed very little promise beyond basic sales and hype-filled presentations.


  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers who care and put up with an awful lot while only occasionally exploding in frustration.

    Cons

    No clear direction or consistency, no vision


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  5. "Normal work for programmers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Normal work for programmers who know Java

    Cons

    Could be boring at times and not challenging


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    "Disorganized and no sense of direction"

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    Current Employee - Senior QA in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior QA in Durham, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good commute
    - Nice buildings
    - nice people

    Cons

    - Disorganized
    - Unskilled management
    - No sense of direction

    Advice to Management

    The quality of a product is a reflection of its management. Get more organized.


  7. "Great experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    What you do matters in this fast pased environment.

    Cons

    Typical small company chaos, nothing unexpected though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing because it is working.


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    "Work hard, play hard."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Motricity is the ability to work in the mobile industry. Mobile is very exciting and changing everyday, which offers interesting business and technology challenges.

    Cons

    Because Motricity's business is driven by a few, large customers, there is a big focus on custom solutions for these clients' short term needs.

    Advice to Management

    Motricity should remember that the most important investment you have is in your people, the intellectual captial, at the company.


  9. "Thoughts!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Be able to take ownership of things and be able to openly share ideas and opinions.

    Cons

    - Not enough communication from executive team and not enough faith around some of the decisions being made. A lot of times it is possible that a day will feel as if they are not a part of the company itself - this affects the employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    - Be Open in two way communication.
    - Employees like when the management is part of their day-day life and if there is a friendly atmosphere that prevails. Motricity had great working all last year and if the same continues - the company can hit great heights.


  10. "A sinking ship that's run aground. SINK FASTER!"

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    Former Employee - Operations System Administrative in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Operations System Administrative in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will be afforded much time to shop for a new job as you look around. The downsizing should be pretty well done and the demands low, aside from keeping up with AT&T's crazy demands.

    Cons

    SO MANY. The talent has left. The VCs have given up on this being the next media darling. Jud has taken his pet projects and spun off. The money's dried up, the tech is 3 years old and stagnant. So, uh, unless you like the downhill slide to obsolescence, avoid!

    Advice to Management

    To put it in Ryan's bible thumping language: REPENT! THE END IS NEAR!


  11. "Tremendous engineering organization betrayed be incompetent senior management"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The engineering organization within Motricity is the strongest that I've experienced in my professional career. The team is extremely dedicated to their work. Not only is the team technically talented but it consists of genuinely nice individuals who are both professional and a joy to work with. The compensation and benefits package are very competitive and raises are consistent with individuals' performances in my experience. The Motricity building in Durham is a very nice place to work. It's in a wonderful area of downtown Durham right by the Durham Bulls Stadium and the American Tobacco Campus. The company is also very understanding of the work/life balance. They're very accomodating of vacation requests whenever they're made.

    Cons

    Senior management that consistently fails the talented and dedicated workforce. While the physical location is great to look at and well situated, the actual workstations are far from ideal for a software company. They don't offer sufficient insulation from distractions to be as productive as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Go home.


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