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  1. "Great People, Poor Vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is full of interesting complex problems
    Peers were very team oriented and were willing to work together.
    Work hours were flexible and company was good about molding work around your life.

    Cons

    Horribly restrictive change control process makes even simple changes a 3 week debacle.
    Benefits just flat out were horrible and getting worse every year.
    Sense the company is imploding. No top down vision of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Find a vision and execute it.
    Stop using attrition to pare down your work force, losing your best people this way.
    Communicate and take care of your remaining employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company has no idea what to do now and stopped caring about the future. So very sad place to work!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary & Personal days are great, where else i can make 90K w/ no supervision.
    Smart co-workers, but wasting talents w/ no direction of company.

    Cons

    Upper management stopped communicating with lower tiers and weekly meetings ended months ago.
    Not sure if company has any idea what to do now, since no cares anymore.
    Do not know what the future holds.

    Advice to Management

    Change Upper management, starting with CEO.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful not having any clear direction of where the company is going."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart coworkers that knows their technologies and take pride in their work. Everyone wants to do their best and succeed.

    Cons

    Poor communication to employees. Have consistantly taken away employee benifits. Health care had gotten worse and no raises and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees them know where is the company's going. we stopped having all hands meeting I need to bring them back


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I feel happy to have left"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The individual contributors are good to work with. Remaining lower- and middle-tier management is realistic about the company's future.

    Cons

    This company is in trouble. It requires new leadership and a new direction. The feature phone business is drying up, and competitors have booted Motricity out of the Asian market. Mobile marketing and advertising have a bright future, but leadership team doesn't seem to have a roadmap for becoming a part of that.

    Advice to Management

    Change.


  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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Team, Losing Talent Fast"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with, was industry best, the technical team was able to pull off installation of new Data Centers in Asia Pacific Plenty of good talents from Telecommunications arena.

    Cons

    Due to recent issue with executives, more and more of the talents have either been disappointed or disenfranchised with the low stock performance that there is hardly incentive to keep good talent or attracting new talent. Looks likely to be sold.

    Advice to Management

    Need to rebuild character, establish good code and context, and find better directions instead of just relying on recently purchased company. Need products that will last in today's mobile world instead of implementation only on older phones.


  7. "typical 9 to 5 job with limited opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good if you like doing just 9 to 5 job and forget rest

    Cons

    lack of product vision.
    Company needs to redefine its strategy between mobile market solutions and advertising.
    no real pioneer in product vision.
    Too many procedure oriented and politics

    Advice to Management

    Have vision of product

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Could be better"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very good people to work with
    Good location, easy commute
    Good perks, benefits
    Salary is ok

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and accountability erodes job satisfaction
    No direction

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what direction you want and follow it
    VP and Director Management levels need housecleaning


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Politics reign supreme. Forget about responsibilities and just practice your golf swing."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The rank and file are good people, who are enthusiastic about life and are genuinely talented. They make coming to work each day worthwhile.

    Cons

    Massive layoffs, insecure leadership, and apathy abound. Zero chance for career growth. Zero recognition. Several of the management team contribute NOTHING and actively work to stay away from their employees. In three years I had exactly TWO face to face meetings with my manager. One senior manager was so out of touch he no longer knew what technology platforms we were using or what projects were being worked on. He cost the company tens of thousands, yet they promoted him.

    Upper management has giant egos and is far more interested in lining their own pockets than in building a sustainable and successful long term company.

    Advice to Management

    Shame on you! You have nothing to be proud of. Just know that you'll you're not immune to the unannounced layoffs or "collapsed positions." Next week could be your last.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganized and no sense of direction"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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