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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Incompetent Management Betrays Growth Possibilities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The engineering team and technical group at Motricity were great - they were very knowledgeable and hard-working, and genuinely cared about the products.

    Cons

    The management and senior management was a ship of fools. Promotions only went to long-time friends, and senior management... They should go back to selling cars.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new team!


  2. "Thoughts!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "This is a company simply waiting to be bought out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is treated with respect. I never have an issue getting time off or adjusting my schedule when I need to. The people are pleasant and helpful.

    Cons

    One group has 4 engineers to support 3 directors. With a layer of management between. Yeah, they're a little top heavy. The pride of the company are things like a weather app, a horoscope app. They are hopelessly behind the market and there is no sign of that changing any time soon. Really when was the last time you looked at a weather app and thought "Oh I gotta have that". With such a bleak outlook you'd expect retention problems, yeah we have those too. The turn over rate is well above industry standard. The company quit trying to retain folks and now just compensates by bringing on more off shore contractors.

    To add insult to injury the benefit package is substandard. Really skimping on benefits is just icing on the bad cake.

    The salaries are average, just average. The equity and bonuses however are also sub-standard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about game changing products, if you believe our products are game changing you're out of touch. If you don't believe it you're not alone, you're not fooling any of us. Nothing we produce is remotely close to game changing. Our apps stopped being game changing in 1999.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Motricity? Move on!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is slightly above average for the industry. Many folks work 5 hour days.

    Cons

    Absolutely no career path and no opportunity for advancement. People rise up the ladder simply based on how long they've worked there. Management is COMPLETELY hands off, setting no goals or vision, and demonstrating complete apathy towards their employees. The office in Bellevue averages 24% attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward your employees and their performance. Show interest in their work and communicate with them on occasion. Employ basic management techniques. Promote when possible. Also, STOP re-organizing! The company goes through a re-org about every 9 months. Listen to and thank people for their input.


  7. "Great, but unstable"

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

    Pros

    Great team dynamics with a strong focus on morale and enjoyable working environment.

    Cons

    Seemingly endless mergers and acquisitions leading to a constant worry regarding redundancies and layoffs. It seems as though nearly every month there were layoffs in the 3 years I was there.

    Also, very little professional development, (ie: goals, career track discussion, etc)

  8. "Horrible horrible horrible"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Motricity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you were in early enough you might have made some money through stock options

    Cons

    By far the worst company I have worked at. The CEO, Ryan Wuerch is an ego-maniacal narcissist and the environment he creates is absolutely poisonous. Google him or Motricity and you'll find out all you need to know about him and Motricity

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway so why bother offering advice


  9. "Good"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a very good company.

    Cons

    the bellevue office is downsizing


  10. "Smart People, Decent Pay and Good work life balance"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, work-life balance, decent pay

    Cons

    communication across functions is not great


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