Movable Ink Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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4.4
85%
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Movable Ink Co-Founder and CEO Vivek Sharma
Vivek Sharma
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Movable Ink focuses on slow but steady growth(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great culture, the company really looks after his staff(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Only Getting Better..."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Movable Ink full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • The company keeps raising the bar for talent... I'm amazed to see the talent that MI is able to attract from clients, partners, and leading tech companies like Microsoft, Salesforce, and more. The recruiting team is the best in the business. • Hardworking but flexible environment - yes, we're hardworking, but even during peak seasons, you know that the company cares about your health and wellbeing. Unlimited PTO, massage days, puppy parties, and an insane amount of in-office perks that make finding balance much easier. They also do a good job of letting you know that they appreciate your work and don't expect you to be happy just bc of available perks. • Scalable Growth - The company is conservative with decisions and spending, and the results show in the form of consistent growth in top talent, revenue, and the ability to invest in the business when needed (systems, processes, additional support for teams, etc.). NO rollercoasters of funding rounds --> hiring quickly --> layoffs... Movable Ink focuses on slow but steady growth. • Truly Family - I'm the first one to roll my eyes when I see people saying this at other companies, but "teamwork" and "empathy" are demonstrated daily at Movable Ink... formal mentorships, active D&I and "Movable Pink" groups, and the fact that everyone is open to helping you succeed. Some mention that there are "cliques" but I've found that often people have worked together for 4-6+ years at MI... it's often not cliques, it's just a natural closeness and understanding, and they're willing to get to know you if you try to get to know them. • Opportunity for Growth - I'm constantly being asked "What's next?" The team really cares about promoting you, and if you have a bit of grit, you can go extremely far. I also appreciate that they have so many opportunities to move into different teams or departments if you want to explore a different part of the business. This is only getting better as we invest more in L&D, Career Mapping, and overall training. • Clients - Outstanding client list & opportunity to work w/ the worlds largest and best brands. Who wouldn't want to put these brands on their resume? And even better, often our best clients come to work for us or bring us with them to company after company. "Experience with Movable Ink" has become somewhat of a core competency on email marketing JDs.

    Cons

    • Supporting Management - Would be great to have some systems & processes to help managers implement the new management training into their daily role. Training isn't enough.

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  2. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Movable Ink full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very high energy and everyone is very driven

    Cons

    Growing pains of a start up expanding

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good starter company"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Movable Ink full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are nice and the product is interesting. Very easy to make friends and lots of opportunities for community involvement. Lots of social activity and If you like drinking, this is a great culture. There is a lot of support for local charities which is refreshing.

    Cons

    Senior management team lacks maturity and management experience. There is a gossip culture that the managers continue to feed into. The company prides itself on the learning opportunities but the Learning Training team under the HR admin group is a joke. If you like a party culture, this is a great company. However, be prepared to be harassed after all night open bar and the company will not take action to support you.

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    Movable Ink Response

    March 31, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! We take pride in our culture of giving back and of continuous learning. We take special care to ensure that our social events are inclusive and involve various activities. We’ve rolled out management training and even have objectives and key results around internal training. We make diligent efforts to maintain a respectful workplace and work hard to prevent harassment. We have various programs and trainings in place to ensure ever Inker feels safe and respected. The best way to get a sense of what it’s like at Movable Ink is to talk to a current employee. We encourage anyone to check in with any of our people. We still appreciate this insight and will use this to continue to improve.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Love this place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDR in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Movable Ink full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is easily the best place that I’ve worked at.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Movable Ink Response

    March 31, 2020Talent Acquisition Manager

    We're so glad you're having a great time at Movable Ink! We look forward to seeing you flourish here!

  5. "Awesome people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Experience Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Movable Ink full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Great WFH policy. Good Health Insurance.

    Cons

    Might be growing too fast without middle management being properly trained.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Really good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Movable Ink full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They get a lot of things right. Pay is pretty good. Co-workers are great. The sense of "community" is really strong. One the engineering side, they do most things right. Ex, code reviews, ci/cd, good tools, etc.

    Cons

    Minor: The development process is a little immature and ad-hoc. That mostly stems from being a small company, and not needing anything formal. But we are getting are getting a little too big, and we'll need to get a little more formal. Too many languages in use. Ruby, JavaScript, Go, C++. You have to mentally switch gears often. Being a small company, and smaller engineering dept, the chance for "promotion" doesn't seem to really exist. Although, there are no fears about job security. No 401K match.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "My experience after 3.5 years - Great place to get started in tech, but not to grow"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Movable Ink full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great people and culture if you are looking to mix work with life - Premium product that actually can do what you're trained to say it does - Free snacks, coffee/cold brew, beer on tap, occasional lunches - Active ping pong table

    Cons

    - Account lists shrink every 6 months - New products don't work/not valuable - Client experience/success is overwhelmingly understaffed - Inexperienced management - Cliques/select groups are very apparent - Unclear path to promotion, no constructive feedback to get to next level

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  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Movable Ink full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company and product. Very Smart Teams.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can get tough

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Cool Product, Intense Culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Movable Ink full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Product's impressive. Employees genuinely cares about the product offering and are passionate about the company. Lots of fun activities to participate in -- great for those who are younger without families or outside obligations. All in all, if you are young and want work to be your life and friend group, this place is a great place to start out.

    Cons

    Overly intense culture. Employees and managers regularly gossip and talk behind each others' backs. When mistakes are made or targets aren't hit, leaders and employees throw others under the bus rather than figure out the root cause of the issue. Much of the leadership team's inexperienced as leaders and in the areas they are overseeing. Revolving door of e-staff members leaving the company. Employees in certain department are aggressive. No work life balance. The medical insurance is now way more expensive and covers less.

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  10. "Talk about grass being greener on the other side!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Movable Ink full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome products Team environment Great leadership Flexible schedules Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    No 401K match offered

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