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  1. "Exciting work, great people, intriguing market segment."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service in American Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Move Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great customers, fun work, and excellent technology.

    Cons

    Schizophrenic leadership with everchanging strategies. Rough competing with Adobe, Microsoft, and Apple, especially when you're challenged to defend your IP.

    Advice to Management

    Set and focus on the priorities of the company rather than personal objectives.


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    "Awful place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Employee in American Fork, UT
    Former Contractor - Employee in American Fork, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Move Networks as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of a single positive experience I had while working for this company. Some of the people are nice, but others are complete tools. If you want to go to work every day for a place that is so busy being political that little else gets done, Move Networks is for you.

    Cons

    Now the cons are many... The facility itself is dirty and run down and there are only two toilets for at least a hundred employees, so your bathroom time gets far too friendly for my taste. The code base is ancient, so if you're a Python/Django programmer and like working with Django 1.1, this place is for you. The company itself is run like Novell Jr., so if you like pointless politics, and if you like being stabbed repeatedly in the back by know-nothing, self-important, pointy-haired middle manager buffoons looking for both a scape goat and a promotion, you'll love Move Networks (now Dish Digital). Finally, if you like taking Scrum to its ultimate extreme, where you have pointless, stand-up circle jerks multiple times a day, then Move Networks is for you.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason Novell is a giant nobody in the software industry. Get rid of the Novell politics.


  3. "Move Networks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were great to work with. Pay was decent for a startup. The technology was fun to work with and looked to be promising for future growth

    Cons

    Too much drinking from the company koolaid and not enough dealing with reality. Management changed focus all the time so the company never really got anywhere.


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  5. "Great compensation - unclear job objectives, forward thinking company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Compensation -
    - Work environment -
    - Sales-centric -
    - Talented managers -
    - Solid benefits -
    - Company culture -

    Cons

    - Unclear direction of the company -
    - A bit much red-tape, to get campaigns approved -
    - Did not see much promotion opportunity -

    Advice to Management

    Philosophically, stay the path - but work with your HR or mid-level managers to make sure that the company direction is shared with the employees as well.


  6. "Great technology, no love for employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in American Fork, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The people that work at Move are intelligent, skilled and experienced. Everyone is friendly and great to work with.

    This industry is an emerging one. Although the competitive landscape is increasing, one great reason to work for Move is because they are currently the industry leader.

    Finally, although there are offices on both east and west coasts, headquarters are located in American Fork, UT - just south of Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is a great place to live.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is not a consideration for the executives. Many employees work very long hours without compensation or recognition. Much is expected, little is given back to the employees.

    Another downside is that although heavily funded by investors, Move just laid off a large percentage (30% +?) of its employees. Keep a close eye on whether cost cutting measures allow Move to become profitable and a true player in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to seriously look at the ramifications that will result from overworking employees and discouraging work/life balance. Burnout is prevalent throughout what is left of the organization. Show through your actions that your employees are valued.


  7. "Interesting tech company in lovely location"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative technology and industry - changing the way consumers get TV and entertainment

    Cons

    work-life balance is not great