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3.2
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54%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
Mickey Ristroph
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of friendly people & a good work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Mutual Mobile is a really great place to work if you like to do work that nobody else is doing(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too much office politics slows down projects, way too many project managers and too few Designers and UX people to do the job(in 4 reviews)

  • "Management does not tell the truth about business development or utilization, there is no trust between department managers and engineers/designers(in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A+++"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mutual Mobile full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    MM is a great place to work. All of the employees are smart, dedicated to their craft and checked their ego at the door. The work environment is casual yet everyone is working hard and encouraging others to do their best. There is a sense of gratitude in the office that is refreshing. Of course unlimited snacks is always nice too. MM also encourages it's employees to stretch their abilities and pursue whatever it...

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    Cons

    Because of a temporary move, the employees will be split up in two different buildings while we wait for our new space to be built out. Hopefully it will be worth the wait!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, stay focused on the fundamentals and maintain transparency with the employee population.

    Mutual Mobile2018-02-12
  2. "Management is poor, outlook is even poorer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mutual Mobile full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some skilled developers Decent pay Mickey is a positive CEO

    Cons

    Like to outsource jobs Incompetent leadership Hard to adopt new tech "Other" CEO is egotistical and thinks he's running Amazon

    Advice to Management

    This Co-CEO thing obviously isn't working. The Co-CEO-that-is-not-Mickey (Tarun) is not competent in any way to run a company really. He is riding on the coattails of being one of the first iOS developers but stuck in that time period. Get someone who is less egotistic.

    Mutual Mobile2019-02-24
  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mutual Mobile full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall, pretty solid place to work at. Everyone is friendly, laid-back atmosphere and culture, and seemingly little office politics. Lots of free snacks/occasional free lunch, free breakfast on Monday, and the people are nice.

    Cons

    You don’t get a ton of input on what project you want to be on.

    Advice to Management

    None, really.

    Mutual Mobile2019-01-12
  4. Helpful (3)

    "In the midst of positive and needed change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mutual Mobile full-time

    Pros

    - World class clients and partnerships - Very talented teams in design and engineering - Good work life balance - Strong pipeline of new work - MM is taking the necessary steps for positive change

    Cons

    - Legacy establishment is slow to uptake new systems and processes - Communication of change is something that's getting better, but could be worked on.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing the work that needs done, and making the hard decisions that have needed to be had for years. Stick to your guns and ride this through. We're in the best position we've been in for years abstract of some views, we just need to be consistent in both the followthrough and execution of the plans as they're laid out to completion.

    Mutual Mobile2018-07-22
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Career Opportunity / Disorganized Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mutual Mobile full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many people, like myself, have managed to accomplish great things here. If your timing is right, you might get to do some fun stuff that significantly grows your career.

    Cons

    They fail perpetually at two things: 1- Business planning and forecasting. I don't see how, with the current leaders, they will ever grow consistently. No concrete goals or plans on how to achieve said goals. 2- They simply do not understand what it means to take care of their people. They do not invest in their top talent. With their current leaders, great people will continue to leave.

    Advice to Management

    1 - Assess your team. Identify your best people. Invest in them in ways that make them very happy and not want to leave. 2- Go talk to a CEO of a large agency, ask them how to set goals and plan. Then mimic them. Don't invent something new.

    Mutual Mobile2018-07-17
  6. Helpful (4)

    "great developers, no business acumen"

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

    I worked at Mutual Mobile full-time

    Pros

    Some truly talented developers underserved and under supported by consistently bad business decisions. Good place to get some tech chops.

    Cons

    Management just isn't management; it's a club of bros making it up.

    Advice to Management

    Get a vision and execute against the vision.

    Mutual Mobile2018-07-19
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Not the best experience in my career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mutual Mobile full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Good pay and benefits. Fun things to do at company events. Good chance to use your skills if you get onto the right team.

    Cons

    Too many big egos and folks who just want told how good they are. Extreme resistance to change or improvements on team. Hardly using my skills due to others taking control. Recent massive layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the real problems at the company. Look at how people are interacting on teams and how directors interact with the team, project manager, and customer to see what needs to be fixed to improve culture and delivery.

    Mutual Mobile2018-05-15
  8. Helpful (4)

    "The Slow Journey Down The Drain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mutual Mobile full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some actual great people who care about each other.

    Cons

    So many... - Leadership? A complete joke and has been for years. It's just a musical chairs of ineptitude and cronyism that has led to the company's atrophy. - No Direction. This is akin to the leadership issues, but really there is no plan forward and really no identity. So much wasted time and money over the years trying to "figure it out" only to be led by the same bunch of clowns in some different configuration....

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    Advice to Management

    I guess you are already doing what you want to do, which is to slowly kill off the company and watch all of the talent leave so everything can be shipped to India for less. Bravo!

    Mutual Mobile2018-05-23
  9. Helpful (11)

    "Great people. Terrible direction."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mutual Mobile full-time

    Pros

    It got the second star because you would have had fun during the good times. But the outlook for the future is so bleak, it would be a mistake to talk up the pros – They simply do not exist the way they once did.

    Cons

    They are in a temporary office space, indefinitely. Outlook is, to be blunt but realistic, very bad. Things have been downhill for years, and multiple rounds of layoffs have shattered confidence beyond repair.

    Advice to Management

    Speaking over several years, all advice has been either ignored or useless to this point, so apparently management needs to change entirely.

    Mutual Mobile2018-04-09
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Habitual layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mutual Mobile full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many brilliant people, flexible hours, opportunities to learn new things. Some of the managers are awesome. Reasonable holiday and PTO policy.

    Cons

    Over the last 4 years there have been 4 major rounds of layoffs. It’s practically an annual tradition. Each time, tenured employees who were passionate, talented, and very smart were let go while executives and managers keep their jobs. Office is currently interim and split over two co-work spaces with few amenities compared to previous space. Plans of the permanent office move seem to be halted or stalled due to poor...

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    Advice to Management

    Get it together, learn how to forecast, retain accounts and stop the surprise annual pizza and layoff parties.

    Mutual Mobile2018-04-08
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