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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing executive conduct and monotonous lifestyle"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Tomo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Associates get their own offices, so you can feel like a big shot even though you're doing horribly monotonous work
    Most of the lower-level employees are competent and helpful. The smart ones leave soon after arriving, however, so overall quality of peers is not impressive.

    Cons

    Many executives cut corners and seem to be dishonest about what they're doing. Constant fire drills to cover up past mistakes that could have been avoided with better organization, attention to detail, and standards.
    HR is more or less nonexistent for the purposes of reporting feeling uncomfortable at work, so be prepared for an awkwardly threatening boys' club if you're female and a peer-pressure-laden fraternity lifestyle if you're a male. It's as if management never got the opportunity to be "cool" during the appropriate time in their lives and are trying to make up for it now.
    Very monotonous work, especially for analysts.
    Long work hours and complete disregard for personal lives - expect to work through weekends and holidays and late into the night.
    Pay is low for the industry, especially for analysts.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest and have higher standards for work quality.
    Don't hire your best friends who have no idea how to do their jobs - hire based on ability and merit.
    Be respectful.
    Don't be so secretive about your schedules and be open to younger employees' desire to learn.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "sinking ship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Kingwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ocean Tomo (More than a year)

    Pros

    None - awful place to work

    Cons

    Too many to mention but cliquish, secretive; bucket loads of management hubris; management blindspots; trivial place to work

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Patent Review Process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company was very professional from the start and you feel you're in good hands.

    Cons

    Ocean Tomo informs you that during the patent review they can use any data provided as they see fit as well as ask any question regarding the technology and say its part of the review process. This is data mining.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a non disclosure statement to patent owners before any information is accepted.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "No clue about business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Relatively diverse workforce. Interesting ideas. Nice offices.

    Cons

    Too many ideas--no execution. Very political environment, stay away if you are not related to or know someone very well in the firm. Entire view of the management is on creating valuable IP (they have several patents and many pending) not business value--marketing, sales, and operations are not priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Split up the firm into services, products, auction, and investments. Too many conflicts of interest



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