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Updated November 6, 2016
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  1. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at iconmobile full-time

    Pros

    Innovative projects, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Can be a sweatshop, low range compensation, opaque manipulative management

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the cut throat


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll be working with a lot of hardworking and talented individuals. Everyone pulls their own weight here and for the number of companies I've worked for in the last 10 years, everyone in this company seems to be very passionate about what they do and all work very hard to achieve the overall goal. The culture is great, they give you a lot of room to take control of your work but also give you the support you need. It's a great place to work and there's a lot of room to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Some long hours but that's about it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  3. "Employee"

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

    Pros

    If you're communist, you'll like their meal plan.

    Cons

    Reeks of dog poop in this office. Most of their employees graduated from ITT tech and spend their time talking and not getting work done. One of their senior directors thinks he's actually smart and creative.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cursing in the office. It's unprofessional.


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  5. "Feast or famine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lunch club! good people and casual.

    Cons

    unsteady work. very project oriented


  6. "Toxic meat grinder."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at iconmobile full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects in cutting edge fields, international environment.

    Cons

    Meat grinder approach to hiring and retention. Chew employees up and spit them out with no support - nearly 100% turnover in my time there.

    Advice to Management

    Please start caring about your employees careers. They only have one.


  7. "Hope things have gotten better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iconmobile full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Creative Folks, Super smart people and interesting client base. Young, hip staff and in a good location.

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Conflicts w/ Berlin HQ - too much reliance on Berlin development team (who we had to use due to company structure) who were expensive and difficult to work with. In-fighting between teams and sometimes being completely lied to on project updates, estimates and status.

    Toxic environment - Management had a 'bullying' mentality to get performance out of their staff, instead of coaching, inspiration and support. People quick to throw each other under the bus and a blame culture

    Unprofessional - lots of situations I witnessed that were grounds for a lawsuit ( inappropriate jokes and chastising staff with off-color comments)


  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at iconmobile full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fantastic People
    - Well known Clients
    - Great office vibe and culture

    Cons

    - Pay scale differs A TON. Employees are cut in half and some make a ton, where many don't make enough, and it's not just based on job title-- If the company wants someone, they will pay whatever it takes to get that person
    - Organization and Communication-- Reviews and meetings do not always happen as scheduled, and therefore, many lines of communication get lost.


  9. "Headed in the right direction..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at iconmobile full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly intelligent people. Opportunities for growth. Office located next to Sanata Monica food and shops. Good clients.

    Cons

    Occasional inter-departmental bickering. Layout of office not conducive to productivity (giant rows of tables, looks like a classroom.) Over reliance on freelancers.

    Advice to Management

    After major challenges last year, company seems to be moving in a positive direction. Retain successful current employees, and work towards converting long term freelancers to employees.


  10. "complete chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    IconMobile has a good location on the Santa Monica Promenade.

    Cons

    IconMobile was so poorly managed it was hard to get anything done, the workspace was dirty and cramped. Employees were always disappearing - you never knew if they were quitting or getting fired. I'd try to do my work but the ECD would just do it all over and not listen to anyone else's opinion.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "UX designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great company culture. Top people and projects.
    Great place to kick off your career

    Cons

    Unfair promoting process. Brown-noses promote faster

    Advice to Management

    Switch internal policies. First staff then clients



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