Mitchell International

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Mitchell International Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated 10 December, 2014
Updated 10 December, 2014
105 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I got to commiserate with some great people about all the crap we had to endure at this place (in 11 reviews)

  • Good people to work with and fair compensation (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is a myth, but celebrated at Mitchell (in 3 reviews)

  • Close minded senior management staff (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Business Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Business Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of activities and trainings.

    Cons

    Like all big companies, it is bit slow as far as making decisions and/or making actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mitchel is a big company and it is like a big machine that needs some labrication to work smoother and faster. Departments are slow in making actions and/or making desicions sometimes. Improve communications between departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mitchell Is the #1 place to work. Best People, Best Pay, They Truly Care about you !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Advisor - Inside Sales in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Solution Advisor - Inside Sales in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I personally have an amazing boss. He's the Inside Sales Manager. He works very hard for us. He makes sure things are fair for you. He works with you for any extra Training. As a "sales" team we work great together and help each other . Salary is great, Benefits Great, Targets are Attainable and Commissions are Amazing. I've worked here 18 months. Before this job, I worked as a sales person for 13 yrs at similar company. They treated you awful and didn't pay you no matter how amazing your performance was. I will be making close to 100k this year with Salary and Commision combined. That doesn't count all the extra rewards they give throughout the year. My previous company selling four times as much I made less than 50k. It starts with M1.

    Cons

    I don't see any..Honestly. I would recommend this Career path to my family and all my friends and previous co-workers. Actually I HAVE !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT US AS PEOPLE AND OUR FAMILIES.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Collaborative Work Space

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, meritocratic workplace, good training, decent benefits, learn lots of highly relevant technologies, they are in the process of converting to agile

    Cons

    Salaries for engineers are somewhat lower than industry standard, data management policies can cause bottlenecks and blocks in software engineer productivity, required to work with a lot of legacy code that is not well tested (making it difficult to change)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to become more agile, remove bottlenecks in software development process, trust engineers with more DB priviledges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is great to work for. Good benefits. Great people. Got laid off, outsourcing support.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Until I got laid off this position was a guaranteed job since the call center was getting an increased number of calls.

    Cons

    Some of the less pleasant things that I needed to do were fill out a self assessment, goals and other related information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good growth potential to a point

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open to new ideas. Gym. Good growth for junior and mid-level people.

    Cons

    Vague path to upper level promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Map career paths in writing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good if you are in the right team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good campus.
    Good Salary/Benefits. Company has been seriously doing exercises to build a brand.
    HR has been taking initiatives to make the place more employee friendly.
    Company has been going agile.

    Cons

    This might be dependent completely on the team you work for.

    Lot of politics. Management lacks vision. Lot of effort gets wasted on stuff which are completely useless due to the lack of vision and politics. Criticism of the management team is not welcome. The turnover in my team has been pretty high - but no steps has been done to identify the reason and fix it. Teams tend to play the blame game on any issue rather than stepping up and solving it. Lot of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify inefficient middle management and get rid of it. Identify people who really gets the work done and reward them. Welcome 360 degree feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It can be a good place to work if you don't care about producing quality products or delighting the customer.

    Cons

    Mitchell is faced with the hard realities of driving the business purely on short-sighted financials for way to long. Non-existed product quality and more than a decade of technology catch-up to do. Not a company for those who value engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a meaningful vision. Find the company's identity and fix the hiring practices. Learn to trust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty Good Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice Campus/Building
    Flexible Schedule
    Corporate Structure Improving
    Management and C-level communication with employees
    Pay Is Competitive
    People are friendly

    Cons

    Management lacks vision and too much shifting direction
    Constant moving people around from team to team
    Product release management is terrible, with chaotic deployment cycles
    Very buggy systems. Constantly fire fighting issues.
    Way too much outsourcing to India. It has caused major issues with code quality
    Too much process
    Some people there too long. Need new blood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove some of the process... its way too much. Stop shifting direction so much. Stop moving developers from team to team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Trial by Fire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Workforce Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Workforce Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with and fair compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of support, poor resources and infrastructure. No real development or training, you have to figure out a lot of things on your own because the company runs so thin you cannot get enough time from your leaders for the support you need. You often have to wear 3 or 4 hats and perform multiple duties that should be done by multiple people. This causes dissatisfaction with the quality of ones work since priorities are often re-balanced on a daily basis, dropping something you currently are working on to start something else. Really, the flavor of the week when it comes to priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support to the teams that require it. Running so thinly on resource-generating departments is bad practice and provides poor customer experience that can turn away current business and present poor first impressions to new clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Mitchell way.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Mitchell International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of fabulous people to connect with. Where business and technology meets. A company with a lot of data that can be used for great things!

    Cons

    New work methodology that they are trying to put in which take a lot of meetings and times. Lots of applications are outdated and need to be refactored, documented etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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