Mixpanel Employee Reviews about "growing pains"

Updated 1 Aug 2019

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Loving it already"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Growth in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Mixpanel has a clear path forward and a lot of momentum. It's a fun environment where despite a great and established product there is still plenty to build and lots of upside in the market. I also enjoy my coworkers. The company is full of bright, driven, and fun people.

    Cons

    The common challenges and growing pains that all startups have to deal with around growing and maturing process, data, etc.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazingly talented people who inspire you daily."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    We have some rockstar people at this company who I am excited to work with daily. We're at an exciting time of international expansion and thus more and more career opportunities are available. I feel my career is growing and pushing me in the direction I want to go, and the leaders we have in place are aligned on the same goals.

    Cons

    There is always growing pains of expanding internationally, but it's a fun challenge. I can't think of much.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "A Strong Team Going After a Big Market"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time

    Pros

    - An engineering team that's sharp and moving faster than it's ever been - the pace of execution is outstanding - A marketing team focused on telling the right story, bringing more inbound leads than I've ever seen - An award-winning support team - that's known to be the best in the industry - A sales, customer success, and solutions team that is not sales-y but consultative and really cares about helping clients achieve their goals - A lot of companies pay lip service to problem solving, openness, and listening - Mixpanel is not one of those places. Teams really are empowered to tackle challenges and move fast.

    Cons

    - The pace is fast and it's not always easy for folks who are used to moving slower to keep up. - There are a lot of things to juggle and do - so if it's hard for you to prioritize and say no, it'll be an adjustment coming here. - There are growing pains like all startups that are doing well and looking to expand further - things change quickly, there are sometimes overlapping projects, and you have to be OK working through it all, knowing everyone is well-intentioned and that you can help lead the change.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing culture there is definitely room for growth within this company. If you have a concern you are able to speak freely to your manager. Also, it is a very friendly environment that welcomes new hires instantly. Amazing benefits like lunch every day and a lot of vacation days.

    Cons

    Some growing pains but nothing that is not worth working here. Change in management and new hire of management has made this company extremely proactive to help our issues

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good outlook!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It has the best company culture I've found yet; the company's main strength is definitely its people. It also has a good market opportunity, and although it has grown a bit, it still feels limber enough we can make some of the decisions on the spot.

    Cons

    It's still going through growing pains (mostly in cycles) so be prepared to find some, and keep looking ahead.

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  6. Helpful (14)

    "Confusion, despair and toxic management rule"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time

    Pros

    I've made some real friends here. People that have been helpful during particular down days or when I'm super frustrated.

    Cons

    We were chatting over the company kegs (yes, kegs, plural. Definitely a Pro) about some of the five star reviews here. I hadn't read them so I took some time today to do so. Wow, it's shocking how low our People team would go to publish them. The common themes (e.g., "We've had some growing pains, things are turning around, people are so smart") are some obviously orchestrated. Listen, there's a lot that is wrong with the company but I never thought we were frauds. Misleading potential hires made me feel like I needed a shower. Regardless, I must say that the concerns with the product and customer retention aside, what is of greatest concern is just the way the place is run. The experienced management is few and far between. People are afraid to speak their mind. This isn't an open culture. It's a place that has so many bad stories . . . examples of the CEO acting like a baby, the other co-founder remaining silent, managers making basic mistakes, poor product gambles, mistreatment of customer executives, etc. It's just not the place to invest real hope. I stay for the paycheck. OK, not the greatest reason but at least I'm honest. Mixpanel pays above market and I've been here long enough that people leave me alone.

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "I am SO happy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I came to Mixpanel looking for work/life balance, career progression opportunities, strong leadership and the ability to always be learning. This company has totally exceeded my expectations in every way. The culture is amazing-everyone is so friendly, driven and just simply willing to put in the extra work to get the company to where it needs to be. I feel Suhail truly cares about the employees and wants to hear everyone's feedback in order to improve as much as possible. Not to mention, there are some CRAZY SMART people who work here. But you'd never guess that because the culture is so down to earth and incredibly humble. I love my team, love my manager and I am so grateful for all the skills Mixpanel has taught me in the year I've invested here.

    Cons

    Granted, Mixpanel is a startup, which comes with some growing pains. Our work process/flow is always changing as management tries to iron out wrinkles. I've had 4 different managers in the past 12 months but I must say, each one of them has taught me something new. If you aren't a flexible person, this probably isn't the company for you. Additionally, although there are tons of brilliant people working here, some department managers lack experience because they are younger. Finally, a closed mouth doesn't get fed- you really have to speak up if you want something. If you feel like you've earned a promotion, say something because odds are managers are so busy with other startup pains within the company that a promotion won't be the first thing on their mind.

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Things are looking up!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great corporate culture; incredibly smart and dedicated co-workers who live and breathe our values ever single day. Like all startups, we've experienced our fair share of growing pains. Increased communications and a better feedback loop allow managers to make positive changes quickly. I love coming to work every day.

    Cons

    Growing pains are pretty common at startups this size and scale, trying to solve major problems and create a market for digital product analytics is challenging, but we're moving in the right direction.

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    Mixpanel Response

    September 6, 2017Communications & PR

    Thank you - we really appreciate your feedback. As you mentioned, growing pains are definitely par for the course in our field and we are looking to solve major problems. I too think we’re moving in the right direction, and am very excited about our future opportunities.

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of upside going forward"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal culture and good product. New Executive level hires have brought a lot of excitement about the future back to company.

    Cons

    Startup transitioning into a legitimate business so there are some organizational and personnel growing pains going on at the moment. Nothing out of the ordinary however.

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Mature, Ambitious, and Deeply Attentive"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mixpanel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a company full of intelligent, charismatic, and driven people. Despite growing pains, the employees are handling the (mostly self-produced) workload with grace and an eager sense of accountability. The management is open-minded and despite their busy schedules, take the time to let employees know that they care about their personal/professional development and happiness. The environment is fun and transparent, but also ingrains a desire for growth and improvement.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains: lack of human resources, busy schedules, and on-boarding and training programs are still being developed/susceptible to change. General start up stuff rectifiable with time/more hires.

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