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Mind Candy Reviews

Updated 1 Apr 2019

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  1. "Ambitious, creative start up"

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    Current Employee - Head of Consumer Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, agile and creative company where you can have a real impact. Working with global brands to build products customers love

    Cons

    Streamlined resource can be challenging as a small team

    Mind Candy2019-04-01
  2. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mind Candy full-time

    Pros

    A fun and slightly wacky place to work.

    Cons

    La m of long term vision.

    Mind Candy2019-03-21
  3. "Nice place to work but had many faults"

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    Former Employee - Frontend Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mind Candy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Hired very talented, great people - Great benefits and parties

    Cons

    - Didn't understand what made their products great - Too much middle management - Got tunnel vision trying to be the next billion dollar company

    Mind Candy2018-12-05
  4. "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Mind Candy full-time

      Pros

      Supportive team and fun office

      Cons

      Not a bonus scheme

      Mind Candy2018-10-17
    • "Great company, great people"

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      Former Employee - Technology in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Mind Candy full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great product(s), great people, fantastic office and atmosphere. A lot of room to grow and people to encourage grow. Overall I feel it was one of the best companies I worked for.

      Cons

      I don't really see any cons - it's like every other company - the are better times and worse times - good hires - bad hires - good decisions - bad decisions; MC was a roller-coaster across all of these.

      Advice to Management

      Don't let the brand (the real one) die.

      Mind Candy2018-01-02
    • "The Good - The Bad and The Ugly"

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

      I worked at Mind Candy full-time

      Pros

      Great work environment - Excellent tech - Staff Lunch most Fridays - Good location and social activites

      Cons

      The Good - When in their Battersea they were young and vibrant and about 30 staff who were all great to work with The Bad - Moved to the Tea building and staff increased to about 100 in no time. Then there was a mention of the subscription number being poor with a concerned look so something was not good. The Ugly - Staff being fired almost weekly - Really bad hires - A clique formed and if you weren't part of it you...

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      Advice to Management

      Do your research next time and next time the bigger suits want to buy you out do it instead of wanting to be something so great that you turned out to be the exact opposite.

      Mind Candy2018-01-10
    • "Anything is possible!"

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      Current Employee - Marketing in Shoreditch, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Having worked in various start-ups, this is the most creative environment with the hardest-working team I've had the pleasure of working with. Everyone is held accountable for their actions and there is a genuine drive to work your absolute hardest. Opportunities are there for anyone willing to work hard enough for them. Anything really is possible!

      Cons

      There's not enough hours in the day to achieve what I want to achieve!

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing a fab job!

      Mind Candy2016-08-03
    • "enjoyable but not the same"

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      Former Employee - Designer in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Mind Candy

      Pros

      Loved working there, some of the most talented people I've ever worked with

      Cons

      The company has done through 3 or 4 rounds of redundancies so I imagine a very different working environment now

      Advice to Management

      Good luck

      Mind Candy2016-02-25
    • Helpful (2)

      "Downward Slide"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Mind Candy full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great people, big aspirations. It used to be brilliant.

      Cons

      It's an empty shell of a company

      Advice to Management

      There's not much that can be done now! Maybe get rid of the top heavy senior management team?

      Mind Candy2016-01-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Best Job I’ve had…"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Mind Candy full-time

      Pros

      Mind Candy has been an amazing place to work for the past year and has really motivated me not just at work but also in my day-to-day life. Coming from 2 companies that were fairly large, I always felt like a cog a in a huge machine, going through the same motions everyday with little in the way of exciting work or ability to get involved outside core responsibilities. Since joining Mind Candy, I have been stretched...

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      Cons

      For me, there aren’t really any that I can think of. There have been some tough decisions made by senior management in recent times, but this isn’t a negative for me. I fully understand that this is a business after all and businesses need to make tough decisions sometimes. Any young SME or start up in the tech/entertainment sector is in an unpredictable environment and so needs to adapt and make changes when necessary....

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      Advice to Management

      Continue to be open and approachable as you have been as this is great for people who want to contribute ideas, thoughts and concerns. Also, continue with the entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm, which really helps with motivation. Thanks for the opportunities so far!

      Mind Candy2015-12-24
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