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Mango Languages Reviews

Updated 25 Sep 2017

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Jason Teshuba
25 Ratings
  1. Helpful (7)

    "Poor Leadership & Limited Growth"

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

    I worked at Mango Languages full-time

    Pros

    • Fun environment • Flexibile time off and work from home policy • Some really good people (unfortunately a few terrible ones)

    Cons

    • Highly inappropriate work environment - including off-putting and inappropriate comments about religion and religious practice, including comments from senior leadership members. • Inept senior leadership - growth is held back by senior leadership who are not qualified for their positions and can’t take the company to the next level. This negatively impacts production, innovation, and growth. Employees don’t have...

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    Advice to Management

    Fix your problems, which starts with the highest levels of the organization.

    Mango Languages2017-09-26
  2. Helpful (15)

    "Fun Environment; Inept Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mango Languages full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Great colleagues who are smart, talented, hard working, and fun; • A laid back and flexible work environment; • Free access to language learning; • Great product; • Good benefits (for singles) that are covered in full; • Flexible and ample paid time off.

    Cons

    • Inept and arrogant leadership, particularly 3 of 4 owners; • Consistently high turnover; • A culture that looks fun, but is handicapped by an undercurrent of fear; • Very limited growth opportunities for the majority of employees; • Few leaders or mentors at the company who can serve as role models; • Owners sitting in too many key positions: Visionary, Integrator, head of Product Development, head of HR, head...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Stop writing positive Glassdoor reviews to counter the ones that are more critical. A mature approach would be to respond to the reviews in a balanced, professional way, rather than writing your own 5-star positive reviews. 2. Sell Mango Languages. Get out of the business. You have outgrown your “unique ability” as early-stage entrepreneurs. What you prove day-in and day-out is that you are unable or unwilling to...

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    Mango Languages2017-05-01
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mango Languages full-time

    Pros

    Laid-back working environment, opportunities to see your ideas grow, intelligent & like-minded individuals, and tons of perks! After working in the corporate grind for years, it would be extremely difficult for me to find anything to complain about. Yes, the company is experiencing growth and that, at times, can be challenging. But by taking personal responsibility and handling conflict in a mature way, I always find...

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    Cons

    Like I said, the company is growing and so the day-to-day processes aren't fully in place and typical professional standards aren't always enforced. So, you may find some immaturity and unhealthy conflict, but just stay out of it and surround yourself with healthy, hardworking people. There are plenty of them here, owners included. In my experience, it is those who need help having healthy conflict that seem to struggle...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I'm so thankful to have found my way to Mango. I know that you will succeed and thanks for bringing me along for the ride.

    Mango Languages2016-12-03
  4. Helpful (5)

    "constant growing-pains, never any real improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mango Languages full-time

    Pros

    laid-back office (no dress code, flexible hours for most employees)

    Cons

    - chronic disorganization and mismanagement, particularly on the senior / ownership level - little or no opportunities for advancement, particularly for minorities - constant politics, staff infighting, and petty squabbling - bad compensation and benefits

    Mango Languages2016-12-02
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to accelerate your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mango Languages

    Pros

    The opportunities are abundant to gain work experience outside of your job classification. You will be able to accelerate your career if you embrace these opportunities, as your skill-set will broaden very quickly. If you want to gain a ton of experience in a short time period, Mango offers that and more.

    Cons

    When I worked there the company was growing quickly. Very exciting, but there were of course issues with the entrepreneurially structure not being able to support such rapid growth. This is typical as companies go from a Stage 1 to a Stage 2 start-up, but it still caused some frustration.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my time at Mango and the opportunities afforded to me by the owners. I look back on my tenure with an appreciation of how it helped me catapult to better opportunities in my next career move. Good job keeping the business running and good luck moving forward.

    Mango Languages2016-10-12
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Worst. Company. Ever."

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

    I worked at Mango Languages

    Pros

    Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Nothing.

    Cons

    Having to represent such an awful place with a smile on your face. Female? Over the age of 25?Yeah, not for you. Don't drink the Core Value Kool-Aid and keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    You don't take advice, who are you kidding?

    Mango Languages2016-10-21
  7. Helpful (15)

    "Come interview with us and judge for yourself."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mango Languages full-time

    Pros

    I have been an employee here at Mango for sometime now and after the last barrage of reviews really I felt the need to put my 2 cents in. Hopefully these will be seen as unbiased comments. I really cannot separate my thoughts as pros and cons so keep reading and I’ll do my best. Step back and think for a moment at other types of review sites out there for hotels and food. When you have a negative experience most...

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    Cons

    Cons, I guess I need to think of some of my thoughts into cons. We are not a large company, there are not clear paths for advancement here and that’s ok for now. We are a little over 50 people, not everyone can be a manager and a VP or be on a path to one here. Not today, not even next year, but maybe in a few years when we grow to 150 people or maybe even more. You gotta be cool with that. We are stuck in that limbo...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep being extremely selective on who joins our team and keep doing your best to find everyone’s right seat in the company.

    Mango Languages2016-03-09
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place To Start Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Rep 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the brightest minds I have had the pleasure meeting work here and offer their insight to those who seek it. Owners keep employees in the loop about major changes coming up (except when a Mango is departing, which is expected). This company has great Core Values in my opinion. Workplace is fun. The company has a melting pot of great employees. It's no secret, roles are changing here and there a lot of talk...

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    Cons

    Because it feels like family, when people leave, it raises a lot of questions. On-boarding process could use a little work. Because of some of the changes, our owners had to step in and fill quite a few roles with themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate projects to people you trust and trust them to do it with Mangos best interests in mind.

    Mango Languages2016-03-18
  9. Helpful (18)

    "Not Going Anywhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mango Languages full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, you can easily work <40 hours a week, unlimited PTO, sometimes the freedom to work on what you want

    Cons

    Shady, disengaged and inept leadership with huge egos who don't trust their own managers and employees. A general negative attitude. Lack of direction. Too afraid to invest and take risks. Lots of apathy. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Step back and hire someone else to run things. If you can't do that, you need to learn to hire experienced managers and let go of the reins. Get engaged with your company and start doing some actual work instead of either needlessly micromanaging or running off to daydream.

    Mango Languages2016-03-05
  10. Helpful (22)

    "Female leaders need not apply."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I’m experiencing a lot of different areas of the company and with so much change and so many open positions, I am sure that will continue.

    Cons

    Over a period of a few months, I’ve watched every female leader at Mango Languages resign. In less than six months, women resigned from the following positions: COO, Executive Assistant, HR Director, Marketing Director, HR Coordinator, and Product Development Manager. That list contains two members of Mango’s “Hall of Fame”, the recipient of the most “Core Value Awards” of anyone, and two winners of local “top professionals...

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    Advice to Management

    The message you’re sending is to not to fly to close to the sun. We want to grow as leaders within the company but it’s clear that something’s not right at the top.

    Mango Languages2016-03-04
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