Mind Candy Reviews

Updated 9 Sep 2019

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  1. "Varied place to work."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Mind Candy full-time

    Pros

    Great culture with different projects.

    Cons

    Priorities shifted without obvious reasoning.

  2. "Ambitious, creative start up"

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

    I have been working at Mind Candy full-time for 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

  3. "Fun"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work but had many faults"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Mind Candy full-time

    Pros

    Supportive team and fun office

    Cons

    Not a bonus scheme

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard, play less"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    - One of the coolest office spaces - Talented colleagues - Lots of potential for free food

    Cons

    - Almost mandatory unpaid overtime (12 hour days not unusual)

  7. "Great company, great people"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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    "The Good - The Bad and The Ugly"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 were on your own. Then the redundancies came - I knew my time was up at one of the stages - Got a decent pay off and bought shares - doubt they are worth what I paid for them. I was there for 3 years - By year 2 I was sailing a sinking ship. A great shame for something that started out so great

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  9. "Best job ever!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly talented team and exciting projects! Great work life balance and office.

    Cons

    .....nope, I can't think of any!

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  10. "Anything is possible!"

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

    I have been working at Mind Candy full-time for 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!

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