Millennial Media Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Results driven and start up mindframe..corporate environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Millennial Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and empowered team
    Clear set goals and initiatives

    Cons

    Unattainable goals in order to obtain profitability
    No direct connection to product team

  2. Very Good Environment.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very technology focused and they work to keep employees happy. Unlimited leave policy. Bonuses and stock options. Competitive salaries. Worked on leading edge technologies.

    Cons

    Worked there 2 years and had 4 managers. They seem to change the Tech leadership pretty often, and hence, the planning sometimes went out the window. Several abandoned projects while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    When you lose people at a pretty rapid rate you should probably start looking at why they are leaving and try to address it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    GOING TO HELL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millennial Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    i honestly have nothing positive to say. Used to be nice place before jumptap was bought by millennialmedia. Everyone from jumptap was either fired or left since this company is going south. Stocks have plumit

    Cons

    i honestly have nothing postive to say. Used to be nice place before jumptap was bought by millennialmedia. Everyone from jumptap was either fired or left since this company is going south. Stocks have plummet. Dont bother joining. Chief architect and Scientist has recently quit. The CTO is scared as he knows nothing good is coming in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring outside senior management and giving them millions of dollars. You need to spend money at your current employees then outsiders.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Majorly in flux, not for the timid

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Historically, the company treated it's employees very well while pressing hard for optimal performance. There are some sharp minds at Millennial. There are people there who are good at team building and providing incentives. People can have fun.

    Cons

    Very few people who are rank and file actually believe that the company is moving in the right direction. There seems to be a lot of flailing around. As far as values, I once heard an Account executive wonder out loud hot it was that she became such a liar, telling her clients that she was delivering on contracted media as the agency wanted. When presented with making revenue, no one in operations or sales seems to care about being honest with the client.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees are under extreme pressure and work harder to help them invested in the long term growth of the company. Articulate that growth better than you are now. There are some arrogant people on your team and they need to be weeded out as they are destructive.

  6. Helpful (1)

    company in cultural shift - for the better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is that you are working with really goods technical people and good managers and most of the technical managers in operations are both. People are valued. They are communicated with. The CEO is doing the right things to correct and shift focus post merger. The culture is shifting and the comfortable existence some employees had in the past is disappearing, because you are expected to actually do what you say you can do.

    Fo some people that's hard. I find it exciting and I find myself technically growing and challenged

    Cons

    If you want a sinecure, go elsewhere. The culture no longer supports that.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure peopel stay compensated here and remain - 2% raises? come on, we'll leave out of necessity in three years.

  7. Helpful (4)

    Just wow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millennial Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I've never seen a company fall apart so quick.

    Cons

    This whole charade probably won't last much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can.

  8. Helpful (5)

    Where common sense goes to die.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are pockets of smart, talented and inventive people who want to make a difference and do amazing things. The culture created by the employees is strong, far stronger than the one the company tries to push.

    Cons

    Poor communication internally, even non-existent at times.
    Utter lack of direction since the merger. There has been zero integration plan to date. No one is taking responsibility either which is baffling to see at the senior exec level. Where is the accountability?
    Engineers are leaving in record numbers, can't get necessary work done to operate efficiently or potentially scale. There is a general inability to attract solid talent which is a vicious cycle. We have far more attrition than anyone can keep up with.
    The identity of the company since the merger seems in question. The Baltimore HQ no longer has the weight it used to but those here haven't fully recognized that.
    Career pathing isn't a focus in most orgs. It depends on the individual managers to make something out of nothing in that regard. Be more aggressive about cutting the under performers. There are too many hanging on and being mediocre and it's poisoning the environment for those who perform.

    Advice to Management

    Get an integration plan before you lose any more good talent. Give employees a reason to be invested in the company. Show more interest in the employees. Truly create a culture of accountability and let common sense rule. Execs need to take responsibility for the missteps thus far and show a strategic plan moving forward.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Could be great but lacking leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with some really nice people. Flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Communication throughout the company is not good. Direction and leadership is poor. Continually ask for work from my manager and get nothing. I am told I am doing a great job, but feel that I am completely underutilized.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millennial Media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been at Millennial Media for two years. Before my move to Millennial, I worked closely with dozens of different companies. After getting to know many different companies well, and from my two years here, I can honestly say that I believe Millennial is one of the best places to work. That is why I chose to work here, and why I’m still here.

    In the states, the main locations are Baltimore (HQ), Boston, San Francisco, DC, and New York. The offices have large and open work spaces, and all have a modern and somewhat techy feel to them. The company throws outings to sports games and local venues, has big holiday parties and catered events throughout the year, holds company hackmatches, has fruit, drinks, and gaming areas throughout the offices, and participates in tons of local charity events. They even took over a restaurant and bar next to the headquarters in Baltimore where people can hang out, work, and take advantage of the daily free breakfast buffet. The dress code is casual; wear whatever you want as long as it’s not offensive. They are having the team that built Under Armour’s headquarters design and build out a huge modern office addition to the Baltimore location in the next few months.

    I think the company is 600+ people right now. Throughout technology we have people who are active in the community and do development in their spare time. Many of us have side start-ups, apps, etc. To me, that’s the type of engineer you want to be around, innovate and passionate. I’ve seen hard work pay off through a bunch of internal transfers and promotions. We have leadership from all over who are well connected and hands-on in driving the company forward in their different business units. As in any large environment some people have different opinions on how things should be done, and though it can be frustrating at times, I’d rather be in a company where people challenge each other with progressive ideas and new technologies than one where people just go with the flow. People at Millennial are friends. Maybe it’s because there have been so many referrals, but there are close groups in all of the offices.

    I love the industry we’re in, love that we are encouraged to explore and develop new technologies, and think the future is bright here.

    Cons

    The company itself has been pretty much doubling in size every year for the past 3 - 4 years. Sure, there have been some growing pains through taking the company public and through acquisitions, but to me the pros vastly out way the cons.

  11. Good

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative company, Growing fast. Friendly collegue.

    Cons

    A lot of work pressure. City is not good

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