Millennial Media Interview Questions & Reviews
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Vice President Marketing Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Millennial Media.
Interview Details – I had got the interview through a referral and was supposed to be interviewed by the EVP, Global Sales. I waited for almost 2 hours at the reception. In the beginning, the receptionist did not know who this interviewer was. After making a few calls here and there she said that the interviewer was in a meeting and had asked me to wait. My patience broke after 2 1/2 hours and as I was about to leave, a woman stopped me near the elevator. She was some VP and said that she would be taking my interview since the EVP was out of town. I found this extremely unprofessional. This woman didn't ask me anything about my past experiences, she just kept explaining me in details on what role I were to play at Millennial Media and if I were excited about this role. She said that she will discuss with the EVP, Global Sales and get back to me with the joining date and that she was very excited to have me on board. After that day, no one got back to me. I did follow up the VP woman, but she never replied to my email or took my calls.
Interview Question – No interview type questions asked. The interviewer was only explaining the role i were supposed to play as a Marketing professional. Answer Question
Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Millennial Media.
Interview Details – Millennial Media went to my school. The first round is on-campus. It lasts for 30 minutes, and the questions are pretty easy. Questions like hash tables, and simple algorithm. One week later, they told me I have an on-site opportunity. The On-site opportunity has 3 rounds, each about 45 minutes. The questions are not hard but very general. They will ask almost all relevant skills from your resume. Algorithm questions they asked are pretty easy. Just simple hash table, array, and binary tree questions.
Interview Question – Tell me about the directive in AngularJs Answer Question
Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Millennial Media in January 2014.
Interview Details – 1 phone and 4-5 on-site rounds. Phone round was pretty basic. on-site rounds were not hard either. Pretty haphazardly maintained office under the guise of maintaining a start-up culture. Interviewers were all nice to talk. The area around is pretty shabby and junk too. Would not liked to have worked there for sure. Gave an impression that a developer spends lots of time in writing test cases (since they don't have a QE team).
Interview Question – basic algo/DS, some OOP and design Answer Question
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Millennial Media.
Interview Details – First, the VP talked to me and then the technical director asked me some basic data structure problem.
Interview Question – Writing code to reverse the string. Answer Question
Software Engineer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I interviewed at Millennial Media in December 2013.
Interview Details – I first had an on-campus interview, which was largely behavioral. The interviewer asked general questions about my past experiences and what I wanted to contribute to the company. I don't think I did too well, but I must not have completely blown my chances because I got called back to do an on-site interview. This round consisted of three 30-minutes sections: the first was with the senior recruiter, the second with an engineer, and the third with the vice president of engineering. The first two were quite similar to the on-campus interview, but the third was technical, and the questions were not very difficult -- a few about data structures / algorithms and one coding problem.
Interview Question – Nothing was too difficult. The coding question was just to find, within a list of integers, the longest sequence of consecutively increasing numbers. View Answer
Business Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Millennial Media.
Interview Details – The hiring and interviewing process is pretty informal and the employer takes time to get to know you. You will interview with a few different people in the department you are interviewing in and have a chance to talk about your experience and ask any questions you may have
Interview Question – There wasn't anything unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I negotiated a little and got my request.
Director of Product Development Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Millennial Media in October 2012.
Interview Details – The first interview was an HR phone screen followed by a hiring manager phone screen. Both phone screens were relatively polite and informal. Typical background questions. There was also time for me to ask questions. Both interviews lasted for approximately an hour. I was scheduled for an onsite, but it was cancelled – it was bad timing with the hurricane and all.
Interview Question – There weren’t any major curve balls or unexpected questions. Typical questions related to advertising, in particular online and audience targeting. The toughest question was explaining my current compensation structure during the HR screen. This position was somewhat outside of my core area of expertise, which is why I did not receive a job offer. Answer Question