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4 people found this helpful  

Learned a lot, but not worth the pain, stress and toxic environment

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Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Milestone Internet Marketing

Pros

At Milestone Internet Marketing, you can learn a lot if you are willing to put in a lot of time and effort and work after hours.

You can learn a lot about SEO and PPC campaigns and see direct results on many sites.

You can learn all the details that go into building an SEO friendly site and how to get top ranking on search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.

You will learn how to do targeted e-mail campaigns, track and report ROI and use content management systems.

Cons

Lots of tedious tasks.

Too many clients per account manager.

Senior management is emotional and often yells at staff and leads by fear.

Management is very controlling, rude and there is no work/life balance.

Expectation is that you do everything perfectly or they will find someone who will not only be smarter and better, but will work for less money and not complain.

This is a small start-up company that has a great formula for their business, but no idea how to manage or deal with people unless they are submissive and do as told, keep their head down type.

Expectation is that you will work late nights every night of the week.

Management plays favorites to certain team members and a lot of people are told they are not good enough and this creates a very toxic environment. People are made to feel like other staff members will talk behind their back, so no one should talk to anyone or eat lunch together etc.

High turnover in staff because of the above mentioned.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to manage your staff and don't make employees try to turn against each other. You created the toxic, lead by fear environment, hence you get high turnover, un-happy staff and an un-happy company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Milestone Internet Marketing

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn about SEO.. but not a great place for long term.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Milestone Internet Marketing

    Pros

    Great Product
    Great SEO knowledge training
    Great place to launch your career and get your footing
    Great place to experience all aspects of internet marketing

    Cons

    No benefits of working 3+ years like more PTO, SICK Pay etc
    No snacks or company goods in kitchen
    Very little Social Beneifts
    Long Hours
    Low Pay ( working long hours )
    Horrible Upper Management who does not listen employee needs
    No Flexibility if you have kids / family to come in at 9 instead of 8
    No Telecomute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall you guys have a great product.. but if you can provide some incentives to your employees to stay long term instead of having a revolving door Milestone can go further and be a industry leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    With great learning come great hours & patience with Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Milestone Internet Marketing

    Pros

    Extensive sharing of latest industry information
    Company is small enough and big enough to still offer access to management and be recognized
    Great people who are fun to work with
    Challenging were you feel you can handle pretty much anything

    Cons

    Work hours & Expectations
    Programming Team is on different time zone, so late work hours required
    Praise and respect from management is poor, basically your my favorite today but slack off for a minute and you are back to the bottom of the pile and expendable.
    Moodiness and personal days for management (lack of professional demeanor at work)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just make sure to not make everything EOD. Thank your employees once in a while. The amount of accounts managed needs to be more in line with compensation.

    Disapproves of CEO
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