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People really don't come first

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Millennial Media

Pros

Sometimes there is leeway to do things how you'd like

Cons

There is huge lack of standards at this company, and at times a huge gap in process documentation. What this means for you is that quality initiatives are often going to be driven by you alone with direction, appreciation, or sometimes even the knowledge that you have done or attempted anything worthwhile. So in essence, there will often be times that you fix something horrifically wrong, and mostly you get punished for it. You get no raise, often little pat on the back or recognition...AND now you own that process on top of whatever workload you already had. You might get better job security, but that's it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward the people that build things. Paul Palmieri finished up with huge bonuses and can effectively retire. Did he contribute to one winning algorithm that allows systems to function well? There's plenty he did sure, but the techs are not simply process people...they are engineers creating the products that win the money, and that process has to run consistently for success.

And yet, most of those people have been poached by other companies, or left due to issues with the new upper management, which has a history of changing every year or so. So, you can decide for yourself whether this sounds stable. To a laymen in the tech industry, when you switch upper management yearly...that screams instability.

Sometimes, a company "grows" in order to mask much deeper issues, that gone unresolved will bring destruction along. As advertising views become cheaper and cheaper (and they will) the long term plan for this company looks bleak. They spend on big construction projects for office space and training and building of systems that offer at best imprecise benefits.

Unless you've consumed a lot of kool aid, you don't believe all the good stories about about what is happening, because with a staff between 500-1000, there is too little good shared and the bad and negative problems are never discussed unless you're the person with direct exposure.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Millennial Media

  1.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Innovative company, Growing fast. Friendly collegue.

    Cons

    A lot of work pressure. City is not good

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced good environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millennial Media

    Pros

    It was fun while the company was growing so quickly.

    Cons

    The demands were hard but we all worked hard together.

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