Millennial Media

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Leadership manages up

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Former Employee - Senior Developer in Baltimore, MD
Former Employee - Senior Developer in Baltimore, MD

I worked at Millennial Media full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Embrace open technologies, nice, but low value perks, like ice cream days half day summer Fridays

Cons

Leadership only seems to manage up, compensation was significantly worse then previous jab and tanking stock really hurts

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slightly better than working retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millennial Media

    Pros

    Free breakfast (a 1-5 dollar daily value, if you like their selection)
    Nice interior design
    Crazy holiday parties
    Non-management personnel generally nice

    Cons

    Little or no training
    Compensation generally in the lowest quarter of the software industry
    Management clueless or indifferent to promises of pay, promotion, advancement
    Time off seems to be limited to paid time off which is very little
    Work from home nonexistent, unless you're management (used to exist)
    Advancement can only be achieved by leaving and finding work elsewhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to board of directors: Sack these managers before you lose all your key people and acquire even more technical debt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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