Millennial Media Reviews

Updated May 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Innovative company, Growing fast (in 4 reviews)

  • A few very hard-working people who really want to do some cool things (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No one is taking responsibility either which is baffling to see at the senior exec level (in 3 reviews)

  • This company is going down the tubes (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Amazing first experience in the workforce

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 had worked odd jobs throughout high school and college, and had never had a real corporate experience. After graduation I got an internship working in one and I hated it. I counted the hours and couldn't wait for the work day to end.

    Since joing Millennial Media, I actually enjoy going to work every day. the people I work with are great. Everyone has been helpful in showing me the ropes, my managers are patient and are very eager to help me learn and grow.

    I've worked jobs before with little recognition, and Millennial feels like the opposite. Every task no matter how small it feels like I'm being told how great of a job I'm doing. Being able to be in an environment with such mutual respect and easy to get along people makes waking up every morning a real treat.

    Cons

    Reall the only downsides I have had with Millennial are the same struggles that come at any technology company. You are very reliant on it. And the slightest bug or issues can be very frustratting when you are in a good work flow, or if something you are working on is time sensitive.

    Advice to Management

    None, I really love the direction of the company


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Millennial Media

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

    Pros

    * Great learning experience
    * Smart people who want to help you succeed
    * Incredible space and view of water. Restaurants in walking distance
    * Leadership takes care of their people
    *

    Cons

    * Very fast paced company with a lot of change (If you don't like companies that move quickly, this is not for you)


  3. Great Company, Passionate People

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

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time

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

    Pros

    Everyone is passionate about the products they are working on, the clients they are selling to and the technology platform that runs our business. Very little politics, fun culture with a good mix of work hard/play hard. Leaders are visible and willing to go the extra mile. Good benefits. Love the unlimited paid time off.

    Cons

    So many offices and no real central location (even though Boston and Baltimore are bigger offices).

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent. Appreciate the regular all-hand meeting updates with the opportunity to ask candid questions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not Transparent or Highly Motivated

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Millennial Media (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Anything in mobile is a great place to be in right now
    Monetizing mobile has a huge amount of potential upside
    Fun Work Environment with lots of "startup-ie" stuff going on

    Cons

    The people are not very highly motivated - everyone is just working for the weekend
    There are a lot of questions about whether management is being transparent and whether the corporate values mean anything
    Technology is junk

    Advice to Management

    Strive for more than just being carried by the tide that is mobile
    You'll never get ahead if all your people are unmotivated - hire better people or find a way to incentivize current employees more
    Emphasize the tech department more - the product is probably the weakest part of the company


  6. Results driven and start up mindframe..corporate environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Very Good Environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    A company led by politically-oriented, self-absorbed management who are intimidated by change and growth.

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

    I worked at Millennial Media full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The individual contributors, depending on where you work, are smart and passionate about their jobs. Great perks such as free breakfast and vending machines. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesiveness among management about direction of company. Many people are afraid of their managers, as it is not uncommon for people to yell and scream when things aren't going exactly as planned. Little support for employee professional growth, and non-existent support from HR. The organization is infected with low morale and ethical issues.


  9. Helpful (3)

    No Direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Millennial Media full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Well-meaning peers. Supportive management until money needed to be spent to raise profile in a new market.

    Cons

    The IPO destroyed the company that hired me. Mgt changes post-IPO were disruptive. Mgt's became reactive, not proactive, and long-term planning disappeared. Mass exodus of staff. Recruiters refer to MM as buffet from which they can easily lift staff as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Little to advise because there are new fires being put out daily.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Software enginneer

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

    I worked at Millennial Media full-time

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

    Pros

    You can work from home a lot, the schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    There are lots of hierarchy here. There is a thing here called "engineer managers", which are the people that are not necessarily better than you on technology, not necessarily with experiences of managing, but they are "managing" you, you will report to them. and similarly they are managed by some other mangers (the real managers) on a higher level, because the real managers don't feel like managing too many people and have to delegate their work to your manager, therefore they can draw a nice org-chart with levels.
    They also don't allow big changes, but understandable, because it is a public company now.

    Advice to Management

    You dont need so many managers, and the managers are not very convincing, that is why people are leaving, it is obvious.


  11. Good a couple years ago during IPO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Millennial Media

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

    Pros

    Was an exciting place to be
    Market leader in the digital advertising space
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    It doesn't seem to still be this way
    Company has undergone a serious cultural shift since IPO and Jumptap avquisition



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