Millennial Media

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Millennial Media Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
37 Reviews
2.6
37 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be great but lacking leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with some really nice people. Flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Communication throughout the company is not good. Direction and leadership is poor. Continually ask for work from my manager and get nothing. I am told I am doing a great job, but feel that I am completely underutilized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slightly better than working retail

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    • 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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Good

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative company, Growing fast. Friendly collegue.

    Cons

    A lot of work pressure. City is not good

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Integrity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millennial Media

    Pros

    If you don't know mobile, you'll learn it

    Cons

    management has no idea how listen to or manage employes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the definition of a successful company is one that assigns clear roles to employees and process to its business. study this

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to start, but I'm happy to leave.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Developer in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Low stress opportunities to learn. Fellow developers are willing to help each other out. A few very hard-working people who really want to do some cool things.

    Cons

    An unusual amount of drama. Bad management. Very high turnover rate. The CEO bailed, and the board brought in someone entirely unfamiliar with the company to fill his shoes. Constantly changing business strategies that never seem to amount to anything. Business driven development is extremely frustrating because the business doesn't really know what they want. It's a very stale environment where too many people seem to have given up on higher career aspirations. Go to work, complete your JIRA tickets, eat lunch, go home. Developers (or anyone not in upper-level management, really) are not appreciated, and therefore advancement/raises are rare. People will ask repeatedly to be paid what they are actually worth, but by the time a raise comes around, they have put in their two weeks' notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It just feels like a car on a highway that has run out of gas. You are cruising, for now, but eventually everything will come to a crawl.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Tech Startup...for Baltimore

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with some upward mobility.
    Excellent industry to be in.
    Powerhouse compared to other local companies.

    Cons

    Disappointing level of tech culture.
    Everyone is satisfied with good enough - very few trying to achieve greatness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think there is much to be done. I think if I was an executive, I'd be pretty pleased with everything thus far, but at the same time, the current trajectory does not point toward a Google type success. They'll be a great tech company in Baltimore, and I suppose there's nothing wrong with that - it's just not very exciting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Rapid Industry Change

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millennial Media

    Pros

    Experienced employees, average-above average salary, physically clean and healthy office environment. Phenomenal job recruiting talent and reorganizing its structure, but continue to lose value people.

    Cons

    Publicly traded, Wall Street loathed ad tech vertical that relies on arbitrage revenue model, extremely fast changing and consolidating industry, over diversified, efficiency killing product offering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on management, more on product understanding.

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