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"Excellent Tech Startup...for Baltimore"

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Former Employee - Account Manager
Former Employee - Account Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Millennial Media

  1. "SDE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get opportunities to work on projects, QA gets the opportunities to learn coding

    Cons

    you have to be very aggressive about what you want to do , otherwise you will end up with QA(automation work) as a SDE


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Needs to Improve"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - fast growing industry
      - office is located in a great part of the city
      - most co-workers are intelligent and hard working
      - there are some good leaders here, however the very top of the ladder is negatively impacting their ability to lead

    Cons

    - stress level is unhealthy
      - executive team does not care to understand day to day efforts of individual contributors
      - the sales team runs the company - tech and other teams are driven by the wishes and desires of sales for better or worse... in the past year + it hasn't worked out well
      - inexplicable leadership decisions
      - poor infrastructure in terms of existing technology
      - inconsistent executive leadership
      - lack of transparency and cohesive communication from the top

    Advice to Management

    You are handing over the keys to the company to employees from another company that was recently acquired. How did the numbers for that company compare to MM? How dependent was that company on one client? Are most of these employees located elsewhere? .... Why would you think this is a good idea? Have more respect for the leaders and employees that got you to where you are.

    Create products that work and function as planned. This will keep sales from selling things that don't work (or just making it up as they go).. it will also keep the other teams from having to put out fires with duct tape on an hourly basis.

    Try to improve the work life balance. There are people working here that are stressed to the point of it impacting their health on a daily basis. Sometimes it just takes consistent executive leadership and understanding. Also, culture isn't free breakfast... it's much more than that. Figure it out.

    Cue the reply to this post from someone at MM within the next 7 days. When you see an obviously pro-MM post after a recent negative one... it wasn't real. FYI.

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