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Updated Apr 22, 2021

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MLive Media Group President Dan Gaydou
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Pros
  • "Learned a lot over the summer about digital marketing(in 9 reviews)

  • "IPhone, IPad, mileage reimbursement(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Seth Godin); I think this article lends a lot of insight into our culture here at Mlive(in 23 reviews)

  • "Little training, unusual super high turnover(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great job

      Mar 17, 2021 - Reporter in Grand Rapids, MI
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      Pros

      Great job, great community and opportunity

      Cons

      Lots of work, work from home,

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Apr 22, 2021 - Reporter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible bosses and work hours, decent benefits and salary

      Cons

      Not enough reporters so can be overwhelmed at times

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Micromanage and Bad training

      Jan 23, 2021 - Account Executive in Ann Arbor, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being downtown with good restaurants

      Cons

      Poor training, micromanaged, role play all the time with no results in the field, manager never went out in the field to show how it is done.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Join this team

      Dec 3, 2019 - Sales Manager 
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      Pros

      Great training, great people, great clients!

      Cons

      You will work hard

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      This isn't your newspaper anymore...

      Dec 4, 2019 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Energetic and forward thinking company.

      Cons

      Lots of change in account lists/territories.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a place to grow your career

      Aug 24, 2019 - Support 
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      Pros

      Flexibility was amazing occasional free food

      Cons

      management was bad no room for growth

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good Experience

      Apr 26, 2019 - Content Producer in Grand Rapids, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A good place to work

      Cons

      Lack of promotion Low pay

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      This isn't complaining it's the truth

      Dec 10, 2018 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Health Benefits are fair, speaking for a single individual. The 401k is comparable to other organizations. You'll get a company cell phone and laptop but that also makes you completely accessible 24/7. The two best things about MMG are: Your Colleagues (non managerial) I've never worked with such a great group of individuals who will help any way they can. Training - At least when I was there they were constantly training us on digital marketing and providing us with tools to understand the products we were selling. I felt confident and knowledgeable speaking to business owners and marketing leaders. Some of the middle managers are fantastic. But several of the good ones have since left to find greener pastures.

      Cons

      -100% Upper Management (Director & above) - They haven't left MMG because they would not succeed outside of this cult like organization. -Work Life Balance ... does not exist. Yes, you may be able to get in a doc appointment here and there but once you establish a few accounts you will work weekends, while on vacation and holidays while managers are completely unresponsive. -Every person wears 2 or 3 hats. And the jobs are ever changing. Just because you were hired in as a "Account Manager" doesn't not mean in 90 days you'll still be doing what you got hired in for. If you're hired in for something other than an Account Executive come Q3 they'll do a "hub tour" and try and get everyone (even those non client facing) to go out and SELL SELL SELL. The organization was so lean to try and save money (to spend on upper management bonus's) that account managers have 20+ accounts while telling their customers they had around 10 to not seem like they were spread too thin. All of the impactful, helpful & knowledgeable employees have since left company. Which means there's a handful of role models left scattered throughout 10 office locations. Lastly, I laugh at the reviews that mention anything about "remote work" you're only allowed to work remotely after normal business hours and weekends. 8-5 Monday thru Friday, you will be questioned if you're not in the office. Don't let them sell that to you in your interview. The entire 3 years I was there, everyone had one foot out the door because either they were so terrified of being fired or because of absolute misery.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Family atmosphere, just too few of people

      Jun 4, 2019 - Curation Editor 
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      Pros

      Great atmosphere. Everyone did everything to get the job done

      Cons

      responsibilities increased while manpower decreased

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It is not easy, but it is extreamly rewarding

      Aug 30, 2016 - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
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      Pros

      I have been at MMG for a number of months now. It certainly has not been easy, but I did not expect that it would be. The work environment is open, extremely flexible, and comfortable. Almost everyone is engaged and helpful. What we are doing at MMG is not easy and certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you are willing to put the effort forward your will succeed. The main reason I have chosen to write this review is because I feel that most of the assessments on here regarding management have been extremely unfair. The marketing industry has been in a constant shift for well over a decade now. How many industries have you worked in where such a shift was occurring? If you are not changing frequently trying to keep pace with that shift you are falling behind. If you are falling behind then you are not succeeding and you will eventually go out of business. MMG is not only succeeding, but they are way ahead of their competition.

      Cons

      The continual evolution in the work environment is not for everyone. If you are up for the challenge it can be a very rewarding career.

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