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2.7
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MLive Media Group CEO Dan Gaydou
Dan Gaydou
78 Ratings
Pros
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  • "High pressure, sales people wear many hats(in 8 reviews)

  • "The teamwork talk in this company is a joke, unless your part of the upper management team(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "This is a company you can build a career with!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Flint, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MLive Media Group full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    There is a true passion to do the right things for our clients. This client first mentality makes it a great environment to work within. I have worked here for many years and it has been a great place to build my career. I have always recommended this company as a great place to work in Michigan. Benefits are excellent and work life balance is important to leadership. MLive invests in it's people and is best...

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    Cons

    You need to be open to traveling within Michigan for meetings. Sometimes upper leadership is absent so you need to be able to be self motivated to get work done.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MLive Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great tactic training on digital products.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management. sales managers with no sales experience.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "This isn't complaining it's the truth"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MLive Media Group full-time for more than 4 years

    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...

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    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...

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    Advice to Management

    Sad to hear about some of the recent lay offs of management that were actually trying to make a difference. Stop leading by fear and help your employees grow into the sales and account people you're looking for. Quit changing compensation packages halfway through the year making goals unachievable. Lastly, if you don't trust employees to do the right thing when you're not watching them, then why did you hire them in...

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  4. "High Pay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

      I worked at MLive Media Group full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Good Pay and good benefits

      Cons

      Not a clear path for the company

    • "Reporter"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at MLive Media Group full-time

        Pros

        -Great place for starting journalists. -Learn different ways to use multimedia in reporting. -Good mix of reporters with plenty of experience and those starting out. -Overall friendly environment. -Decent technology provided. -Decent amount of paid time off.

        Cons

        -Hard to get a raise -Lots of moving around and restructuring

      • Helpful (3)

        "Account Executive"

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        Former Employee - Account Executive in Grand Rapids, MI
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at MLive Media Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Flexible, phone and laptop provided.

        Cons

        Finding the right fit for management positions, lack of proper training for new hires, individuals promoted and employee development, company morale, work/life balance and lost sense of self and values.

        MLive Media Group Response

        August 14, 2018Talent Development & Communications Coordinator

        Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on areas that we need to improve. We strive to provide an environment that allows our employees to grow and learn while all working toward the same goal. We are making efforts to improve the areas you listed so our employees won't ...

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      • Helpful (1)

        "Digital Marketing Specialist"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at MLive Media Group full-time

        Pros

        Great group of people in the office. Extremely supportive staff. Good learning opportunities.

        Cons

        There are a lot of changes, but that is true for for any media company. Upward mobility a bit unknown.

        Advice to Management

        Top management consists of individuals who are kind and care about your concerns. I think management is doing a much better job in terms of transparency and communication. Improvement on: company culture and being a progressive company.

        MLive Media Group Response

        August 14, 2018Talent Development & Communications Coordinator

        Thank you for sharing your experience with MLive Media Group. We understand that changes can be disruptive and we will work to minimize those where we can in the future. We'll also work on bringing some clarity to potential career paths with the organization. We are glad that ...

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      • "Support Staff"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I have been working at MLive Media Group

        Pros

        Good benefits. Some flexibility in schedule. Good work and life balance.

        Cons

        Low pay, was promised a raise for over a year, two years ago. Still nothing. Poor communication.

        Advice to Management

        Direct supervisor is great but upper management shows no appreciation.

        MLive Media Group Response

        August 14, 2018Talent Development & Communications Coordinator

        Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your experience. Our goal is to provide a work environment where everyone feels valued. We’re sorry you haven’t felt that throughout the organization. We encourage you to reach out to HRcares@advancelocal.com so we could ...

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      • Helpful (4)

        "One person can't do the job of 10 people because you want to save money."

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        Current Employee - Account Executive 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at MLive Media Group full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Decent Pay - when you make a commission as long as they don't change your goal at the last minute. Flexible depending on your direct manager.

        Cons

        - We need more digital support staff. WE ARE SALESPEOPLE. When you have a car salesman, they sell the car, they take the paperwork and they hand it off to a management staff. When we sell a campaign, we prospected the client, go through the sales process, sell the campaign, and THEN we are responsible for all their creatives, all of their fulfillment on the backend, plus maintain the account, swap creatives, and make...

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        Advice to Management

        Your entire sales staff is overworked - underpaid- unhappy, and thinking about leaving the company. We feel unappreciated, undervalued, and stressed on a constant basis. Hire more fulfillment staff, incentivize us better, create a commission plan that actually pays us what we should be making. Because at the end of the day, if you can sell one thing you can sell anything. And there are a lot of places we can walk into...

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        MLive Media Group Response

        August 14, 2018Talent Development & Communications Coordinator

        Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We appreciate your feedback and we are sorry that your experience hasn't been a completely positive one. We have recently taken steps to increase our support staff recently and added several new hires. We hope that if you haven't ...

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      • Helpful (2)

        "Not a sales person but a mouse on a wheel chasing a never ending pile..."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at MLive Media Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        My coworkers are great. You have some flexibility for doctor appts and kids class trips depending on your manager.

        Cons

        Workload just keeps piling on a sales as upper management lightens their load and fires people who can help. No time to be a salesperson due to lack of proper help and fulfillment process issues. They keep adding more things that we have to do without help and then call it "freaky fast" but fast for who when it just leads us to more emails and questions from 3-5 different people since there is not 1 person working on...

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        Advice to Management

        Let your salespeople sell then you will start making money and stop panicking about if you will make it as a business. Care about the "little people" who honestly do not matter in your world. Better payment plans and incentives where we could actually get paid on what we sell now versus constantly climbing uphill to a goal that isn't always achievable. Get a better model for salespeople to sell: In car sales the...

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        MLive Media Group Response

        August 14, 2018Talent Development & Communications Coordinator

        We appreciate your feedback. We are taking your comments to heart as we look for areas we can improve immediately and in the long term. We also understand the dangers of an environment where speaking up makes you feel like you are complaining. We encourage you to reach out to HRcares@advancelocal.com ...

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