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Milestone AV Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time

    Pros

    A great culture with great people

    Cons

    Changing environment leading many to investigate options


  2. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee Culture, Competitive Salaries, Flexible Management

    Cons

    Some areas are understaffed which can lead to heavy workload.

  3. "Milestone AV"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible company, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Training and on-boarding could use a lot of improvement. Employees get now regular updates on how the company is doing as a whole.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Fun, growing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Milestone is a growing company, with strong ownership that is investing in the organization on many levels. The headquarters in Eden Prairie and the new Operations Center in Shakopee are both nice facilities. Milestone hires for personality, and there are very few "bad eggs", which makes it a fun place to work. Investments in culture and team-building also make for a fun working environment. Company invests in employees to make sure everyone has the best tools to do their job. Milestone has a strong record of promoting from within, and challenges its employees to wear many hats and solve problems. Milestone and it's family of brands is extremely well-regarded in the AV industry, and the future seems bright.

    Cons

    Growing pains exist on the Operations and IT sides of the business, but recent leadership changes in both those groups seems like positive change. Brand teams are still sorting out what structure best fits the needs of the organization, and work too much in isolation of each other. Some teams seem better motivated than others, and new product development often moves at a glacial pace. HR has historically seemed out of touch with the business, and definitely isn't the primary culture driver in the organization. Senior leadership is increasingly distant from the brand teams, which is an inevitable downfall of a growing organization. Medical Benefits are below average for a company of Milestone's size.

    Advice to Management

    More regular communication about the state of the business would be appreciated by many; especially those that aren't in roles that regularly are exposed to sales numbers. Spend more time connecting the brand teams together, so that they don't operate in such distinct silos. Invest more in Product Development to get new products & technologies to market faster!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Medium-Size company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time

    Pros

    The company is a good size - big enough to make investments and ensure bills and payroll get handled consistently but small enough that what your efforts and ideas make a difference. Great core group of people that are dedicated to growing the company and making sure that we continue our success. Even though I don't always understand or agree with decisions made by senior management, I believe that they have a high level of integrity and that makes a huge difference.

    Cons

    As we've grown and added new parts of the business, it's harder to get to know the people you work with. Seems that small number of people get considered for new internal opportunities multiple times while others get pigeon-holed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little guys and their contributions day in and day out. Visit and interact with the common folk. That's what has driven employee satisfaction and retention in the past. New employees don't feel that connection to you.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Just a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Milestone AV full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable working hours and average benefits. They provide a clean working environment.

    Cons

    They don't care about the individual. Employees are treated as just a number and feel ignored and alienated from management.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Moral and outlook is not good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back environment (too laid back in some areas)
    Great HR people to work with (most of them anyway)
    Fun, innovative products to work with (most of the time)

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management
    OK benefits
    Culture needs to be changed. Can't seem to happen with current upper management. Moral is deteriorating because of this.
    Lot of people have great ideas, but don't have the backing to push them up the ladder and get things implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out why people are leaving and do something about it. Hire more people as needed and fire the bad people!
    Communicate
    Communicate
    Communicate

  8. "Changing priorities has led to a challenging outlook."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It used to be very innovative

    Cons

    It has been purchased by 2 private groups and the management has continually shifted its priorities making it difficult to make any progress.

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose any more people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Engineering in Eden Prairie, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great place to work until leadership change. Since then it has been on a doward spiral.

    Cons

    No sense of direction. Leadership does not stand behind employees. Zero chance of advancement in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Get a sense of who you are and start giving your employees the direction they need and stand behind them or help them grow in the areas they are deficit. When times get tough instead of cleaning house really try to understand why something happened.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Too little direction, too much stress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Milestone AV full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The facilities here are very suitable. It is a fast-paced environment so if that is your work style, this will be a good fit for you. Nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Benefits are very below average. It is difficult to maintain a work-life balance as everyone is working fast and under short deadlines. Little promotion from within.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve with the times and change benefits plan (pay, medical, vacation, etc). Also, there are some great people working here so promote from the pool you have.


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