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Milestone Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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2.9
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49%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
Approve of CEO
Anil Aggarwal
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "With free breakfast and happy hours on Friday's you really get to know your team members quickly(in 12 reviews)

  • "Free breakfast on Fridays, not much else good to say, co-workers are nice and can relate to the hell you are going through(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "A friend of mine started and had an email from a previous account managers client asking her to update something on his site(in 26 reviews)

  • "Upper Management gets too involved(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Client Services Team Lead in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milestone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a good place to work, fast paced & dynamic environment. HR policies have been constantly improving resulting in good work-life balance

    Cons

    Constant change & fast pace. A Silicon Valley company that is looking at big growth in a short time so faces hiccups along the way. Resilience & flexibility pays

    Milestone2018-11-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative growth company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Milestone full-time

    Pros

    *Above average training opportunities delivered WEEKLY *Formal & transparent career path plans *Supportive leadership & very engaged Team Leads *Access to executive team *Often first to market with new software products and website innovations, i.e. AMP, Voice Search,etc. *Uniqueness of digital marketing agency & software development company, whereas most competitors are one or the other *Benefits

    Cons

    *Probably more indicative of an industry-wide issue in tech w/historically low unemployment & bidding war for talent vs. company specific, but turnover has been disruptive.

    Advice to Management

    *Change current stock plan to a traditional stock option plan that many other Silicon Valley employers offer to be more competitive *The many successes, awards and growth can cloud vision of competitive threats. Don't underestimate competition. Learn their strengths and weaknesses.

    Milestone2018-12-28
  3. "If you don’t want to get held hostage on your last day, look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milestone part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing that is worth mentioning

    Cons

    Company is full of lies, draws you in with false claims of previous employees in your position landing jobs at big Silicon Valley companies, until you check that employees LinkedIn and realize they are not there lol. Micromanaging of unreasonable projects. Director in my dept had no knowledge of how to perform the tasks he was assigning and still expected results. Held hostage by director stating you aren’t leaving...

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    Advice to Management

    Can’t help this abusiveness

    Milestone2019-06-21
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Milestone full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None. You will leave with PTSD.

    Cons

    Micromanaging Owner/founder is a bully and belittling to employees. Extremely toxic environment with no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    In an environment like this, no matter how great a vision and strategy are - they will never be executed on.

    Milestone2019-06-06
  5. "Great place to start career"

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      Former Employee - Data Center Technician 

      I worked at Milestone full-time

      Pros

      This is a great place to start your IT career

      Cons

      Contractor work and some things you can’t do

      Milestone2019-05-05
    • Helpful (14)

      "Not worth your time or self-esteem"

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      Current Employee - Executive 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Milestone full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The sales team is solid The product team works well together

      Cons

      This is an abusive place. There have been multiple cases reported of verbal abuse, abuse of power, manipulation, politics, and public punishment for disagreeing with management. This is not a place for creative thinkers. They do not care much for their customers, they care more about how much money they can take out of the pocket books. They spend significant amount of time during meetings planning this. EG: everything...

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      Advice to Management

      Fire your COO. They're the root cause of a lot of these issues. Value and protect your employees Give greater flexibility to your employees - work from home, more vacation days, something.

      Milestone2019-01-01
    • Helpful (8)

      "Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy"

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      Current Employee - Senior Designer in Mountain View, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Milestone full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      some cool employees who can relate to working in hell

      Cons

      the worst experience I ever had and its been years since I worked there and I still think about it

      Advice to Management

      get new owners

      Milestone2018-12-14

      Milestone Response

      December 17, 2018HR Director

      Dear former employee, I'm sorry you didn't have a great experience while working at Milestone. Internally, we have many ways to provide feedback and to collaborate with each team to resolve any concerns. My hope is that one day you are able to think of Milestone in a positive light ...

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    • Helpful (5)

      "Crew lead"

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      Former Employee - Crew Lead in Monroeville, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Milestone full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Bonuses and good pto . Nice people

      Cons

      Management does not care about you

      Advice to Management

      Do more investigation

      Milestone2018-09-25

      Milestone Response

      October 12, 2018HR Director

      I'm sorry - this posting has landed on the wrong company page -please try https://milestone-promotional-group.breezy.hr/r - we are based in the Bay area - no presence in PA.

    • Helpful (26)

      "Worst Company in the Bay Area"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Milestone full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Honestly can't think of even one. Maybe the location if you live in south bay. OR if you are an immigrant and need a job, then this is the place. However, they do not aide in visa application. They just give you your first job in the US.

      Cons

      I have tried to provide examples below that can give you an insight into what goes on in the company. TL;DR - Please don't join. Not only is this company pathetic, they foster a toxic culture. When I checked the reviews on Glassdoor, I was taken aback with some of the negative reviews. I still went ahead and joined the company as my interview experience was decent. However, this was a bad decision and I do...

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      Milestone2018-09-14

      Milestone Response

      September 18, 2018HR Director

      Dear former employee, I appreciate your comments and I wish we had time prior to you leaving to discuss your concerns. My hope for all employees is that their experience is challenging, exciting and pushes them beyond their comfort zone. We have been very fortunate to attract ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Interesting, Sad, Amazing, Annoying, and Fun..."

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      Former Employee - BI and Product in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Milestone full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      I can speak for only the Product team and BI team. Customer Success team is a totally different story. I worked at Milestone for about 2.5 years on the BI and Product team and overall it was fun. The general PRO is that you will work with people who are just awesome to work with... 1. the Product Manager for MAnalytics is amazing and probably the sole reason why I stayed so long at Milestone. If you work in...

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      Cons

      1. The snacks never change. you will get bored of the snacks/food eventually. 2. The workload, when is worked on the BI and Product team, I would spend well over 50 hours a week to get everything done for both teams. On average, I would spend two nights per week working with India team. 3. The pay, I was paid a very low for what I did/contributed. Especially when I realized that the work I did was worth 5X the amount...

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      Advice to Management

      None, the managers I worked with are great!!! No comment on CEO and President, as the whole time I was at Milestone I only interacted with them like twice...

      Milestone2018-08-19
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