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Millennial Media Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast growing company with some upward mobility (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place to learn, Fun culture and co-workers, Entrepreneurial culture where anyone with a good idea can make a significant impact (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It went public, which put it under pressure to deliver results to the Wall Street cadence, rather than adtech growth patterns (in 3 reviews)

  • Pay was not where it should have been and ops is all in baltimore which for a west coast seller is a huge challenge (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology and smart people

    Cons

    Is now merged with AOL


  2. "VP BD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Millennial Media full-time

    Pros

    Fast, growing and exciting space

    Cons

    Disorganized structure and poor senior management

  3. "Amazing Company and Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to learn, Fun culture and co-workers, Entrepreneurial culture where anyone with a good idea can make a significant impact

    Cons

    Hopefully Millennial will be able to maintain their great culture as an AOL subsidiary


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sold to AOL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, relaxed work environment. Free breakfast in the mornings. Fast growing industry leads to a fast paced work environment. Lots of different opportunities for a variety of different careers.

    Cons

    Company was sold to AOL. The deal hadn't closed yet before I left, but a lot of people were uneasy about how things would turn out. There were some layoffs.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Millennial Media puts a lot of emphasis on culture and making sure that employees are happy. My coworkers are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    If more time and money was invested into technology, I think that it would make a world of difference both for the business and for internal processes. There are many very manual processes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep attracting good talent and focusing on keeping employees happy. Also put more emphasis on technology and I think it will be a very successful model.


  6. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    -very talented and nice people
    -great technology and work
    -lot of flexible hours/work from home days
    -free snaks (cereals, fruits, milk, drinks etc)

    Cons

    -can be less transparent at times


  7. "Mobile UI Developer Position"

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    Current Employee - Mobile UI Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Mobile UI Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Millennial Media promotes a very altruistic and teaching-and-learning-based work environment and culture. Employees are encouraged to help one another succeed on every level.

    Cons

    Company is located in Baltimore, MD.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Strategy in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Strategy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Millennial Media full-time

    Pros

    Great people and office location in NYC

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, morale is low since stock isn't doing so good

    Advice to Management

    focus on employee wellbeing more


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Steer clear..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Millennial Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, fun office in Baltimore. Lots of perks and flexible working schedule. Ability to work with well known brands. Good spot for first job out of school.

    Cons

    Executive leadership rarely around anymore and mid-level executives seem like they're just along for the ride. They approached employees in the spring asking them to post positive reviews on Glassdoor to improve their image. Image is everything. Focus way too much on having fun and can't be taken seriously especially with the company doing so poorly. Sales and marketing churn through cash on clients that never actually spend with company. Mid-level management is extremely inexperienced. Promotions from specialist to "sr manager" with no experience managing people and no training. Tech teams are disorganized and can't roll out products before they've become obsolete or redundant. They're constantly changing the org which has led to key departures and high turnover. There have been HR issues that get ignored or buried due to fear of retribution. The days of the startup mentality, passion and sense of community are long gone.

    Advice to Management

    Sell, sell, sell before you run out of cash. There's nothing Millennial does that another company doesn't do better or could build cheaper. Should've expanded the San Fran office a long time ago to build more innovative and experienced tech teams. Become a true thought leader in the industry and not a fast follower. Getting new products to clients first doesn't make you innovative especially when they're not wanted or don't work well (e.g., all Jumptap products/DSP). Many of those products have failed, become obsolete, and retired.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not Transparent or Highly Motivated"

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    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Millennial Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Anything in mobile is a great place to be in right now
    Monetizing mobile has a huge amount of potential upside
    Fun Work Environment with lots of "startup-ie" stuff going on

    Cons

    The people are not very highly motivated - everyone is just working for the weekend
    There are a lot of questions about whether management is being transparent and whether the corporate values mean anything
    Technology is junk

    Advice to Management

    Strive for more than just being carried by the tide that is mobile
    You'll never get ahead if all your people are unmotivated - hire better people or find a way to incentivize current employees more
    Emphasize the tech department more - the product is probably the weakest part of the company


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