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Millennial Media Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast growing company with some upward mobility (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible, relaxed work environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover leads to understaffing, which leads to more work to complete (in 3 reviews)

  • Mid-level management is extremely inexperienced (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Millennial has evolved significantly over the past several years to match the changing ad tech landscape. The team is committed to success and works hard to keep clients happy. The social environment is young, positive, and full of energy. The people who choose to work at Millennial have to be comfortable with a fast paced, constantly changing environment with competing demands. Working for Millennial means constantly challenging yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and push for more.

    Cons

    It used to be an issue that the company would think of the US firs,t and international markets second. This is changing quickly, and a realignment of teams has flipped this on its head. The international markets are now well supported.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not Transparent or Highly Motivated"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Results driven and start up mindframe..corporate environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and empowered team
    Clear set goals and initiatives

    Cons

    Unattainable goals in order to obtain profitability
    No direct connection to product team


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "A company led by politically-oriented, self-absorbed management who are intimidated by change and growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The individual contributors, depending on where you work, are smart and passionate about their jobs. Great perks such as free breakfast and vending machines. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesiveness among management about direction of company. Many people are afraid of their managers, as it is not uncommon for people to yell and scream when things aren't going exactly as planned. Little support for employee professional growth, and non-existent support from HR. The organization is infected with low morale and ethical issues.


  6. "Very Good Environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very technology focused and they work to keep employees happy. Unlimited leave policy. Bonuses and stock options. Competitive salaries. Worked on leading edge technologies.

    Cons

    Worked there 2 years and had 4 managers. They seem to change the Tech leadership pretty often, and hence, the planning sometimes went out the window. Several abandoned projects while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    When you lose people at a pretty rapid rate you should probably start looking at why they are leaving and try to address it.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "No Direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Director in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Well-meaning peers. Supportive management until money needed to be spent to raise profile in a new market.

    Cons

    The IPO destroyed the company that hired me. Mgt changes post-IPO were disruptive. Mgt's became reactive, not proactive, and long-term planning disappeared. Mass exodus of staff. Recruiters refer to MM as buffet from which they can easily lift staff as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Little to advise because there are new fires being put out daily.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fun place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Millennial Media full-time

    Pros

    The company has undergone a lot of changes, but the people who are still at the company, including the CEO, really want to be here and really want to see us succeed. If you want to move up and don't mind working hard, this is a great place to take on as much as you can handle. The opportunities are there.

    Cons

    Things move very fast, so if you're the kind of person who doesn't do well with things changing, this is probably not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Since the new CEO has joined, the communication of what we should be focusing on as a company has gotten better and better. Keep sharing the vision for the company with the team. The new head of HR has also made a great difference already and it is obvious she cares about helping employees find balance.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Software enginneer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Millennial Media full-time

    Pros

    You can work from home a lot, the schedule is flexible.

    Cons

    There are lots of hierarchy here. There is a thing here called "engineer managers", which are the people that are not necessarily better than you on technology, not necessarily with experiences of managing, but they are "managing" you, you will report to them. and similarly they are managed by some other mangers (the real managers) on a higher level, because the real managers don't feel like managing too many people and have to delegate their work to your manager, therefore they can draw a nice org-chart with levels.
    They also don't allow big changes, but understandable, because it is a public company now.

    Advice to Management

    You dont need so many managers, and the managers are not very convincing, that is why people are leaving, it is obvious.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good a couple years ago during IPO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was an exciting place to be
    Market leader in the digital advertising space
    Competitive salary

    Cons

    It doesn't seem to still be this way
    Company has undergone a serious cultural shift since IPO and Jumptap avquisition


  11. Helpful (3)

    "GOING TO HELL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    i honestly have nothing positive to say. Used to be nice place before jumptap was bought by millennialmedia. Everyone from jumptap was either fired or left since this company is going south. Stocks have plumit

    Cons

    i honestly have nothing postive to say. Used to be nice place before jumptap was bought by millennialmedia. Everyone from jumptap was either fired or left since this company is going south. Stocks have plummet. Dont bother joining. Chief architect and Scientist has recently quit. The CTO is scared as he knows nothing good is coming in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring outside senior management and giving them millions of dollars. You need to spend money at your current employees then outsiders.



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