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Multimedia Solutions Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Wonderful place to learn newer things and enhance Client engagement skills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Edgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Consultant in Edgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Multimedia Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I worked as a consultant on certain special projects. In addition to working with the Client, I got the opportunity to interact with offshore teams which greatly increased my engagement skills.

    They always work on cutting edge technologies, which kept me learning newer technologies which gave a technological advantage in the market.
    Further, the team here, work as a closely knitted unit and we have frequent open sessions which assist in clearing any queries both technical/managerial. The best part of all is the support which the management provides by offering complete freedom and free space in handling my projects. Also, they groom the consultants with the latest methodologies and tools which helped me to keep myself updated in the market.

    Cons

    As with any digital agency, at times, the pressure to learn updated technologies in a short period of time is not feasible. So training proactively or providing ample time to prepare will go a long way.

    Advice to Management

    The management looks for versatile consultants. My suggestion is to recruit more junior resources or interns to free up the senior consultants to focus on critical tasks.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A Great Environment for Employees Who Like to Challenge Themselves and Seek Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multimedia Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is fast paced and team oriented. When you work here you truly get to be involved in every facet of a web development project and have a lot opportunity for creative input. The team is talented and knowledgeable in the field and prospective employees can expect to learn a lot and learn quickly as soon as they join the team. The company truly offers growth opportunity, it's all just a matter of what you are willing to put into it.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced environment in which each employee is responsible for multiple projects and disciplines. To work here, one must be able to operate with a certain level of independence within the framework of the team. It's not a good fit for someone who wants to specialize in a particular area and not be open to constantly learning and expanding their skill set.

    Advice to Management

    Keep engaging with the team and be open to suggestions and new ideas.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great opportunity to advance knowledge in the Web industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Designer/Producer in Edgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Web Designer/Producer in Edgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Multimedia Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow coworkers are kind and easy to get along with. Experienced personnel are willing to share their knowledge with the less experienced employees, which can be hard to come by. They often have large projects with major clients, so it's really helpful to see how the project flows from beginning to end. Upper management is genuinely concerned with your progression at the company and offers helpful feedback. You are not immediately client-facing, so you have time to learn how to best communicate through observing others.

    Cons

    Fast-paced & always changing. Not good for those who prefer to only work on one project for a long time.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Not As Advertised"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Multimedia Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with decent mid-market and a couple of prestige clients. Nice location on the waterfront. Company has a long history of working with large clients.

    Cons

    The company represents itself a certain way to prospective employees but the reality was far from the expectations that they set. I don't think this was a conscious decision to mislead but rather a sign of how out-of-touch upper management is with the day-to-day operations of the company and the cutting edge of the industry.

    The recent reviews are clearly management's reaction to the very high turnover they've experienced recently--in the past 8 months, the company never had more than [redacted] full-time employees, including [redacted] owners and [redacted] managers. Of the non-management positions, at least [redacted] employees have resigned during this time period.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in people at the top of the organization to lead it down a stronger path, rather than people at the bottom of the organization to be lead down the current path.

    Multimedia Solutions Response

    Apr 22, 2016 – Marketing

    At Multimedia Solutions, we take our hiring and interviewing process very seriously. A great deal of effort goes into both vetting candidates, as well as ensuring potential employees understand ... More


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great environment to work on digital projects from start to finish"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Multimedia Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Ability to stay at the forefront of technology by serving as the digital arm to top tier clients. You are able to see and learn about all aspects of a project from start to finish rather than working in an individual silo.
    -Your ability to grow is only limited by yourself. You are able to expand into all departments / disciplines if you have a desire to do so.
    -Great opportunity to work closely with leadership and set the direction for the firm.

    Cons

    If you subscribe to the philosophy that you create your own success then you will do well here. You need to be able to contribute and bring thinking and ideas to the table rather than waiting for someone to tell you what to do.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great and talented people collaborating together on interesting projects."

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

    I have been working at Multimedia Solutions full-time

    Pros

    I've had the opportunity to work with great team members, on exciting projects, with very high profile clients. The project and client work I've done has varied and I've had the opportunities to move to different projects. Within each new project, there's new technologies and we are given the support needed to ramp-up and contribute immediately.

    The client roster is about as varied as you can get spanning every vertical. The ability to express interest and get onto a client is an aspect that isn't to be overlooked. Many companies you can find yourself in a 'fixed' position where it's difficult to traverse from client to client but here you can.

    Cons

    Similar to all companies in this space, the work can get frantic at times as client needs fluctuate. But as they say it is better to be busy than being idle.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people based on experience and talent who can take the company to the next level. Other than that just keep doing what you're doing, it's working.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great people and work but very long hours and no compensation for those hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good people, good management. Can be receptive to new ideas. The work is challenging too and definitely not your standard monotonous work load which is something I personally consider a big plus.

    Cons

    The very long hours. Standard work week is 40 hours, here it is 45 hours but you do not get compensation for those additional hours. More often than not you end up working 50 hours instead.
    Not much time given off and very few benefits compared to other competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Switch to a 40 hour week not 45. It makes a world of difference when you can spend more time with your family. Most of the week is already dedicated to your company, give your employees some more time to themselves. They already put in long hours when necessary so why not give them a regular work week when there is no immediate deadline waiting to be met.

    Most places give about 2 weeks of vacation after the first year.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Great family run company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edgewater, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Intimate work environment. Work is challenging. Great client list.

    Cons

    Below industry standard benefits and time off. Long hours. Flat hierarchy isnt going to change so limited advancement opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Its fine to expect excellence from employees but the company should really try to support individual and team ideas more.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Perfect place to develop yourself, progress a lot, and achieve great accomplishments"

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

    I have been working at Multimedia Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a place where you can progress a lot, and where the leadership truly value employees’ capabilities and potentials. Multimedia is a fast-paced company. Everyone is busy, but it also means that you can take more responsibilities and achieve more here. It is an intimate environment so it is not like working in a large corporate organization, where everyone’s assignments are subdivided and limited in a very specific area. Here you can know all aspects of running a business, and can contribute in different areas. The company values capable talents a lot, and the leadership encourage employees to contribute in other aspects if they want. For example, if you are a designer or a developer, but want to lead some projects or be client-facing, that is totally possible. As long as you want to take on more responsibilities and achieve more, the company will provide you with opportunities. Colleagues are all very nice and easy-going. Environment around the office building is nice too. Feels very good working here.

    Overall Multimedia Solutions is a great place to work, and a perfect place to achieve accomplishments.

    Cons

    Fast-paced. Everyone is busy and takes a lot of responsibilities. If you do not plan ahead you could be under multiple deadlines.


  10. "If this is your first digital marketing job, put in the work and bounce!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for building experience and working with a lot of brands.

    Cons

    A lot of work for little pay, poor organization. Some of the work done here is poor as well, look at the online portfolios.

    Advice to Management

    Never work for a digital agency whose own CEO and CMO aren't even on Twitter.


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