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13 English questions out of 13

10 December 2018

What is the retirement plan like at MLive Media Group?

Pros

The Health Benefits are fair, speaking for a single individual. The 401k is comparable to other organizations. You'll get a company cell phone and laptop but that also makes you completely accessible 24/7. The two best things about MMG are: Your Colleagues (non managerial) I've never worked with such a great group of individuals who will help any way they can. Training - At least when I was there they were constantly training us on digital marketing and providing us with tools to understand the products we were selling. I felt confident and knowledgeable speaking to business owners and marketing leaders. Some of the middle managers are fantastic. But several of the good ones have since left to find greener pastures.

Cons

-100% Upper Management (Director & above) - They haven't left MMG because they would not succeed outside of this cult like organization. -Work Life Balance ... does not exist. Yes, you may be able to get in a doc appointment here and there but once you establish a few accounts you will work weekends, while on vacation and holidays while managers are completely unresponsive. -Every person wears 2 or 3 hats. And the jobs are ever changing. Just because you were hired in as a "Account Manager" doesn't not mean in 90 days you'll still be doing what you got hired in for. If you're hired in for something other than an Account Executive come Q3 they'll do a "hub tour" and try and get everyone (even those non client facing) to go out and SELL SELL SELL. The organization was so lean to try and save money (to spend on upper management bonus's) that account managers have 20+ accounts while telling their customers they had around 10 to not seem like they were spread too thin. All of the impactful, helpful & knowledgeable employees have since left company. Which means there's a handful of role models left scattered throughout 10 office locations. Lastly, I laugh at the reviews that mention anything about "remote work" you're only allowed to work remotely after normal business hours and weekends. 8-5 Monday thru Friday, you will be questioned if you're not in the office. Don't let them sell that to you in your interview. The entire 3 years I was there, everyone had one foot out the door because either they were so terrified of being fired or because of absolute misery.

Advice to Management

Sad to hear about some of the recent lay offs of management that were actually trying to make a difference. Stop leading by fear and help your employees grow into the sales and account people you're looking for. Quit changing compensation packages halfway through the year making goals unachievable. Lastly, if you don't trust employees to do the right thing when you're not watching them, then why did you hire them in the first place? It's unbelievable the amount of talent that has walked in and out of those doors. I truly hope things do turn around and get better for my old colleagues who are still there. They deserve better.

The 401k is comparable to other organizations.

10 December 2018

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29 October 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at MLive Media Group?

Pros

Good Pay and good benefits

Cons

Not a clear path for the company

Not a clear path for the company

29 October 2018

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26 April 2019

How are promotions handled at MLive Media Group?

Pros

A good place to work

Cons

Lack of promotion Low pay

Lack of promotion

26 April 2019

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10 December 2018

How are senior leaders perceived at MLive Media Group?

Pros

The Health Benefits are fair, speaking for a single individual. The 401k is comparable to other organizations. You'll get a company cell phone and laptop but that also makes you completely accessible 24/7. The two best things about MMG are: Your Colleagues (non managerial) I've never worked with such a great group of individuals who will help any way they can. Training - At least when I was there they were constantly training us on digital marketing and providing us with tools to understand the products we were selling. I felt confident and knowledgeable speaking to business owners and marketing leaders. Some of the middle managers are fantastic. But several of the good ones have since left to find greener pastures.

Cons

-100% Upper Management (Director & above) - They haven't left MMG because they would not succeed outside of this cult like organization. -Work Life Balance ... does not exist. Yes, you may be able to get in a doc appointment here and there but once you establish a few accounts you will work weekends, while on vacation and holidays while managers are completely unresponsive. -Every person wears 2 or 3 hats. And the jobs are ever changing. Just because you were hired in as a "Account Manager" doesn't not mean in 90 days you'll still be doing what you got hired in for. If you're hired in for something other than an Account Executive come Q3 they'll do a "hub tour" and try and get everyone (even those non client facing) to go out and SELL SELL SELL. The organization was so lean to try and save money (to spend on upper management bonus's) that account managers have 20+ accounts while telling their customers they had around 10 to not seem like they were spread too thin. All of the impactful, helpful & knowledgeable employees have since left company. Which means there's a handful of role models left scattered throughout 10 office locations. Lastly, I laugh at the reviews that mention anything about "remote work" you're only allowed to work remotely after normal business hours and weekends. 8-5 Monday thru Friday, you will be questioned if you're not in the office. Don't let them sell that to you in your interview. The entire 3 years I was there, everyone had one foot out the door because either they were so terrified of being fired or because of absolute misery.

Advice to Management

Sad to hear about some of the recent lay offs of management that were actually trying to make a difference. Stop leading by fear and help your employees grow into the sales and account people you're looking for. Quit changing compensation packages halfway through the year making goals unachievable. Lastly, if you don't trust employees to do the right thing when you're not watching them, then why did you hire them in the first place? It's unbelievable the amount of talent that has walked in and out of those doors. I truly hope things do turn around and get better for my old colleagues who are still there. They deserve better.

I felt confident and knowledgeable speaking to business owners and marketing leaders.

10 December 2018

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24 August 2019

How is management perceived at MLive Media Group?

Pros

Flexibility was amazing occasional free food

Cons

management was bad no room for growth

management was bad

24 August 2019

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