Millennium Research Group Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2021

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2.9
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Pros
  • "Colleagues were friendly, work environment was relaxed, and everyone was friendly(in 7 reviews)

  • "I really appreciate the fantastic company culture, fun atmosphere, amazing colleagues and work/life balance(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, job instability, sometimes cruel working hours(in 4 reviews)

  • "Too many to list but mainly poor senior managers(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Software engeneer

      Jan 12, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Awesome people and good environment to learn

      Cons

      there is nothing that I can say about it.

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Analyst

      Jul 6, 2021 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      The colleagues are all young

      Cons

      The salary is very uncompetitive

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Better retention strategy needed

      Dec 30, 2019 - Analyst in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent people to work with

      Cons

      Low morale of workers, non-competitive salary and low incentive to stay

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Business Systems Lead

      Jun 10, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good learning opportunity for many for their first FT job after university/college.

      Cons

      Pay was neither good nor sustainable and caused a significant brain drain over the years through employee churn (bad for a knowledge-based business). I understand this has improved in recent years somewhat.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Lots of changes...not many good

      Jan 23, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The people of DRG/MRG are great...at least of those who are left. Many have left the company over the last couple of years after the company was bought by an Indian company and a new executive team came in.

      Cons

      The pay sucks. In this day and age, a range of 5%-10% bonus is hardly anything, and only once in the last almost 10 years did everyone get a full bonus because the company/divisions could never hit their targets. After being bought out by the Indian company, many jobs are being moved to India. Sure, most of those positions being moved were vacant due to attrition, but if you can hire someone for 14K vs. 100K, when do you think they'll start layoffs? Yup, right after all those in India know how to create the products that we're training them on! But if you are in Sales, you're probably safe. They'll want to keep those positions in the US...but if you're an Analyst, in IT, etc. they'll probably start eliminating roles in the next 1-2 years. In fact, things were so bad, DRG's environment was compared to the Hunger Games because of how many people were leaving and how competitive the office became in order for folks to keep their job.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      no

      Nov 12, 2015 -  in Richmond Hill, ON
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      Pros

      zero zero zero zip nothing

      Cons

      so lost stay away. they have spies and micro manage and dont tell you what you job is

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      good work experience

      Sep 24, 2015 - Data Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      very comfortable working environment. Low pressure to work.

      Cons

      a really really low salary.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good company but low pay

      Aug 17, 2015 -  
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      Pros

      good company to work with

      Cons

      the pay is low and growth is slow

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The glowing reviews are BS from HR or Management. The savage ones are from the inexperienced or entitled

      Nov 27, 2014 - Analyst in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      The company is filled with fun young people. There are some opportunities to go to conferences in the US/Europe/China. Some great experiences for new grads.

      Cons

      OK to start, yes management is near uniformly composed of people who have never worked anywhere else, which makes them quite inexperienced in most instances. They like to create the impression of fostering an open environment where all employees can make suggestions however that isn't the case. Management distrusts the typical employee and sees them as incapable of making strategic decisions. They prefer MRG to function as a report factory, which in a way has made the job of reports analysts easier and all but eliminated the unpaid overtime that most analysts were expected to work. The unpaid overtime is now worked by a handful of more senior analysts who aren't paid Back to management. Speaking up about the less than optimal practices at MRG can actually get you in trouble as a few select analysts have found. Best to stay quiet and assume your place in the report factory assembly line quality be damned. Which leads me to promotions. There are A LOT of very intelligent, hard working people at MRG. Some of them are (rightly) promoted. Others are actually abysmal at their job but party with management or know how to put on a fake friendly personality (like nearly everyone in management) so they get ahead. These people, like everyone else at the company, do work hard, well most of them, so maybe it isn't fair to begrudge them a promotion. It just seems odd that the same phony, semi-sociopathic personalities seem to get ahead as those running the joint. Can't be a coincidence can it? Which brings us to pay. Why are promotions so important? Cause you won't see a pay raise till you get a promotion. And you'll be starting at a very low base. Quarterly compensation reviews were introduced years ago as a means of employee retention when there was a biblical flood of employees leaving. These quarterly reviews have since been taken away and pay increases have been restricted to those getting promotions (and maybe management). How about bonuses? Well since we can't hit our targets that's been an issue too. The max you'll get is 5-7% of your salary which will start in the 40-44k area. The benefits are ok. There is no employee RRSP package. Now all the above certainly sucks. Still, this is not atypical of new grad/first job establishments. You will get opportunities to learn something valuable and transferable. You will make potentially valuable connections. You will probably have to work pretty hard at times, which will act as a crash course on what the rest of your career will be like. My suggestion is to suck it up and give MRG six to 12 months and then attempt to move on. Try not to be too sensitive as hard as that might be, and try not to take things too personally. You could certainly do worse for a first job out of school. Just don't plan a career at MRG. Management certainly doesn't imagine you will.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company for career starters

      Nov 4, 2014 - Analyst in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are young. The culture is open. The salary is on the lower side comparing peers in the industry.

      Cons

      Management does not seem to have a better long term view of the company.

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