(Prefer not to say) (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – October 11, 2018
I generally liked getting to the office before 8:00 AM so that I could review emails and plan the day. When participating in a development effort, we would typically have our scrum/standup meeting in the morning. I could count on at least 1-3 additional meetings per day. Sometimes it was hard finding a solid 60-90 minutes to get focused work done.
Strategy Director (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 1, 2018
VML has some of nicest people I have ever worked with, really liked interacting and working with everyone. The work is not that great with a few stoneage clients. The firm is headquartered in KC and they don't care about any other offices, openly stating biases to me about the Chicago office lack of capabilities. Its also the whitest office I have ever worked in.
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 2, 2018
Seattle office has a very toxic environment. The management is a boys/cool kids club. The upper management is so detached from the day-to-day, yet makes big decisions like they are, therefore making for unhappy employees. I think there is opportunity for this company to thrive, but the head management really needs to pay attention to what is going on with their employees, and take the time to actually listen to what they say before making big business decisions.
Ultra productive environment that heavily values self initiating people that aren't afraid to apologize later
Program Manager/Project Manager (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 27, 2018
VML can be an incredible environment to quickly and independently gain experience across multiple roles in multiple practices. If you aren't able to identify the work and either own that work through delegation or your own capacity you will sink quickly. If you are, sky is the limit as far as carving out space to meet your career goals.
Loosely coupled, tightly aligned practices, can quickly make your mark, great work environment and outreach opportunities
Work/Life balance can quickly go sideways with little resolution, Agile is not always an agent for positive change for technologists
Senior Channel Manager (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – May 28, 2018
VML has a great culture and you will work with some of the most most talented and hard-working employees. The CEO has a good vision for the company and is an all around nice, smart guy. Work life balance is not the best, and raises and promotions can take a few years.
Associate Creative Director (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – March 1, 2018
In the 7 years I've worked here, this company has probably quadrupled in size and scope. The people I work with are extremely talented. The work is cool. The hours can be rough. There's a lot of burn out. And I feel like everyone is mostly underpaid for what they do.
One of the best places to work in Kansas City, MO area
Specialist (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – September 14, 2017
Days are completely balanced at VML, sometimes stressful because of the deadlines that we have to meet all of them and big clients which requires more effort to keep them satisfied. I love working at VML.
Facilities Assistant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 27, 2017
This could be an incredible place to work. In the past, it has been better, but as they've sold out to a larger holding company all the perks are getting reduced quicker and quicker. The only people who are having a great time are the 50+ (10%) C-level executives that are micro-managing the company and quickly falling behind the times, as they age.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 20, 2017
While my tenure was brief, I enjoyed working at VML. Exceptional leadership, incredibly talented staff. Even with exceptional growth in both clients and employees over a very short time, every day was a new adventure in learning.
Multimedia Developer / Designer (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 12, 2017
I worked, collaborated and created a knowledge base with fellow web developers. This is a place where it never gets boring. In a marketing agency such as this I had the pleasure of working on multiple projects for many different clients. New challenges introduced themselves as a new art directed animation concepts that we, the developers had to bring to life. I learned that working with a team of developers, and sharing ideas coding concepts is something i really enjoy. I learned the benefit of having morning scrums with project management twice a week or more. Project prioritization is developed during scrums which lead me to focus on the tasks at hand and be more efficient at my job. Work place culture was free and open. No micro management. You handle your business and do a great job, get in on the discussions, help generate ideas and concepts. The hardest part is when I received art work late, and the timing of a project is not pushed back to accommodate the late assets received. The most enjoyable part with the team. Collaborating, drinking beers, sharing work and ideas.
casual dress code, no micro management, free snacks and beer, great work environment and people