Carlson Marketing

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Carlson Marketing Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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  1.  

    At the time I was there there was a complete leadership change which was awful. I think the culture has changed now.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Carlson Marketing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional creative work, interesting clients and great creative talent.

    Cons

    Very deadline driven, long hours when on deadline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that people need balance in a highly deadline, high pressure environment - be generous with them when working on high profile projects and reward them well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    Interesting work in the loyalty space

    Cons

    Frequent changes in direction of company

  3.  

    it was ok

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Carlson Marketing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    adequate resources, good travel budget

    Cons

    I got to be repititiive

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  5.  

    the people make it what it is...

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Carlson Marketing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the people were always the best part of the place

    Cons

    Management was not in touch with what was happening with the colleagues

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Too many management changes. Excessive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    large company. good networking internally

    Cons

    dont know what they want to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need focus

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Watch out! You might be joining a sinking ship.

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    You get an agency like feel and meet a wide variety of clients throughout the world.

    Cons

    Carlson Marketing has been dwindling down to almost nothing for the last 9 years. Carlson looses clients left and right resulting in layoffs and down sizing. The culture at Carlson Marketing is very harsh because everyone is very protective of their own job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure their sales and pricing strategy to align current needs of potential clients. Basically they need to provide a pricing model that is competitve in the market place and able to pay the bills at CMW (and then some),

  8.  

    Great people, okay work

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Good Benefits
    Nice people

    Cons

    Poor advancement
    Poor morale
    Not so great salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LIsten to your employees and recognize them financially

  9.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    people are very nice and hours are easy relatively speaking, salaries can be generous and there is a lot of communication

    Cons

    not the most innovative place, trying to change this, however... there is a siloed mentality and not enough integration in my opinion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to do a better job integrating the various groups also fostering innovation would be a valuable endeavor for mgmt

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