Mspark

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Mspark Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helena, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helena, AL

    I worked at Mspark full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, people, people. Best people on the planet - feels like family.

    Cons

    Most of upper management is new to the company (as of 6/14) so many of them go in different directions seeking the right one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the same page. Understand that your long time employees add VALUE not CONSTRAINTS.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helena, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helena, AL

    I have been working at Mspark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall good managment, good pay. Very busy place - lots of deadlines which can be stressful but every job has that. Advertising is more interesting than you might think. With a very few exceptions, great people to work with. Small enough that you get to know people in all areas and levels.

    Cons

    There's been more turnover than I'd like to see, including within the top ranks. Not sure how that will affect the rest of us.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great atmosphere in a dying industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Helena, AL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Helena, AL

    I worked at Mspark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a great corporate atmosphere. The training is very thorough

    Cons

    selling print mail is EXTREMELY difficult in the digital age. The new hire compensation system is bad for sales. And the account services and graphics team are grossly underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the sales process for Inside Sales. It doesn't work the same as outside sales. The new hire compensation system is bad for sales. And the account services and graphics team are grossly underpaid.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great at recruiting great people. Total mismatch of talent and position.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -they have recruited great talent
    -software developed on-site
    -all depts great to work with except client services
    -appear to be growing in a bright new direction
    -produce loyal and hard-working employees

    Cons

    -in need of management overhaul
    -high turnover in client services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a complete mismatch of talent and skill in client services. Sales staff is stressed out trying to meet unrealistic goals. Double marketing...outsource client services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Environment, Inspiring Leadership, Uninspiring Industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mspark

    Pros

    Great Environment, Inspiring Leadership - The senior management all are very competent and genuinely care about the employees of the organization. The environment is professional but very down to earth. Family-oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    Uninspiring Industry - There's just not a lot to get excited about although the company is becoming very dynamic and recognizes that it needs to adapt to the changing landscape of print media.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving toward digital to make it over the coming hump in print media. The insurance plan could be a bit better given the size of the organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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