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    Great experience until you plateau

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager

    I worked at Global Market Insite full-time (more than 3 years)


    - As another reviewer mentioned, there is no longer a new idea every week and initiatives are clearly communicated throughout the company.
    - The people are 2nd to none, and usually the reason a lot of people stay around so long given the collegiate, supportive atmosphere and understanding from management of work/life balancing.
    - Start off new employees and junior employees with good base salary and great benefits as they are a part of Kantar/Lightspeed (WPP) who can leverage their size with insurance companies.
    - They continue to update and invest in their technology, as well as decentralize their knowledge base from people/documents to a digital library allowing for a better flow of information.


    - On the flip side, management still holds onto ideas that languish or are shown no demand for in the market place which can hamper the ability to innovate further.
    - Top management seems to be involved in every little decision, and seems to stifle turnaround on key initiatives.
    - Talent acquisition there can be hit or miss, as in the past most did not come from even a marketing background so the support necessarily wasn't there; it is getting better though as programs bolster MR related courses.
    - Salaries can get stalled after awhile with paltry raises while bonuses have dropped off after merging with Kantar/Lightspeed
    - They still constantly lose top talent in every department (sales, acct management, IT, etc.) due to their lack of compensation over time as well as lack of professional development and opportunities to advance; it's not uncommon for most younger employees to leave after 3-5 years as they plateau when management does not proactively try to employ some sort of development plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop holding onto new products/services that show no demand in the market
    - Keep investing in your technology
    - Start investing more in your people (especially those who run the largest accounts and have been around for awhile)
    - Allow for more autonomy among project staff & those working on initiatives within the company
    - Proactively reach out to top talent and those who show promise with the company to develop them further and instill a sense of future success while also showing that their role will change/morph over time to their benefit

    Neutral Outlook
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Global Market Insite Interviews

Updated Oct 2, 2014
Updated Oct 2, 2014

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    Client Operations Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Global Market Insite in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Friendly people; great culture. The interview was laidback and conversational. Once I got into the interview, my group of interviewers made me feel at ease. The only complaint I had was that the process was slow; it took a while to get from one step to the next.

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Headquarters Bellevue, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Operated By Lightspeed Research
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Nielsen, NPD, Ipsos

Market research from around the world can find its way to your desktop, thanks to Global Market Insite (GMI). The company combines a worldwide online panel with proprietary software to help customers gather the information they need. GMI's online panel is active in more than 200 countries and territories, and data can be collected and analyzed in more then three dozen languages via the company's Net-MR software suite. GMI's offerings include specialty panels related to issues such as gaming, health care, and information technology. Founded in 1999, GMI was acquired in... More

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