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    It is much better since 2009

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Global Market Insite


    Management is focused and continues to work on improving the right areas of the company. There is no longer a new idea every week and a new boss every 3 to 6 months. People who were not contributing to the company's success were let go so those left are all working on the same areas of improvement. The systems and software platform are stable now so projects are almost never delayed becuase of system problems.


    Many of the new managers do not know the market research industry very well so they are learning it fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you have been doing over the past year and also try to build something innovative instead of simply improving features and ideas from the past.

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Global Market Insite Interviews

Updated May 22, 2014
Updated May 22, 2014

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    Technical Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mercer Island, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mercer Island, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Global Market Insite.

    Interview Details

    I'm actually not sure how I had applied for the job. I may have sent in a resume through a jobs website from my college, or a recruiter might have seen my resume posted on another job board. Regardless, I was contacted first via email to set up a telephone interview, which was conducted with the company's in-house recruiter. After a short (15-30 minute) phone interview, they asked me to come in for an in-person, which was conducted with the hiring manager and his manager. They asked me a few questions to gauge my technical proficiencies and troubleshooting skills, as well as the typical "where do you see yourself in five years" sorts of questions. Their portion of the interview went well, and lasted approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Afterwards they introduced me to the CEO of the company (who at the time insisted on interviewing every new hire in his company despite having approximately 5-8 new hires per month and around 250 employees) and the two of us had a very odd conversation; the first question he asked me was "where are you from" referring to my surname, which I found odd because I am a white male with a european name. The second question he asked was about my salary expectations, and I believe the third was a generic question about why I had applied for the position. I was essentially chewed out for having "ludicrous" salary expectations and left the interview thinking there was no way I was going to get hired by this pompous, self-righteous man. I was surprised the next day when I was offered the position.

    Negotiation Details
    It was my first job out of college. I got asked how much I was expecting when I interviewed with the CEO before they extended me an offer. I asked for what I considered a fair salary (50k; which might be a bit on the high side for an internal helpdesk type job, but not completely ludicrous). I was basically told that I should have a perfect 4.0 GPA in college and be a national merit scholar to be taken seriously with those salary expectations (I didn't, but I had a 1400 SAT score and a B average from a top-50 national university, so I wasn't exactly a slouch). When the offer did come, it was for 32.5k and I was told I could either accept the job at that salary or decline the position. I accepted.
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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 The Nielsen Company, 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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