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Ansira (formerly NSI Marketing Services) Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
18 Reviews

3.0
18 Reviews
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Ansira (formerly NSI Marketing Services) President & CEO Mark Mantovani
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  1.  

    Fast paced company, high stress.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Focused, can do attitude tech culture. Good team environment. Freedom to try new things and demo to clients. Ability to cross train if desired.

    Cons

    Agency based company with demanding clients. Account managers are often order takers and do not think through the process. Although the tech group is great, the rest of the company is extremely non tech savvy. High stress environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is horrible. Let the employees know of company changes as well as where things stand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX

    Pros

    Small company with a family feel. The people there are friendly and tend to try their best to treat employees well. Salaries seem to be on par with market rates. CEO seems very engaged.

    Cons

    Analytics practices very questionable. Not a company I would recommend. Rampant nepotism. Some departments better than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees on the ground to get the real story on why projects are failing. Middle management often lies and misrepresent facts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Get What You Need...And Leave!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Employee Appreciation Activities - Payday popcorn, Food trucks, Office Happy Hour, Birthday appreciation, Employee appreciation, Holiday parties
    Cool building - pleasant working environment
    Steady paycheck.
    Small holiday bonus.

    Cons

    Owned by an investment organization. Very little money is spent on investing in the business and people. The technology isn't up-to-date, no professional development for the employees, and not enough people to support work activities.
    Management (all levels) does not recognize the contributions and sacrifices that the staff routinely makes for the organization.
    Management style - decidedly "50s" style - micromanagement, bossing employees, lack of collaboration, treating employees as liabilities and not assets. I am surprised by the lack of basic business communication skills from some of the managers and leaders.
    The annual performance review process is a joke. The raises are appallingly low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I admire your desire to promote from within, but there needs to be greater emphasis on staffing your leadership team with experienced PROFESSIONALS from outside of the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work although beginning positions are not the best.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Vice President in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Growing company, opportunities to do interesting work, exciting future

    Cons

    Beginning jobs can be very "sloggish" and boring, but if you hang in there, opportunity to advance and do more interesting activities with increasing responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put financial goals ahead of people--we rely on the lowest-level people to get the job done, but do not reward them enough for that responsibility. Pay more and care more about those that are the most important to the company's success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You will quit within a year

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friday happy hours, friendly building, newly installed market, decent coworkers, occasional "appreciation" events (pizza).

    Cons

    It is very hard to advance but people are quitting left and right. Upper management does not seem to care if they provide adequate staffing, because they are making money off of not having the contracted amount of people for each team.
    The business as a whole is more interested in making money and creating new business than the happiness of the staff. Most people are unhappy, just waiting for a better job to come along. The pay is on the low end and the day-to-day tasks are underwhelming. Your previous work experience, skills and education will do nothing for you, as you will become another cog.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a livable wage. Look at your employees skills and interests. Do something new--certain departments are obviously failing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    In retrospect, not the best.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers. Fun employee outings. Valuable experience.

    Cons

    It has gotten increasingly hard to advance. Senior management isn't communicating well enough with positions below them. Some managers take pleasure in being rude or lazy and it's often overlooked because of tenure. Goes too far at putting clients before employees. Overly focused on revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reward lower members of the team more often. They're often working lots of hours with very little benefit and lots of critique. Also, watch out for the negativity/bad attitudes of senior team members. It makes for a very long day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Treat workers poorly

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    I mean its a fulltime job with benefits in a recession. They have AC too

    Cons

    lousy Pay, lots of Overtime, treated like just another replaceable cog, management doesn't care about you, or frankly do much. They really just suck the life out of you. There is a reason they have a very high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember that workers are people and not just a cost to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Hard work required

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive

    Pros

    The management is strong and experienced, for the most part. Great co-workers, everyone works hard and pulls their own weight. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    There has been a decently high turnover rate and it seems that it's because there aren't enough people covering the amount of work, resulting in burn out. Work hours aren't flexible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Depends on what you are looking for...can be great

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

    Pros

    New business wins all the time
    Great people
    Perfect career choice for someone younger and looking to climb the ladder quickly
    Decent benefits
    Strong database management and CRM knowledge
    Office clears out by 6 pm - good work / life

    Cons

    Logistically behind the times (old computers, max paper usage, etc)
    Too many tiers / levels - needs to be streamlined (i.e. VPs, etc)
    Not an agile environment -Rules change constantly causing confusion
    Low compensation scale particularly for specialized experience
    Needs some focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Upper Managment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    The leaders of the company are very smart, good entry level job, easy to move around 2-3 times

    Cons

    Growth is stimied after a certain point. Some middle managers take advantage of the job. Turnover happens often. No tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of moving around people that are bad at their job, just get rid of them. Promote those who deserve it not those who know someone or do bad so they need to get them out.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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