Carlson Marketing
3.3 of 5 29 reviews
www.carlsonmarketing.com Minneapolis, MN 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 19, 2014

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3.3 29 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Carlson Marketing President and CEO Jeff Balagna

Jeff Balagna

(8 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Carlson Marketing full-time

ProsVariety of work with promotion from within

ConsLots of layoffs during my time there

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Legend in Loyalty Marketing

CIO (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

ProsCarlson Marketing was a phenomenal place to work. Our list of Fortune 100 clients was most impressive. Great, motivated people. An awesome IT organization. Passion & commitment to serve clients well.

ConsThe role of loyalty marketing has changed dramatically as technology and the internet have changed the way people work and how they interact with suppliers & services. The products & services of this Marketing Services Legend were not changing fast enough to serve the evolving marketplace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Carlson Marketing

ProsInteresting work in the loyalty space

ConsFrequent changes in direction of company

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Carlson Marketing has some of the best people in the industry working there.

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Plymouth, MN

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

ProsThe people you work with are professionals and care about what they are doing and want to help their clients succeed.

ConsUpper Management needs to figure out what they want Carlson Marketing to be now and into the near future. Upper Management also needs to put assets back into the infrastructure of the company to make sure they can stay competitive to keep clients.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it was ok

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

Prosadequate resources, good travel budget

ConsI got to be repititiive

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the people make it what it is...

Account Supervisor (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

Prosthe people were always the best part of the place

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

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Okay while it lasted

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Carlson Marketing as a contractor

ProsThe Co-workers were dedicated and hardworking.

ConsLeadership - some had their head in the sand.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very Disappointing

Client Services (Current Employee)
Plymouth, MN

I have been working at Carlson Marketing

Pros- Higher than average market pay
- Some young new talent in Interactive and Social Media group
- Analytical team make the company look good

Cons- Continues to lose clients
- Revolving door of top management
- Employees are always worried they will be laid off
- Direction of company is not competitive to win new business

Advice to Senior ManagementStop worrying about how to be like the other guys and create something better on your own!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Liked my position & was highly respected until new hires in upper managemnt felt intimidated by my & others experience

Creative Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carlson Marketing

ProsSalary was fairly good, great co-workers

ConsTwo people can destroy a huge company. New upper management fired the most talented and most experienced (older & higher salaried) in a classless and insulting manner, then claimed our work as their own.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo late.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Carlson Marketing is a good organisation to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carlson Marketing

ProsGood working environment,Good perks

ConsThere is not much employment opportunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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