Carlson Marketing Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Positive it was a good place ot be.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    down sizing the business went away.


  2. A mistake

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. The Flexibility 2. The People 3, our client--who deserve better

    Cons

    1. Lack of vision and focus 2. Poor communication regarding direction of the organization 3. Lack of leadership 4. Not progressive 5. Boys Club

    Advice to Management

    Listen better to the people doing the work about what and who is needed. You have cut employees that were providing leadership and direction. Now it's a place based on favortisum and not performance.


  3. Fast pace, many opportunities if you go after it, company is constantly shifting

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work, Large clients with big brand names, Loyalty Marketing is taking off again, get to live in Minnesota

    Cons

    No one looks out for your career. It will only advance if you make it happen. Work life balance is sometimes challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone understands your strategy. Not everyone knows you actually have a strategy. For those that do know you have one, they are not sure it is the right strategy.


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  5. CMW

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Troy, MI

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work experience - learned a ton

    Cons

    Ever changing senior management made the direction change frequently

    Advice to Management

    pick a direction and stick with it


  6. Too many management changes. Excessive

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, NJ

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    large company. good networking internally

    Cons

    dont know what they want to be

    Advice to Management

    need focus


  7. Great Company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Casual Dress - Professional by informal communication between employees - Accessible Executives - Company events frequently for moral - Convinient location/Free Parking - Group Aeroplan Owned

    Cons

    - Longer commute (for me) - Some old world culture

    Advice to Management

    Offer communication to employees as quickly and directly as possible.


  8. -

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Architect in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Information Architect in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great team work; great company culture

    Cons

    more generalized roles; have to wear different hats

    Advice to Management

    -


  9. Travel Services. RUN AWAY!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meeting & Event Director in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Meeting & Event Director in Plymouth, MN

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    You can take as much time off when you want.

    Cons

    You will never get a raise and will also have no option to move up in the company. They will always find ways to hold you back.

    Advice to Management

    Show your workers some respect and pay them a fair wage with yearly raises


  10. Co-workers are awesome to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Full range of services that we offer to clients provides a great variety of tasks and collaboration during the day. Pace is quick so you are always busy working on client deliverables.

    Cons

    Shortage of resources at times,

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more ahead of the times with technology solutions


  11. Watch out! You might be joining a sinking ship.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    You get an agency like feel and meet a wide variety of clients throughout the world.

    Cons

    Carlson Marketing has been dwindling down to almost nothing for the last 9 years. Carlson looses clients left and right resulting in layoffs and down sizing. The culture at Carlson Marketing is very harsh because everyone is very protective of their own job.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure their sales and pricing strategy to align current needs of potential clients. Basically they need to provide a pricing model that is competitve in the market place and able to pay the bills at CMW (and then some),



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