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Toxic Workplace

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

I worked at Market America

Pros

Good Benefit Package - Health, Dental, Vision Insurance and a 401K plan, On Site Nurse Practitioner, Employees are very friendly, Switched to a business casual dress code in 2008.

Cons

Employees get no support from Senior Management. Screaming matches between senior managers and verbal abuse hurled at employees. No ownership for mistakes, low level employees are constantly "thrown under the bus". If an employee reports the verbal abuse to HR they are told that they "belong" to the Senior VP and she can treat them anyway she likes. A toxic work environment, very unprofessional and tacky,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is really very simple - treat your employees with respect and behave like decent human beings while in the office.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    Would not recommend

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

    I have been working at Market America

    Pros

    • Benefits are great. There's also an on-site clinic, which is unique for a company of MA's size.
    • Since the pace is so frenzied, any position can really morph into anything at any time - good potential for learning new things if you work hard.
    • Great employee pricing

    Cons

    • Severe lack of organization - products are launched without research and are marketed in an extremely untrustworthy way, for example.
    • Near-total lack of process means a great deal of confusion and lack of accountability. Projects are rarely given owners; more frequently, they are governed by the highest paid person to make a dictate.
    • Frequent screaming matches between executives and just as frequent screaming monologues directed at employees of all levels
    • Long, long hours with no overtime or recognition
    • Very little recognition of work/life balance (have witnessed productive employees on my own team being told that the CEO/SVP "own" the employee and can treat them however management wishes)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish processes and procedures to make work more efficient and repeatable. Give and maintain long-term accountability for projects to specific project owners. Give non-executive management more latitude to make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shop Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Shop Consultant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Market America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing team, amazing environment and great system!

    Cons

    Trying to find the right people to recruit but will get there soon enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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