Market Strategies International

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Great place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Market Strategies International

Pros

Headed up by some very smart people.

Cons

Got acquired by a larger market research firm

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the Doxus about you!

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    A culture of smart, ethically-centered people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    There are a lot of really smart, committed, forward-thinking people in this organization--and, given the relatively entrepreneurial culture, it is possible to change the company by getting out in front of an initiative and pushing hard. The quality of the work being done here is truly a cut--and often several cuts--above what's going on in other parts of the industry. Finally (and this may sound weird, in these times), this is a company that really has an ethical center. There is a kind of old-world probity to the way that the company is managed and the way people treat their work.

    Cons

    The company is certainly in more of a growth mode than it has been historically--and growth inevitably means change. So far, those changes have been good changes, but that's something that requires constant care and feeding. The concern is that senior management continue to stay focused on the right kinds of strategic growth for the company--and communicate the growth plan (if and as it changes) to everyone throughout the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard at listening to employees throughout the organization--not just listening to senior managers. Continue the ongoing focus on quality and ethical standards. Keep focused on long-term strategic vision, not quarterly financials (which, so far, has not been an issue...but is always a bit of a worry when you're majority-owned by a private equity company).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Vice President in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Vice President in Portland, OR

    I worked at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    Generally run by acceptable business ethics.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership is very weak and ego driven. Revenues have declined and they continue to look for people to blame or businesses to buy to prop things up. Formation of Qual business and purchase of Cogent have been failures. Junior and mid-level staff have borne the brunt of the hubris of the company (mis)managers. After several attempts over the past few years it would not be surprising if VSS sold them off

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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