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Need to get it together

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Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Burlington, NC
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Burlington, NC

Pros

No boss breathing down neck, pay was okay if commission tier was made, great job for single person- not for a parent though.

Cons

No formal training, no way to track commission to know if amount paid is right or wrong, hard to get time off

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for MarketSource

  1.  

    Working for company for over a year; cons definitely outweigh pros

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    Good pay, if you are a salaried employee. Otherwise, not so much.
    Work independently and freedom to set your own schedule (if you are salaried employee)

    Cons

    Constantly lowering commission on top of a dismal starting hourly pay
    Lack of communication between all departments
    Your job depends on the contract with MarketSource and it's clients; thus, your position can be eliminated with very little notice.
    Career advancement is non-existent, as positions are constantly eliminated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't even know where to start with this one....

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bottom Line: A good direct manager makes all the difference, but do not expect longevity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Account Sales Representative

    Pros

    - Fair-to-good salary for the most positions
    - Good experience for people new to sales and merchandising
    - Variety of clients to work for can provide a range of product experience
    - A good direct manager can make a poor program/client worthwhile

    Cons

    - Much of the company operates on a "body shop" mentality. Even for people with 5-10 years experience.
    - There will be no training or skill development that does not directly relate to the program you are on. Even then, expect very little substantive training.
    - No effort is made to provide any sort of career path or development.
    - Moving to a new program or being promoted, even with stellar performance reviews, is next to impossible until your current program completes or your boss gets fired
    - Recruiters are overloaded and have no time to answer emails, phone calls, or prep you if you do get an interview with a hiring manager
    - External candidates are highly preferred as they come cheaper and don't have to be replaced by another new hire
    - Bonus/commissions are slightly lower than the rest of the industry and since they have to wait for the client to pay them, they are usually very late in arriving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some career development would go a long way to improving employee moral. Giving some preference to internal candidates to at least provide the illusion of a career path would also help. For example: how does an external candidate get hired over a well reviewed 5-year employee, without the employee's direct manager receiving a phone call for a reference?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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