Fluid Market Strategies

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Fluid Market Strategies Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice people but growing pains

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluid Market Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth, if you're willing to deal with a flexible and ever-changing situation. With the buyout by ClearResult, this has likely provided even more opportunity for people who thrive on change.

    Cons

    A growth company means that processes aren't always clearly defined. If you're not up for a "fluid" working environment, this might not be the company for you.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting work, good people, double-edged sword of corporate growth

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    Current Employee - Program Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Program Associate in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Fluid Market Strategies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid contracts with quality clients. The people are mostly intelligent and likable. Good, but not great benefits. Steady growth in recent years has led to more opportunity for the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Opportunity for the company outpaces opportunity for individuals. Talented, hardworking individuals mostly have an avenue for growth, but it can be slow and incremental.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small company, inexperienced management with lots of growth potential

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Portland, OR

    I worked at Fluid Market Strategies full-time

    Pros

    Small company, located in downtown Portland, well-connected in sustainability community, flexible work schedule. Good entry level work for recent college grads.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities for management and above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that FMS is part of a larger parent company, I would recommend a management and/or organizational consultant to identify structured career paths within the organization to better leverage the talent they are fortunate to secure in an abundant Portland talent market. Management training would also be recommended, even for founding partners and directors.

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  5.  

    Don't Speak Unless You're Spoken To

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    Former Employee - Remote Staff in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Remote Staff in Portland, OR

    I worked at Fluid Market Strategies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Initially seemed like a professional, progressive environment with intelligent people who did not act on assumptions. Corporate buyout by CleaRESULT may be the root of some change both in practices and culture.

    Cons

    Lots of change, so-so organization, leadership can make egregious, time consuming, resource wasting errors, but lower level staff are expected to be perfect and are aggressively called out or fired if they are deemed otherwise. The concept of "team" went right down the hole, so to speak, with malicious gossip by new leads. Current Human Resources is extremely manipulative; do not trust. While there is industry information offered, no general professional training should be expected. Tightening up on costs and hours, so don't expect 40. Unfortunately, several co-workers seem to have valid, serious grievances with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager and leads need to stop analyzing, step away from their desks, work alongside their reports and get to know them and what they do. Apply consistent, reasonable expectations to all. All communication is, "value added," if it helps with employee retention, fulfilling contractual obligations or securing future work. Take it. Avoid personal bias and fear-based management. Senior level management--keep tabs on what is going on in the trenches. You have new hires managing others. Help them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great people, collaborative environment.

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    Current Employee - Program Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Program Associate in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Fluid Market Strategies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome, intellegent people. Management seems to really value keeping a small company feel.

    Cons

    High growth rate currently results in a lot of change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Social events are great for getting to know all of the new faces.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underpaid, stressful work.

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    Current Employee - Market Analyst in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in North Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Fluid Market Strategies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Steady schedule, off on Sundays, holidays off (but not paid), paid training.

    Cons

    Low pay rate, no benefits, required to work one Saturday per month, not much information given regarding daily processes/schedules, unfriendly, border-line rude supervisors, making solicitous calls non-stop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should not place calls to certain establishments, such as emergency lines, schools, police departments, & corporate run retailers. More information on how to handle irate/annoyed call recipients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    My experience has been great.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Fluid Market Strategies

    Pros

    Leadership cares. Employees are happy, and the poor performers are mostly dealt with professionally. They try to help people grow, but some people just don't have it in them.

    Cons

    Ideally higher salaries, but the company makes up for it in culture. The competitors are always looking to leave and our team seems to want to be here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to improve, never stop caring, and be quicker at trimming the fat.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management, no professional growth opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Fluid Market Strategies

    Pros

    Co-workers can be enjoyable. Decent place to work if you're looking for a paycheck, but not a career.

    Cons

    Atmosphere can be stifling, inexperienced senior management, no workforce development. Very cliquish in terms of the culture, which is promoted during the hiring process. No work-life balance. Insecure management team leads with emotions and plays favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your co-workers, treat those working with you with respect. Don't lead with fear tactics. Be the company and culture you claim to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great opportunity and the energy efficiency industry is an interesting important field

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluid Market Strategies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ongoing opportunities to learn, Fluid is a community plus they throw amazing Holiday parties, we enjoy happy hours together! I'm able to work in collabrative teams with fun, smart energetic people, there's been annual salary growth, and there are good benefits. You get access to experienced industry leaders.

    Cons

    Not everyone is open to embracing the change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay honest and continue to develop ways to share ways to embrace and transition as we grow and change

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of organization, truth in measurement and communication.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fluid Market Strategies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Located right downtown, do hire creative, collaborative people. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and communication amongst levels of management. Perhaps it got better after they were acquired.

    Doesn't Recommend

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