Global Market Insite
3.0 of 5 8 reviews
www.gmi-mr.com Bellevue, WA 150 to 499 Employees

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Winding down

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice people. Good office location in Bellevue. A few of the VPs were incredibly knowledgeable and genuinely interested in mentoring up and coming employees.

    ConsThe good VPs were heavily outnumbered by the bad ones. Everyone was resigned to the fact that the investors had zero intention of growing the company. Only interest was getting EBITDA positive at any cost in order to sell the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was paralyzed from preventing years of knowlege walk out the door due to a freeze on raises, constant layoffs, and the poor people left behind had to pick up all the slack.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too little too late

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsFlex time
    most people arrive at 9 am and after 4 pm it is hard to find anybody so work hours are great
    they just turned profitable after 10 years
    new management attracted execs from great companies and are bringing discipline and strategy

    ConsOnline Market research is a "dog" little innovation demanded by the buyers
    previous management lost too much time & resources on doing crazy acquisitions
    legacy systems
    hands-on top management demand to be involved on every small decision

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Focus, focus, focus

    Sales Executive (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsFast paced
    Growth opportunity
    Good place to learn
    Hard working people
    Regaining it's footing after a bit of a meltdown a few years back

    ConsManagement too slow to focus on core offering
    Lost talented people, share and revenue bc of that
    Now more of a niche player, but that can be a good thig

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on executing against core offering
    Learn from past mistakes
    Recognize that every company in this space needs to have their quality initiative and GMI is no exception

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is much better since 2009

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsManagement is focused and continues to work on improving the right areas of the company. There is no longer a new idea every week and a new boss every 3 to 6 months. People who were not contributing to the company's success were let go so those left are all working on the same areas of improvement. The systems and software platform are stable now so projects are almost never delayed becuase of system problems.

    ConsMany of the new managers do not know the market research industry very well so they are learning it fast.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you have been doing over the past year and also try to build something innovative instead of simply improving features and ideas from the past.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was A Mess, but they're turning things around

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosrelatively small company, growing fast

    ConsHired many young employees with education from the most subpar universities in the state to be able to give lower salaries.

    management promises but cannot deliver. horrible infrastructure, grew too wide too fast. product and service support didn't work right so more time spent fighting fires than being productive or proactive.
    Some of this probably has been fixed as they spun off their acquisitions over the past few years and refocused.

    Advice to Senior Managementthe restructuring was needed. good choice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    fantastic

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosit sucks, because they do not pay much attention to what you need...

    Consit a very good organisation that helps to work from home .

    Advice to Senior Managementjust keep doing you best

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    roller coaster

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosmost colleagues are supportive and share information. interesting work with a variety of interesting customers

    Conssome of the support personnel are immature and uninterested in market research, more interested in getting a paycheck. this is a shame because others are quite knowledgeable. working in virtual teams is great if there are no weak links; if there are the projects get bogged down or others have to compensate.

    Advice to Senior Managementdo more to match important accounts to the right support staff. expect/demand more from technical support. "she doesn't get paid enough to care" isn't very helpful if an account is suffering as a result. demand that people stop texting during customer calls! manage by reason rather than emotion. fully vet new systems before foisting them on the people who will use them. lots of time and money would be saved as a result.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasant overall experience at GMI

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with around the world
    Great services and products provided to Marketing Research agencies
    Good training provided upon arrival
    Regular meetings and feedback

    ConsWorking with a network of colleagues around the world is sometimes difficult when you are not able to meet and discuss projects face to face
    Some of the night production team members not up to date on all the projects handled by the day team members

    Advice to Senior ManagementAn annual meeting with all Account Managers was great, however it would also be very useful for the whole team to meet the production teams in Bulgaria as they are the main contacts on all projects. Actually getting to meet the people you work with helps a lot with developing strong working relationships.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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