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Updated Mar 31, 2014

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Peter McGuinness

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company, loose HR

    Associate Account Executive (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsThe company overall was good to work for. However, they seem to have very loose boundaries regarding work life and social life. Other than that, it's a pretty good company to work for.

    ConsExpensive insurance. Small company which for them meant looser HR oversight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat management for AAE

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    O.K.

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsGreat place to start/continue career in market research. CEO is nice.

    ConsCompany could offer higher salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You will never be bored

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsMostly nice people/lots of friendships
    Informal atmosphere
    Good parties
    President really cares about his employees
    Executives have an open-door policy
    Interesting work

    ConsUnrealistic deadlines=no work-life balance much of the time
    Very inflexible working hours regardless of how much overtime is put in
    Departments held to very different standards which makes it difficult to accomplish anything
    Job titles mean nothing - two people with the same title may have very different skill levels
    Small company so not many places to advance
    Too much work with too few able people

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the low performers in all departments. It will help boost morale among more valuable employees. Distribute the workload evenly so that the same few people arent't constantly overloaded. Allow flexible working arrangements, especially for those who do go the extra mile. Treating everyone the same may seem fair, but if you treat your hardest working employees the same as your average or below average employees, then what incentive is there to work harder when raises are scarce?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There's good and bad

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    Prosmostly cool people, pretty informal, quite a bit of autonomy, interesting work, opportunities to learn new things, executives are generally in the office and available if you need to see them.

    ConsLong hours expected with little to no flexibility given in return (you may work until midnight and then be chastised for coming in 5 minutes past 8:30), lots of dead weight hanging around doing nothing while the good people pick up the slack, workloads aren't distributed evenly, stressful, unrealistic deadlines much of the time

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake current workload into account before assigning more, try to avoid burnout, give regular performance reviews, lighten up on the dress code, don't make promises you can't keep, place more emphasis on productivity rather than face time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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