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Maritz Research Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
76 Reviews

2.6
76 Reviews
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Michael Brereton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • What I liked best about Maritz is its flexible hours (in 9 reviews)

  • Might be able to work from home (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is pretty low and depending on who your project manager is, they may be demanding of your time (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior management really out of touch with industry and the workforce (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Low salary, decent job

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    Former Employee - Project Director  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Director in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    -people
    -good atmosphere
    -rewards system is a good system

    Cons

    -low pay
    -poor advancement
    -management jumps around
    -long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consistency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Neutral

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fenton, MO

    Pros

    Good people, flexible schedule and I do no feel micro-managed

    Cons

    Leadership is not always as transparent about serious matters or the state of the business. There isn't any support for newer employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with your employees about what is really going within the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once promising employer now caught up in corporate greed.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    The working people are great. People do pull together to get things done even in tough circumstances.
    Too bad many are leaving.

    Cons

    Poor senior management making decisions based solely on the bottom line. Zero innovation or internal investments. Relying on "partners" to get the work done and squeezing out opportunities in the states.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty and transparency. We understand that times get tough, but be honest with the rank and file.
    Announcing layoffs and then waiting two months to pull the trigger does not make anyone comfortable and erodes morale. Unrealistic goals year after year do not help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great working experience for work from home employment

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    Former Employee - At Home Tele-interviewer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - At Home Tele-interviewer in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Monthly contest allowed to win gift cards raises were fair. I got off to a rough start but they worked me. The work was super easy. Supervisors and Managers were above fair with their feedback. Unfortunately, I became ill and could not continue. Would be able to return but have since turned to other interest. Pay was weekly and always on time.

    Cons

    The only challenge was some work slow downs later in the month, so you would lose some income, sometimes there seemed to be other employees that would be able to work longer and not all the projects offered the same earnings potential. Some supervisors didn't always want to post the daily production so you didn't always see how you were doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide regular feedback, more production information on a daily basis. Since all calls are recorded when placing on disciplinary action provide the recording consistently everyone should be on the same page there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good people Great job Many opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Consultant in Southfield, MI

    Pros

    Fair compensation, Most Leadership very good,

    Cons

    Short term contracts, lack of Benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer Benefits and Retirement to Contract employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is sinking fast

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    Current Employee - Analyst-Developer  in  Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst-Developer in Maumee, OH

    Pros

    There are great people who work at Maritz who really care about their clients.

    Cons

    Upper management at Maritz Research has decided to offshore as many jobs as possible to prop-up profits. There is poor communication between employees and management. Employee morale is suffering. The company has been aggressively replacing all in-house IT employees with offshore developers. Most of the talented IT employees who were not initially laid off have left the company. The remaining IT employees are overworked and are actively looking for new employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have traded loyal employees who cared about the company and their jobs, for contractors who do not have a vested interest in the success of the company.

    Good luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A very disappointing journey

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Maumee, OH

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers are very nice people

    Cons

    Company has really lost sight of its clients. All programming is being quickly pushed offshore so coworkers are forced to train their replacements. This has created major quality issues both internal and external not to mention destroying morale. Most excellent programmers have been let go. Some new programmers have been hired but management has no plans to keep them long term. Morale here is horrible! Management has been caught in so many lies that no one trusts them which has created a toxic workplace. They recently sent out a survey asking for employee feedback but very few of us will fill it out for fear of retribution. I agree with some of the other comments regarding pay and promotions - you will never see either. Company is quick to reduce your pay and change your title so you end up earning less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with us and maybe show you value us. STOP having town hall meetings and saying you want to hear our voice and then sit and preach to us for an hour and half while we get to say nothing. STOP telling us how hard it is on you. Really! We all see the fancy cars you drive, the million dollar homes you go home to and the vacations you take.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Greed and More Greed

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Lead  in  Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Lead in Maumee, OH

    Pros

    Like another review mentioned... best perk is the time off at the end of the year. Trust me you will earn this time off with all the extra hours you put in!

    Cons

    The company has become all about the old guard. You dare not speak up with new ideas or challenge to do things differently or better. Company continues to lose business and the leaders here talk a big game of change but nothing changes. Unless you are a golf buddy or someone who cannot think for yourself there is zero chance of a promotion here. And if you think you might you might get a pay raise.. you have better odds at winnng the lottery. Like other reviews have mentioned there is no innovation, investment in people or use of technology. Everyone seems to be looking to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like many others I have come to the conclusion that only Steve Maritz can fix this company by gutting the current management team. Unfortunately I do not see this happening so I better get going on my resume.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Runaway Train That Is On Fire with No Brakes & Bodies Scattered Everywhere...

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Director  in  Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Project Director in Maumee, OH

    Pros

    You are paid on time
    Fellow employees are nice - not skilled but nice

    Cons

    The miscommunication here is maddening. You have to wait for this guy who works either from his office in Maumee or Florida or St. Louis to show up and speak. Then when he does you know it is a bunch of lies and everyone goes on to complain, quit or works less. It also appears that they are letting all the talent go here. I asked my new boss about this trend and was told "upper management is crazy. If you are good and make a decent salary, sooner or later they will let you go." What!?! Our star programmer on my team was just let go without warning, a replacement or plan to backfill. Why was he let go? I was told to save money. No one is available to program for my project that requires a full-time programmer. I now have a very upset client and management just turns their back. Other cons - no raises, poor healthcare benefits and constant threat of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steve Maritz needs to clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Got In and Quickly Got Out - Company is Imploding

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    Former Employee - Project Director  in  Maumee, OH
    Former Employee - Project Director in Maumee, OH

    Pros

    Company closes for year end holidays

    Cons

    Senior management very out of touch with the state of this business. So much emphasis is placed on cutting cost that projects suffer, people suffer and clients suffer. Technology is not a focus at this company and people are definitely not a focus. Good luck getting a raise, promotion, or training. To boost morale the best you can expect is... a jeans day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company... hopefully someone who cares will buy it and replace the poor decision makers there today

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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