Market America Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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James (JR) Ridinger
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Pros
  • Pay is at or above market and the benefits are great (in 4 reviews)

  • Really enjoyed the people I worked with (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited job security bases on the whims of upper management (in 6 reviews)

  • No marketing plan or proven business model (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Company, allows employees to grow and learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Market America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Opportunities for growth and learning

    Cons

    Demanding work days and fast paced

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the main growth areas and not spreading ourselves too thin.


  2. buyer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gibsonville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gibsonville, NC

    I have been working at Market America full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    challenging, sometimes unpredictable

    Cons

    emotional management, high turnover rate


  3. Continuous growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Mobile Development in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Director of Mobile Development in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Market America full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Market America, always has new projects to work on and is continuously working on new technologies. Working in a growing area such as mobile we have a great growth opportunity that lets you learn from great people who are also passionate about what they do and are focused on doing new things and growing their career. We have mobile web developers, work with responsive design, native iOS , Android, and hybrid application development. We work with new technologies, API's in retail, health and nutrition, music, video streaming and large databases. We have a lot of fun and want to continue to do so with people who want to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Lots of work to do and not enough time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow, let employees make decision and bring good ideas to the table.


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  5. There are a lot of incredibly talented and friendly people here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Market America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Each day is different and as someone who believes in continual education I can honestly say I learn something new every day. After my initial “probation period” where I was still learning the ropes my manager began empowering me to make decisions within my department and role giving me the go ahead to try new things. Some things worked and others didn’t but we’ve always set time to review what happened discuss and move forward. The most important thing for me at any job is trust and respect. I have continued to feel both during my time with Market America which includes my dealings with upper management. There are a lot of great, incredibly talented and friendly people here. The pay is about average and the benefits are quite good.

    Cons

    Market America started as a small family business (which is why most of the upper management is either family, or friends of family), with now over 500 employees it’s still run like a small business. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it sometimes bottlenecks progress and can cause people to get loud when they don’t feel like things are moving the way they should. I try not to take that personally, because if I poured 20+ years of my life into something I know I would be passionate about it as well. There are some managers who aren’t the best communicators which doesn’t help when there are tight deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Require department managers to have some form of communication training so they can continually get better at their positions. Maybe implement an anonymous manager review system so the people under them can tell you where they feel things are lacking so you can help them become more effective leaders.


  6. Helpful (1)

    OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Market America

    Pros

    It's a nice large office and east to get to.

    Cons

    Not organized - no employee appreciation


  7. Great Employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market America full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Business that grows everyday in 8 countries and gives you the ability to grow with it. Some area's of the company offer fast pace enjoyable employment filled

    Cons

    Starting as a small company a lot of the hands on management skills have a tendency to hold employees back from getting their jobs done in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic budgets for departments then let go. You hire the Best, now hold them accountable and listen to New concepts. Too many meeting, not enough work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Can Learn Lots

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ECommerce Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - ECommerce Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Market America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    Work environment is stressful. Lots of conflict. Unrealistic expectations. Low pay. No security, people are fired lots.


  9. Helpful (6)

    Horrible, abusive work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Market America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, which is the only thing bring new talent into the meat grinder. Anyone working there is either be and new or trying to get out.

    Cons

    I was subject to frequent, sometimes weekly meetings where I was sworn at and verbally abused. I was privy to coworkers being fired, by the owners wife, over the phone. I witnessed entire teams being threatened that their team would be fired.

    This company is run by a family of drug addicted bullies who have no business being responsible for so many lives and families.

    You've been warned.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company, get therapy.


  10. Unique mid-sized company; lots of potential (for you)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Market America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High energy, fair pay, good benefits, lots of room to grow. There is a health services clinic in the building which is a great benefit.

    Cons

    Many in positions of leadership can at times be a little too aggressive and react more emotionally than you might find elsewhere. Provided you're not an incredibly over-sensitive person and you do your job as directed - no worries.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people professionally and you will garner more respect from them.


  11. Helpful (4)

    a toxic place

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

    I worked at Market America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are still a few good people that work there

    but (and here come the Cons)

    Cons

    You will see people get called out by management. Abused - yelled at. They are incredibly unprofessional.

    If you dont take a stand you will be given a incredible amount of work. Try as hard as you might you will never be thanked.

    Be prepaired to live in fear as those around you get fired on a whim or leave because they are overworked and stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Management will never read this so this is my advice to YOU. If you are in a pinch and take a job there..start looking for something else IMMEDIATELY. You have a limited time before they fire you or cause so much stress that you just quit.



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