Market Strategies International

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Market Strategies International Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
25 Reviews

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Market Strategies International CEO Rob Stone
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential to be a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    Flexible
    People that work there are highly intelligent
    Amazing HR
    Work Hard/Play Hard environment
    Great at giving back to the community
    Transparent
    You can talk to any senior level person at the company, even the CEO if you have an idea

    Cons

    Low salary
    Promotions are out of reach and unclear
    Hard to make changes internally
    Silo'd positions (little opportunity to branch out)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't let great talent slip away because you pay them too little and/or don't want to offer then career opportunities that allow them to make working at Market Strategies a lifelong decision.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong management in tough times

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    Former Employee - Research Director
    Former Employee - Research Director

    I worked at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    During the difficult year of 2009, upper management did everything they could to retain talented employees, including giving themselves pay cuts and instituting furlough days rather than pay cuts in the lower ranks.

    Cons

    Pretty hierarchical, low entry level salaries, difficult to advance. Needs more family-oriented female leadership.

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    Great learning

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    autonomy enabling me andf others explore and grow in the direction we choose. management foster this behaviour and thus encourages employees grotwh

    Cons

    not large enough to make a different, in order to be able to make a name for ourselves we need to be larger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sales have to be increased, service and solutions have to be defined and marketing to a strategic prospect list of companies

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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    Headed up by some very smart people.

    Cons

    Got acquired by a larger market research firm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Doxus about you!

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A culture of smart, ethically-centered people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    There are a lot of really smart, committed, forward-thinking people in this organization--and, given the relatively entrepreneurial culture, it is possible to change the company by getting out in front of an initiative and pushing hard. The quality of the work being done here is truly a cut--and often several cuts--above what's going on in other parts of the industry. Finally (and this may sound weird, in these times), this is a company that really has an ethical center. There is a kind of old-world probity to the way that the company is managed and the way people treat their work.

    Cons

    The company is certainly in more of a growth mode than it has been historically--and growth inevitably means change. So far, those changes have been good changes, but that's something that requires constant care and feeding. The concern is that senior management continue to stay focused on the right kinds of strategic growth for the company--and communicate the growth plan (if and as it changes) to everyone throughout the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work hard at listening to employees throughout the organization--not just listening to senior managers. Continue the ongoing focus on quality and ethical standards. Keep focused on long-term strategic vision, not quarterly financials (which, so far, has not been an issue...but is always a bit of a worry when you're majority-owned by a private equity company).

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