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Updated Jul 12, 2014

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3.4 18 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

MarketBridge Chairman and CEO Tim Furey

Tim Furey

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Growing company with growing career prospects

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD

    ProsLots of responsibility early on in your career.
    Good support from upper management.
    Entrepreneurial spirit.

    ConsSink or swim. You need to work hard to progress. Not the right place if you just want to do the same thing every day. This firm will challenge you. That's good for some and not so good for others.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing and get out of your own way.

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

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    Over promises and under delivers for their clients.

    Marketing Program Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you're just starting your career fresh out of college with zero work experience you're in good shape here. Great place to begin and grow your portfolio with exposure to f/500 clients. This firm did some great work back in 2005-2007 but just stopped doing anything worth talking about following.

    ConsAll the training is on the job with little to no formal professional development. The firm lacks digital expertise which is simply unexceptionable in 2014. The executive team runs the firm as if there are three separate businesses under one roof which is fine if it aligns to the messaging being sent to market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your team how you would want to be treated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Like a ship, it takes time for the turnaround to complete, but it's beginning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD

    ProsGot rid of untalented CEO who drive talent out the door.
    Got rid of expensive CEO that did little to advance the firm's strategy
    Healthier work environment with a core group of people who care about employees
    A-list of clients
    Good work and learning opportunities
    Ex-CEO and founder now back and engaged

    ConsProjects out of scope and demanding clients
    IT frustrations- they don't really know what they are doing
    Vision- what does the firm strive to become?

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused
    Remember your only asset is your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Such Potential

    Consultant (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD

    ProsGood niche positioning in the market. Unique intellectual capital, great people and a focus on delivering value to customers.

    ConsCEO struggles with what he wants the company to be when it grows up. Previous CEO drove out much of the talent that build the business and develop the firm IP.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on one thing, do it well and reward those who add value.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Better than Govt Contracting, But Not Much

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD

    ProsSmart colleagues and managers, less travel than other consulting companies, prestigious clients

    Constoo tech sector dependent and efforts to diversify into other industries and down the value chain have failed miserably, hours are on the long side (50-55+ per week), and pay is significantly lower than competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify into consumer tech instead of focusing so heavily on B2B.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ups and downs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD

    Pros- People
    - Casual work environment (check out video some employees made: http://vimeo.com/15628853)
    - Top clients
    - Learned a lot

    Cons- Reviews, progression, raises, bonuses are more subjective than they'd like to think they were
    - Attempts at training are not enough. Employees need better and more opportunities to improve skills
    - Most clients were tech

    Advice to Senior Management- Take care of your employees and you'll get the loyalty the company should have

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    A declining organization that offers little opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bethesda, MD

    ProsColleagues are great smart people for the most part.

    ConsThe lack of consistency and credibility of the senior leadership is appalling. The firm changes directions every quarter and believes that the staff is too ignorant to notice the blatant discrepancies between their actions and their words. Every 6 months or so they do a bunch of layoffs, followed by frenzied recruiting, and then more layoffs. No consistency in forecasting. Client contacts are diminishing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out and get some fresh insight and real leadership into the firm. The CEO and Chairman appear to be oblivious as to how manage a business, and people and change. Your time has passed. Move on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Still Acts Like a Startup, Battles Between CEO and Chairman, Petty Culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD

    Pros- Startup perks like free beer on Fridays, happy hours when people join the company, etc.
    - Some senior management is fun to talk to and work with
    - Relaxed dress code
    - Understanding of work/life balance depending on who your supervisor is/job function
    - You can learn a lot, depending on who your supervisor is

    Cons- It is unclear who runs the company, CEO or the Chairman. They often disagree on which direction to head on something and often the company sides with the Chairman. As the founder, this would make sense but the CEO was brought on, as I understand it, to provide a more consistent direction for the company. It seems to have only put a filter on the Chairman's decisions, but they still come through.
    - Benefits package is what you would expect from a smaller company, so don't expect stellar medical benefits.
    - Senior leaders earn shares of company, making them part owners, which seems to give them a sense of entitlement to blatantly and aggressively disagree with CEO and Chairman in public.
    - Culture is dominated by petty actions. New people might feel like the ugly duckling as the cliques in the company figure out if they like you. If they decide they don't, don't expect to feel welcome.
    - Increase in visibility into how the company is doing lead to CEO reassuring everyone that the company was doing well despite not hitting goals. Everyone felt comfortable and secure until the company laid off a number of friends and co-workers despite the CEO saying just a few months ago, "You have no need to worry!"

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it more clear who is running the company and develop a more consistent corporate direction. CEO and Chairman really need to figure out who is making the decisions and perhaps figure out more behind closed doors. Weed out petty differences between senior leaders that shine through in meetings and detract from the real reason we come to work everyday: to make money and see this company succeed. Try to be more honest about how the company is performing. Smart people in the company can see the truth in the numbers, but some may not get it. If we need to do better to save our jobs, tell us.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High quality firm, lacks advancement opportunities for Associates

    Associate (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD

    Pros- Excellent exposure to senior management at the firm
     - Blue chip clients like Microsoft, IBM, Office Depot, Saks - and long standing relationships
     - Great stretch opportunities for junior consultants
     - Happy hours in the office on Fridays
     - Great pay
     - Limited travel
     - Smart people

    Cons- Slow and subjective path to career progression
     - Tendency for workers to feel like "worker bees" or "grunts"
     - Loooong hours and little reward or recognition for them
     - Senior managers on projects

    Advice to Senior Management- Principles on projects need to spend more time managing and developing their teams
     - Principles should be expected to be true "leaders" in the organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsSmall firm with big clients
    contact with upper management early in career
    work life balance
    collegial atmosphere
    smart coworkers
    high tech

    ConsWork only tends to be in High tech space
    Sometimes upper management makes odd decisions
    could be compensated more
    Management never says no to client. In some sense you expect this, but when you never say no to everything the client asks you can get convoluted results that try to appease everyone - lack of objectivity

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the management needs to focus on objectivity in the consulting engagements. Too often projects were derided just because someone on the client side didn't like the numbers. That is the point of objective information.

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