MarketSource Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
320 Reviews
2.8
320 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance which is the only thing I can say about this company (in 11 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, and when I asked for more hours, they gave me multiple more clients (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • I did not witness a very fair work environment for the part time salespeople (in 23 reviews)

  • Little to no bonus/commissions in the majority of stores (in spite of what they promise) etc etc (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Flexible Retail Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wireless Team Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Wireless Team Leader in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at MarketSource (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compared to working for a major cell phone carrier, this job is a lot less stressful. You get a lot more freedom with minimum supervision.

    Cons

    It pays less than if you work for a carrier owned retail store. You have to be more resourceful and self sufficient. You need to be able to get along and comply with the Target team members and leaders. You have to be on your feet 8 hours a day. No holiday pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Extremely flexible part-time job with limited available hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Sales Representative in Boardman, OH
    Current Employee - Event Sales Representative in Boardman, OH

    I have been working at MarketSource part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, higher than average pay rate, commission for every activation sold.

    Cons

    Difficult to sell in economically disadvantaged areas, unable to take control of activation process (Walmart/etc. associate needed to complete), must work inside a big box (Walmart/etc.) retailer, full-time hours are not obtained easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep realistic goals for smaller areas (goals are all the same despite areas being different); allow for more up movement (instead of being stuck in a part-time position forever).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company, still growing, yet a lot to be desired in Target Mobile operations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Target Mobile Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Target Mobile Sales Representative

    I have been working at MarketSource full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential as a Target Mobile sales rep, The company's morals and values are extremely solid. Easy job.

    Cons

    Because of the rapid changes in the mobile industry and the rapid growth of Marketsource Mobile Sales success operations can be confusing, training is not very involved, all training is via Web videos and on the job experience. POA system is terrible. Activation support team is generally unhappy and seemingly overworked rarely leaving sales team with a positive experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do everything you can to make operations easy to follow for employees. Know the system well enough to be able to explain things in detail to employees.

    Work hard to push up the chain what you hear coming from your sales reps. Sales reps see and hear what the people spending money want and are willing to spend money on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Really Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MarketSource part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I think they provide an excellent opportunity as a third party to connect an employer to potential clients

    Cons

    i really don't see a need to have a third party as the company hiring should take care of this from the get go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in contact with the employee once hired. I never heard from Marketsource ever, despite that my employment was through the and not T mobile

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    MarketSource Field Rep

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

    I have been working at MarketSource full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work/life balance is very good but I would like more opportunity for growth, the benefits are good to have but they can get expensive with such a low salary.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no year over year raise and the opportunity for promotion is very slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to offer yearly pay increase to stay with the rate of inflation. The benefits with the very high deductible is disconcerting when the salary is so low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    tons of favorities

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

    I have been working at MarketSource full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work life schedule if your not in management is okay.

    Cons

    pay sucks, they sell you on having great benefits, however they are expensive and a super high deducible. You will never get promoted although they will keep promising it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better senior managers that arent selfish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at MarketSource part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company. Flexible schedule. Good pay.

    Cons

    Need more hours for part time people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reports are too long and time consuming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great first job for recently graduated college students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at MarketSource full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company is a nice introduction to corporate america. They will instill the work ethic and qualities that are needed in the corporate world.

    Cons

    It is a base salary + commission pay structure which could be good if you actually had more control over your own pay. Their is a ton of fall out before clients actually start which means that you as an employee, will not get paid for that candidate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company but short term projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at MarketSource part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great management. Pay equal to work Chance to work in different locations

    Cons

    Short term projects. So if you need long term work this might not be the place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing excellent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Retail Area Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Sales Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Area Sales Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at MarketSource part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Development of skill set to handle any Retail environment. Training, retail sales representatives and store management to sell the best products to the correct consumer.

    Cons

    Fixed pay with 0 opportunity to increase wages even with double digit growth in metric. No consideration to advance in the area after four plus years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop in house for District and Area Management opportunities. Your people are your only asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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