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MarketStar Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
274 Reviews
3.6
274 Reviews
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MarketStar President and CEO Dave Treadway
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of autonomy and a great work/ life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay, interaction with customers and associates, great start on learning to lead (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has zero clue as to what is actually going on in the field (in 19 reviews)

  • Unless you're willing to wait 10 years or brown nose with both management and client there is no room for growth (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Product Specialist Point of View.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at MarketStar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people at MarketStar are very nice, full of excitement and cause you enjoy working for the company. Paid training is provided at the headquarters in Utah. Once you're out in the field even though you're out there alone you dont feel like it. You have the support of your area manager and regional team members that you can always call on. Believe it or not they make you feel like family and the pay along with other small perks are great! If you're afraid of a little competition or unable to manage your time then this is not the job for you. As for me, I loved it..MarketStar was the best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    I can honestly say that I do not have any cons for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a fantastic experience working for Marketstar. They treat their employees with great respect. It was very educational. My direct supervisor was a wonderful leader and friend.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LG Product Specialist in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - LG Product Specialist in Ventura, CA

    I worked at MarketStar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to not be stuck working in an office. It was great to travel to different locations and meet and develop relationships with so many people. Fair pay and great opportunity to earn bonuses.

    Cons

    The only cons were that I wasn't able to work for them longer and that because their headquarters are in the central time zone and I worked in the Pacific time zone. As a result we had 2-3 less hours to meet certain deadlines because those deadlines were based on central time not pacific.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make deadlines the same for everyone. If say you have an 11:00 PM deadline they should be 11:00 PM in the time zone you work not just Central Time. Employees in the west coast have 2 less hours to meet that deadline while those on the east coast get an extra hour

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Product Trainer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Trainer in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Product Trainer in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Fast moving company with lots of opportunities for advancement (if your in the right location). Employee's are well compensated for their time and scheduled hours are often flexible when your a full-time employee. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Jobs security is often out of your hands and can sway wilding depending on what's happening with tech industry. Some programs are better managed than others just as some products are better than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is basically no internal development training for employee's that are interested in moving to the executive level. Visibility into program direction and health is difficult to obtain below the national level of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at MarketStar part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company for college students weekdays off for school and set schedule which almost never change.

    Cons

    Short and limited hours
    If you are not in school this job takes away your weekends.
    Theres almost no way of moving up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager V in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager V in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at MarketStar full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mostly flexible work schedule - Monday through Friday 8-5. Lower pay and ok benefits. Essentially great starter job for a little experience to move on to something better.

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work you can lose your job if the team you are on is dissolved - unfortunately too many people play instead of working. If you rehire after a layoff you lose your seniority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems you are losing the many of your managers that really count. Stick to the original pillars and Marketstar will be The leader in the business. With out the pillars you will lose your edge - maybe it is too late?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of communication and supervision

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Good money for the little work you do, and good discounts from sony.

    Cons

    Standing 8 hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more incentive and managers that don't hit on you.

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

    Great place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at MarketStar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, work-life balance is amazing. Management is treating its staff fairly and with respect. They provide you with everything you need, inclusive the soda machine that you should not need at a work place.

    Cons

    The soda machine. Especially because you are sitting all day long! Less sugar.
    Management sometimes acts like they do not care, the numbers are there only to impress the "others" (more or less). There is no room for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Straight forward training with excellent pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Google Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Google Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at MarketStar as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced hiring, excellent pay, excellent training

    Cons

    I saw no cons to this company or this particular position. Everything was explained to me up front and this is exactly what happened. Open communication and no issues for someone that is experienced with contact work or brand ambassador positions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is an amazing company to work for, I love it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Management is amazing, great pay, great benefits. They really take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Contracts do get pulled, which is pretty stressful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, good benefits, been very happy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    MarketStar is a great place to work, great benefits, flexible work schedule, they care about families and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive as it should be so its hard to keep the best employees. This causes high attrition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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