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MarketStar Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
289 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of autonomy and a great work/ life balance (in 14 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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  1.  

    Google Specialist

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    Former Employee - Google Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Google Specialist in Louisville, KY

    I worked at MarketStar part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Would do it again in a heart beat. Sadly my region was let go.

    Cons

    29 hour part time work week only :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teaches you how to become a leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Good compensation, expenses for gas, parking, tolls and other fees, very flexible schedule. You learn a lot from this position and it sets you up to be a better professional how to carry yourself and apply yourself in certain situations. Many of the reps in the retail phone stores very friendly and you can almost lose track of time speaking to them while conducting your visit.

    Cons

    The only major con is job security. I witnessed it first hand when I was hired then went to the company's corporate building in Utah for a weeks worth of training. That same week we got back and were beginning to do our visits we had a conference call telling us our client will be going a different direction. Naturally this is the way of business but it just felt like a waste of an entire week being away from your family and friends during the holiday season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform employees as soon as possible about changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent for flexible living.

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

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Unclear promotion path and opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salaries. Leading edge technology additions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    work as a sales rep.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at MarketStar full-time

    Pros

    flexible with scheduling and a very caring company.

    Cons

    Not a lot of talk with management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good hours, okay salary, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist
    Current Employee - Product Specialist

    I have been working at MarketStar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hours are good and you essentially work on your own.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and promotions go to friends of the bosses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at MarketStar

    Pros

    Above average compensation, fun job, good communication between management and employees, gives you the resources to be successful

    Cons

    Lack of job security if you don't work at headquarters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Market Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    generous vacation hours; great health benefits

    Cons

    lack work life balance for field employees

    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Stepping Stone (this will help you if you keep that I mind)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MarketStar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good place to learn the basics of technical sales and to get exposure to High Tech companies.
    Have been very family friendly.
    Good job if you are going to School
    Good place to work while you are young and figuring out where you want your career to head.
    Fairly decent benefits

    Cons

    Very low pay
    Management tries but does not have the leverage to help employees
    Very high turnover of Senior Management which make people wonder which direction the company is going.
    Does not help with tuition reimbursement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people that built MarketStar have left or been pushed out. The is providing a enormous gap between senior management a first line managers. Unless the CEO is able to bridge this gap I believe they will start losing clients.

    They need to focus on hiring college students (Current salaries are aligned with what you would pay college students)
    Bring back college tuition reimbursement to assist in recruiting your workforce.

    You get what you pay for.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Advocate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Brand Advocate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Technology comes first with this company. They always make sure that they stay ahead with resources to help employees.
    They have many programs that are actually more of an experience than a job.
    You will never have a dull day working for Marketstar.

    Cons

    Not many other than the fact that some programs last weeks, and some last months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the exciting work. And I cant wait to see the company 5 years from now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience, always recommend to friends

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    Former Employee - Google Specialist
    Former Employee - Google Specialist

    I worked at MarketStar part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They focused on training us very well on the products that we were promoting. Training was fun and worked with a great group of people! The pay is also good and you get to promote a successful company.

    Cons

    Because it is a seasonal position, It is difficult to take time off and sometimes required to work holidays. This position also scheduled us to work Friday through Sunday, which is okay for a few months but after a while I started to miss out on family/friend events because of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have account managers be more involved, I saw my manager at training and that was the only time I met her.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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