MarketStar Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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MarketStar President and CEO Dave Treadway
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Pros
  • Solid management and good work / life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Good pay for those early in their careers (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management had a tendency to not share information from the client until the very last minute and was very disorganized (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. Helpful (1)

    Product specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sony Product Specialist in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Sony Product Specialist in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at MarketStar full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom, autonomy, and good pay. Always nice, keep you informed about policy changes. good benefits.

    Cons

    Subject to job loss at the whim of the company. Contract jobs that are full time/permanent can be lost because marketstar lost a contract with the company one represents.


  2. Proud to be orange

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at MarketStar (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture for sure - it's about the people first; creating great experiences for teams and clients

    Cons

    When it rains it pours


  3. Helpful (1)

    A GREAT Company......at least it was

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarketStar full-time

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

    Pros

    When I was first hired I loved everything that the company promised me. They promised me that they wanted employees that were well balanced. They promised me that family came first. They also promised me a car with my contract and most recently a raise. Initially, all of the perks that came with the job far outweighed the broken promises. I've traveled to places that I've never been, gotten over fears that I didn't know existed and made some life long friends.

    Cons

    Initially everyone was transparent, that is no longer the case. Lack of communication is a huge problem for this company. A lot of people that have had their contracts ended didn't have a clue until the day they received their phone call.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the pillars that made you successful. Well balanced employees will go above and beyond for something that they believe in that is equally beneficial.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great career step,

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

    I worked at MarketStar full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The experience with Marketstar was very memorable, the networking with different events is a great step towards furthering your career in marketing.

    Cons

    Traveling more than 50% of the time.

    Advice to Management

    The need to impress the client out weighs the employees. Any negative comments or criticism about the team from the client, is always one sided. Listen to your team first before always agreeing with the client, your team needs to know you support them.


  6. Territory Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Good pay, Fun, Friendly co workers, Self supervised

    Cons

    Poor benefits, Can get laid off at any moment, Poor communication, Difficult to switch programs or move up


  7. Change is never a good thing...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours. No boss breathing down your neck. And, it pays better than being a retail jockey.

    Cons

    Very little upward mobility. Frequency of work. Company was recently purchased and management is scrambled.

    Advice to Management

    Have more physical contact with your people. They need to know you exist and that you are there to help.


  8. Excellent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Hawthorne, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Hawthorne, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, solid pay (but can vary), good benefits, senior leadership team is outstanding

    Cons

    dealing with difficult accounts, lots of travel (could be a pro for some)


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Caeer Starter, even better career graveyard

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Ogden, UT

    I worked at MarketStar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lifestyle maximization. Very impressive client portfolio, great way to get premium logos on your resume. If leveraged properly a 2-4 year stint with M* can get you access to well-paying jobs with Fortune 500 clients and/or channel VARs.

    Cons

    No cohesive vision, sporadic execution, abundance of promises that will NEVER be fulfilled. By virtue of their outsourcing model and financial servitude to Omnicom MarketStar under pays top talent, they higher at the top of the band meaning you'll rarely if ever see a pay increase. Director and above get a decent bonus that is mysterious in it's calculation and pays out once a year five months after the period of performance. Senior mgt is notorious for terminating people to avoid paying bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    If you're in middle mgt get out while you can. Senior mgt, move on key players stale and not "leading" the company. Honor commitments. Engage the front lines. Invest in your company AND your people! Stand up to Wall Street. Deliver actual value to your clients, not just smoke and mirrors.


  10. Lots of smoke and mirrors.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. No one really cares what you do as long as they can bill the client for your position. A good place to start out if you want a job at Pluralsight. Pay is decent considering how little you have to do on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Managers receive little to no training. Many are under qualified and lack experience. Not challenging at all. Hard work goes unnoticed because it isn't really a requirement to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Better job training. Hold people accountable for their goals. Actually provide the client with the level of service you are charging them for.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Work Hard, Play Hard

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

    I worked at MarketStar (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing schedule. Work hard, play hard mentality.

    Cons

    Goals were sometimes hard to hit.



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