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MarketStar Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
306 Reviews
3.4
306 Reviews
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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.  

    Fun until your manager is changed 5 times

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

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    As a Google specialist you get good hours, a nice hourly rate as well as the freedom of a "territory manager" withought having to be one

    Cons

    The challenges of working in this position are based around the fact that you're in store alone. Management feel the need to try to "prove" that your there so we they micromanage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue allowing the wrong people to move up in management and you will loose the googliness that you started this program with.

  2.  

    Great stepping stone to progress your career. Visibility to many large consumer electronic companies.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MarketStar

    Pros

    MarketStar takes care of their employees, offers time off, good benefits, with respectable hours.

    Cons

    Many positions are bound to client contracts. There is constantly a new team to work with or one going away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the clients you have.

  3.  

    Good company, good people, good culture low pay.

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

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Good company, good people, decent culture

    Cons

    Outsourced company, lower pay compared to competition, a lot of politics during promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and retain more employees, reward those who deserve it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sony Sales Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sony Sales Specialist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Independence - I never once met my manager, or even spoke to him on the phone! Email only.

    Cons

    No pay rises. Bonus is difficult to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about making an effort to visit stores and meet your employees? 2 years with the company, never met a single person.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, a great place to work. They have always treated me well and provided ample opportunities for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at MarketStar full-time

    Pros

    Focus on work-life balance is encouraged.
    Plenty of opportunities for internal/external growth.
    Management tries to focus on grooming employees for growth.
    Plenty of opportunities to be recognized.

    Cons

    It is easy to feel comfortable and not push for growth.
    Client demands dictate workload.
    Jobs can be dependent upon client contract renewal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoyable but short-lived experience

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

    I worked at MarketStar part-time

    Pros

    The culture, people, and experience was enjoyable. They really pushed the idea of a "family" and many of the people seemed to accept this way of thinking. As such, peers were easy to get along with, and it was easy to work for superiors.

    Cons

    There is no real chance of moving up in the company. Also, as many of the jobs they do are contract, once the contract is up, you're out. This is to be expected from contract jobs, but it is something to keep in mind. The uncertainty of if a given contract will be renewed is also a bit of a downer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be wonderful if those doing contract jobs knew more about if a contract is going to be renewed. While everyone wants to hope for the best, there were many times when people were left scrambling to find a new job after the completion of the contract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Ogden, UT

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Company has a good culture and tries to make it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Accounts can come and go leaving little stability in career future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Marketing Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Great people, Different types of jobs to get experience, great benefits.

    Cons

    Not alot of room for growth

  10.  

    FiOS departmetn

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

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

    Pros

    decent benefits, added rewards for sales- mini contests gets you excited to sell.... Kind of

    Cons

    Pay is a bit lower then most sales job, Job never really feels secure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too much management autonomy.

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

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Working remotely is a plus. Schedule is not tight or overbearing. As long as everything is completed on time and accurately you will typically stay under the radar.

    Cons

    Lots of challenges with middle management. They seem to make up their own rules and will not give clear definition unless pressed or caught up in a given moment.
    Company wide, when major contracts are lost they scramble trying to reassign or reposition from the top down.
    Bonuses promised, not seen. Never can get a clear answer as to when, why, or how.
    Expectations are higher for reps to complete work, answer e-mails, phone calls, and texts than they are for middle management, apparently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open, fair, and completely transparent with your people in the field and they will give you 110%. Anything less than that and you will get dimished results. Be a team leader, not a dictator.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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