MarketStar Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
268 Reviews
3.6
268 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great place to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Straight forward training with excellent pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Perfect Part Time Job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Merchandising in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Field Merchandising in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Flexible in schedule, Almost Work Own Hours

    Cons

    No Travel time pay also cut hours,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take Care of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Generally speaking it was a good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Channel Sales
    Former Employee - Channel Sales

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

    Pros

    I was a remote employee and had great flexiblity, great training from the manufacturer I represented.

    Cons

    Hard for remote employees to feel like part of the team. Found the people generally nice but very cliquish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Where did the good Managers go?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and initially you are given the impression of a great Team Based company, some of which is true. Very good content during the LG Mobile training.

    Cons

    When I took a position with MarketStar I was fortunate to work for one of the best Managers I have ever met. He was in constant communication and made myself and the rest of our team feel like we were all in this together. Well, this Manager was let go at the end of the program and we were divided up. Somehow I(we) got the short straw and ended up under the supervision of someone that is more interested in themselves instead of the team, oh wait, there isn't a Team anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear Management: Why do you drop the best Area Managers and keep others just because they have been around for a while. Our team had the best or next to the best in all categories.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, good benefits, been very happy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for with great values

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

    I have been working at MarketStar full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generous PTO and compensation. Clean work environment. MarketStar ate a lot of the increased cost for benefits when rates went up so that the employees could retain approximately the same take home pay.

    Cons

    Since most teams are client-based, your job is at the mercy of how well that client is doing in their respective markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruiting always claims to be there to help those that have been laid off from a team as part of a downsizing, but never seems to call afterwards. A lot of great team members have not returned to MarketStar after a RIF because of the difficulty to get a call back.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Job

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy my job content, a lot of management shakeup recently but I think it will all turn out for the better.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't great compared to industry standards. The BI department has become the catch all for lack of operations managers, which can make your job challenging.

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

    This is a great part time opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Advocate in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Brand Advocate in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, set your own schedule, easy to access the required reporting. Pay is concise and regular.

    Cons

    inexperienced management, the IT department could use some direction from the field on criteria for reporting, it is evident that most reports go un-read.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess the skills of your employees more closely instead of treating everyone like they are a newbie. Recruit from with in for brand advocates. Clear communication from the managers to the field is often lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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