MarketStar Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. Work Hard, Play Hard

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    • 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.


  2. Solutions Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Manchester, NH

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of freedom and no micro management for field positions

    Cons

    maxed salary and maxed bonuses would like to see a compensation plan


  3. Market Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR

    I have been working at MarketStar

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, schedule, people, VPN, culture

    Cons

    No advancement, salary, weekends required, workload, benefits


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  5. Great Leadership, Great job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BI Analyst
    Current Employee - BI Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    In BI, I feel like the director and VP over my specific group cares about my career and provides opportunities for training that give me a really marketable skill set. Previous HP leadership didn't give me similar opportunities so I've really liked this employee focused change. Even the other groups at HP don't enjoy the same benefits.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as high as similar jobs at other companies

    Advice to Management

    I know that several of the other groups are struggling with employee morale, but the same is not true for my department. I would advise other groups to follow the same path as the leadership in my group. It's tough to maintain a high level of morale when everyone around you is unhappy in their role.


  6. Sony Sales Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sony Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sony Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    My direct supervisor was professional and communicated through email, occasionaly apearing at special events or trainings.

    Cons

    I felt isolated by Marketstar, which put another layer between me and Sony directly. Sony didn't renew the contract with Marketstar.


  7. Fantastic Program As Sony Product Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sony Product Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sony Product Specialist in Bellevue, WA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I had such an amazing experience working as the Sony Product Specialist. You have complete autonomy so you have minimal supervision. Training associates is always an enriching experience. It was a laid back position, however, you will be running around during the weekend and around major holiday. People see you as their brand advocate when it comes to Sony products. This job teaches you a lot about yourself and how both the client and the company you work for operates.

    Cons

    Typical retail hours can tend to lead in very challenging times with slow foot traffic. Most jobs similar to this have contracts based on the Client's decisions. This one ended so everyone involved was left without a job. At least the employer did whatever they could to help you find a job quick.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue with the massive support via email communication and phone calling. Continue to provide us more hands on training to other specialist to gain more knowledge about their product. I wish I met my marketing manager since they were in another state.


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    Retail Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay for a job in the retail environment
    Management is an email away and adequately efficient when asked for help
    Great job for college students looking to earn some money on the weekends

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility offered from the company internally or through the client you represent
    Very few full time opportunities provided to long term employees
    No form of holiday pay, Personal time, or Vacation time for part time employees

    Advice to Management

    Try to find new ways to keep employees motivated to meet budget goals
    More in-depth product training would help employees better understand what to do and how to demo products


  9. Retail Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Little supervision, managers usually not in store locations.
    Decent wages, hourly.
    Flexible managers, sensitive to schedule changes, school and religious observations.
    Opportunity for growth and personal development.

    Cons

    Hit or miss commission payments.
    Band-aid management approach.
    Less than ideal sales environments.
    Regular arbitrary computer training programs.
    Completely absent management, are or of tune with the needs of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Sales are about people, not numbers. Get some management in there that can inspire a team to give it their all and stays close enough to sustain that inspiration and you will be on your way to soaring profits in a lot of offices


  10. Good money but ....

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

    I have been working at MarketStar part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for, very hard working people who really care about their jobs.

    Cons

    Needs more stability in schedule

    Advice to Management

    Benefits for part time employees


  11. Part time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Representative in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Technology Sales Representative in Plantation, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Great part time work, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Full time hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Open up more opportunities



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