MarketStar Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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MarketStar President and CEO Dave Treadway
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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. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Family-focused company that gives you the tools to be successful.

    Cons

    Working for two different company leads to challenges.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Great way to make extra money during the weekend

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    Current Employee - Sony Sales Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sony Sales Specialist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours and self managed environment

    Cons

    Job security is not always guaranteed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because this is a weekend job, it would be a lot more helpful if management was easier to get in contact with over the weekend.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Decent part time

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    Flexible job for people working part time

    Cons

    No upward mobility, don't make this a career

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  5. Not what I was promised when I was recruited by them. Jobs are ideal for recent graduates.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MarketStar

    Pros

    Management seems to be respectful

    Cons

    Long hours and no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tear down the management-employee wall, be friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Family friendly, good work-life balance, managers that care about their employees, room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great people in most of BI, lots of talented creative people, good work-life balance. Some room for career growth.

    Cons

    There could be more flexibility in job functions and roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketstar has been a great place to learn and even grow. Management I've dealt with directly has been absolutely wonderful. I think there could be more room for employees to grow and start picking up projects, new or old, by applying themselves in new ways (new skills, new ideas, etc.).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Not a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarketStar

    Pros

    They help pay for some of your gym credit

    Cons

    The list is to big to write

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Good outsourcing company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They seem to care about the employees

    Cons

    Some accounts may end abruptly

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9. The most fun I've had in retail

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    Former Contractor - Google Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Google Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at MarketStar as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Great hourly pay
    -Understanding and supportive management
    -Online community to keep in touch with other specialists in your position for help/tips/etc
    -Perks like random gift cards and lunch from manager during store visits
    -Work independently and bring your whole self to work
    -Great training really makes you an expert in your product
    -Company represents many products so there are always opportunities for new work

    Cons

    -No overtime at the specialist/brand ambassador level
    -Seasonal programs were expected to be extended, but weren't with only 1-2 week advance knowledge of end date

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Love my job but was only given 5 days notice my position was eliminated.

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador At Best Buy
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador At Best Buy

    I worked at MarketStar

    Pros

    The money was good. I liked my job.

    Cons

    Restructuring management a lot. You never know for sure if you're going to still have a job next week. Worked every weekend, time off highly discouraged. Didn't feel appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep everything a secret. We don't know what's happening from day to day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good company, good people, good culture low pay.

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    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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