Mspark Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    This company provides a fast-paced work environment with new challenges to keep you motivated.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard, but make sure you're having fun. The company emphasizes hard work but rewards you with fun activities. For my team, we can work remotely whenever we need to, and that flexibility is fabulous.

    Cons

    You might work on a small team to support a large volume of employees. At times, the amount of work to get done can feel overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Keep work fun and people will want to keep working. Lead by example and people will follow.


  2. Overall a good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helena, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helena, AL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Overall good managment, good pay. Very busy place - lots of deadlines which can be stressful but every job has that. Advertising is more interesting than you might think. With a very few exceptions, great people to work with. Small enough that you get to know people in all areas and levels.

    Cons

    There's been more turnover than I'd like to see, including within the top ranks. Not sure how that will affect the rest of us.


  3. Great atmosphere in a dying industry

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Helena, AL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Helena, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mspark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a great corporate atmosphere. The training is very thorough

    Cons

    selling print mail is EXTREMELY difficult in the digital age. The new hire compensation system is bad for sales. And the account services and graphics team are grossly underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the sales process for Inside Sales. It doesn't work the same as outside sales. The new hire compensation system is bad for sales. And the account services and graphics team are grossly underpaid.


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  5. Great at recruiting great people. Total mismatch of talent and position.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -they have recruited great talent -software developed on-site -all depts great to work with except client services -appear to be growing in a bright new direction -produce loyal and hard-working employees

    Cons

    -in need of management overhaul -high turnover in client services

    Advice to Management

    There is a complete mismatch of talent and skill in client services. Sales staff is stressed out trying to meet unrealistic goals. Double marketing...outsource client services.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Environment, Inspiring Leadership, Uninspiring Industry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment, Inspiring Leadership - The senior management all are very competent and genuinely care about the employees of the organization. The environment is professional but very down to earth. Family-oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    Uninspiring Industry - There's just not a lot to get excited about although the company is becoming very dynamic and recognizes that it needs to adapt to the changing landscape of print media.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving toward digital to make it over the coming hump in print media. The insurance plan could be a bit better given the size of the organization.



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