The Marketing Store Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Best place i have ever worked at

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The Marketing Store Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leaders, great brands, teamwork and values across the company are an example.

    Cons

    Located in Toronto and i am far now.


  2. Company in refocus stage with great future opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun office culture and awesome managing partner.

    Cons

    Long work hours, going through refocus stage, turnover


  3. Great Place to Work At

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Nice People, Hard Working, Knowledgeable

    Cons

    Dependency on McDonald's for business. Communication across departments is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Communication across departments could be improved


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Company, Needs Focus

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Awesome benefits and perks.

    Cons

    They've taken the "store" idea too far in some cases. And while they are focused on one client, it is too much just for that client, and not enough for any of our others.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Marketing Store Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Detailed goal-setting takes place twice per year to measure personal growth; there are great and knowledgeable people to work with in all departments (account, creative, strategy, production, digital, etc.); company has an established agency process with clear job descriptions/roles & responsibilities; offers generous holiday schedule and summer Fridays

    Cons

    As with many companies, there tends to be a lack of transparency from senior management but they were making an effort to fix this issue. Only other con is that too much energy has been focused on one client, with not enough attention on growing other accounts.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Easy to stay forever (but never get promoted)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Marketing Store Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture. Amazingly awesome coworkers, very fun, smart, and creative environment. The reason I have stuck around so long basically. Great benefits, including company phone, 5% match 401k, profit sharing, beer keg, games. Global desk swap program

    Cons

    Very top heavy, difficult to advance. Not many diverse clients. Tend to spend lots of money on chasing new business without much success.


  8. Helpful (1)

    McDonald's-centric promotion agency

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Marketing Store Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Definitely a 5:00 pm culture Wonderful, warm people. Nice camaraderie. Lots of people have been there a long time. Finally moved downtown and out of sleepy Lombard Still privately-held by HAVI (McDonald's supply chain management company). Salaries and costs are not stripped to the bone like in other agency holding companies

    Cons

    Revolving door of management. 3 managing directors in the past 2 years McDonald's is the only client that matters therefore the view of what works in marketing is skewed by what works for McDonald's Need greater diversity of clients and business Insular. Out of step with what is going on with consumers, digital trends, marketing


  9. Helpful (1)

    A great family to be part of...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Marketing Store Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Like the title says, working at The Marketing Store is like joining an awesome family. We work hard, play hard and at the end of the day deliver great work for great clients. This is the agency where everybody knows your name and you can create your own opportunities if you have the will to do so. Working along side such great talent makes you want to be better at what you do and that is reason enough to want to walk through these doors every day.

    Cons

    Like most corporations, communication is always an area where this company could improve. While I believe Senior Management make themselves available for questions and discussion, there is an opportunity to share more about the strategic direction of the company. Many times you will see or hear about discussions on this very topic yet never get an update.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that just because your senior leaders know what is going on does not necessarily mean the rest of the company feels the same way. Closed door meetings among Senior Management without updates to where we are heading or how we are doing only lead to assumptions and miscommunication.


  10. Fun, outgoing people and dedicated leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There were a lot of people who want to help you succeed and are fun to be around. There were leaders who cared about the well-bring of their employees and were open to ideas.

    Cons

    Sometimes could get intense during deadlines, with long hours. Many full-time positions are untenable without first freelancing for a year or more.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, good job. Would encourage more interaction between departments. I felt a bit stuck in my "clique."


  11. Helpful (1)

    Friendly environment filled with creative and dedicated people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Marketing Store Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great after hours activities such as game night and monthly "Distillery" events. People know what they are doing and like doing it. Beautifully designed office space.

    Cons

    Communications between departments has room for improvement. There is a slight rivalry between employees who work on different floors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on morale and improve communications between teams. This is a great place to work overall.



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