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MBI Overview

Norwalk, CT
201 to 500 employees
1969
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
MBI is a privately owned, consumer products marketing company with annual sales of over $350 million. Though not a household name, for nearly half a century we have experienced solid growth and sustained exceptional profitability. With ever-changing merchandise developed in ... Read more

MBI – Why Work For Us?


Since 1969, MBI Inc. has been bringing consumers around the world collectible books, jewelry, coins, and Danbury Mint products through tried-and-true direct response marketing techniques. The company specializes in keeping up with—and setting—industry trends and demands by offering an ever-changing line of merchandise through print, digital, and social media.


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The Norwalk Scene

Norwalk offers every amenity an employee could wish for. In and around town can be found great restaurants, exciting night life, fitness centers, theaters, tons of shopping, and access to beaches, boating, and fun on the Long Island Sound. Additionally, MBI’s office is only a one hour train ride from New York City.

Enjoying Each Other’s Company

In addition to having tons of fun at work each day, employees also enjoy each other’s company outside the office on a regular basis. Together, members of different departments formed the MBI Inc. beer league softball and volleyball teams—they also attend group painting activities and gather for frequent happy hours.

An Open-Door Atmosphere

MBI Inc.’s office boasts an open-door policy between employees. It’s never necessary to set up meetings to speak with managers or executives, nor is it required to go through elaborate processes to implement new ideas and procedures. Everyone in the office is open and receptive to discussing problems, solutions, and changes.

At MBI, we are committed to developing ambitious, entrepreneurial individuals into managers who run a portion of our business.  In fact, year after year, we recruit some of the best and the brightest from the nation's top schools to join our management ranks. 

You begin your management career with MBI as a Product Manager.  Immediately, you are given the responsibility for developing and implementing the marketing plans for your very own products.  You will be actively involved in all areas of our business, including:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product development
  • Product sourcing

The role is not a rotational one, but rather a cross-functional one.  The breadth of responsibility Product Managers experience is unrivaled by entry-level positions in larger companies.  We challenge our managers to be involved in every aspect of our business and to innovate in ways, both large and small, that improve the business.  This approach has sustained our business for nearly five decades.

MBI's 10- to 12-week summer internship program offers rising seniors the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of our business.  As a Summer Associate, you will be an integral part of a Product Group and will interact with all levels of management including the President and CEO.  You will get hands-on experience in helping directly manage a significant segment of our business.  You will learn by having the opportunity to do.  You will be responsible for a number of products at various stages of development.  Your responsibilities will cross all functions – including marketing, advertising, product sourcing, product development, operations and customer service.

If your career objective is general management … running a business … this is the summer job for you.

Interested college juniors should submit their resume and cover letter through career services.  All majors are welcome to apply.

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    Pros

    You can tell MBI really cares about their employees. They are always working towards making the culture and environment better. Happy hours, 5ks, bake-offs, and bbq's - they frequently have events to increase employee engagement and interaction. They are very open to suggestions and make an effort to ensure all employees voices are heard. The HR Director/department are understanding and easy to work with.

    They hire talented people and help to develop them into great employees. The flat structure really is one of the best parts about MBI. PBM (CEO) is such a great guy. He knows everyone's name and is very pleasant to interact with. Directors of DM and PCS are very approachable and always have their doors open to any level employee (not to mention are super fun to hang out with at happy hours!)

    Overall great place! You will certainly learn a lot and develop many skills that will help you in your future, whether it is with MBI or elsewhere. You may also gain some lifelong friends/mentors along the way.

    Cons

    Legacy systems will definitely need to be updated soon.

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MBI Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at MBI (Norwalk, CT) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Seamless. On-campus interview then interview at HQ. The superday began with a talk with HR and then a math and reading assessment. Afterwards you had four interviews with a break in between.

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