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  1. "-"

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    Current Employee - Information Architect in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Information Architect in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great team work; great company culture

    Cons

    more generalized roles; have to wear different hats

    Advice to Management

    -


  2. "Great Company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Casual Dress
    - Professional by informal communication between employees
    - Accessible Executives
    - Company events frequently for moral
    - Convinient location/Free Parking
    - Group Aeroplan Owned

    Cons

    - Longer commute (for me)
    - Some old world culture

    Advice to Management

    Offer communication to employees as quickly and directly as possible.


  3. "Positive it was a good place ot be."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    down sizing the business went away.


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  5. "A Legend in Loyalty Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CIO in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - CIO in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Carlson Marketing was a phenomenal place to work. Our list of Fortune 100 clients was most impressive. Great, motivated people. An awesome IT organization. Passion & commitment to serve clients well.

    Cons

    The role of loyalty marketing has changed dramatically as technology and the internet have changed the way people work and how they interact with suppliers & services. The products & services of this Marketing Services Legend were not changing fast enough to serve the evolving marketplace.


  6. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Honestly one of the best places I have ever worked. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons at the moment ...


  7. "I loved working at Carlson"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Creative
    Current Employee - Creative
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing, talented and funny people. A serious, "what if..." and "Why don't we..." attitude. Open to ideas.

    Cons

    Some people are not so good at communicating. Passive aggressive. Just say what you think. Don't whine, make it better.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the people who don't care about the work. They are poison.


  8. "Co-workers are awesome to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Full range of services that we offer to clients provides a great variety of tasks and collaboration during the day. Pace is quick so you are always busy working on client deliverables.

    Cons

    Shortage of resources at times,

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more ahead of the times with technology solutions


  9. "CMW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work experience - learned a ton

    Cons

    Ever changing senior management made the direction change frequently

    Advice to Management

    pick a direction and stick with it


  10. "Fast pace, many opportunities if you go after it, company is constantly shifting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work, Large clients with big brand names, Loyalty Marketing is taking off again, get to live in Minnesota

    Cons

    No one looks out for your career. It will only advance if you make it happen. Work life balance is sometimes challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone understands your strategy. Not everyone knows you actually have a strategy. For those that do know you have one, they are not sure it is the right strategy.


  11. "Carlson Marketing has some of the best people in the industry working there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Marketing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are professionals and care about what they are doing and want to help their clients succeed.

    Cons

    Upper Management needs to figure out what they want Carlson Marketing to be now and into the near future. Upper Management also needs to put assets back into the infrastructure of the company to make sure they can stay competitive to keep clients.


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