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"Field Representative"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at MarketSource part-time

Pros

Set your own schedule. No Micromanagement. Not a hard job at all

Cons

Corporate support is a joke, more like support who you know or like. Several people in the corporate office are very defensive, unprofessional, inconsistent, and anything but supportive. But this type of behavior is allowed and acceptable. Why else would the same people stay in these positions.

Advice to Management

Advice is to be taken and acted on. The management at this company clearly doesn't believe the reviews or could care less. Third party out sourcing to major brand companies. Those Top 100 companies have complaints and then they just take their business elsewhere. Maybe look up the word advice and actually execute the definition.

Other Employee Reviews for MarketSource

  1. "Not what I expected, mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MarketSource part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    weekly pay,laid back,target team members are awesome

    Cons

    They mess up the schedules all the time, change it without notice. Can get boring and not a lot of traffic coming in. They say you can make commission but I have had several checks with none. They have dumb rules about how many phones need to be sold to get the commission.


  2. "Bottom Line: A good direct manager makes all the difference, but do not expect longevity."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Account Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MarketSource full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Fair-to-good salary for the most positions
    - Good experience for people new to sales and merchandising
    - Variety of clients to work for can provide a range of product experience
    - A good direct manager can make a poor program/client worthwhile

    Cons

    - Much of the company operates on a "body shop" mentality. Even for people with 5-10 years experience.
    - There will be no training or skill development that does not directly relate to the program you are on. Even then, expect very little substantive training.
    - No effort is made to provide any sort of career path or development.
    - Moving to a new program or being promoted, even with stellar performance reviews, is next to impossible until your current program completes or your boss gets fired
    - Recruiters are overloaded and have no time to answer emails, phone calls, or prep you if you do get an interview with a hiring manager
    - External candidates are highly preferred as they come cheaper and don't have to be replaced by another new hire
    - Bonus/commissions are slightly lower than the rest of the industry and since they have to wait for the client to pay them, they are usually very late in arriving

    Advice to Management

    Some career development would go a long way to improving employee moral. Giving some preference to internal candidates to at least provide the illusion of a career path would also help. For example: how does an external candidate get hired over a well reviewed 5-year employee, without the employee's direct manager receiving a phone call for a reference?

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