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MRINetwork Account Executive Reviews

Updated October 27, 2016
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Pros
  • Great training programming for new hires (in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and work schedule (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Ups and downs of salary and incentives (in 3 reviews)

  • Hard work but it is worth it in the end (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Perfect place to develop all professional skills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MRINetwork (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Compensation Structure highly rewards achievements
    -Great training programming for new hires
    -Out of Office bonding
    -Office culture is very lively
    -Ability to use all aspects of your personality in this role
    -Learning how to communicate efficiently, work as a team, work independently, hone existing skills or learn new professional skills
    -not being glued to an office chair while working for 9-10 hours straight.
    -Flexible Management who knows that there are lives outside of work

    Cons

    -Work can feel long on some days
    -the ramp up for new hires can feel long

    Advice to Management

    You're on a good trajectory right now for growth, keep it up. There are some instances where I feel more time can be devoted to new hires to help them develop their skills faster to make the ramp up period feel less stressful. But once you finally get going, it feels like you're always sprinting in a marathon race, very exhilarating.


  2. "Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MRINetwork full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make life changing compensation and the ability to help people who want and need your help. Also, the most comprehensive and valuable insight on your specific niche than any other profession/ career can offer and a very complex pipeline/contacts within that niche industry that you specialize in as an AE.

    Cons

    Can be very challenging when you are having problems getting Job Orders, which means you are not bringing in any compensation/ money to live.

    Advice to Management

    Offer some type of base salary or living expenses for AE's in their rookie year as long as they are meeting the effort/activity level that is expected with someone beginning.


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Beware!!! Only a few make more than $24K year draw."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MRINetwork full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, upbeat environment, easy jobs to get as long as you have (or can fake) enthusiasm and you have a pulse.

    Cons

    No where to go-zero upward mobilty-which would be just fine if the average Account Executive actually made more than $24K year (that's basic draw). It's very difficult to make more than that. Yes, a few AE's are making $75K+ but they are typically the ones that have been around a LONG time and have established relationships w/ Hiring Managers. Also, sales motivation techniques form the 1980's-really dated and a waste of time. I don't want to socialize or celebrate with my coworkers. Biggest con is that job consists of sitting at a desk all day long, cold calling. 8 hours a day of dialing-it's HELL!!! All calls are tracked and it's expected that you make 80-100 per day and that you don't stay on too long with anyone unless it's a money-making situation. So, even if you survive the horror of making 100 calls a day you may be asked to explain why you called so-&-so twice and why you spent 20 minutes on the phone with a candidate when he wasn't generating any $. Typical sales company-if possible they hire young, stupid and motivated and pay them crap plus the promise that if they just apply themselves they'll make tons of $. It's all BS. If a ne AE manages to make a placement, they only get 20-30% of commission. Owner of MRI franchise gets 70-80%. Just not worth it, iin my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the 1980's "rah-rah", sales techniques. Seriously?? It's 2015-time to evolve.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work-Life Balance is Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance is incredible. You have to make the best of your time though. Work hard, play hard.

    Cons

    It is a lot of autonomous work, which isn't bad, but it gets lonely sometimes working by yourself. Use the team to the best of your ability.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, good people, a solid company to grow with

    Cons

    Can't think of any as of yet....hard work and perseverance will get to your goals

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, you have built a nice company


  7. Helpful (5)

    "The worst job I have ever had."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MRINetwork full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Terrible, boring meetings every single day, even though the Manager is in the same room and we talk through out the day.

    Advice to Management

    Let your AE and Recruiters work virtual.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "SHOCKINGLY bad business ethics, blatant lying celebrated by management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MRINetwork full-time

    Pros

    some employees made decent money. i think they must have just given up on their own dignity and self respect.
    good training

    Cons

    I worked in a NC location of Management Recruiters, also known as MRI. I was taught to lie to get past the people who answer the phone: this is what I was told to do: We called medical professionals and I was told to pretend my mom or Dad had been treated there and I needed the name of a certain specialist on a certain medical practice "because I wanted to write them a thank you note." What was previously a suspicious "who is this and why do you want to know" was suddenly a gushing helpful list of employees we'd then recruit every one of them. I felt physically ill after a period of doing this and quit, and lost all respect for management who celebrated this "clever ruse." On top of that, the family owners would travel extensively and show all the staff their home pictures as the focus of (just liek other reviewers said) these inane staff meetings that rehashed the same info Again and Again and AGAIN. It was the epitome of a dead end job, forget that a few people made a lot of money. How much is your dignity and professionalism worth, people?

    We had contests that they awarded prizes that had been repackaged to appear new but in fact was used merchandise they must have had at home, trinkets and giveaways from trade shows we were supposed to be excited to "win" for our efforts on the phone. I will never forget one employee trying to outbid another employee to "win" a stress ball. At least that wasn't used previously.

    Seriously, this place has ZERO upward mobility, even if some make ok money, and a select few make six figures. there were so many people in and out of there starting as new staff and then quitting. place was a revolving door they asked prospective employees "would you feel comfortable telling white lies for the greater good" and the "right" answer was YES. Enough said.

    I also agree with other reviewers: no work life balance, and it was all about what have you done for me lately. I wouldn''t recommend this place to my worst enemy

    Advice to Management

    good training, but then it just never stops and they keep recycling old stuff as new and train train train. this is not rocket science, enough with the meetings.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "awful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MRINetwork full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good recruiting tools to get info or candidates such as LinkedIn Recruiter, CareerBuilder, Monster, Hoovers, Lead411

    Cons

    Unrealistic fee expectations. The recruiting world is very competitive and fees are declining due to companies hiring their own inside recruiting teams. Some companies are using a broker to display the job openings and a recruiter must submit candidates through the broker but can't get approval from MRI management. The successful offices are subdivided into sourcers (they find the candidates) and business development managers (they find the company who has the hiring need).

    Advice to Management

    modernize your way of doing business, streamline. Your recruiters are spending far too much of their time trying to develop new call lists. The business development recruiters need to be able to generate new call lists, to be nimble. There's too much copying and pasting of information=waste of time


  10. "Working for MRC is a challenging, yet personal growth experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive - Healthcare in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive - Healthcare in Cartersville, GA

    Pros

    Top of the trade learning materials, opportunity to challenge yourself and no limit to growth, excellent team, excellent manager

    Cons

    Not for the faint of heart!

    Advice to Management

    None needed!


  11. "Increased my skills and income significantly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Lithia Springs, Douglas, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Lithia Springs, Douglas, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Opportunity to earn more money than I ever expected. Excellent training and management support. Pleasant work environment. Very little travel and regular hours. Management understands when you need to use vacation time for personal issues. I love working with senior level management personnel and filling positions. You make great money and help both companies and people.

    Cons

    If you don't place people, you won't make any money. No benefits, but the income is excellent. You have to make a lot of cold calls on the phone initially. You need to enjoy talking to senior level management personnel on the phone. You need to be organized and have good planning and computer skills.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in my planning.