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Market America Reviews

Updated August 7, 2018
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James (JR) Ridinger
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Pros
  • "There are individual teams around the company but everyone comes together to make it a great place to work" (in 15 reviews)

  • "There are so many great people and they genuinely love the COO" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Parking can be difficult and having a sliding scale to earn more time off would benefit work/life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Management acts as the medium between you and upper management" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Unfranchise business owner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free time , very good training,personal growth, friends and possible ongoing income

    Cons

    I like the company system and JR created a very good chance to achieve finance independent for normal people

    Advice to Management

    I wish the company can open more international market in different countries


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Joke"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Market America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great coworkers who seem to sadly be trapped.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism at the top. Yelling, screaming and cursing (at employees and each other).

    Advice to Management

    You are all a joke, and not a funny joke. You are all despicable, disgusting creatures that have sold your souls for what? None of you are happy people.

  3. "Perfect side-deal"

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

    I have been working at Market America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Been a part of MA for 6 months and I only wish I had discovered it sooner. It's an absolutely relief to have them on your side if you really, really need that side income.

    - applied and employed very quickly
    - received extensive and useful training right off the bat
    - received my started kit and had everything explained
    - that's it, no hassle, you do your thing and earn $$$

    Best side deal I had in my 43 years!

    Cons

    There are literally no cons. Competition perhaps, but if you're truly willing and ready to sweat a bit - you're very likely to reach your earning goals within a month or two. This is exactly what happened to me - and more!

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome, don't change anything!


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Hazard pay should be required!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like the feeling of vomiting everyday while driving into work, then this is your place! Drive a Tesla? Guaranteed it will take you back home.

    Cons

    I’ve worked with extremely tough executives and I have thick skin. Never in my life (until working here) have I heard so many condescending words and have been made fun of after returning from a funeral! (Looking back, it was like working with a 3 yr old. Tone of voice was changed with squinting face and all). There’s absolutely zero compassion and the CEOs are two faced. I read another review mentioning “yelling matches,” and that’s absolutely correct! Yelling and firing are constant and it doesn’t matter if you’re family or not. Like being flipped off, this is your place! It’s an extremely unhealthy company to work for.
    Don’t get suckered in! It’s not worth your health or sanity... even if you do have thick skin!

    Advice to Management

    Learn compassion and seek daily therapy!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not for the faint of heart..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Market America full-time

    Pros

    Some really smart and genuine people

    Cons

    Some really cutthroat and childish people so can be taxing

    Advice to Management

    Value input from dev teams and PMs more on IT side... put more stock into roadmaps


  6. "I had a good overall full time experience with Market America"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Market America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - MA treats its employees with RESPECT (very rare in companies this size)
    - there is no favoritism (I've experienced this a lot in other jobs)
    - My biggest "pro" as you call it is the fact that I felt like my opinion is valued, and that my advice for any project is taken in and considered, no matter whether it was applied or not... This was very rewarding and fulfilling

    Cons

    the commute and traffic was a huge issue for me, but that's on me for living so far away, and is one of the reasons for leaving (sadly)

    Advice to Management

    I'd like to see management talk more about remote job opportunities for MA


  7. "Sales for MA has been going great!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'm what you'd call a natural born salesman and I just love everything about my job with Market America. I'm allowed to take as much time as I think I need for a certain sale or representative that's going to turn into business for the company. In previous companies I've had no ask in the matter of choosing clients or making specific calls or anything about my role at all.

    At Market America, I'm able to do a VERY good job because I'm allowed to organize myself how I see fit and make a lot of choices or at least be a part of the choice of who to call or speak with.

    This wouldn't be possible without MA's excellent management system and people.

    Other pros for MA:

    - productive working environment
    - people are skilled and approachable
    - you feel you want to do better every day
    - discounts, 401k, food, drinks, parking

    Cons

    Wish they had some kind of a remote position for my particular job because I may have to relocate

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the AMAZING work!

  8. "Feeling respected and appreciated at MA!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for Market America...Hm, let me try with these:

    - this is a company where you're feeling appreciated and respected for your work!
    - you're never "told" to do something by higher ups, you're "asked" to do something and your opinion is ACTUALLY taken into account
    - loads of other benefits
    - great pay
    - company is not a dead end, there's a lot of ambition going around
    - my job is not a dead end, there's a clear path to success and career advancement
    - the overall working environment is NOT fearful, stressed, or depressing....It's actually feeling more productive, collaborative, quick-paced but motivational, and the management is understanding and reasonable!

    Cons

    wish the parking was a notch bigger!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!! :)


  9. "My experience as an engineer has been just wonderful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Java Software Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Java Software Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market America full-time

    Pros

    - you're respected for your efforts
    - your contributions are recognized on a regular basis
    - credit is give where credit is due!!!
    - other employees seem happy with their jobs which is great for team work and any assistance I ever needed as a Java developer (engineer)
    - company clearly has huge potential
    - for me, this company's ability to organize and make decision is unprecedented
    - the salary is worth it
    - loads of company benefits which really come in hand just when you need some RNR!

    Cons

    I get stressed sometimes on tight deadlines, but guess this is perfectly normal

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Non-Supportive Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of your coworkers are very nice and friendly if they are not afraid for their jobs. The only real pro is onsite wellness center

    Cons

    All levels of management provide an atmosphere that is a combination of fear and disgust. The pay is horrible and the pto/medical and work life balance need major overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Review original strategic plan and redo an s-curve you may find employees may work harder because they want to do so


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