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Market America Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • For hard working people this is a great place to work (in 13 reviews)

  • One of the things I loved most about the company was meeting all the great people who work there (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Like most other companies of its size work life balance can be a challenge (in 8 reviews)

  • Everything is just a knockoff with profit headed to upper management (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic family-like working atmosphere, relatively good level of autonomy.

    Cons

    I'd rather not say at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the team, be consistent.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Please dear God, make me a bird so I can fly far-far away"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays weekly. Premium healthcare plan is phenomenal. Discounts on their products - markup of ~10% over company's cost (I hope you like makeup and vitamins). There are/were a few really friendly, intelligent and motivated employees... Shoutout to you, Papa! They are open for trying new technologies and ideas.

    Cons

    Yikes! Where to start?

    If you think you can stomach working for a company whose sole purpose is to part suckers with their money, read on and we'll see if I can dissuade you from joining.

    Pay is roughly 15% under market unless they REALLY need to fill your position.

    401k matching is a joke. 2% max at 8% employee contribution.

    Within my first few months, my manager asked the team to put padded reviews on Glassdoor as they are aware of how abysmal it is to work there... I guess trying to fix what's wrong with their organization would require too much work/ self-reflection and honesty.

    Many coworkers take an openly hostile attitude toward each other and are unwilling to work together nor are they willing to accept constructive criticism. Big-fish-in-a-small-pond syndrome mixed with a healthy amount of prima donna.

    Management acts as the medium between you and upper management. They will tell you they'll support and defend your work but readily throw you under the bus when their butts are on the line. Ineptitude amongst middle management is rampant as many/most have been with the company since inception and are friends/ former schoolmates of the founding management group - nepotism rules.

     95% chance you won't make as much as the Ridinger's hairdresser (~$100k). "Narcissistic megalomaniacs" is an understatement.

    Don't expect to sit anywhere comfortable; I think the newest office chair they have is 15 years old. Don't expect a second monitor unless you really like CRTs.

    And the #1 reason not to work here is:
    They aren't making money in the majority of markets they operate in. The ones they are making money in aren't doing as well as they hoped. One of these days you'll show up to work to find the doors locked.

    Advice to Management

    Find jobs outside the Ridinger Nepotism-Wonderland so you can build real world skills.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Substandard environment, angry, hostile, infantile"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Market America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits aren't bad and many very nice coworkers and that's the only reason I gave 2 stars.

    Cons

    So called management is childish, ignorant and just plain nasty. If you receive an offer from this company and believe only half of what you see in the reviews you will do the right thing. Keep looking.

    Advice to Management

    Hand over control to real professionals because professional you are not.


  4. "Amazing Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entrepreneur in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Entrepreneur in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market America part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I absolutely admire the hard work and effort the company put forth to make sure their products are top notch. I appreciate the leadership and forward momentum. This is a great company and more importantly AMAZING products!

    Cons

    I would say that some of the team leads should be certified to be in their positions. It would definitely help get their teams moving forward in a positive manner.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend having your managers go through a management training certification. I believe this will help in recruiting and most importantly keeping the right people.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Hard work isn't necessarily valued"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, the conventions are a lot of fun, food trucks almost every day and great people

    Cons

    Hard work isn't valued really and compensation is less than average. Only 5 days of pto and no sick days for the entire year. If you're sick, you have to use your pto


  6. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Coming from the stuffy Corporate toxic environment . I absoutley love this place, Market America is by far the greatest company I have ever worked for. I get excited about going to work everyday. As a single mother the Paid Time Off is truely been a God sent. Benefits are great! Its great to work at a place where everyone is friendly including the Executive Staff very down to earth and kind !

    Cons

    More parking, and the parking can be a long haul if your late


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Love it or Hate it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your department, the other employees are wonderful, sweet individuals.

    Cons

    Hostile management style throughout the company starting at the top. Some employees have worked there for decades and are happy, most are disgruntled and feel taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Get some new blood in top positions. Family squabbles do effect the workplace.

  8. "Great for diversity"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most open and accepting environment I have ever worked in - including much bigger corporations with diversity initiatives. If you can do your job and do it, doesn't matter about age, race, gender - anything. Just be able to deliver the job you said you could do. Really friendly supportive co-workers pretty much throughout the company. Company pays well, great insurance at bargain prices.

    Cons

    Some departments have better opportunities for advancement than others but all companies are same there.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wish I were there"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Team Assistant in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Market America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Market America was a great company to work with. It is a stable forward-thinking company that continuously strives to grow. They make their employees feel like part of the Team and an important part of the Company's success. Even though they were willing to work with me while I took care of my elderly parents, I felt it was only fair to pass the torch.

    Cons

    The only downside to working with Market America are the food trucks that show up every week. I personally, tend to indulge too frequently.

    Advice to Management

    The Executive Team is powerful and passionate. am. I would advise them to delegate more and teach everything they know.


  10. "BEST DECISION EVER!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market America full-time

    Pros

    Been on the job for a couple of months. From day one have felt like part of the team. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful. Couldn't ask for a better working environment. They are eager to help you learn and advance within the company.

    Cons

    Right now the construction on Highway 68. Other than that-nothing.


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