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Market Force Information Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Karl Maier
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Pros
  • If you are looking for a company the will let you work from home, you will find that Market Force will let you do that (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, I suppose, not counting the departmental requirements (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and the lac of shops in my immediate area (in 5 reviews)

  • The only reason it took me as long as it did to find a new job was because I barely ever had time to look since I was (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Easy money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secret Shopper in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Secret Shopper in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market Force Information part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to understand guidelines, They make it very clear what will make the shops invalid and warn not to do it. Reminders before you submit paperwork to verify all info is correct. They pay decent fees when they call me to do a shop especially if i travel to the town south of me which isnt far. Its good pocket money especially if you choose the harder ones like pretending to buy a laptop or open a new mobile account. Higher fees on those. Made nearly 200 bucks last month.

    Cons

    The shops i choose online dont have very high fees but i get reimbursed for my purchases as well so its no big deal. Sometimes reimbursement for food is so minimal that i have to buy the cheapest items or else it comes out of pocket. One place i go to has a $12 reimbursement but i never spend less than $15 even though i get the smallest items.

    Advice to Management

    If the fees were a little higher then i would do all the shops in my area :) Also, the reimbursements should reflect the rising cost of food. Having to order the cheapest items on a menu, that I dont like, to keep within the limit isnt something i like doing especially if im eating at a place i dont normally go. I dont like to pay out of pocket for food i dont normally buy


  2. Helpful (1)

    "An Unfortunate Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The clients, the work, and co-workers.

    Cons

    Technology is out of date (most reporting is done by hand, manually adding up numbers), boss is barely ever out of their office and doesn't know how to do much of the work, expectations are unrealistic and there is no work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Sit with your employees and learn what goes on with the day to day. Set more realistic timelines, invest money in better technology.


  3. "Not great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location, interesting business and once a month lunch

    Cons

    too many to list, but probably the lack of vision

    Advice to Management

    Get new CFO


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  5. "OK place to work, the people are awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people of this company are great! They make coming to work fun, it feels like working with friends

    Cons

    ELT of the company are tough, the company was restructured a couple of years ago and the current ELT has one goal. The benefits are weak, no 401K match.


  6. "Work From Home"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company the will let you work from home, you will find that Market Force will let you do that.

    Cons

    Because you work from home you tend to work more hours.


  7. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great team of people.

    Cons

    Some years with no merit increase.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Secret Shopper"

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

    I have been working at Market Force Information (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Help improve customer service. Meet a lot of new people. Travel a lot. Good money. Excellent company to work for,

    Cons

    If one does not do their job properly it is obvious that they won't get paid for that specific job.

    Advice to Management

    I really have not any advice to the management. They are always there if you need them and they are very courteous to all of us shoppers.


  9. "Pretty Cool Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Market Force Information full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, great supervisors, and fair

    Cons

    Sometimes show favoritism towards employees, but overall fair.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "shopper, over 100 shops"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Shopper, Over 100 Shops
    Current Employee - Shopper, Over 100 Shops
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I schedule my shops around my travels and vacations semi retired, live in Illinois will check shops if going to Chicago or out of state. Plenty of local shops, near several large towns.I check early in morning because pay will change upward the longer a shop has been sitting.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning at this time

    Advice to Management

    Wish there was away to add information on a shop other than the questions they ask.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Work at MarketForce and feel your soul die."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor
    Former Employee - Auditor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Market Force Information full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, I suppose, not counting the departmental requirements. Not many other positive things to say about them. Avoid this company.

    Cons

    If Ray Walsh becomes your company's CEO, update your resume immediately and get the heck out as soon as possible, because he is a hatchet man and you will certainly lose your job. They will spout a bunch of garbage regarding "new company culture," where management has almost a cult-like devotion to it, but none of it filters down into your own toxic work environment. Management is some of the worst in the business (extremely passive-aggressive and spiteful; promoting people who are literally the only ones stupid enough to apply for management positions, despite their startling lack of qualifications) and the pay is pathetic (and your "raise" amounts are laughably offensive; they alone prove how little management values you). The schedule you concoct for yourself means you probably have one day of a week and forget about every having a holiday off again. Your dedication to your job is entirely discarded, just like you are, despite having the best stats in your department. No one, NO ONE, cares about you.

    Advice to Management

    Everything you do? Do the opposite. Especially stop promoting unqualified pathetic yes-men.



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