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Market Force Information Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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Karl Maier
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Pros
  • "Nice co-workers , great contractors , generous PTO and HR is very friendly , work from home in bad weather" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule, coffee and sometime free food, rest area" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult level of project doesn't commiserate to low pay under minimum wage of" (in 8 reviews)

  • "VERY LowPay In Arizona it is UNDER minimum wage" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I would recommend working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, fun events, great compensation, flexible hours, telecommuting, lots of growth potential

    Cons

    Honestly cannot think of a single one!


  2. "BEWARE! One simple mistake and they will can yoU!"

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    Current Employee - Secret Shopper
    Current Employee - Secret Shopper
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I loved mystery shopping. It fit my schedule and lifestyle.

    Cons

    Horrible communication. After nearly 3 years of impeccable record, they sent me a nastygram and dismissed my web access. Over A SIMPLE MISTAKE!

  3. "Great group of employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Market Force Information part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, super-nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Communication not that great between departments.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No second chances"

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    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Jefferson, TX
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Jefferson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Market Force Information (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Offer a lot of possible contract opportunities, some offer decent bonus incentives when your a top auditor/merchandiser.

    Cons

    Even if you're a top auditor, if life throws some hard curves at you and you drop the ball and they remove you as an independent contractor you're done with them forever. No second chances.

    Advice to Management

    Realise that life can come crashing down around anyone at any time without warning. Don't throw away good contractors because life nails them and they can't complete a "route" they planned out. Overall performance from their start date shows their abilities better than a handful of jobs lost at one time because life hit below the belt. You add insult to injury for them with quick judgements and de-activation without even caring what may have caused things to go wrong. Give contractors second chances.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Scheduler in East Greenbush, NY
    Former Employee - Scheduler in East Greenbush, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Market Force Information full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers , great contractors , generous PTO and HR is very friendly , work from home in bad weather

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines / unreasonable pay for job assignments for contractors , to much blame/pressure on schedulers for not meeting deadlines. Employees are not paid enough to survive in economy and pay there bills , no opportunity for growth within the company . Negative work environment . Supervisors are mean and harass employees and get away with it .

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so secretive , communicate what is going on within the company to your team , have meetings , try and have more of a positive environment and you'll see your co workers work harder and less co workers leave the company . Also Karl is no longer the CEO so this website needs to be updated .


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Casual Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in East Greenbush, NY
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in East Greenbush, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office culture is productive, but casual and fun. There is a lot of diversity.

    Cons

    The office may be closing in a few years due to recent reductions in staff. This may be due to a key supervisor never having any supervisory experience and failing their department. No pay for on-call work and forced to use vacation time when told to leave early due to lack of work. Supervisor would force team to work 12+ hours but supervisor would only work 4. It's disgusting to work for a supervisor who (themselves) wouldn't do what they ask you to do.

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisors with real personnel management experience to prevent team burn-out and resentment. Train supervisors with no experience to not share personal, private information with subordinates.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it, and those in charge are horrible to shoppers"

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    Current Employee - Mystery Shopper in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Mystery Shopper in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay on time; the reports are easy and they are also easy to falsify

    Cons

    The pay is awful; supervisors don't trust workers; because supervisors don't trust workers, the workers screw up

    Advice to Management

    Give your workers a break. You are not better then we are.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "horrible company to work for, pays next to nothing"

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    Former Employee - Secret Shopper in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Secret Shopper in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to report about this companhy

    Cons

    The pay is low, not even minimum wage. You might get $3-4 for 2 hours of work. They will not pay if you give a bad review, so basically they want you to lie if you want to get paid. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Work on pay and customer service.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mystery shopper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Market Force Information part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, get to know people

    Cons

    The pay not good and enough work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Sales at Market Force"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great boss, compelling value proposition allowing for the sale of multiple products, and interaction with some of the biggest brands in the world.

    Cons

    Culture, lack of development, disorganized corporate structure