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Market Strategies International Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Pros
  • The people at Market Strategies are great people, some of the best I have ever worked with (in 7 reviews)

  • A challenging and extremely rewarding work environment, balanced by a lot of fun off-work activities that promoted camaraderie (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of "fire drills", long hours and it was no secret the benefits were subpar (in 5 reviews)

  • Flattery provides faster career advancement than job skills (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "New leadership is strong"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of awesome people who work here. There is a new president and she is great. On the whole, everyone works hard and works well together. Great teamwork.

    Cons

    The bottom performers need to go. They get in the way of being successful. There are some weak managers who don't fit the current management style. Teach them or move them along to other things.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those employees who aren't performing, they detract from your good employees.


  2. "Low advancement"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Market Strategies International (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, nice downtown location

    Cons

    Very little employee development, weak company strategy

    Advice to Management

    Lack of opportunity creates lots of churn

  3. "Great first job after graduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Market Strategies International full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time and not very high pressure

    Cons

    A little bit too laid back, doesn't have much challenge at work everyday, benefits not very satisfying


  4. "Very entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good job for college student or first job. Old computer programs...boring job..get hung up on alot...some surveys are way too long.

    Cons

    Limited full time opportunities... Boring


  5. "Nice company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice to work with.

    Cons

    The workload can sometimes be overwhelming


  6. "Market Research Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Market Strategies International full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity, great people, good work environment

    Cons

    Pay is not so great, company reluctant to promote, location, no 401k match


  7. "call center"

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    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in North Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Market Strategies International part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, friendly staff

    Cons

    Work hours are not guaranteed at the end of the month

  8. "Nice Office"

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    Current Employee - Oregon in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Oregon in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Market Strategies International full-time

    Pros

    Overall everyone is a joy to work with

    Cons

    Market research can be monotonous

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the same trajectory


  9. "Fun/Easy place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Market Strategies International part-time

    Pros

    The flexibility of the shifts is great. Once in a shift you can change after 30 days or keep forever. A diverse work group, it's fun and everyone is respectful to each other. Open door policy with the managers....you can drop by and talk anytime. It is what it is....a part-time job.

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time workers.

    Advice to Management

    Make everyone full-time with benefits.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a company that really puts effort into hiring good people and teaching them how to be great researchers. They really train you to do well in your current position and help you understand how to get to the next level. They hire out of good programs and help those hired in grow through their career with the company. I have had good managers and I think leadership is doing a good job in a tough market. I have never worked at a place that values their employees and the work they do more than this company.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't great now but hopefully will improve in the next year or so.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer positive feedback and recognition for good work and listen to your employees. A good work environment goes a long way in encouraging people to do their best work possible. Continue to find new training opportunities to help analysts increase their technical skills and RMs to improve in their day-to-day management skills.


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