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Market Strategies International Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible, good people, work from home options and really understanding with schedule (in 4 reviews)

  • The people at Market Strategies are great people, some of the best I have ever worked with (in 6 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. "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


  2. "We work as an agent over the phone to record feedback of various energy and healthcare providers in United States"

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    Current Employee - Interviewer in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Interviewer in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Market Strategies International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very friendly, positive working environment surrounded by people belonging to different cultures. A nice work place in downtown London. Flexible schedule options and supporting management.

    Cons

    MSI is complete package in terms of want you want from employer while studying.

  3. "Try to work somewhere else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility and potential benefits

    Cons

    Negative work environment, condescending management, favourtism, low standard of expectations and behaviour

    Advice to Management

    Headquarters needs to take a hard look at the mismanagement of the London, ON branch


  4. "Market Strategies International Call Center"

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Market Research Interviewer in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Bilingual Market Research Interviewer in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and freedom on the office floor.

    Management/staff: Very friendly and helpful supervisors, managers, secretaries, etc. that go out of their way to make sure you're well integrated with the company and feel adapted to the process with confidence and quality.

    Location: heart of the downtown London ON. Every single bus route passing within 200 meters of the work location.

    Hours: if you wish to work less hours, you can. If you wish to work overtime, you can. You select your own schedule according to their flexible rules.

    Dress code: casual - work casual

    Diversity: Amazing coworkers, all unique from dozens of backgrounds and ethnicities, from teenagers to senior citizens.

    Cons

    Repetitiveness

    Dealing with aggressive/angry respondents (very rare)

    Occasional long hours of sitting at a computer, though the chairs are actually comfortable


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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