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Market Strategies International Reviews

Updated February 24, 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. "Market Strategies International Call Center"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Wonderful Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Market Strategies International full-time

    Pros

    Smart people and good work

    Cons

    No real cons. Loved it

    Advice to Management

    vvv

  3. "One of the best places I have worked!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contracts and Compliance Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Contracts and Compliance Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people at Market Strategies are great people, some of the best I have ever worked with. There is always something to do as a change of pace. If I was in a different spot in my life, I would have never left. The work/life balance is a great part of Market Strategies.

    Cons

    There wasn't a con for working at Market Strategies. This company gave me exactly what I needed at the time I needed it.

    Advice to Management

    My manager was excellent. I have never had a more understanding, flexible and knowledgeable boss as I did at Market Strategies. One of a kind!!!


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "SEnior Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Market Strategies International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned something new every day, worked on high profile projects. A good "bridge" or second job. Staff is usually hired from a well-educated pool of applicants.

    Cons

    Not a place to plan for a career unless you are promoted to management.

    Advice to Management

    If you're the same as I remember, don't change a thing!


  6. "Great teamwork"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This company is full of a lot of hard working people. Employees are treated like adults and are expected to get their jobs done. Great teamwork, lots of people willing to help and advise. Some really phenomenal leaders.

    Cons

    There are a few tough personalities and the benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue weeding out those who don't fit or detract from others being able to do their jobs. Continue to refine ISO processes.


  7. "I love it here."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interviewer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Interviewer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and the job is fun, it has very flexible hours and right now is offering full time hours! I think that everyone should give it a go! You won't regret it one bit. People are very considerate and it does offer room to grow... pay raise after 90 days = 75 cents.

    Cons

    Pay starts out at 8 bucks an hour wish it was better compensation. I dont see this as being bad as it weeds out the baddies:)

  8. "Great opportunities for career development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, great people
    Interesting and challenging work
    Established client base including top tier brands
    Strong reputation in the industry
    Experienced leadership team with strong vision
    Growing company with positive future outlook

    Cons

    As a client driven business, work load can have peaks and valleys with extra hours required at times


  9. "Tremendous career-building opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Market Strategies International full-time

    Pros

    Small group of incredibly intelligent and motivated people, all driven by a desire to produce top-quality research that was meaningful and actionable for clients. Opportunities to grow in work experience, industry knowledge, and professional networking abounded. A challenging and extremely rewarding work environment, balanced by a lot of fun off-work activities that promoted camaraderie.

    Cons

    Expectations were high and not every new hire was up for the challenge.


  10. "Rewarding work, Great colleagues"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Director, Market Research in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Project Director, Market Research in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The caliber of the work done at Cogent is outstanding. Incredible commitment to quality, representative data and insights that change clients businesses. Good place to build career as you get visibility at the c-level among clients, exposure to the market via press coverage, and the ability to work on sophisticated challenging research projects. Colleagues are smart, hard working people who chip in to support each other.

    Cons

    Long hours, travel, and all the other accoutrements of consulting work.


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