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Market Strategies International Reviews

Updated April 7, 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. "Solid experience but little potential to grow within company."

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, ability to take on new tasks and responsibility to gain a variety of experiences, ability to work from home, good location and nice work spaces.

    Cons

    Inability to grow within company unless there is a position open to apply for (difficult for certain career paths), top heavy, little direction from upper management, underpaid workers.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the good employees and reward them while they are still around. Many have already left so it's probably too late now.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Do you like working unpaid overtime because we'd like you to work unpaid overtime"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average pay and a remote chance you could learn a variety of skills (but be advised you have to act as your own advocate to make this happen) could make this an ideal first job or transition gig.

    Cons

    At some point on a sinking ship you will start to be overtaken by a sense of helplessness and dread. Wouldn't be so bad if the RX coverage was better.

    Advice to Management

    There's no speaking truth to power because why would power bother to listen to anyone outside the powerful?

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Oh you want a career path?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the client managers are great to work with and truly care about your career path.

    Cons

    Very political environment, the Tech analyst managers are always looking to praise themselves, instead of doing what is best for the greater good. You will work long hours, get underpaid, and no recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Do not discourage employees to have big dreams and take interest in your direct reports personal career goals and help provide guidance on how to make it to the next step in your career path. Treat the analyst the same way as a client because as of lately you can't keep a happy employee, without happy employees you will not have the staff to get the client work completed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No clear vision or leadership"

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    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Lead Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Market Strategies International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked with a good group of people in the Portland office

    Cons

    Poor leadership and vision for the company. Lack of 401k matching. Tone deaf to organizational culture woes.

    Advice to Management

    Devise a strategy, stick to it, and lead the company into profitable years.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place for learning and then move on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for learning the basics of Market Research

    Cons

    Bad pay, no 401K, high turnover of staff, long hours, no company culture.


  6. "Good if in need of a job"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Market Strategies International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy hire
    They pay more if bilingual
    They are not strict.

    Cons

    People come and go
    They're not organized
    They don't take time to get to know you

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees instead of chatting and smoking.


  7. "Bad leadership"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good people, work from home options and really understanding with schedule. Not a bad place to start.

    Cons

    Horrible executive managment, they lie, they steal, they cheat their employees - but with a smile. At least they are nice to your face, right.....right?

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise things you can't do. Send at least a Christmas card or some sign of appreciation to your employees. This work can get boring and demanding add some type of incentive / bonus program - OTS awards are bull. And you need to work on the culture. Even if you work hard it's unlikely you'll get promoted it they would rather hire in new talent to take higher positions. Hence high turnover rates.

    Market Strategies International Response

    Apr 26, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    As someone who's been with Market Strategies for more than 10 years, I've seen a lot but have never needed to question the financial integrity of our leaders. In fact, I would characterize our... More

  8. "......."

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    Former Employee - Telecommunications Representative in Hermitage, TN
    Former Employee - Telecommunications Representative in Hermitage, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Market Strategies International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you had schedule options and they were set, no not knowing one week from the next. Great if you're in school.

    Cons

    Didn't offer great benefits, pay was lousy , co-workers used very foul language and acted very unprofessional.


  9. "Only for entry level."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to learn market research.

    Cons

    Stress is off the charts here.


  10. "brutal work but easy going atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Market Strategies International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed office atmosphere, no uniform, could read or do homework while working talk with neighbours. good hours too and very flexible as you choose your own schedule. very easy work.

    Cons

    extremely boring work. The surveys are often brutal and the people you call can be so horribly rude. not a job for sensitive people. I couldn't work there for more than a few months.

    Advice to Management

    Minimum wage for minimum work. Could also be nicer, and more exciting engaged training.


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