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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 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of "fire drills", long hours and it was no secret the benefits were subpar (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Over worked, under paid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a job that paid the bills

    Cons

    Lots of "fire drills", long hours and it was no secret the benefits were subpar.

    Advice to Management

    Actually staff to the amount of work that needs to be done


  2. "Market Research Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  3. "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


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  5. "Only for entry level."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to learn market research.

    Cons

    Stress is off the charts here.


  6. "......."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Solid research, with the potential to be much more."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Market Strategies International full-time

    Pros

    Lots of nice people who really want the best for the company. Many individuals with great research expertise.

    Cons

    Suffers from some fairly typical mid-sized company issues in that it doesn't really have the personal, community feel of a small company or the unique character and it doesn't have the high-quality benefits that you tend to get at larger places.

    Market Strategies International Response

    Apr 26, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for writing and acknowledging our people. Market Strategies does have great people who are willing to help each other in work and life. The other day, I walked past our training room to ... More


  8. "Bad leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing overall"

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to grow your career IF you have a lot of initiative to get past the rote work

    Cons

    Management is very uninterested in growing from within. They buy 'talent' but the new hires at the top level are often not very good and get forced out. There's a lot of revolving players. There is so much cynicism because the good people with talent don't get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Please, please get a change agent in your organization who can help you fix your culture.


  10. "Flexible but disorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility, honest people, cares about the community

    Cons

    lack of direction, not a lot of support or followup


  11. "Nice Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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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