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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. "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.


  2. "Overall, a good company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Young and energetic workplace, with a strong northwest coast vibe and the insight to recognize that times are changing in regards to workplace offerings.

    Cons

    While working from home is an option for most, there seemed to be a lack of flexibility among certain departments - specifically within the IT areas.

    Advice to Management

    Things are heading in the right direction.

  3. "Nice place to work for a second job or part-time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Market Strategies International part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Work can be tedious. Weekend hours were required.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (2)

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

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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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Headed up by some very smart people.

    Cons

    Got acquired by a larger market research firm

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Doxus about you!

  8. "interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Phone Interviwer in London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Phone Interviwer in London, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It a good job to work at with great people and great projects.

    Cons

    Some of the job projects can be very long.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, though i think they should even out the projects more


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Standard marketing research firm, but stable and growing opportunity in otherwise economically depressed area"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Scientist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Scientist in Portland, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    MSI is a stable and growing company, which seems to be unusual in Detroit. They have a strong and growing position in tracking research.

    Cons

    As with many marketing research companies their employees tend to lack business acumen. Lower level employees seem to feel there are few growth opportunities, with many employees stagnating in place for extended periods. For employees, lacks the breadth of experience found at other companies for which I have worked.

    Advice to Management

    Word on the street is that lower level employees are frustrated with an inability to grow professionally. I've heard this from several people.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to learn market research"

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    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yo get to cross-train, and learn different aspects of supervisory positions.

    Cons

    Sometimes long, unpredictable work shcedule.

    Advice to Management

    Show more respect to hourly workers; many times, they have more experience and education that the managers do. If not for them, no one would have a job!


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