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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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Monotonous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Research Agent in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Market Research Agent in London, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, good people, chill

    Cons

    Extremely boring and repetitive, no incentive for surpassing quotas

    Advice to Management

    Add bonuses


  2. "brutal work but easy going atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "They only care about them selves"

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Interviewer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None at all don't try it

    Cons

    Everything they are only 4 they self

    Advice to Management

    Do better


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  5. "Good if in need of a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place for learning and then move on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "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


  8. "Overall, a good company."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "SEnior Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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!


  10. "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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "No clear vision or leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


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