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MarketSmart (Maryland) Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2019

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  1. "Great place to spread your wings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid back environment; the CEO & founder is a fun, empathetic, and smart leader (soak up everything he teaches/tells you. Good or bad it's all in favor of your professional growth); working from home once a week is optional; no micro-managing; valuable opportunities to take on big projects that you wouldn't otherwise be given the chance to work on at big companies; lastly, you get to collaborate with other departments.

    Cons

    Not walking distance from the closest metro stop and the job can be stressful at times as with any other job (not really a con but don't expect a cake walk either. Just stay on top of things and you'll be fine)

    MarketSmart (Maryland)2017-07-20

    MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

    July 24, 2017CEO

    Thanks for the kind words. Some employees tell me they learn more in one month at MarketSmart than in one year at a previous firm. Glad to hear you felt you grew here.

  2. "Incredibly smart and compassionate group of people to work with."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At MarketSmart, the best part of the company is the people you'll work with. The team is caring, personable, and hard working. As a small company, you really get to know and appreciate the people sitting next to you. Likewise, you'll be exposed to an extensive set of skills ranging from tech and software, writing and editing, front-end web design review, and customer service. If you're looking for a place to learn and...

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    Cons

    A con with any small company is the struggle to find their way with process. MarketSmart knows exactly where they want to be and how valuable the service provided is. However the big con was balancing your day-to-day workload while also figuring our process and procedure, researching and testing the best way to do things internally. This took time and energy away from your immediate goals. With that said, leadership and...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep building out the ship to run smoothly and efficiently, and help set proper expectations with clients!

    MarketSmart (Maryland)2019-02-12

    MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

    February 14, 2019CEO

    Thank you so much for this review. It's spot-on and reflects MarketSmart well.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Place to Grow Your Skills"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    MarketSmart is a small company with about 10-15 employees. Depending on your outlook this is either a pro or a con. I have worked at large companies with red tape and bureaucracy and it what was a definite pro for me. The organization at MarketSmart is a flat structure and you directly report to the CEO. I worked at MarketSmart for about 3.5 years. I came in as someone who just knew some Wordpress and basic html....

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    Cons

    In a small company you tend to have more than just one role. That can sometimes be a con but it can also be a pro as you tend to learn and grow more skills. It depends on your personality and what you are looking for in a job.

    MarketSmart (Maryland)2017-05-05

    MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

    July 29, 2018CEO

    Thanks for writing a review that paints a very accurate picture of MarketSmart. We miss you!!

  4. Helpful (1)

    "I'll Never Look Back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is free coffee. This is a great environment if you don't like to talk much - the CEO will talk at you all day and you don't even need to utter a word.

    Cons

    Lack of processes made tasks that should have been fairly straightforward rather difficult, because the CEO tended to change his mind several times a day. I was expected to monitor my inbox and check in with my clients while on an international vacation, so I was not able to go. The drama at the office was overwhelming - fire drills all the time. Clients constantly unhappy. Overall the stress wasn't anywhere close to...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire an HR professional.

    MarketSmart (Maryland)2017-02-03

    MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

    February 6, 2017CEO

    Believe it or not, after getting 15 really great positive reviews in a row over the years (each giving me – the CEO – a 5-star rating), I’m actually sort of thankful for this review because it shows that I’m not perfect and that some people might not be a good fit at MarketSmart. ...

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A Rewarding Experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at MarketSmart (Maryland)

      Pros

      This a great place for the overachiever or goal-oriented type. If you are interested in growing in your career and want to work around people that are supportive, friendly, flexible and free of drama, this is a great place to be. The flat management structure was a great fit for me and should suit most self-motivated individuals. Although the company is small, there is opportunity for growth in the sense that employees...

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      Cons

      This is no fault of the company, but it is worth noting that the staff is fewer than 50 people, which means the company is exempt from certain requirements. For many this doesn't matter, but any prospective employee should do the proper homework to make sure this poses no issue.

      MarketSmart (Maryland)2016-08-25

      MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

      August 26, 2016CEO

      Thanks so much for tellin' it like it is. Your review is spot-on! I'm so happy to hear this was "one of the best places" you've worked. Stay well. We miss you!!

    • "Challenging, Rewarding, and Fulfilling"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      I remember looking for a job and reading these reviews. All I could think was, "This sounds way too good to really be true." I hadn't ever come across a work environment that bred such a positive atmosphere, and to some degree figured it was impossible. Let me tell you, it's not, and MarketSmart has it figured out- down to a science, in fact. Everyone here is invested and has CHARACTER. There is literally no office drama....

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      Cons

      At the risk of also sounding too good to be true, I'll say that honestly the only con I can offer is that sometimes it's difficult to get out of the parking lot if you're trying to head North on Rt. 1. Here's how I rank us with usual cons: Office drama- none here. Micromanagement- no one's got time (or the attitude) for that. We're all busy attaining our personal and company goals together. Difficult coworkers-...

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      Advice to Management

      This CEO understands how to invest in his employees and how that will ultimately impact the business' success. He's also got a clear vision and thoroughly enjoys and believes in the work we're doing. He can be direct at times, but he has the integrity to recognize it and usually his intention is to inspire, never offend. And you can tell he loves to teach, which is great if you're someone like me who is willing and eager...

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      MarketSmart (Maryland)2016-01-09

      MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

      January 11, 2016CEO

      You are right. I do love to teach. Here's a quote from Napoleon Hill that has guided my management philosophy: "You can succeed best and quickest by helping others succeed."

    • "Art Director"

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      Former Employee - Art Director in College Park, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      It is a small company with a ton of upside, so there is a great potential for growth within MarketSmart. The president is an extremely passionate individual and it's shows by the way he runs his company. In my experience with MarketSmart they have done everything to create an open and honest work environment that's casual yet dedicated and motivated. They make sure there's a great atmosphere to grow and learn and they...

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      Cons

      The only thing that you have to understand is that the president of the company is extremely passionate so it can become overbearing at times. However, in my experience, it's always comes from the best of intentions and you should never take it as a negative. He speaks his mind, but for me he's never been unfair. He'll tell you when you're great and when you've messed up, and he won't hold any punches. Not really a con,...

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      Advice to Management

      Just keep doing what you are doing. When I left I think you had a great business model going really well.

      MarketSmart (Maryland)2015-12-17

      MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

      December 17, 2015CEO

      Thank you so much. I think this is a very accurate and reasonable review. I try to be as straightforward, open, and honest as possible. Some people don't like that. They say they want honesty but they really seem to prefer passive/aggressive work environments where people nip ...

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    • "Amazing career in a fast-paced and growing marketing company"

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      Current Employee - Account Manager in College Park, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      -I love this company, my coworkers and my job. I truly believe in the mission of MarketSmart and I am excited to come to work every day. -CEO honestly cares about our mission to help nonprofits raise more money at a lower cost. Our results are shocking to our clients (which is really satisfying) and we don't disappoint. It is really heart warming to be able to help organizations raise more money. -CEO wants to help...

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      Cons

      -The office is in College Park. It isn't a bad commute for me and most of my coworkers -This isn't so much as a "con" as it is a warning for slackers - we will sniff you out and won't tolerate it! We all help each other out and work very hard to produce the best results possible for our clients. So, if you aren't contributing and aren't a hard worker/self-starter, you may not belong here.

      Advice to Management

      Thank you for your guidance and creating such an awesome company that I am proud to work for!

      MarketSmart (Maryland)2015-07-08

      MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

      July 9, 2015CEO

      I'm speechless. Thank you for such kind words. I'm so happy that you are happy. Let's keep it that way! Cheers!

    • "Great Company to work for!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      MarketSmart is definitely the best company I've ever worked for. The team is small, but extremely talented, and the CEO is highly approachable, which is pretty cool. There are a ton of opportunities to learn new skills and if you are a hands on learner, you will love working here. It's also a good feeling knowing that the work you do is being noticed, which is one of the great things about working for a smaller company....

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      Cons

      No cons, I enjoy coming to work

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing!

      MarketSmart (Maryland)2015-06-20

      MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

      June 22, 2015CEO

      Hooray! Thank you for such a wonderful review. I'm working very hard to be approachable and give each employee the autonomy they desire so they can feel empowered and successful. It's so nice to hear that you feel this way. THANK YOU for being part of the team and helping us pursue ...

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    • "Great Place to Work"

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      Former Employee - Web Developer in College Park, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at MarketSmart (Maryland) full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Marketsmart was hands-down my favorite company I've ever work for, and I'd be lucky to find another place like it. The people who work here are awesome - they're smart, friendly, and genuinely enjoyable to be around. Marketsmart makes it a priority to get the best people, and make sure they fit in. The CEO truly cares about his employees. He takes the time to make sure they're happy, listens to their concerns, and...

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      Cons

      I was commuting from DC, which was about a 30 minute drive, but I almost never ran into traffic, since most people commute into the city. I wouldn't recommend relying on the metro + busses to get there from DC - you'll most likely need a car to commute.

      MarketSmart (Maryland)2015-06-16

      MarketSmart (Maryland) Response

      June 22, 2015CEO

      "Favorite company ever".... wow! That's a great complement. Thank you!!!! I won't take this kind or review for granted. I think there's still plenty of room for improvement. As we grow, I just want to find ways to have even more time to hang out with everyone (clients too!!) ...

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