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  1. "Great sporadic part-time job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ethnographer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Ethnographer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SmartRevenue part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility
    Every project is different, variety
    Meet many different people on the job
    Great communication with managment
    Potentially great bonuses
    Pretty good pay for time investment
    Potential to grow within the company based on your performance and professionalism
    Validation of hard work
    Communicate through email corporate members

    Cons

    Not steady, you may be sitting a few weeks or months out until a project is available in your location, besides that, its a great way to supply your income when projects do come around

    Advice to Management

    Have more one on one phone calls to touch base with each ethnographer involved in a project. It would allow ethnographers to have more of a connection with managers, and build a more solid company moral


  2. "Good pay but the work is limited"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ethnographer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Ethnographer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SmartRevenue part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, very flexible, interesting and nice employees you interact with, get to travel, you decide how best to tackle an assignment

    Cons

    Project basis so you can go awhile without work

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure the surveys aren't asking redundant questions

  3. "Its a decent place to earn extra cash"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You work on your own schedule

    Cons

    It takes weeks for your check to come by mail

    Advice to Management

    Salaries should be wired into account


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Ethnographer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SmartRevenue (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting assignments and nice employees and managers. It's always a good possible source of additional income.

    Cons

    Projects opportunities are too inconstant and few, surveys given are often too long for casual short intercepts, which forces the ethnographer to rush instead of engage and observe, and increased focus on "feet on the street" interviewing can put undue pressure on the ethnographer to reach their quota for interviews without former permission of the property that they will be conducted on. This can create an uncomfortable situation.


  5. "Life work balance, good pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learn marketing research, travel and earn, interaction with different costumers makes you extrovert, strong point on your resume, good for students looking a part time earning

    Cons

    No good chance for promotion, virtual office makes it difficult to know seniors and coworkers, sometimes wait two months to get a new project on hand, get paid after 30/40 days

    Advice to Management

    Set up direct deposit instead of sending checks,


  6. "Ethnographer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy job responsibilities and efficient organization

    Cons

    No cons to an easy job with surprisingly high pay


  7. "Ethnographer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great bonuses.
    No surprises.
    Your own schedule.

    Cons

    Outside job. Independent Contractor only.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Agency life can be tough but this place takes the cake"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working remotely, some travel, a lot of great coworkers, great variety of CPG categories, qual and quant work, some freedom to create new methodologies

    Cons

    Short timelines, sales people that did not understand methodology enough to sell them, long hours, expectation to work weekends, late nights across time zones, and skimpy travel & research budgets

    Advice to Management

    Don't bid low just to get the project - build trust with companies so they understand that it's necessary to pay for quality work and allow adequate timelines to conduct it. Continue to promote within. Treat employees with respect and pay them on time if you expect them to stick around. You don't need 500 people on every phone call.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Easy job poorly managed"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Weekend shifts only, which is good for a student or someone looking for a side job

    Cons

    ~Weekend shifts only, which is bad for something a little more sustainable
    ~Over the course of two years had 5 managers
    ~They honor good people by giving them pizza rather than more hours/pay

    Advice to Management

    The training sessions would be better if they were more interaction and involved more role playing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The virtual company has a high turnover rate as employees are overworked."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Ability to gain marketing research experience
    -Offers weekend work for those who have full time employment during the week
    -Management works from home

    Cons

    -Work is inconstant and not for someone who wants a 9-5 type of job
    -Management works all the time without set hours
    -They hirer independent contractors to act as management to avoid offering benefits.
    -Company undersells projects which contributes to the lack of finances within the company
    -Low company morale.

    Advice to Management

    SR has unreasonable expectations for management to work day and night during the week and on the weekend.


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