Market Strategies International

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Market Strategies International Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great learning

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    Current Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    autonomy enabling me andf others explore and grow in the direction we choose. management foster this behaviour and thus encourages employees grotwh

    Cons

    not large enough to make a different, in order to be able to make a name for ourselves we need to be larger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sales have to be increased, service and solutions have to be defined and marketing to a strategic prospect list of companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay part-time gig

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    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    Very flexible shifts available with the option to choose the times you come in and leave (note that if you change your schedule, you must work that schedule for at least 30 days before changing it again if you need to; Provides paid training; positive work culture with fun supervisors (some) and co-workers; while a part-time position, they offer the ability to come in and work hours you are not scheduled for based on client needs and hours available; Promotion opportunities made available; Open door policy with all management

    Cons

    Low pay ($8, which goes to $8.75 after completing the 90 day probation period and .75 cent raises available after each year); Trainers/Supervisors not all trained to be or qualified to be in management and leadership positions; paid training provided but the curriculum contains many flaws; not allowed to use cell phone in down time (between calls as its an automated system that dials the numbers for you but has 1 to 2 minute delays between calls/ you can doodle and work in crossword puzzle/Sudoku books but cant read from actual books in between calls, which I find strange because I'm a big reader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for employees to submit their comments and suggestions (anonymously if needed) and follow through with the suggestions; further develop the training curriculum so that it's not so dull and more interactive instead of requiring us to read the manuals from cover to cover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Frustrating -- no paths available

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    It's pretty flexible in terms of when you can work. Nobody is looking over your shoulder. Also, the vacation benefit is good. Depending on your manager, you can also have more agency to do what you want to do in your area of interest.

    Cons

    There is no commitment to helping employees progress along a path towards their desired career path. The whole philosophy is for you to optimize your current position. Talent is bought not developed. Do develop your own talent, you have to go rogue and do it under the radar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take off your blinders to see the talent you have right under your noses and stop buying high level executive 'talent' who then prove to not be talented enough to aid your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Do you like working unpaid overtime because we'd like you to work unpaid overtime

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Average pay and a remote chance you could learn a variety of skills (but be advised you have to act as your own advocate to make this happen) could make this an ideal first job or transition gig.

    Cons

    At some point on a sinking ship you will start to be overtaken by a sense of helplessness and dread. Wouldn't be so bad if the RX coverage was better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's no speaking truth to power because why would power bother to listen to anyone outside the powerful?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Descent pat-time job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    fast-paced, independent, and well organized

    Cons

    my main issue was that it is part-time

  7.  

    I love it here.

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    Current Employee - Interviewer in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Interviewer in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Market Strategies International part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice and the job is fun, it has very flexible hours and right now is offering full time hours! I think that everyone should give it a go! You won't regret it one bit. People are very considerate and it does offer room to grow... pay raise after 90 days = 75 cents.

    Cons

    Pay starts out at 8 bucks an hour wish it was better compensation. I dont see this as being bad as it weeds out the baddies:)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nothing interesting about this company

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    Current Employee - Market Research in Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Market Research in Livonia, MI (US)

    I have been working at Market Strategies International full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the manager, you can work from home some days. That is pretty much it.

    Cons

    Highly political environment and promotions are based on friends promoting friends model so plenty of unqualified managers who don't know how to manage and can barely use basic MR tools such as SPSS. Managers are self serving and "add value" by escalating issues so it is a CYA type of culture. If you aren't in a sales role, you don't count even though you are expected to work 60 hours a week. There is no training for staff unless you are in Sales ("Client Manager"). Constant turnover and layoffs creating heavy workloads for those remaining. Company likes to hire people straight out of school but no real, meaningful training so lots of issues and stress. Would only recommend this firm to someone who is laid off. This isn't a place to join if you are looking for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of placing pressure on the "doers" you really need to start looking at those who are in leadership IG roles not delivering what they have promised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid experience but little potential to grow within company.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Livonia, MI (US)

    I worked at Market Strategies International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, ability to take on new tasks and responsibility to gain a variety of experiences, ability to work from home, good location and nice work spaces.

    Cons

    Inability to grow within company unless there is a position open to apply for (difficult for certain career paths), top heavy, little direction from upper management, underpaid workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the good employees and reward them while they are still around. Many have already left so it's probably too late now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok first job

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    Former Employee - Interviewer in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Interviewer in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Market Strategies International part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good part time hours for people who just need a second job. Good money and hours for maybe a high school student someone who doesn't have any bills.

    Cons

    Pretty strict environment. If you are use to have a free flowing dialect with customers this is not the position for you. You can be written up for not reading verbatim and answering customers questions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn about quantitative research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    High standards for primary research. People with good experience who are willing to mentor

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance. All other functions except business development is under valued. Flattery provides faster career advancement than job skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider investing in analysts and research managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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