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Maru/Matchbox Overview

Toronto, ON
201 to 500 employees
2016
Company - Private
Research & Development
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Maru/Matchbox, people are our greatest asset. We have created an environment that stimulates creativity, entrepreneurship, encourages growth and reflects the best of technology-powered professional services.

We are a "make things ... Read more

Mission: Maru seeks to grow our clients’ business through a unique combination of proprietary technology, deep sector knowledge and quality data, so our clients can build and maintain a competitive advantage. Our mission is to spark better connections through excellence in ... Read more

Company Updates

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    Toronto, 04 February 2020: Maru/Blue, a premium quality data services firm, today announces a first of its kind market research quality initiative with the launch of its global sample quality certification program, Maru/Blue Sample Certified. "In an effort to provide reliable, consistent, quality sample to our clients in markets with no Maru/Blue-owned panels, we have built a global quality certification program.

  • Latest blog post - Using Teamwork to See Past Blind Spots – Insights From an NYPD Detective.

    NYPD Detective Insights - Using Teamwork to See Past Blind Spots

    We all have blind spots, literally and metaphorically. In our eyes the optic nerves pass through the retina obscuring our sight. But we don't notice because our brain automatically fills in the blank. When we look at research results, we also have blind spots-things we miss, connections we don't make.

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Maru/Matchbox – Why Work With Us?


As part of the Maru Group, we are different breed of global insight partner, built on proprietary technology that enables our industry experts to connect with the people that matter most to our clients.

Relationships matter

At Maru/Matchbox, we offer a dynamic, high-performance and inclusive workplace that is committed to deliver both results and speed in our work. We empower our people to be the best they can be so they can grow their knowledge, achieve their aspirations and thrive in their careers.

Learn more about what we do.

Maru/Matchbox is a well-established organization focused on technology and innovation. Our global offices serve as exciting places for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and the love of new challenges. As people-first organization we value the opinions and ideas of all our people no matter the role. We embrace curiosity, collaboration, strong organizational skills, and passion for the sector you work in. Finally, we are constantly striving to provide the best on-the-job learning opportunities and support for our teams.

“Having spent more than 12 years in large companies, moving to Maru/Matchbox has been a personal and professional refreshing change. The team spirit of Maru/Matchbox is very gratifying and the research 100% technological is innovative in Latam, which represents the challenge of learning new things and boosts the creativity applied to work.”

- Noelia Bellucci, Qualitative Director (Argentina)

“The Maru/Matchbox team strikes a great balance between working independently and collaboratively. We challenge each other to provide the best thinking regardless of job title. Bottom line, it’s just a great work environment.”

- Lucas Melbye, Vice President, Research, Public Affairs (Toronto)

“Matchbox is a great company to work for with lots of opportunities for growth and an awesome culture. I really enjoy being part of a strategic and collaborative team that strives to deliver the best outputs with every project, every day.”

- Audra Priluck, Vice President, Media & Entertainment, Sales (Los Angeles)

• Premium employer paid Top Tier Health Benefits.

• Health Flex Spending accounts.

• Onsite Massage Therapy.

• RRSP/ 401k (Pension- UK) Matching plan for all full-time employees.

• Giving back to community via our Maru Cares initiative.

• Healthy snacks and drinks.

• Wellness activities like step challenges (not just annual fire drills).

• Company-wide and team social events.

• Flexible office environment.

• Easy access to public transit.

• Lunch and learns (free pizza).

• Bi monthly company newsletter to share our big wins and fun times.

• Never a shortage of untensils at lunch time.

Maru/Matchbox Reviews

  • "Excellent place to work and to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maru/Matchbox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like with every company, who you work with matters. I don't understand all the bad reviews here. Every I work with at the company is bright, humble, kind, and successful.
    There is work life balance and it is possible to work from home when needed
    No micro managers
    Lots of interesting work and clients
    Recently hired lots of senior managers with great experience
    Doing interesting System 1 product innovation
    A real focus on client management
    GREAT researchers!

    Cons

    Some teams are overworked but not to the same extent as other MR companies out there IMHO.
    At least one the acquisitions hasn't worked out as well as expected, and the software has needed a lot of dev

    Advice to Management

    It can't always be about internal software. There has to be a balance of external tools and bright people who, together, make for great research.

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Maru/Matchbox Interviews

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    Research Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Maru/Matchbox (Toronto, ON) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, phone call with recruiter, in-person interview with hiring manager, some exercises to complete. Was told there was positive feedback from hiring manager, but didn't hear back until 2 weeks later they went with someone else.

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