Market Strategies International

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Market Strategies International Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an 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
  2.  

    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 an 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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talent goes unnoticed

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Little Rock, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Little Rock, AR (US)

    I worked at Market Strategies International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment
    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Moving IT from hourly to salary really put a whip to the back, more work and less pay.
    No room for advancement
    Limited technology available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best candidate based on there skills and not just on education

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Would be an okay experience if more hours were offered and better pay.

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

    I have been working at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    Part time hours. Reading verbatim off of screen. being able to assist companies by completing surveys to improve customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, part time offered only very strict environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not sure if this is the "right" MSI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Market Strategies International

    Pros

    Nice office downtown, I hear....I was never invited to visit it though. They have some pretty good business relationships there.

    Cons

    Company wasn't clear about direction they wanted to go. They were adding people and selling offices in what seemed to be a willy-nilly fashion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to update the technology. Need to have a more defined plan. Need to have a more defined career path

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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