Not a career. Ok if you are in school or pursuing other interests.
Qualitative Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 24, 2015
This is an ok job if you are in school or pursuing other interests. If you are looking to move up in the company.. then you better be related to someone, or good friends with management. Staff and management is "cliquey"
As a qualitative assistant your job is to help visiting marketing research clients with focus groups conducted in the facility. This position has nothing to do with marketing research is is more of a "hospitality" role. You are to please your clients no matter how menial their request. Some clients can be rude and condescending and you have to put on a smiley face and act like their behavior is ok. Projects can be a complete mess, and since you are the one helping the clients you can be blamed and yelled at for a lot of things that are out of your control.
Clients are paying top dollar to conduct research at the facility, so they are allowed to treat staff however they like.
If you have a college degree, stay away from this place. Promotions are not performance based, and pay is very low for the work you do.
Management is disorganized
Some weeks you wont be on the schedule, and other weeks are you expected to work 15+ hour shifts.
Free lunch, flexible hours, brand new nice office space.
No breaks. Promotions are not performance based, and given to friends and family. Low Pay. No Benefits.