Making Research Careers More Attractive

A common theme was “pay,” mentioned by 15% of respondents (half of whom used the phrase “better pay”): “Increase pay & benefits.” “The pay and the dress code.” “Better pay, faster innovation.” “The industry needs to pay a living wage and offer benefits. Make employees feel valued.” A related theme to pay was “benefits,” mentioned […]

Recommending a Research Career

Just under half of the respondents were likely to recommend a career in market research. 30% of those who planned from college to end up in market research completely likely recommend market research as a career contrasted with 10% of everyone else. Not all who see themselves still working in market research a year from […]

Growth and Learning at Work

Of researchers with the opportunity to learn and grow at work, 45% conducted research in a market that was new to them, 42% used a technology that was new to them, and 41% attended training. About three in ten had the opportunity to manage a larger project than they had before or to use a […]

The Importance of Market Research – as Perceived by Researchers

Three quarters (74%) of all researchers on the supplier side felt market research was very or extremely important to the success of organizations in general. Attitudes about the importance of the role of research did not vary significantly by corporate researchers vs. suppliers: 74% of supplier researchers felt market research was very or extremely important […]

Likes and Dislikes about Being a Market Researcher

When asked what they like about working in marketing research, more people mentioned the variety of work, like taking part in different projects and learning about new topics every week. They also find it interesting analyzing a company’s business and identifying trends in what people are doing. “People” was the most mentioned word not in […]

Market Research Careers as Convenient Opportunities

A third of respondents to the MRII survey on career satisfaction took market research as their first job and just stayed, while another quarter had planned to go into market research while in college. Others either transferred to market research from another position in the same company (10%) or assumed responsibility for market research when […]

Perspectives on The Market Research Event, 2017

Jeffrey Henning at the MRII booth at TMRE

The Market Research Event (TMRE) may be the ultimate choice-based exercise for researchers. Choosing which session to attend means that there are six other sessions going on simultaneously that you are not attending. Since – as a result – no single attendee has a full picture of the event, our own Pamela Bracken, shown above, […]