Based on 2,703 responses, the job of Marketing Director has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.04 out of 5. On average, Marketing Directors are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Marketing Director?
"High intensity, rewarding career."
I would advise a new Marketing Director to make sure they surround themselves with good people. Train them to be independent and come to you to talk things through, but being able to work on their own and think about the big picture is extremely important. Also, making sure that your team and department have good processes to ensure consistency and to not have to reinvent the wheel every time will save you many headaches in the long run. I would also recommend that you lead a culture of continuous improvement. Be open to suggestions, always seeking a better way to do something will help drive waste out of your process. Find a tool to track your projects and deliver on time to your organization. This is critical to running a well-oiled marketing machine.
Pros: The experience and contacts it is giving me.
Cons: The hours and inflexibility in those hours.
"Excellent Marketing Director."
Pros: I get to work my dream job.
Cons: Too many people working in the marketing team with so many different ideas.
"Overall Great Job."
Pros: I get to be creative and take the lead on major projects.
Cons: I have to be extremely detail oriented and do not have anyone working under me to catch monotonous work.
Although my degree is a fine arts degree I have had an interest in the marketing and advertisement industry and have really grown in that area. I think with my knowledge and skill level fro graphic design, Interior Design and Marketing I have found that the housing industry is a great place I can use all my skills effectively.
"Manage up, down and all around."
Working with a large team, it is important to manage up, down, across and all around. Learn how to work with and around all personality types and still be successful.
"Demanding Schedule with Great Opportunity and Freedom."
Pros: I love the fact that my position has challenged me to take strides forward in educating myself in the digital marketing space. I love taking what I have learned and using my own creativity to implement these tactics as well as educating my team on these new methods.
Cons: The only thing I dislike is feeling like I am undervalued. I have a feeling that this misunderstanding stems from the lack of comprehension behind what it is I do. People know it works, but do not understand what it has taken to get us there.