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Marketing Managers

Marketing Managers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, marketing managers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a very high level of job-required social interaction. They frequently talk to customers and coworkers.
  • Regularly work as part of a team.
  • Communicate by a variety of means. They use telephone, e-mail, face-to-face talks, letters, and memos on a daily basis.
  • Are responsible for the results of work done by others.
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  • Occasionally are placed in conflict situations in which others may be unpleasant or angry.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Almost always work indoors. May on rare occasions work outdoors.
  • Often share office space with other workers.

Work Performance

  • Must be sure that the job is done exactly. Errors could harm the company's reputation or cost them money.
  • Make decisions that affect their employer's reputation on a daily basis. Many agencies use word-of-mouth to attract new clients.
  • Make decisions that affect staff and clients on a daily basis. As a manager, they rarely consult a supervisor before deciding a course of action.
  • Set their tasks and goals for the day independently, without consulting anyone first.
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  • Work in a competitive atmosphere. They must meet strict daily deadlines.
  • May repeat the same work activities, especially tasks that involve a computer.


  • May work 50 hours a week or more.
  • Generally work a set schedule. This is usually standard business hours.
  • May travel often to meet with sales representatives and clients.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.