Apprenticeship & Autonomy.

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Voted a Best Place to Work in Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham

Atlanta Business Chronicle & Triangle Business Journal

“We hire exceptionally smart people, give them all the support and resources they need, and then get out of their way.”

–Brad Camrud, President

Our Model

It starts with apprenticeship.

Our structure is the secret sauce to growing great researchers. From day 1 we give our people exposure to every part of the process, support their learning & development, and grow them into stellar project managers, moderators, and research leads. Recent graduates work directly with our senior strategists and Fortune 500 clients, gaining perspective on how marketers build great brands that break through the clutter.

It lasts with autonomy.

There is no old-school hierarchy or corporate quicksand here. Everyone has a voice, and researchers have the independence to grow their own clients and create a long-term career they love. Linkers consistently rate us a Best Place to Work because of the control they have over their work-life balance and the path they take. 

Perks & Benefits

Being a Linker has its benefits; a third of our organization has been with us for over a decade.

Genuine care for our people and a one-of-a-kind culture are just a few of the reasons we retain talent much longer than most agencies.

Support and Growth

    • Robust onboarding: Formal 3-week training followed by 6 months paired with a trainer
    • Network of mentors: A Development Manager and Advocate to help guide & coach you through your career
    • Continuous learning: Professional development allowance, internal courses, & an annual company offsite
    • High-growth potential: Competitive compensation, 401(k) contributions, annual profit-sharing bonus, & a path to Company Partnership
    • Stability & long-term planning: Clear career paths, no competition for promotion, & a culture of feedback that grows you to your potential

    Office Culture

      • Collaborative, not competitive: Teammates who have your back, with room for everyone to succeed
      • A space to call your own: Sit/stand desks, private offices, & everyone has a door (but an open-door policy!) 
      • Time to move: Onsite yoga, basketball & kickball teams, & field days
      • Seriously fun: Casual dress code, bottomless snacks and drinks, pet-friendly, lively lunch table hangouts, & an uber-creative Spirit Week
      • Authentic friendships: We call each other friends before co-workers. Linkers support each other through life’s big moments, from being in each others’ weddings to vacationing together.

    Wellness

      • Health above all: Free health insurance for employees (yes, we said free), dental & vision coverage, & flexible spending accounts 
      • Family-friendly: Paid & extended parental leave, nursing parent support, flexible working hours, & remote work options
      • Generous time off: Unlimited sick and “Life Happens” days, paid time for holidays, volunteering, & bereavement 
      • Balance, not burnout: Respect for your non-working hours and vacation time boundaries
      • An extra special perk: Free and discounted nights at TLG’s villa on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Did we mention we’re serious about you taking vacation? 

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    Our Values

    These are the words we use a LOT.

    Our core values aren’t just aspirations; they guide and underpin everything we do.

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    Excellence Every Day.

    We take pride in and ownership of our work, and consistently manage projects in the ‘Linker Way’ – nailing the details and communicating clearly and effectively. This care and attention makes our clients’ lives easier and helps build a true partnership.

    Intentionally Insightful.

    Research is our craft. We thoughtfully design research, customized to our clients’ specific objectives and needs. We are insatiably curious and push ourselves to dig deeper. We insightfully analyze and communicate research findings with clarity, strategic vision, and creativity.

    Strategic Partners.

    We build deep expertise to create long-term value for our clients. We listen well, think strategically about their business, and focus on building authentic relationships. We’re responsive and go above and beyond to meet their needs. We strive to be a true partner, not “just a vendor.”

    Incredibly Flexible.

    Flexibility is the heart of The Link Group. We expect change, prepare for it, and accommodate it. We’re proactive, think critically about problems before they arise, and are tenacious about finding solutions. We always have plans B, C, and D, and know how to roll with the punches.

    Collaborative Growth.

    We’re collaborative, not competitive. We work together as one team, all investing time in helping each other grow. We are built on apprenticeship and share our knowledge generously; growing our people is the way that we grow our company.

    Authentically Fun.

    Linkers make TLG a special place. We’re fun-loving, friendly, balanced, and we strive to create a sense of belonging and community. We bring our whole selves to work, have honest conversations, respect diverse opinions, and feel like a family.

    Integrity, Always.

    We take care to do things the right way. We represent the voice of the customer with objectivity and honesty. We own our mistakes and course-correct when necessary. We don’t look for shortcuts or nickel and dime our clients – we are fair and reasonable in all of our business interactions.

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    Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    We believe that we are stronger because of our differences.

    At The Link Group, there is no place for hatred, racism, or bias. We are continually striving to create a truly inclusive organization and to accurately represent the voice of the customer. We know that small, daily actions and continuously questioning the status quo add up to large & meaningful systemic changes. On this journey, we are committed to taking steps in support of several objectives:

    Belonging & Inclusion: Attracting, hiring, engaging, & retaining talent in an environment that is inclusive & supportive, living into our value of authenticity. From personal pronouns to an inclusive cultural calendar, we aim to create awareness and allyship for the identities that make us individually unique and collectively strong.

    Research Representation: As humans, we believe Black Lives Matter. As market researchers, we believe Black voices matter. Ensuring our research execution practices strive towards representative sample, inclusive research techniques, & un-biased reporting is an imperative to ensure historically excluded and marginalized groups are heard.

    Employee Education: Continuous learning & connection around cultural competency, anti-bias, and anti-racism resources through our Social Justice Resource Group.

    Community Action: Supporting Social Justice in our communities by donating our time, talent, & money through TLG Gives Back.

    TLG Gives Back

    Making a difference in our communities is part of our purpose.

    Within the last 18 months, The Link Group has contributed $200,000+ to charitable organizations.

    > Pro-Bono consulting & advisory services
    > Mentoring in our communities
    > Holiday gift sponsorship for families in need
    > Teamwork events & days of service
    > Paid volunteering days
    > Fundraisers & corporate matching

    Grow With Us

    Ready to build a long-term career in strategic marketing research? 

    We’re always looking for inquisitive quick thinkers, personable & strong communicators, and expert problem-solvers. Join us in Atlanta, GA, Durham, NC, or Sarasota, FL and get ready to enjoy the ride.  

    Connect On Campus

    We are active on college campuses, whether that be meet and greets, information sessions, or teaching a class. Check out if we’re coming to a campus near you!

    Wake Forest University

    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

    North Carolina State University

    Open Positions

    We are currently recruiting for multiple roles!   Start the conversation below.

    Open: Associate Quantitative Coordinator
    (Entry-level)

    Open: Senior Research Manager
    (4-8 years experience)

    The Link Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.