InnerWorkings Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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InnerWorkings Eric D. Belcher
Eric D. Belcher
25 Ratings

Pros
  • Could not be happier with the company, work environment and the people (in 7 reviews)

  • Fun environment; executives and chair people sit nearby; very social, hard-working coworkers; earned tremendous work experience (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Inside Sales is basically a joke (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to be turned over and rebooted if this place is going to last (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Take it or leave it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InnerWorkings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you are friends with the right people.

    Cons

    Does not care about it's employees....if they really did they would do all they can to retain them. As opposed to just laying people off without giving them to opportunity for another role within the company.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to eliminate a position, try to find a good fit for the employee before shoving them out the door.....especially if you considered them to be a good worker.


  2. Helpful (3)

    TERRIBLE COMPANY, TERRIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT, DULL PEOPLE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Work Horse in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Work Horse in New York, NY

    I worked at InnerWorkings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are honestly no pros.

    Cons

    HR? Who is HR and when do they actually care about the well being of employees in this company? They don't manage ANYTHING. There is no clear path to grow in this company or any role. Teams are very separate from one another and so no one has any idea what goes on in a team's day-to-day. Disjointed, Unprofessional, Miserable Work environment and overall company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your teams and assess them better. Give aid to teams that need it and bring your company together as a unit.

    InnerWorkings Response

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry you had a negative experience with InnerWorkings. As the Head of HR I can tell you that I do care deeply about our employees and have worked hard to try and ... More


  3. Helpful (3)

    Great ideas, but poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and energetic company.

    Cons

    Looks the other way many times when people do the wrong thing. Talked a good game, but never really produced. Everything was always a fire drill.

    Advice to Management

    Know who your manager's are and what they are doing. They are taking money from you!

    InnerWorkings Response

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you enjoy our energetic and fun work environment. Working in an entrepreneurial environment like ours, I know can at times lead to “fire drill” situations ... More


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Horrible Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at InnerWorkings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No Pros.... just work, work, work. No respect and never a complement. HR... forget it they stick with the executives to what they say.

    Cons

    Horrible company stay away. They will do what ever it takes to make the client happy with no respect to you. HR....what HR? No HR what's so ever in the NY office and they have no clue what dishonest things go on there.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your worker and not only your clients.

    InnerWorkings Response

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thank you for your candid feedback. As a growing organization with an entrepreneurial environment, we’ve all had to put in long hours, but respect and appreciation should never be compromised. Over ... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    Bad place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager
    Former Employee - Production Manager

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Medical, dental benefits. Can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Creative accounting, financial statements are not to believed. Upper management is way out of touch, don't seem to work for the same company I did. Middle and lower management lie like rugs and are completely out of touch with marketplace. Or graphic arts in general for that matter.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before it is too ate.


  7. Helpful (4)

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Publically held company with creative financial reporting and C-Level story telling skills. In house legal dept.and access to the financial backing needed to out weather moral, ethical, and legal challenges.

    Cons

    Being looked directly in the eyes and sold a bill of goods with the expectation to follow suit, knowing the reality of the business model is simply to short the employees, beat down the vendors with price concession demands and contracted rebates all while obviously understanding that there is no superior revolutionary and/or proprietary quoting system functioning to benefit the process or operation. A classic in theory (story told) vs. in reality (daily operations) are dramatically distorted. The print industry is NOT a booming market. It is a rapidly changing market requiring constant education and companies nimble enough to adjust and respond to the new technologies as well as bring these solutions to the end-users.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to optimize and follow guidelines and timing to sell stock shares.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Keep on looking for a job don't waste your time here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many of the Co Workers I made friends with.

    Cons

    Very Poor Management, have camera's right over you very distrusting. Need management that cares more about their people. One high up manager made comment that he wanted his staff all to be under age 50.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Run away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    LOL leaving them was a pro for me

    Cons

    The management is all over the board.
    I worked for them for 7 + years.
    They are the cheapest when it comes to contribution to health care plans. They had some of the worst coverage anywhere. If you worked in IL you were OK, all their other employees are left with bad programs
    They made changes to the vacation policy and my negotiated 4 weeks became 3 weeks because "that is the way it is"
    When I began, they prided themselves in that they had so many vendor-partners from which to select. Over the course of time vendors left because of poor payment history, being forced to give discounts, having a foot put on their throat to lower costs..result, crappy partners who did not care about the work
    Compensation is a joke...they can always find someone to fill your seat and you are well aware that is their attitude

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone..ANYONE who knows the industry. The top people have less production experience than someone just starting out! When management says "heck, print it in white" to save plate costs due to knock-outs, you know they are a total fraud.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Right arm has no idea what left arm is doing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that comes to mind

    Cons

    Complete lack management competence. Absolutely no communication of vision or goals. Growth of company has only occurred by buying smaller companies in core competency. After acquisition is complete INWK totally disregards valued relationships that had been established by purchased company and in turn loses the business. See stick trend and how it mirrors loss if strategic customers. Worst of all acting CEO found it appropriate to sell stick at height of success knowing several large companies were in the process of firing INWK .

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other.


  11. Helpful (1)

    No Management for Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Newark, NJ

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You go out and prospect. If you bring in business, great. If you don't, you are gone.

    Cons

    They are very hands off. No support. No training. No management to go to for help. Strictly a lone wolf company. All the salesmen are very territorial. If they hear a lead, they will take it without you looking. GlenGarry Glenn Ross. Management does not care.

    Advice to Management

    Take more care and interest in your sales people, or just don't hire them.



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