InnerWorkings Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
96 Reviews

2.8
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InnerWorkings Eric D. Belcher
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to work before bought by InnerWorkings (in 6 reviews)

  • I also really like the casual work environment, it's nice to have that flexibility in between visiting clients (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to no growth opportunities and few cross promotion opportunities (in 5 reviews)

  • Little fish in a big pond (inside sales) (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cattle Call, hire and fire

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dress code is laid back, great food trucks outside the office. Free shuttle transportation is convenient with the shuttle bus (to Union, Oglvey, downtown, Red line, Brown line.)

    Cons

    Upper management is always changing. You'll have to move desk every other month. Everyone secretly hates it, but never leaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun company with interesting business model.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InnerWorkings

    Pros

    Fun environment; executives and chair people sit nearby; very social, hard-working coworkers; earned tremendous work experience.

    Cons

    Tough pay scale, not much help for struggling employees, churn and burn mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more resources toward employee development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty similar to George Orwell's 1984

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time

    Pros

    They make payroll on time. They offer medical, dental and vision coverage. Sometimes they make a 401K match but not for outside sales reps.

    Cons

    Corporate office has departments that seem to have run amok. It's painfully obvious that they are out to protect their own fiefdom The answer "no" is frequently heard. It may take ten or more emails to get a job entered into production when a year ago no emails would have been needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would not even attempt to advise senior management. They have some sort of master plan that goes against common business practices.

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  5.  

    supplier side trial position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    young, entrepreneurial company - diverse

    Cons

    mgmt makes the rules as they go. No feeling of job security for the worker bees

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Don't stay long

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    Former Employee - Production Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, a lot of young people living in the city, strictly 9 to 5 so the work life balance is good.

    Cons

    NO managerial structure at all. People with no experience as managers have been put into positions of power creating a lack of structure. So much turnover throughout every level, within my time the VP of Sales left, the VP of HR left, every manager moved positions or left. There is very little opportunity for promotion and very little recognition within the production side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Stop moving people around and bringing on people who aren't fit for the position. Reward your hard workers and make it a happier place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Disconnected company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    don't have anything positive, a bleak working environemnt

    Cons

    very disconnected company, lack of leadership from corporate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Started Good, Ended Tragically (Poor Management)

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Endless sales opportunities
    Entire US was available, not bound by any regions
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    No accountability from support team
    Jobs would get messed up from 3rd party suppliers ruining your hard earned sales
    Lots of turnover from management as well as the sales floor
    I had 3 different VPs in my time there and saw 6 managers leave in the year I was there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure it out and quickly. Take care of the people you have and stop changing things every few weeks and confusing the hell out of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Difficult to Work With

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free to go after whoever you want

    Cons

    Limit commission, no support, no management. You are a lone wolf. Company is territorial and will steal accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a better environment to work in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Life-sucking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work before bought by InnerWorkings. With a growth through acquisition strategy it would stand to reason that InnerWorkings would want to do what they could to incorporate the acquisitions into the larger group. Instead, little cooperation is fostered between offices, leaving more of an every-office for themselves scenario.

    Cons

    Since purchased by InnerWorkings, a constant waiting for the other shoe to drop as new corporate policies and a string of increasingly worse management personnel is introduced. They are not people people. They unceremoniously let go of folks without warning and do little to reward and hold on the quality people they do employ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to start, goes sour"

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InnerWorkings

    Pros

    InnerWorkings is a great place to start as a stepping stone job. It gets your feet wet in the corporate world with a young environment, a fun culture for a first job

    Cons

    Over work, under paid. Young management leads to mismanagement of situations. A lot of out of nowhere "restructuring" that causes a lot of stress and new policies that constantly shift. 3 Inside Sales VPs over a 1.5 year span of a struggling sales division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a solid structure, and build on it instead of 'if this doesn't work, we'll try this'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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