InnerWorkings Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
99 Reviews
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InnerWorkings Eric D. Belcher
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79 Ratings

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.  

    Forward thinking company, great business model, execution needs work.

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive work environment.Great business model. You work onsite at your client so it helps foster a good relationship. Management demands a lot but they reward you if you produce.

    Cons

    Very demanding work load. Working onsite at the client has draw backs you always have to be aware of your surroundings. Also working at the client you need to adhere to their standard processes as well as IWs internal processes so there is a lot of red tape to get tasks completed. There are also too many unnecessary meetings where a short E-mail would of sufficed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more alignment across enterprise accounts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've had a great experience at my time at InnerWorkings...I was provided the opportunity to take on more responsibility and kind of develop my own career path. I don't know what some of these reviews mean when talking about poor senior management and no career growth. I've had numerous conversations with senior management who explicitly stated their investment in my career progression and allowed me to figure out what I'm great at and run with it. It's hard work, but any rewarding work is!

    Cons

    The cost of benefits is higher than average, but not unmanageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to be

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of energy, fast pace, opportunity to come in, be heard, learn, and grow no matter your role. Office culture is fun, smart and accessible.

    Cons

    Benefit costs are incredibly high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on sharing news, information and updates with us. It is motivating.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Implementation in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have been with the company for almost 4 years, in that time I have been given the opportunity within the company to transfer to a couple different positions. With each move I feel I have advanced my career and broaden my knowledge in both the print and client management fields.
    I like how my manager is very open with me and communicates well without being a micro-manager. I also like how I have been given the tools to be able to work where I am at.

    Cons

    It is a very hands off type of company and if you want something or need something done you have to make it happen.
    You have to make sure you have a voice and a positive attitude if you feel passionate about something to make it happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication open to all employees, even ones not based in the Chicago office. Makes the employees feel like they are important to the organization and keeps things positive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work-life balance, culture, and opportunities

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working with InnerWorkings for a little over 2 years now.

    *Positive Culture - There are are so many intelligent, passionate, and hard working people who believe in this business model and the company as a whole, which makes things so exciting.

    On a side note(which everyone obviously loves), they also plan company outings, in-office pizza/beer parties, volunteering and giving back, etc to allow all employees to wind down on a Friday and celebrate successes.
    Another thing I love about the culture, is it still has that 'small company' feel, everyone knows everyone and is opened to help or assist on anything you may need.

    Overall I feel and have been given many opportunities within the organization. If you prove yourself, and work your butt off InnerWorkings will incentivize you for that hard work, no doubt about it!

    Cons

    Benefits -costs are extremely high. It will end up causing you to lose your top talent due, due to compensation not always being beneficial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest and develop into your employeees. Operational structure and processes could be improved as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast paced, Energetic and Lots of Opportunity

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to do your job and make decisions with little micromanaging. Lean and flat organization allows for opportunity and growth that might take longer to get somewhere else. Changing directives, while frustrating at times, keeps things new and challenging. I feel supported in my career development. People are great overall. Location and environment is really good.

    Cons

    Fast, changing environment isn't for everyone. Benefit costs are high. Need to be self directed which can be a positive if you like to work independently or to have a lot of autonomy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support the employee activities in the office. Operational structure and processes could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great start to my sales career

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

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation and high-quality sales training

    Cons

    Little fish in a big pond (inside sales)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inside sales department was too big. A smaller population of inside sales representatives would allow the managers to actually teach each salesperson how to be successful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Being a Print Production Manager for IW was a fast paced and production heavy position.

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and extensive range of products to know and buy for

    Cons

    Too much paperwork with each job (over 10 new per day) to do the intended job, but good experience. Just wish there was a better idea of where the account was and was going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your employees know what is going on and where things need to be headed. Don't just leave them hanging and expect that they know when you haven't told anyone else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A valuable place to grow and develop at any level of your career

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    LOTS of flexibility to try new ideas and new paths; employees & management genuinely care about the clients success and the success of those around them

    Cons

    flexibility can lead to lack of structure that makes decision making and accountability challenging; the heavily distributed workforce means some talented professionals are not recognized or promoted often enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the client's success - that is what has made and will continue to make us successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Young Growing Company

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time

    Pros

    Great work enviroment. They do not mico manage.

    Cons

    terrible company contributions on benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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