InnerWorkings – Why Work For Us?

who we are

InnerWorkings focuses on making marketing happen for the brands we serve. At most major brands, the production of branded materials, marketing campaigns and retail experiences across formats and geographies represents a major blind spot. Typically, this is handed over to procurement or agencies that just aren’t equipped to handle the complexities involved.  As a result, they tend to rely on vendors they have a relationship or comfort level with, or those who just offer the lowest bid, so there’s no accountability for brand quality or the waste, inefficiency and excess costs that are hidden throughout the process. 

Brands like Unilever, Pizza Hut and Nike outsource their marketing execution to us because we bring a smarter, data-driven approach to marketing production – including point of sale and direct mail, retail environments, packaging, events and promotions, and branded materials.  We do it by leveraging our expertise, supplier network and proprietary technology – ensuring that every brand campaign is delivered with precision, impact, and accountability.





connected globally, networked locally

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Our combination of on-the-ground expertise, strong supplier relationships and scale of operations in all major worldwide markets sets us apart. This is not a partner-driven global footprint – our global team is comprised of more than 1,500 InnerWorkings employees, all of whom have many years of experience and deep expertise across our full service portfolio.       

success stories

Companies partner with InnerWorkings to execute faster, better, and at a global scale, while driving unparalleled savings, accountability and brand experiences. We are in the business of executing on our clients' big ideas. We bring deep specialization and experience leading multi-national companies across a wide range of industries. And our client results speak for themselves.

Learn how global brands overcame their marketing execution challenges by partnering with inwk here.         

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make a difference

Our success is a result of our exceptional people performing exceptional work. Inside InnerWorkings is an entrepreneurial, start-up culture that sets ambitious goals and looks beyond the status quo. We reward sharp, unconventional thinkers. Our winning culture draws from employees who step up to the challenge of solving tough problems. We hire great people with a track record of delivering outstanding results.

Hear why Sean, our Senior Manager of Suppler Relations, joined InnerWorkings and how he makes a difference:




View current opportunities with inwk here!







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    Pros

    There is a great and visionary team in place that is dealing with enormous operational and technical challenges that go alongside with a company that has experienced rapid growth in a short amount of time. The team tackles all of this with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. As an employee there, I feel supported and encouraged by most of the functional units, though there are definitely areas of improvement. There are a lot of exciting opportunities that make it a great place to learn and gain practical experience in a hands-on way I doubt would be possible in many other organizations.

    Cons

    HR is not very helpful in terms of helping employees grow. The benefits are also very lacking. Negotiate hard before taking a job offer. The company also tends to prefer bringing on management from outside the company rather than helping groom the current employees to fulfill the needs of the organization. Planning is also not the company's strength, though it is getting better as the company transitions from startup mode (though already large) to a more appropriate corporate format.

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    Not everybody responds to the same kinds of incentives and encouragement. Though the company is sales-driven, not everybody should be managed like a sales team.

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    Disjointed. No organizational structure - they would tell me to interview one place and switch it the next day. Junior employees were interviewing me; i never once met with HR. It was a complete joke.

InnerWorkings Awards & Accolades

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Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Better Business Bureau, 2014
Outstanding Marketing and Retail Awards - Display of the Year, POPAI, 2013
Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2012
Fast 50, Crain's Chicago Business, 2012
America's 100 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.inwk.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public (INWK)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

InnerWorkings (NASDAQ: INWK) is the leading global marketing execution firm for Fortune 500 brands across a wide range of industries. As a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution, the company leverages proprietary technology, an extensive supplier network and deep domain expertise to streamline the creation, production, and distribution of branded materials, signage and... More

Mission: To be the pre-eminent provider of marketing execution services around the globe.

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