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Good place to work

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good people to work with.

Cons

Tough to get ahead in the company.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Unfortunate Growth

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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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people in the office. A lot of freedom in the with little micromanaging. You can become successful if you have the right industry and are noticed in the office.

    Cons

    Too much growth on the sales side for production side to keep up with. Not enough support to close the big deals. Management is constantly on your back after a few months on the floor to close business when the print industry sales cycle is a long and arduous process - especially with big jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough management to handle the influx of sales executives...need more to give good direction with smaller teams.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Work for to get experience BUT move on quickly, very quickly

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    Current Employee - Print Production Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Print Production Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you are self motivated, this is a great place for you to work.

    Cons

    Where do I start??????

    I didn't get a computer until 5 days after I started and spent those 5 days doing nothing b/c I couldn't train.

    Management is far from professional.

    HR was deducting health insurance from my check and I found out they never processed my health insurance forms yet were deducting monies from my check for 2 months.

    The company is a revolving door with employment. You will get a weekly e-mail from the CEO or some other "big wig" explaining how someone has left the company and not to worry. YOU BETTER WORRY!

    They fire for no reason and can. If you make waves after termination they will create documents with false statements to cover themselves.

    Yes, they have a network of vendors BUT what they don't tell you is they do not pay their vendors in a timely manner intentionally. I was getting contacted by vendors who hadn't been paid for 90+ days and when I brought this to my manager's attention she stated that InnerWorkings does this intentionally. They want to show investors that they have a lot of money on the books (money they don't really have.) So their network of vendors is slowly diminishing.

    They make mistakes, and instead of eating the cost of their mistake, they charge it to their client. We had a miscellaneous job that we would stuff overage costs into and at one point in grew to $15K. When we were producing a new job, and say the cost was $1,000, we would take the overages from the miscellaneous job and add some of the debt to the new job. That $1,000 job now was $1,500 before adding margin. Deceptive? Yes, and totally approved by management.

    You will never grow with the company. You will start out as a Print Production Manager and maybe, just maybe will they add Senior to your titled after 5 years. Don't hold your breath.

    Your working directly onsite with the client? Contract with that client ends? You will have no job afterward despite what's told to you during the interview. You will be told that "due to your geographical location, we don't have a place to put you".

    They do not offering continuing education for their team members. Want that? Work at William Lea, not InnerWorkings.


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