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Misled on job responsibilities and expectations when hired.

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Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Most of the employees are young and energetic. We go out for drinks after work, and the company will take us out if we hit our numbers for the month.

Cons

The position was presented as more of an account management role. However, for the year, you are cold calling other business. The quotas are exceptionally high, (VERY few people ever achieve their monthly quota) and you are disciplined when you don't meet your number. Since not many people achieve their goals, we are scolded as a group quite often, making the environment very negative.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lighten up. Make the environment fun. Make people want to work hard. Don't treat each person as a dollar sign.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Every time I thought things were getting better they would find another way to let me down...

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    Former Employee - Middle Management  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You'll meet some great, enthusiastic, young and hard working people at this place. I still have numerous friends I keep in touch with from INWK. I learned a great deal about sales, management, and corporate American. Most importantly I learned what NOT to do when if you would like to run a successful business

    Cons

    There was not one thing that satisfied me about this job other than the fact that you could take vacation whenever you pleased. Everything changes on a daily basis and you can not rely on anyone for their word. Management had gone back on written contracts of mine and the way they value their employees is at an all time low, even when you advance into middle management roles. They may tell you this is not a call center but you are being misled to the moment you walk in that door. The money they promise you will make is completely unattainable within the first 1-2 years. It took me about 2 weeks on the sales floor to realize that this company is not only unprofessional but also a disgrace to the print and promo industry. Upon acceptance of this job you will find out very soon that every person there is looking for another job elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit communicating to your sales reps like they are children when you are actually the children. I have never worked with such an unprofessional, disrespectful group of people in my entire life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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