Marketing Werks

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Immature and unprofessional office staff

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Former Employee - Tour Manager
Former Employee - Tour Manager

I worked at Marketing Werks as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

get to travel the US, young work environment

Cons

lack of understanding from office team, unrealistic goals, not treated like the adult you are, overwork you all they can, never can have a "real" day off, too much office politics.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Great Company, Still Needs Improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marketing Werks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management is available to answer any and all questions you may have. Owners walk the halls just like everyone else.
    The atmosphere is amazing, but can be to casual at times.
    They entrust you with real projects and work. You do more than just print, bind, and make phone calls. You get the work on projects that make an immediate impact on the organization, client, and team you work on.
    At MW, if you want to take on responsibilities, they will not fear away from giving you those responsibilities.
    You get to work directly with the clients via meetings, and calls.
    With such a fun culture, you get to participate in all company events like Halloween parties, company athletics, DOF (Day/Director of Fun), and many other events.

    Oh, and did I mention that they work with some pretty awesome clients?!
    - Verizon
    - NFL
    - Bridgestone
    - Pretty Muddy
    - Isis
    - Air National Guard
    - Playstation
    - NHL
    - Walgreens
    - Chase
    - IndyCar
    - LEGO, and more!

    You get a mentor when you arrive to show you the ropes and then you will eventually get a new mentor more on your team who will work to help you organize your work as well as help answer questions you may have.

    Cons

    In order to work in the office full-time you MUST go on tour. They will likely not hire you full-time if you do not have road experience. When you near the end of you contract it is more of a waiting game to see if their are any tours to go on.

    Lack of compensation
    Long work hours (they are working on this)
    Pay is not competitive for the industry
    Minimal room for strong growth within the company
    High turnover rate at low-level positions (AAC, AC, SAC) due to lack for high level growth
    Agency seems to have flatlined with regards to overall growth. Few New business deals are being made, and when they are, they are not a new client, but a new project for an existing client, therefore no new hires will be brought in.

    Just because you put in a ton of work and effort, does not mean they will hire you in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of having intern-road-office hiring process which allows for someone to gain experience and then level for better pay doing the same type of job, start a management trainee program separate from the internship or as a post-internship opportunity. This will allow for ACs to have real management experience in stead of simply being a road MM or BA. THis position should also have a good benefits package and be full-time. That is a great way to keep employees!

    Communicate opportunities for growth better.
    Give feedback on a regular basis
    Work to integrate new staff into the organization, not necessarily just staff you have history with.
    Keep to fun atmosphere, but make sure goals are met
    Work to better communicate with the little fish, not just the big fish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company for those recent graduates looking for their first job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Service Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Service Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marketing Werks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Laid back organizational culture
    - Day-to-day tasks are flexible and vary
    - Attire is casual
    - Performance matters as you may have the opportunity to travel as a brand ambassador
    - Majority of employees are young and friendly
    - You learn essential things that you will use if you are able to stay with the company or elsewhere
    - Company parties and events are enjoyable. If you put your time into getting involved and participating, you'll get the most out of it.
    - Paid internship, full time, good hours
    - HR does a good job trying to expand your time here through extended internships, on the road opportunities, or networking elsewhere.
    - Overall a great learning experience and great insight look into the agency life.

    Cons

    - Involvement/work in your programs are limited
    - Internships do not lead directly into a full time position. Unless you are able to gain on the road experience (99% of employees have been on the road), do not count on having a full time position afterwards.
    - Expected as an intern to assist in administrative duties (receptionist, etc.) and do miscellaneous office tasks such as Kitchen/Office duty
    - Senior management rely on interns A LOT to do small tasks that they otherwise do not have the time or energy to do so.
    - Senior management sometimes look down on you and are not friendly because of your 'intern' status (I have personally experienced this). Or they think they are being sarcastic when in fact it just looks like they are mean.
    - Culture is somewhat cliquey, but manageable.
    - Some days you are extremely busy; other days you are bored out of your mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Allow your program interns to flourish by delegating responsibilities that will challenge them, such as being responsible for road teams - things that we will eventually have to be responsible for
    - Do not allow this great company to become segregated and cliquey.
    -While some reviews tell upper management to hire experienced and specialized employees, continue to hire interns to allow them to gain insight and experience, and help them grow by giving us the opportunity to go on the road. How else will we grow as professionals if you don't give us that chance?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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