Marketing Werks

www.marketingwerks.com
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Great Company, Very Low Pay

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

I have been working at Marketing Werks full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Wonderful culture, great for anyone just out of school, most everyone is very nice and easy-going, coming to work is fun, you get to keep travel miles and get to book personal hotel and flights (so you can use preferred chains), work can be challenging and fun

Cons

Poor day-to-day management, some teams make it easy to get by without doing a lot of work, feels like a high school clique at times, weekend travel with little to no "reset" time or vacation compensation, lots of travel in general, no real sense of urgency until the last minute, enforcement of policy is lacking, very high turnover rate, bonuses that make you feel worse than not getting one at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The upper management is absolutely wonderful and very approachable, however day-to-day management needs more training. Marketing Werks wastes a lot of money and time by not properly training manager. Additionally, the company recently implemented Marketing Werks University, but a lot of the classes are not well structured - they should have more structure, be more professional and be mandatory. Once you become an Account Manager, your opportunities for growth and development within the company taper off unless you get moved to a piece of new business to run yourself - this needs to change to keep people around.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hard place to be new or experienced.

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

    I worked at Marketing Werks full-time

    Pros

    Good first job out of school. Lots of young people and really focused on the culture. Most of the day to day teams are good people who are great to work with. Office space is really cool and conducive to team work.

    Cons

    Not good for seasoned employees. You pretty much have to go on the road if you want to work in client service. Tenure means more than anything and there is tons of upper level drama and favoritism. A number of difficult personalities block any attempt at change or doing new things. Not really creating much new or original, just falling back on past ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move people around teams more/do rotations so people bring new ideas across the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience and Culture but Very Demanding

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

    I have been working at Marketing Werks as an intern

    Pros

    -learn to understand marketing techniques and why they work
    -first hand work with clients (some of the PPTs and Spreadsheets you make go directly to the clients)
    -great laid back company culture
    -birthdays are awesome
    -alot of free time to do your own thing, but work comes sporadically
    -can listen to music while working
    -most employees are understanding and nice
    -pay is solid for a internship

    Cons

    -Very Demanding with your time
    -full time internship here and you practically have no time for anything else
    -sometimes employees give you work in a rude manner and make it seem like you don't know what you're doing when its them who doesn't delegate their task in a thorough manner
    -Tight schedule if you have school also
    -not guaranteed a full time job
    -must go on road, prior to possibly getting full time job
    -pay sucks for full time employee
    -turnover rate is incredibly high

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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