InnerWorkings

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InnerWorkings Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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2.7 92 reviews

53% Approve of the CEO

InnerWorkings Eric D. Belcher

Eric D. Belcher

(72 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to work before bought by InnerWorkings(in 6 reviews)

  • I also really like the casual work environment, it's nice to have that flexibility in between visiting clients(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to no growth opportunities and few cross promotion opportunities(in 5 reviews)

  • Little fish in a big pond (inside sales)(in 7 reviews)

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    supplier side trial position

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosyoung, entrepreneurial company - diverse

    Consmgmt makes the rules as they go. No feeling of job security for the worker bees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't stay long

    Production Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat co-workers, a lot of young people living in the city, strictly 9 to 5 so the work life balance is good.

    ConsNO managerial structure at all. People with no experience as managers have been put into positions of power creating a lack of structure. So much turnover throughout every level, within my time the VP of Sales left, the VP of HR left, every manager moved positions or left. There is very little opportunity for promotion and very little recognition within the production side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet it together. Stop moving people around and bringing on people who aren't fit for the position. Reward your hard workers and make it a happier place to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great start to my sales career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFair compensation and high-quality sales training

    ConsLittle fish in a big pond (inside sales)

    Advice to Senior ManagementInside sales department was too big. A smaller population of inside sales representatives would allow the managers to actually teach each salesperson how to be successful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Run away

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsLOL leaving them was a pro for me

    ConsThe management is all over the board.
    I worked for them for 7 + years.
    They are the cheapest when it comes to contribution to health care plans. They had some of the worst coverage anywhere. If you worked in IL you were OK, all their other employees are left with bad programs
    They made changes to the vacation policy and my negotiated 4 weeks became 3 weeks because "that is the way it is"
    When I began, they prided themselves in that they had so many vendor-partners from which to select. Over the course of time vendors left because of poor payment history, being forced to give discounts, having a foot put on their throat to lower costs..result, crappy partners who did not care about the work
    Compensation is a joke...they can always find someone to fill your seat and you are well aware that is their attitude

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire someone..ANYONE who knows the industry. The top people have less production experience than someone just starting out! When management says "heck, print it in white" to save plate costs due to knock-outs, you know they are a total fraud.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Being a Print Production Manager for IW was a fast paced and production heavy position.

    Print Production Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsFast paced and extensive range of products to know and buy for

    ConsToo much paperwork with each job (over 10 new per day) to do the intended job, but good experience. Just wish there was a better idea of where the account was and was going.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet your employees know what is going on and where things need to be headed. Don't just leave them hanging and expect that they know when you haven't told anyone else.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYoung employees which is nice to have when you are working

    ConsVery corporate and lots of hoops to jump through to get things done

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    A valuable place to grow and develop at any level of your career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLOTS of flexibility to try new ideas and new paths; employees & management genuinely care about the clients success and the success of those around them

    Consflexibility can lead to lack of structure that makes decision making and accountability challenging; the heavily distributed workforce means some talented professionals are not recognized or promoted often enough

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focusing on the client's success - that is what has made and will continue to make us successful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Right arm has no idea what left arm is doing

    Inside Sales Account Executive (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsNone that comes to mind

    ConsComplete lack management competence. Absolutely no communication of vision or goals. Growth of company has only occurred by buying smaller companies in core competency. After acquisition is complete INWK totally disregards valued relationships that had been established by purchased company and in turn loses the business. See stick trend and how it mirrors loss if strategic customers. Worst of all acting CEO found it appropriate to sell stick at height of success knowing several large companies were in the process of firing INWK .

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with each other.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disconnected company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosdon't have anything positive, a bleak working environemnt

    Consvery disconnected company, lack of leadership from corporate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Started Good, Ended Tragically (Poor Management)

    Inside Sales Account Executive (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsEndless sales opportunities
    Entire US was available, not bound by any regions
    Great co-workers

    ConsNo accountability from support team
    Jobs would get messed up from 3rd party suppliers ruining your hard earned sales
    Lots of turnover from management as well as the sales floor
    I had 3 different VPs in my time there and saw 6 managers leave in the year I was there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure it out and quickly. Take care of the people you have and stop changing things every few weeks and confusing the hell out of people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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