InnerWorkings Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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InnerWorkings Eric D. Belcher
Eric D. Belcher
90 Ratings

Pros
  • Could not be happier with the company, work environment and the people (in 7 reviews)

  • Fun environment; executives and chair people sit nearby; very social, hard-working coworkers; earned tremendous work experience (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Inside Sales is basically a joke (in 7 reviews)

  • Senior management needs to be turned over and rebooted if this place is going to last (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Senior Print Production Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InnerWorkings

    Pros

    Great people to work with, face paced, knowledgeable clients, high pay

    Cons

    Long hours, high demand for success, worked most weekends and overnight travel

    Advice to Management

    Upper management did a great job


  2. Helpful (2)

    Take it or leave it

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you are friends with the right people.

    Cons

    Does not care about it's employees....if they really did they would do all they can to retain them. As opposed to just laying people off without giving them to opportunity for another role within the company.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to eliminate a position, try to find a good fit for the employee before shoving them out the door.....especially if you considered them to be a good worker.


  3. Not as bad as other reviews

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good Leadership
    - Nice colleagues
    - Face paced
    - Agency type of environment

    Cons

    - Awful benefits
    - When management changes then your job may change

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, improve the benefits and offer growth opportunities


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  5. Helpful (1)

    High Stress Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InnerWorkings

    Pros

    Some great people, but were micro managed

    Cons

    Strong blame culture, huge pressure to deliver

    Advice to Management

    Empower teams, trust individuals to deliver


  6. Helpful (3)

    Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Business model is easy to sell. Easy to increase procurement experience and vendor network.

    Cons

    No real growth opportunities. Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Who's in charge, management or sales staff? Salaries and benefits need to be competitive to keep and grow employees.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Company with Growing Pains and Opportunities

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great and visionary team in place that is dealing with enormous operational and technical challenges that go alongside with a company that has experienced rapid growth in a short amount of time. The team tackles all of this with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. As an employee there, I feel supported and encouraged by most of the functional units, though there are definitely areas of improvement. There are a lot of exciting opportunities that make it a great place to learn and gain practical experience in a hands-on way I doubt would be possible in many other organizations.

    Cons

    HR is not very helpful in terms of helping employees grow. The benefits are also very lacking. Negotiate hard before taking a job offer. The company also tends to prefer bringing on management from outside the company rather than helping groom the current employees to fulfill the needs of the organization. Planning is also not the company's strength, though it is getting better as the company transitions from startup mode (though already large) to a more appropriate corporate format.

    Advice to Management

    Not everybody responds to the same kinds of incentives and encouragement. Though the company is sales-driven, not everybody should be managed like a sales team.

    InnerWorkings Response

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback! I’m glad you feel we have a challenging, positive, and supportive work environment. We’ve worked hard to build an industry leading organization and appreciate the pride ... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    TERRIBLE COMPANY, TERRIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT, DULL PEOPLE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Work Horse in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Work Horse in New York, NY

    I worked at InnerWorkings

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

    Pros

    There are honestly no pros.

    Cons

    HR? Who is HR and when do they actually care about the well being of employees in this company? They don't manage ANYTHING. There is no clear path to grow in this company or any role. Teams are very separate from one another and so no one has any idea what goes on in a team's day-to-day. Disjointed, Unprofessional, Miserable Work environment and overall company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your teams and assess them better. Give aid to teams that need it and bring your company together as a unit.

    InnerWorkings Response

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry you had a negative experience with InnerWorkings. As the Head of HR I can tell you that I do care deeply about our employees and have worked hard to try and ... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great ideas, but poor management

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

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun and energetic company.

    Cons

    Looks the other way many times when people do the wrong thing. Talked a good game, but never really produced. Everything was always a fire drill.

    Advice to Management

    Know who your manager's are and what they are doing. They are taking money from you!

    InnerWorkings Response

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you enjoy our energetic and fun work environment. Working in an entrepreneurial environment like ours, I know can at times lead to “fire drill” situations ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    Overall good company, but your experience may vary with the client account you're assigned.

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

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Progressive company with good working business model and reputation. Large in scale with a global presence. It's nice to know you're a part of a global organization. Good work and life balance. The upper management is good and communicates well about company performance and its goals for growth.

    Cons

    As a Production Manager your experience will vary and is based on the client specific account you're working on and managing. My client is very difficult, and the account financials directly impact your own professional growth, annual reviews and merit raises regardless of how well InnerWorkings is doing financially. I've seen lots of turn-over throughout the years, and the company would rather let you go, then re-assign you to a better fitting opportunity to match your true skills.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management is good and communicates well to its staff on the company's financial performance, new accounts, achievements and its goals for future growth.

    InnerWorkings Response

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. I believe it is important to engage employees in the broader strategy of the company and have each person understand/see how they can make an impact on the success of the ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    Horrible Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at InnerWorkings

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

    Pros

    No Pros.... just work, work, work. No respect and never a complement. HR... forget it they stick with the executives to what they say.

    Cons

    Horrible company stay away. They will do what ever it takes to make the client happy with no respect to you. HR....what HR? No HR what's so ever in the NY office and they have no clue what dishonest things go on there.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your worker and not only your clients.

    InnerWorkings Response

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thank you for your candid feedback. As a growing organization with an entrepreneurial environment, we’ve all had to put in long hours, but respect and appreciation should never be compromised. Over ... More



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