Intermark Group Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Fantastic People

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intermark Group full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people you'll ever find anywhere, both in talent and personality. People from all over the world find a surprising home at Intermark.

    Cons

    The company has complex operational needs because of how many different groups and personalities it employs. This seems to make it difficult for management to consistently find the sweet spot on decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what the people who make the company great are good at and letting them do it to the best of their abilities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to begin a career, bad for mid to junior level employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Media Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely relaxed atmosphere, great coworkers who become friends, experienced coworkers have the best knowledge and help mentor younger employees.

    Cons

    They do not value younger level employees and bombard them with too much work with well below average wages. Bonuses are non existent along with performance reviews and compensation discussions.

    Advice to Management

    Value your entry and mid-level employees. They are extremely hard workers and willing to work overtime if you compensate them correctly. A great place to start out and learn the business, then move to another company that values its employees.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Potential unrealized

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intermark Group full-time

    Pros

    Many departments, many capabilities, many talented people.

    Cons

    Departments don't work well together. Cliquish and uneven distribution of choice assignments. Indifferent management.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize what business you're in and what it takes to attract and retain the best people. STAND for something.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    UI/UX Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front-End Web Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Front-End Web Developer in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting coworkers. That's about it. I'm trying to fulfill the twenty word minimum requisite in this field.

    Cons

    Insultingly low salaries for developers, no raises, not even cost-of-living raises, unpaid overtime expected, cronyism, bullying from management, high stress, casual sexism, employees barely treated as people, frequent and massive layoffs, horrible canned company culture, inept and even vindictive management, an unbelievably miserable company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    You know what a miserable company Intermark is to work for. Interactive is a sweat shop that cares nary a damn about the employees. I doubt that will change due to what I type here. Disgusting.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Some people have their favorites. No opportunity if you're not the boss pet.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Intermark Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, laid back atmosphere and work. Paid birthday day off. Fam orientated. Great med. insurance. Close location. Free parking. Free cold AC. Free bear (in a keg). Go get it management. Cool offices (I mean, who wouldn't like a complete renovated Airstream in the middle of the office?). Smart people.

    Cons

    Once you are cast in a category, you are stuck, If you are older, you are stuck (there is some type of "discrimination" towards some older folks). If you young and perky, you get more opps. and the most interesting jobs. Uptight office manager.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opps to other people, not always same teams that make you laugh or are funny. SHOW interest in what other team members are doing.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Decent Place to Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intermark Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool Building Amazing co-worker who care about one another Draws amazing senior level talent from outside of Birmingham

    Cons

    The leadership and culture in the organization is pretty much non-existent. High turnover Low wages for Junior level employees Lack of promoting from within

    Advice to Management

    Value your junior level employees who do the majority of the work more. Help mentor them and help advance their careers.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great stepping stone, but not a place to build a career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intermark Group full-time

    Pros

    VERY relaxed environment, and the only place I've ever worked that has almost NO restrictions on dress. Also, it's a great place to work to gain experience in a lot of different areas in the Interactive department.

    Cons

    VERY mismanaged, and there is ZERO employee accountability, which can make the job much tougher than it should be. Also, compensation is not very competitive, and there are no performance bonuses of any kind. Career track is tough to define, and too often there is nowhere to go in terms of hierarchy or pay.

    Advice to Management

    A relaxed atmosphere is great, but it doesn't replace fair pay, benefits, and a clearly defined and attainable career path.


  9. Helpful (6)

    The management in this company is awful and communication is lacking.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice employees, free beer, interesting culture

    Cons

    Jake McKensie is awful; it's not a secret around the office that everyone thinks hes incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Admit your mistakes and don't try to sweep them under the rug. Be transparent


  10. Fun and entertaining place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual and I do mean CASUAL work environment. Most employees where shorts t shirts and flip flops when weather permits. The first place I have ever worked where it seems like everyone seems to like one another and is willing to help each other out if needed. One of the best things is that the company closes from Christmas through New Years giving the employees a long paid break. I didn't know a company like this existed in the South, much less Birmingham.

    Cons

    I actually can't think of any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Love the CEO Jake is coolest CEO EVER and no I wasn't paid to write this :)


  11. Helpful (1)

    Relaxed Dress Code, Little Else

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intermark Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very relaxed dress code (shorts and sandals for non-client-facing roles), relaxed flex-time policy, few onerous corporate overseer methodologies.

    Cons

    Poor benefits package. Expensive / limited health insurance. 401k matching limited and non-existent most years. Stagnant pay. STRONG tendency to hire from without in lieu of promoting from within. Strong focus on selling, weak focus on delivery. Little effective communication from management, who can seem to be secretive but really just have not thought to communicate to all stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Attach more rigor, accountability, or at least incredulity to sales staff - especially if they do more talking than closing.



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