Marketing Werks
2.9 of 5 55 reviews
www.marketingwerks.com Chicago, IL 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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Marketing Werks Co-CEO Scott Moller & Julia Guida

Scott Moller & Julia Guida

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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  • "The culture, people and the exciting work was what made it a great place to work"
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  • "The work environment is very laid back and fun"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "You have to jump through hoops to get hired full-time (expect to begin on contract)"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Work life balance could be better - flexible work hours"
    in 3 reviews
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Senior Account Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Marketing Werks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFun environment, creative work, great exposure and learning opportunities, great client roster, office culture, time off policy, leadership

ConsCompensation, politics, communication across programs and departments

Advice to Senior ManagementLoop in junior staff more ofter

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

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The corporate culture is very laid-back yet very professional. Working at Marketing Werks was a great experience!

Intern (Former Employee)
Jersey City, NJ

I worked at Marketing Werks as an intern for less than a year

Pros-Extremely friendly office
-Had contact with higher-ups
-A learning environment that's fun
-Professional employees
-Corporate culture allows creativity with colorful walls, casual dress, office activities and more
-Helps that the work done with the clients is fun also

Cons-Jersey City office was a bit far of a commute (but they are moving to NYC soon!)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding Work Experience and Fun Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Marketing Werks full-time

ProsGiven a lot of responsibility
Creative environment with the ability to work on exciting programs and clients
Fun and engaging atmosphere

ConsSalary low early on but then evens out
Work life balance could be better - flexible work hours

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

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The Future Is Looking Good

Senior Coordinator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Pros- Collaborative teams
- Great culture and environment
- Opportunity to build relationships with senior level staff

Cons- n/a. Great company to work for!

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Great company to get your foot in the door!

Tour Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Marketing Werks as a contractor for more than a year

ProsMarketing Werks consistently has employment opportunities if you consistently do a good job. The pay is on the lower end of the spectrum, but it balances out with long tours and consistent work.

ConsInternal is cliqué, so just befriend the right people and do your job.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to lower turnover and keep the cream of the crop employees give them a reason to stay. Recognize 5 star employees and promote them based on work merit not length of employment.

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

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Good for your resume

Client Services (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Marketing Werks as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe work environment is very laid back and fun. Work attire is basically anything you want to wear. Great location in downtown Chicago. Majority of the employees are young.

ConsThe hourly wage for interns is not much, but that could be ok for the interns who are still in school and still getting support from their parents. Pay is barely enough if you are paying for your own rent and other living expenses. Sometimes I feel micro-manged as an intern. You have to work your way up to a full-time job position.

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

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Great Experience and Culture but Very Demanding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Marketing Werks as an intern for less than a year

ProsThey have some great clients and the company culture is awesome. As an intern, you will learn a lot about how to work with a major client and be able to experience agency work. Ability to look into other programs and even work events.

ConsMW is very last minute in notifying you about anything, take quite some time to get a response. Moving up to a full time MW employee takes quite some time, field experience during their tours is a requirement.

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

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Student Brand Ambassador (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Marketing Werks part-time for less than a year

ProsMake your own schedule
Work independently
Pretty relaxed environment
Communication between schools and managers in Chicago was pretty good

ConsSome grassroot events felt pointless

Advice to Senior ManagementGive some more creative ways to put on events besides walking around school campus and setting up in the union, it got a bit monotonous

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun company but....

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Marketing Werks

ProsHas a good atmosphere and culture.

ConsCo-workers are like high school cliques, not enough work

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