Marketing Werks Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
64 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can learn A LOT, but ONLY if you work with the right people (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place if you just graduated from college or are looking to get into the marketing industry (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • its a tough business and sometimes work life balance is hard to achieve (in 5 reviews)

  • You have to work your way up to a full-time job position (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good if you need a summer job and don't expect fair pay for the work asked of you as a Fios Specialist

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    Former Employee - FiOS Specialist  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - FiOS Specialist in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Here you will sell top products. Freedom to work at your own pace.

    Cons

    They pay you monthly commissions based off weekly tiers. This really seemed unfair. It takes 2 months to even see a commission anyway. You have no benefits. You have no sick days or vacation days until you complete a full year employment. With gas prices at $3.80 per gallon you will have to loose an additional $200.00 in gas alone because you wont be reimbursed for it. That number does not count all the wear and tear on your personal automobile. Bottom line is for the amount of work required you will make a heck of a lot more working for you local cable provider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for!!!!

  2.  

    Great Environment and Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    Great people, always a fun environment, clients such as Verizon, Walgreens, Playstation, Lego etc.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth, low compensation

    Recommends
  3.  

    Manage a team responsible for a nationwide marketing campaign.

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    Former Employee - Tour Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tour Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    Travel, Experience, Fun, Ability to change tours each year.

    Cons

    Travel, Pay, Benefits, Contractual, 1099

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire as full time employees instead of contractual.

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Only stay for 2 years - do not stay longer

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    -Fun atmosphere
    -Fun people/great friends
    -Good place to start
    -Great overall experience gained from working here
    -Freedom to manage projects

    Cons

    -Overworked and underpaid
    -No support on projects
    -Expected to do EVERYTHING when more support is needed (unprofessional and unsafe (event set up) in some situations
    -Horrible work/life balance
    -Need to hire people with more work experience

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Chickens with their heads cutoff.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    Hire young professionals
    Great location
    Lots of down time
    3 hour lunches
    Feeling free to screen phone calls
    Not having to respond to emails

    Cons

    Horrible management
    Terrible communication
    Takes months sometimes to get paid
    Short pay
    Unqualified staff
    No body knows what their doing it's the craziest thing I've ever seen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and do an re-evaluation of everybody that is working for the company! Nobody responds to emails,phone calls, or text messages!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Account Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    You gain a lot of experience in a short amount of time

    Cons

    The compensation is way below average

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Eh, not the best.

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    Former Employee - Ambassador  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Ambassador in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    Worked with good client there.

    Cons

    Poor management and unorganized for events

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth the headache

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    Pay was fair. One of the directors was great. Ability to work under low supervision is very nice.

    Cons

    NO benefits, NO paid time off, NO room for advancement, NO chance of being told the truth EVER

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire cute girls fresh out of college. Hire real people with real experience, especially in the field. If you are going to just hire cute girls fresh out of college, don't let them interact with field staff. Two different worlds that will NEVER see eye to eye.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you have no social life

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    The company has decent pay, lots of great travel opportunities, excellent client base, mostly young employees (20-early 30s) and is a casual, fun environment. They often do a lot of internal perks to boost overall employee morale like playing Rock Band, hosting birthday celebrations and throw a massive annual Christmas party that definitely costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Cons

    The social element of this office, including passive aggressive office politics, is a huge issue. Management prefers to pretend that everything is sunny, where employees are often not given any sort of warning or constructive criticism until its too late.

    Although it's never spoken of, how well a person "fits in" is an essential component of this company. Unfortunately, job performance isn't scrutinized as much as someone's ability to socialize within the office and outside it. Most of the people who work here also live together, hang out and date, so the environment is super cliquey and makes/breaks how long you stay there. Even internally, people comment that it's "like high school." If you're a loner or willing to compromise an active social life, this might be a pro for you. Otherwise, expect to be passed up for opportunities due to favoritism.

    Work wise, communication in the office is awful and the Human Resources department is particularly atrocious. Getting your foot in the door here is hard enough as it is and definitely requires knowing someone. The company now uses OOTO recruiters, which is not even linked to the main page. If you think that's bad, hearing a response back as an internal staff member will never happen. It's questionable as to whether Human Resources has e-mail or bothers to check it, will pretty much never answer the phone and always seem to be out. Even senior staff will have to check in multiple times to try to find someone. Protocol is inconsistent and reaching upper level management from the field is often impossible. The ironic part is that most of the staff is equipped with BlackBerrys and full Verizon capabilities from their clients, which should automatically make them more accessible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring similar types will produce the same results. Job performance should be the most important element, not whether someone eats lunch or gets drunk after work with other employees or is the "dudemeister."

    Expand your human resources department or replace current staff with people who are capable of providing any sort of resource to humans.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    experienced experiential marketing firm making moves.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Account Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Marketing Werks

    Pros

    fun, and young innovative group. Most thinking is not stifled.

    Cons

    young, moving too quickly, disorganization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate down the chain just as much as you expect communication up it.

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