Marketing Werks Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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  1. Rewarding Work Experience and Fun Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Marketing Werks full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  2. Marketing Werks

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for. The culture and people are what makes the company!

    Cons

    compensation could be more competitive


  3. Helpful (2)

    It's losing its luster

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Marketing Werks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual attire; fun company events; fun employees; great office location in downtown Chicago; young culture; great for those in need for immediate post-graduation employment (their job requirements are minimal). They host occasional 'Day of Fun' events (DOF) that range from bags tournaments, trips to horse tracks and local sports team games. If you're outgoing, you'll be a good fit for an internal position. The office is cliquey and if you don't fit in you will have trouble advancing.

    Cons

    Very low compensation when compared to industry averages; long hours requiring large amounts of travel; high stress and under-staffed account teams. Most of the junior staffers hired are not experienced or educated in marketing, so it can lead to frustration when trying to complete projects. The executive management team hires very conservatively, so be prepared to work long hours and handle a large workload. It will not change as you advance, either. Stress and expectations will only increase exponentially, but compensation does not keep pace with either.

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation packages and get competitive within the industry. Begin to implement flex time to allow internal employees to work from home when returning from long periods of travel. Begin to hire targeted, experienced and educated marketing and business professionals, not just folks desperate to land that first job; just because they're cheap and eager doesn't mean that they're a good fit for the work they'll be expected to accomplish.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    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 (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 Management

    You get what you pay for!!!!


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great starting place, but ONLY stay for one year

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Marketing Werks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, ability to get to know most everyone

    Cons

    VERY cliquey, Laid back atmosphere that often prevents people from returning phone calls & emails, DOF activities are few even though they are advertised on a regular basis, favoritism, far below average pay, fake people, YOUNG people, you have to go on the road to move up into CS (how about you just hire people that have mgmt experience?).

    Advice to Management

    Make some adjustments on where the revenue is being distributed and compensate employees for what they deserve to be making in a large, expensive city. If this change is made, there will be far less employee turnover and I might consider staying longer than 1 year.


  7. Great Environment and Atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    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


  8. Manage a team responsible for a nationwide marketing campaign.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tour Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tour Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Travel, Pay, Benefits, Contractual, 1099

    Advice to Management

    Hire as full time employees instead of contractual.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Only stay for 2 years - do not stay longer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    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


  10. Helpful (3)

    Chickens with their heads cutoff.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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!


  11. Account Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The compensation is way below average



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