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Walker Information Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
15 Reviews
3.6
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Walker Information full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved the people and environment. Enjoyed the variety in the work in client services and managing projects, working with different teams. They have a very generous PTO policy. A lot of people over the years have stayed for a really long time or have left and returned, sometimes more than once.

    Cons

    Some people might think the hours are long. I only left to live in a different city and try something new.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Plenty of challenges to keep me busy and satisfied.

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

    I have been working at Walker Information full-time

    Pros

    This company has great talented people that interact with on a daily basis. I also get to work with some of the best and largest companies in the world. The work that I do keeps me challenged and I never have a chance to be bored. The company does a lot to help my day go better with some of the benefits like free soft drinks and healthy snacks and monthly free lunches. The CEO knows everyone by name.

    Cons

    Some people feel that they are overworked, but sometimes that is just part of being in the workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointing Leadership Keeps Company from Reaching Potential

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walker Information full-time

    Pros

    You will work with a group of very talented and friendly people, and you will have the opportunity to work with global industry leading companies.

    What exists of the company culture is mostly focused on philanthropic initiatives. Walker's relationship with United Way is particularly strong.

    Cons

    Walker manages to both overwork and underutilize its employees. Although not explicitly stated, weekly overtime is often expected in order to manage one's workload (at least 5 to 10 hours a week is not uncommon). Compensation doesn't come close to matching the value employees provide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want Walker to reach its true potential, start focusing on your true asset (your employees). Walker will never truly reach the status of an elite marketing consulting firm with such finance focused individuals at the helm. Walker's differentiator is its people, and the company culture isn't strong enough to retain talented professionals. Additionally, the market is changing and Walker isn't structured to adapt and meet the ever changing needs of its high profile clients.

    (Just to clarify, I believe that Steve Walker and the entire Walker family are very personable and inspiring. None of my concerns with Walker are related to their leadership, and believe the declining culture would be vastly improved if the family was once again more involved in the day-to-day operations)

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Understand what you'll be doing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Walker Information full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work remotely, Philanthropy Involvement, Younger Staff

    Cons

    Be prepared to really put in your time and not get recognition for it. If you can make it to upper management then you'll be sitting pretty but it takes some time to get there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great place to work friendly people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cleark in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Cleark in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Walker Information part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good perks free drinks food very nice vacation time and sick time

    Cons

    not much pay for the job i have but it does pay the bills and the uper management gets better perks like tickets and other things and they get payed more project management people work hard but not very good pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Be prepared to work long hours.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walker Information

    Pros

    The benefits are really great. They offer lots of vacation time. Also, Senior Management knows you by name, regardless of what level you are at. Most of the people are friendly too.

    Cons

    The pay is low. They also expect you to work long hours, at home and on the weekends. Some of the mid level managers are inexperienced and not the best managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't run such a lean company. Work-life balance is not great here.

  8.  

    Great customer-focused organization that is a model of corporate citizenship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walker Information full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close-knit culture, learning opportunities, great clients, great service offering. You have the opportunity to know top management on a personal level.

    Cons

    Since the organization provides advice on how to be customer-focused, the bar is set quite high for its own performance. This can creates periods of stress; over the long run, however, the company's focus on customers creates credibility among its customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working here is great but hard to climb the ladder

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Walker Information full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great office environment, free drinks, active in the community, great place to learn if you're fresh out of school

    Cons

    Salary isn't as competitive, hard to get promoted. You get a lot of vacation time but sometimes it is hard to balance under pressure to get projects done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up the paths for promotion a bit more and let current employees continue to succeed. It isn't just the sales teams that can shine when promoted, but includes the developers and others as well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Offers challenges and opportunities

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

    I have been working at Walker Information full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay in the Indianapolis market.

    Top notch technology

    Generous PTO - 27 days

    Free beverages and healthy snacks

    Casual Dress Code

    Discount Gym Memberships

    401k Match

    Telecommuting

    Cons

    At times work-life balance can be an issue for some until they figure out how to manage it properly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was just okay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Walker Information full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pto policy. Friendly work environment

    Cons

    No career there. It was just a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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