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"Misled on job responsibilities and expectations when hired."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Most of the employees are young and energetic. We go out for drinks after work, and the company will take us out if we hit our numbers for the month.

Cons

The position was presented as more of an account management role. However, for the year, you are cold calling other business. The quotas are exceptionally high, (VERY few people ever achieve their monthly quota) and you are disciplined when you don't meet your number. Since not many people achieve their goals, we are scolded as a group quite often, making the environment very negative.

Advice to Management

Lighten up. Make the environment fun. Make people want to work hard. Don't treat each person as a dollar sign.

Other Employee Reviews for InnerWorkings

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Every time I thought things were getting better they would find another way to let me down..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll meet some great, enthusiastic, young and hard working people at this place. I still have numerous friends I keep in touch with from INWK. I learned a great deal about sales, management, and corporate American. Most importantly I learned what NOT to do when if you would like to run a successful business

    Cons

    There was not one thing that satisfied me about this job other than the fact that you could take vacation whenever you pleased. Everything changes on a daily basis and you can not rely on anyone for their word. Management had gone back on written contracts of mine and the way they value their employees is at an all time low, even when you advance into middle management roles. They may tell you this is not a call center but you are being misled to the moment you walk in that door. The money they promise you will make is completely unattainable within the first 1-2 years. It took me about 2 weeks on the sales floor to realize that this company is not only unprofessional but also a disgrace to the print and promo industry. Upon acceptance of this job you will find out very soon that every person there is looking for another job elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Quit communicating to your sales reps like they are children when you are actually the children. I have never worked with such an unprofessional, disrespectful group of people in my entire life.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Tough to get ahead in the company.

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