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"Danger, Will Robinson!"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Highly unstructured environment - this is a great opportunity if you are looking to avoid process and methodology, or if you thrive under chaotic conditions.

Cons

Highly unstructured environment - if you are not a person that can tolerate and thrive in the midst of chaos & pressure, you will not do well here.

Advice to Management

1) Figure out what it is you can offer.
2) Figure out *how* to do 1 (preferably to minimize waste and maximize profitability).
3) Offer that product and / or service to the customer.

This is not the order in which things are currently executed and it shows.

Other Employee Reviews for InnerWorkings

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Demanding Environment But Can Be Rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teammates, approachable and knowledgeable developers, and challenging but rewarding environment. I'm constantly pushing boundaries on my work, and I feel encouraged to do so. Very few days are the same.

    I would recommend this job for people who like hitting the ground running and don't need someone holding their hand all the time.

    Cons

    There is very little tolerance for incompetence or people who can't keep up. This is fine if you're a self-starter who can keep up the pace, but a lot of people are left behind. Unless a teammate steps up, there's little sense of mentorship.

    I would not recommend this job for people who need more time to get started and like more hands-on management styles.

    Advice to Management

    There's a difference between babying someone and letting them drown when you toss them into the deep end of the pool. Managers should undergo people/soft skill training and check in with their employees more. It shouldn't be all about results and the bottom line all the time. Make the time to mentor the employees who aren't performing the way you expect before you threaten them with a performance improvement plan.


  2. "Just Okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly team, good machines and work space. Decent paid time off and somewhat flexible. Great to grow and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Too quick turnarounds leading to poor teamwork cooperation. Poor compensation for amount of hours and volume of work. Mediocre benefits and expensive parking.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the organization and employees. Too much secrecy around the workplace.

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