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Updated June 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Ink is a great Company to work for hard-working, dedicated and smart people, who love earn a lot of money and never give up (in 4 reviews)

  • I was given a lot of trust to make my own decisions and I earned plenty of good money in the process (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Every year the commission structure changes, they always find a way to take money from employees (in 10 reviews)

  • Yes, it's hard work, but nothing was ever achieved by being lazy (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Place to Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ink full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I'm a new employee in the Coral Gables office and I absolutely love the atmosphere. The quality of the staff is outstanding, the managers make the work fun even when the magazines are closing and pressure is high. We get free breakfast on Mondays and team building events are scheduled often. There are no easy jobs here, but I can assure you that those that take on the challenge really enjoy what they do and can't believe they get to have so much fun during business hours. The earning potential for Sales Executives is really attractive, so there's a good amount of healthy/fun competition between the teams. When sales targets are exceeded, travel incentives are awarded.

    Cons

    I wish we had an in house IT department as technical issues have to be handled by the London office and support is a bit scarce after their business hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (2)

    "nothing easy to get is worth having"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people
    products
    money
    environment
    travel
    you get to sell some of the best magazines, with big readerships. can pitch pretty much anybody and buyers want to listen to you

    Cons

    you have to work hard. it's not for slackers


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Think twice before ever working here!"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ink full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good base salary with a lot of potential to grow if you can make yourself put up with the horrible work environment.

    Cons

    I saw all of the negative reviews on Glassdoor before I took this job and didn't think much of it because usually people only post when they've had a bad experience... but STEER CLEAR! I've never been surrounded by such downgrading, micromanaging, rude people in my life. Some supervisors here are from a different country and they just don't understand American culture and how you treat people. Hell may be better than working at Ink. I wouldn't refer this job to my worst enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the micromanagers that do nothing but bring you down. Stop trying to be "motivating" and be realistic. People work better when you stop staring down their backs.

    Ink Response

    Sep 2, 2016

    Thank you for your feedback. May I say that Ink prides itself by providing an inspiring environment where every employee has an equal chance for growth, learning and development. I’m sorry you didn’t ... More


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Same bad management across the pond in Atlanta"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice, kind, Pleasant co workers.

    Cons

    Office culture, (what culture)?. Very poorly priced product. You cannot sell something that cost twice as much as your competitors but has less readership. Print is dying, its a hard sell. Most importantly you are not given proper tools to succeed. Poor computer systems, outdated programs. One of the most disorganized places i have seen.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized, build a company culture, invest in some resources, update your outdated programs.

    Ink Response

    Sep 2, 2016

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to confirm that we are using new sales software and have updated all our operational resources and implemented a new training and HR system at Ink.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Exec Ink Publishing"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ink full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity to make good money

    Cons

    high-pressure job with major expectations

    Advice to Management

    less mirco-managing


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fast Paced - Must be Self Motivated - Lucrative if You Can work Hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Exciting environment, with a fast paced attitude. Very Hard work, takes a while to ramp up, but when you're in the groove you can make a decent living.

    Cons

    Huge Turnover, extremely frank management, not your typical "9-5", extremely quick-turn transactional expectations in a tough market to sell into.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits, retirement plan, training, and solid trust between management and employees is crucial to a sales-based organization that would hold a stellar reputation among jobseekers.

    Ink Response

    Sep 2, 2016

    You have raised some serious issues here, and we have definitely taken all the feedback on board. It’s been many years since you have posted this feedback and Ink has changed immensely in the terms ... More


  7. "hard work pays off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    make some good money quick

    Cons

    lots on no's before a yes


  8. "If there was a better gig in town i would be there"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ink full-time

    Pros

    No experience needed,
    No Qualifications needed
    Loads of fun
    ALOT OF MONEY

    Cons

    Stressful when closing
    High pressure sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Yearly pay rises for the ones that stay the longest


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beer-o-clock everyday at 5pm
    Agile Methodologies
    High levels of mentorship
    Daily Scrum Meetings

    Cons

    Very little work life balance


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Questionable Ethics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a Monopoly.

    Cons

    No moral compass! Bullies should not be in business. Arrogance gets you no where!

    Advice to Management

    Need new ethical Management.

    Ink Response

    Aug 12, 2016

    Ink was founded more than 20 years ago by 2 people that are still involved in the business today. The company has remained nimble and competitive, whilst still being humble and ambitious. Following ... More


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