InnerWorkings Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2020

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2.8
28%
Recommend to a Friend
55%
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InnerWorkings CEO Rich Stoddart
Rich Stoddart
25 Ratings
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  • "No bonuses meanwhile upper management travels worldwide for a lot of meetings(in 11 reviews)

  • "While the work environment and tasks are enjoyable, very little to no compensation changes occur with gained responsibilities(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Relaxed and laid back environment

    Cons

    low pay and not so great benefits

    InnerWorkings2020-02-05
  2. "Flexible"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible, nice work/life balance, nice office, perks

    Cons

    no room for growth, management, benefits

    InnerWorkings2020-04-22
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don’t Do It"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None really. Maybe just nice clients

    Cons

    If you are a potential client - run! A lot of clients are very unhappy with INWK. Many employees are also unhappy but pretend to be whenever the VPs are around. VPs are tone deaf. Many people on the lower level are paid WAY BELOW market average. You will do the work of 2-3 people with a meager raise each year (if that). If someone leaves, you will also do their work. Management is terrible. Most of management has no experience managing people. Layoffs/hiring freezes happen all the time. They do not care about their people and no one has any loyalty here. Most of the good people have started to leave. You are pretty much left with the weakest workers and then management wonders why the company isn’t doing as well as it should be. Don’t believe the pretty image they paint of themselves on social media channels - this company is a mess and there is not a single person who doesn’t talk about quitting. If you are a potential client, you will regret signing on with this company.

    InnerWorkings2020-04-17
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Wouldn't suggest to a friend"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company offers a very specific service to clients that is needed. I've also met some really great people through this company. Learned a lot in a "thrown to the sharks" kind of way.

    Cons

    HQ does a bad job of taking care of onsite employees. Extremely expensive medical benefits. Hard time retaining good employees as they are extremely overworked, under-appreciated, and DEFINITELY underpaid. They cut down employees to the bare minimum and expect each person to do the job of 2-3 people. Once that doesn't happen, only come back when one person can't meet client needs all alone.

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    InnerWorkings2020-03-05
  5. "Great place!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, good benefits, room for advancement.

    Cons

    Change over rate of senior leadership

    InnerWorkings2020-02-25
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Just your dead end and typical 9-5"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's an ok place to work. There a food benefits sometime and the atmosphere is very relax although in some cases that isn't always that great

    Cons

    it is a very high school environment like in everyone is very clickee. Grown adults that act like children over not getting their way or when the free candy drawer isn't stocked

    InnerWorkings2020-02-19
  7. "Seeking new challenges"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of procurement and marketing exposure

    Cons

    Little room for any advancement

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    InnerWorkings2020-01-22
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Beer fridge in the break room"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Net Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at InnerWorkings full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, if you like the start-up kind of vibe. No dress code. Engineers are encouraged to innovate and experiment. The .Net development team in particular has some extremely talented individuals. You will learn a lot if you put your mind and heart into it.

    Cons

    The pay sucks -- at least, for .Net developers specifically. It's like really bad.

    InnerWorkings2019-11-19
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Expect Much"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time

    Pros

    Like any company you make friends with your respective team and coworkers, benefits are okay, they pay you on time (most of the time) - it's a job mostly

    Cons

    big disconnect between HQ and satellite offices, also most of upper management lives in a bubble with regards to financial hardships of employees, bonus structure is tailored in a way that makes it almost impossible to achieve (meaning no bonus for you), don't look for any reward for hardwork-it doesn't exist, and you should shudder at the mere mention of VALO

    InnerWorkings2019-12-02
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Nice People, Mess of a comapany"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at InnerWorkings full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people, Brand New Office, Interesting Clients

    Cons

    Dis organization, Low Pay, Low Morale

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    InnerWorkings2019-10-30
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